Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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.


Hostel Connect

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hostel Connect is Derry City's Largest Hostel and can accommodate up to 64 people in both dorms and private rooms. It is situated in the heart of this Historic Walled City, which played host to the City of Culture 2013, and only 2 minutes from all the action of the pubs, clubs, restaurants and the vibrant night life of this fantastic city. Hostel Connect is funky, chilled out and will appeal to all types of travelers, young and older alike.

Hostel Connect is located on the Strand Road, the main through fare and bus route of the city. We are literally 2 -5 minutes from the famous historic walls dating back to 1601; the Bogside area which is home to the famous Bogside Murals and the tragic and controversial Bloody Sunday conflict of 1972; and Waterloo Square where many of bars are located.

We have 10 bedrooms consisting of two large mixed dorms; a 9 bed dorm, one 6 bed female only dorm; one 6 bed mixed dorm; one private family room (double and triple bunk) and three private double rooms (double bed); and one twin room (two single beds). Each room is named after the funky colour that it has been painted!

We have lovingly brought back the original wooden floors throughout most of the hostel adding a great ambience. The hostel also boasts and huge common room where you can chill and hang out on sofas and watch TV or movies on our large screen TV. We have specifically located this on the top floor and in its own wing of the building, so you won't be disturbed or won't disturb other guests. We plan to have plenty of music nights and pub crawls to keep you occupied as well!

The hostel also has a good size kitchen and dining area (open 7am -10:30pm) on the first floor. There are 6 separate shower rooms (electric so you'll never run out of hot water), 3 on each floor. We offer a free continental breakfast with each night stay, free wifi throughout the hostel and smiles are always free.

Our aim at Hostel Connect is to provide budget-orientated sociable accommodation where guests can stay and enjoy the 'craic' in Derry, in a safe, clean and fun environment.

Our check-in is between 3pm and 8pm and our reception closes at 10pm. If you are arriving later than 8pm, you MUST inform the hostel by email or telephone. Failure to do so, will result in you being possibly refused entry and being charged for the night. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Jun 2019
    Everything went well. We arrived in Derry via bus and the hostel was easy to find by using my app. The staff who checked us in was very helpful. However, he forgot to return one of our passports. The evening staff found it and returned it to us before we realized it was missing. I appreciate that the breakfast included fresh eggs we could cook to order. There was also a good assortment of cereals, fruit, yogurt and juice available for breakfast.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    24 Jun 2019
    Helpful & friendly staff in a central location. Shower pressure was minimal but overall a great choice.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    17 Jun 2019
    In a good location. The breakfast was solid and the room was comfortable. It was also easy to park near the hostel. I liked that they had out flyers for different things to do around the city.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    24 Jun 2019
    Absolute perfect location! The rooms are themed and the bunk beds are pretty tight together. Good staff, the bathrooms could be a little cleaner, but the common room has a lot of amenities!! Would recommend for someone who wants to be close to town and out and about.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    23 Jun 2019
    Very close to the city center, old kitchen but the hole hostel is really clean.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    14 Jun 2019
    the Location is perfect the stuff friendly, but it took a while to let us in, because the stuff was not there the Rooms are nice and I really liked the breakfast which is included.
    Germany, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    31 May 2019
    The hostel itself was fine, but when I arrived early for my check-in, there was no one at reception. This was frustrating because this hostel is just a door in the wall in the street, so there was no lobby to wait in. I called the front desk phone, and it went to voicemail. I ended up having to wait an hour in the restaurant next door until the receptionist came back. Aside from that, breakfast was very good - they had eggs! - and the facilities were nice.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    04 Jul 2019
    The location and the breakfast were good. The staff were not helpful or friendly and didn’t have any idea about the area. The bunk beds are 3 beds high and unless you are on the top bunk you need to squeeze in. You also need to make your own bed, usually I don’t mind that but it’s very hard with these beds. It’s £5 deposit to use a locker. Wifi was good.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 6.6


    21 Jun 2019
    The staff was really great, but the hostel itself was less than I expected. The 3 floor beds aren't comfortable and the rooms are so small. In addition, the showers really small. The breakfast was great though.
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    30 May 2019
    Smells like mold
    Israel, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation