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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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 8.0

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2019
    Lovely Hostel, friendly staff, interesting city. Thanks for Everything:)
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Sep 2019
    Very comfortable stay. Recommend Derry as a destination and this hostel.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    13 Sep 2019
    Hostel Connect is in a perfect location in the central city. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Security seemed very good to me. Nice variety of clientele. I highly recommend!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    26 Aug 2019
    Great staff and location could not be better.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    06 Sep 2019
    Nice little hostel, good kitchen and lounge area. It was nice and quiet which was what i needed. Good central location in Derry. The added touches like named rooms and colourful decor was cute. Only thing that could be improved is lack of room for peoples bags and suitcases in the rooms. If you took out the dressing table in the 6 dorm rooms and added security storage against that wall instead it would make it more secure, better use of space and clear up the bags all over the floor.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    27 Aug 2019
    I have recently spent one night at the Connect Hostel in Derry after a four hour bus journey from Dublin I had a lovely stay. Hostel Connect is an excellent hostel where one is made to feel very welcome. It was spotlessly clean a credit to the owners. A very comfy room, excellent breakfast. with plenty of choice. Highly recommended!
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    18 Aug 2019
    Does the job
    Italy, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 6.0


    15 Aug 2019
    Atmosphere stressed and not receptive. Bldg needs serious upgrading. Triple bunks too high.
    Canada, All Male Group, 41+
  • 6.0


    07 Aug 2019
    Great staff, very friendly and welcoming. However the building and the facilities need a lot of work!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4


    03 Sep 2019
    Stayed here for two nights. I've gotten more for less elsewhere. When I woke up one of the mornings I was covered in bug bites from their old out of date triple bunk beds. Bed bugs. The showers had mold in them and were kind of gross. Wifi was good though.
    Canada, Male, 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