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12 Princes Street, Derry, Northern Ireland

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1244 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Great hostel, great staff! Thanks for making my trip through ireland even more special...


Very clean, secure friendly.


Excellent stay, thanks ever so much for having us! Very friendly and comprehensive staff. Excellent location. We definately recommend this hostel!


This is a standard hostel. Clean enough, friendly enough, in a pretty good location not too far from the centre. Breakfast is basic but fine. Better for younger travellers.


What a great hostel. Loved it. Even had a bath. After walking for 4 days the staff could tell we were tired so he told us about the hostel in 5 mins and showed us our room. Most places just talk and talk until your ears fall off. But they were all super knowledgable about the city when we enquired later on. An absolute pleasure. Would definitely stay again. Even have very secure lockers for your personal belongings.


Decent hostel. Beds are comfy and spacious, the rooms are the same. Breakfast in the morning is pretty good. Nothing I could honestly complain about here.


Lovely small hostel with plenty of character and friendly and helpful staff, the breakfast was good with a decent selection considering it was free. The walking tour in the morning was great too - I liked that it was very relaxed and the guide was willing to chat and share his personal experiences. I'm sure there are other tours that offer more historical facts at every brick you walk by but this tour suited us and matched the laid back friendlyness of the hostel too.


Great location and great stay. You can easily access every places in the city by foot. The staff is most welcoming, nice and helpful. The rooms are quite big, and really quiet and there was nothing to say about the cleanliness - the shower is just huge! Nice kitchen for cooking and living room. Oh, and I just loved the homemade bread for breakfast :) !


Great location. Helpful and friendly staff. Very decent room, bathroom and kitchen. Rather limited breakfast.


lovely stay, really enjoyed it


Very cosy hostel with friendly and helpful staff and an amazing breakfast (e.g. eggs and yoghurt). A safe for every tenant in our 5 bed dorm.


Great service and nice place, cosy place and people, but a little difficuties to arrive, the location in description it isn´t too well explained.

  • 26th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great location to access the city. Free breakfast tea and coffee and homemade brend which was a nice touch


This is a fine small hostel in the centre of Derry. I enjoyed my stay. There was not much happening in the hostel though and the showers were definitely amongst the worst that I have encountered in all of Ireland (hardly any water pressure at all). I met people to explore the Derry nightlife with on most nights (thank you, Pete and Marie!)


Great location and very warm and welcoming. Breakfast good too. A top sheet for the bed would have been nice ..


One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at and extremely affordable at that. I highly recommend it.


One of the bathrooms was bad, the shower didn't work, a button was missing, the button for the toilet was also missing, and on top of that, the handle for the tapwater was also missing!


The woman who runs the hostel was the most helpful and friendly person I've met running a hostel - and I've met some helpful people. The location is pretty close to the city walls and the bus station. I took a taxi from the train station, which was only a few pounds. It has a very home-y feel and the breakfast was great! I want to come back to Derry - I don't think I had enough time - and would definitely consider staying here again.

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