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General Group Booking Terms

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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Errigal Hostel (Hostelling International)

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Errigal Hostel is nestled beneath Errigal Mountain in the lakeside village of Dunlewey, County Donegal in Ireland's Northwest. It is the perfect location to base for a few day's exploration of the nearby mountains, beaches and Glenveagh National Park. The modern building encompasses floor to ceiling windows which look onto Lake Nacung and the surrounding Derryveagh mountains in front, and the majestic Errigal at the back. It is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way and and is a 20 minute drive from Donegal airport and 30 minutes from Letterkenny.
Errigal Hostel has been an integral part of the local Gaeltacht community for over 45 years. We offer a comfortable place to stay and a convenient point from which to explore the many walks, trails, hikes and climbs that the surrounding hills have to offer. We are a short drive to the stunning white sand beaches that line the rugged coastline and the gorgeous gardens and castle located in Glenveagh National Park.
Visitors stay in mezzanine-style dorms or en-suite private rooms. The panoramic vistas invite guests to watch the sun rise or set over the mountains, while the cosy snug is perfect for relaxing in the evenings. The fully equipped self-catering kitchen allows guests to dine at their leisure.
Affiliated with Hostelling International and an Eco-Flower winner, the hostel has an ethos of sustainability and recycling which lessens the impact of travel on this untouched environment. Friendly bi-lingual staff are experts on the locality and can recommend the best activity providers in the region varying from hill-walking to surfing or rock-climbing. Donegal was recently named 'coolest place on the planet' by National Geographic and one of the world's best drives' by Lonely Planet. Come stay with us and find out why!
Free WiFi
Free Parking
Free Light Breakfast
Free Linen
Free Hill-walking Advice
Guest Kitchen
Conference Room
Relaxation Room with fireplace

We also recommend nearby providers:
•Hillwalking and mountain guides
•Sailing and kayaking companies
•Surf companies
•Island ferry tickets
Check in desk open from 4pm – 8.30pm. Outside of these times, please arrange directly with hostel.
Please note that families travelling with children under the age of 16 must book private rooms. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2019
    Absolutely amazing! One of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. I feel so safe here. It is very clean and the kitchen is so good. Fantastic views from the windows. The staff is so kind and helpfull. I got sick during my stay, and they did everything for me, and I felt very safe even though I was away from home. I can not recommend this place enough! I had good conversations with the staff and the other guests. If I ever come back to this area, I will stay here! Am so thankfull!
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Sep 2019
    Great location, we hiked Errigal the next morning. Very friendly staff, clean bathroom and room, well equipped kitchen. Great!
    Czech Republic, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Sep 2019
    Excellent location close to Errigal mountain. The room facilities are 'standard' hostel type, clean and comfortable. Communal areas are large so it was nice to interact with other travelers.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2019
    Fantastic location. Well appointed hostal. Staff friendly and attentive
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    19 Jun 2019
    Great location, staff and facilities
    Northern Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 Jun 2019
    Wonderful hostel in a cracking location with views to front and back. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the hostel was sparkling clean. Will definitely be back.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    19 Apr 2019
    I haven't stayed in a hostel in 23 years. My next break away with my family will be in a hostel.I could have stayed in Errigal Hostel many more nights and I will certainly be back and will be telling my friends all about it.Such a homely spot with really excellent staff.One tourist mistook me for a staff member .Great staff make all the difference with local knowledge a real bonus.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    18 Apr 2019
    Amazing hospitality, the guys are so helpful and kind and are happy to help you with anything! Sure it's the culture of Donegal, the people make it special.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Sep 2019
    Great hostel in an unbeatable location. Waking up to Mount Errigal outside my window was magical. Two small downsides...WiFi only works in lobby and mattresses are rock hard. I'd still happily stay there again.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 May 2019
    Recently stayed for 2 nights on a hiking trip. Everything fantastic and the nicest of staff who were extremely helpful. The floor to raised ceiling glass in the dining area with its views is a must see. The comfort of my bed in a private twin room was better than some hotels i've stayed in. An absolute gem of a hostel. Paul Belfast
    Northern Ireland, Male, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's