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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.


Hostel Connect

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful 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 8.3

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Mar 2020
    The Hostel is right near centre of town and some of the best pubs for those who like the nightlife. It’s also only a 10-15 minute walk to the Bogside and the peace bridge and other famous landmarks of Derry. The key code system I found very useful as in always losing keycards and the decor and artwork in the building, of he banksy motif is really nice. I was there will whole Corona situation happened so ended up being only guest there but still had a lovely stay and staff were awesome.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 Feb 2020
    Excellent except heating is less in rooms
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Nov 2019
    One night stay in private room. Room small but had all I needed, v clean & bed comfortable. Shared bathroom next door. Staff v friendly & helpful. Breakfast had a range of cereals, fruit & yoghurt, bread etc. So good & healthy choice. Handily sited for city centre & bus station. I would stay again & recommend it.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    27 Feb 2020
    Right in the centre of Derry and with a very nice kitchen!!
    Germany, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    04 Mar 2020
    It was a very nice spot to be at, though at this time of year, and with everything going on it was not packed with people. Experiences may vary during busier times. But overall, it was a pleasant stay, with great staff, that made me feel welcomed in addition to being very helpful. Certainly recommend to any traveler heading up to the North.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    20 Feb 2020
    Great hostel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was warm enough, the shower too. The bed was OK. The kitchen is well equipped. The cleanness in general was ok. There is a huge living room with lots of movies. The only negative thing was that there weren't plug in my room.
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    30 Nov 2019
    Nice hostel in a central location. The staff was friendly, the common room had some really cool art in it, and a huge world map. Showers were clean and facilities in general good. The only gripe I have is that the bunks are triple rather than double, but they’re the same height, leaving very little headroom. Not so much a problem when you go to bed, but the chance is you’ll get up in the morning, sit up and bang your head on the bed frame. Other than that, nothing wrong with this hostel.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    16 Jan 2020
    We seemed to be the only ones in the hostel. It was very expensive for what was there. Think they are doing a full renovation so as long as you are aware of this its an ok place.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    21 Jan 2020
    From the time I arrived outside the entrance, this hostel appeared dilapidated. There was some type of machine running in the lobby with a hose connected to it that was running down the steps. None of the common areas seemed usable and the lights were off. I was given a room that had, what appeared to be, dirty towels from a previous guest laying on the bed. The shower rooms were moldy so I didn’t even take a shower before I left. Not enough comments to describe more. Would not stay here again.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    01 Apr 2020
    Booked a bed ,when went to the hostel, nobody there. After 1 hour try I have to sleep in the road. It's amazing. If no one there, you must not take booking. Refund the money please
    England, Male, 41+
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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