Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 on arrival. 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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Breakfast and Dinner can be provided for Group bookings but this will incur an extra cost to be arranged with the Hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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.

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  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Bluestack Centre Hostel is one of the 25 An Oige, Irish Youth Hostel Association (YHA) hostels throughout Ireland. The Hostel is situated approx 8Km (5 miles) from Donegal Town and is ideally located for exploring this unspoiled countryside.

We are in the heart of the fabulous Bluestack Mountains and surrounded by unspoilt countryside just waiting to be explored, you may even encounter the wildlife such as Deer, Pheasants and Rabbits. PLEASE NOTE: Our hostel is situated in a rural area, approx. 4 miles from the nearest shop

The Bluestack Centre Hostel incorporates a luxury 28 bed hostel, complete with Private Room, Dormitory accommodation and an en-suite special needs room, ideal for wheelchair users. Guests can relax and unwind in the TV lounge and fully equipped self-catering kitchen provided for their comfort. Internet access is also available.PLEASE NOTE: As we are in a rural area our internet is not as strong as in the town.

Among the facilities we have on offer are a new Children's Playground, Asto Turf, Tennis & basketball courts. Laundry service and towel hire service available. Some concessions are available for large groups and catering can be arranged for visiting groups with pre booking.
Also available at the Centre there’s indoor bowls, bingo and dance classes.

The Bluestack Centre is a 2 minute walk from O’Neills Pub where guests can enjoy the Ceol, Craic & Cainte – Gaelige for Music, Fun & Singing!

Activites nearby include
Horse riding

The Bluestack Centre policies & conditions;

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from
12noon - 9.00pm Monday - Friday
4.00pm - 9.00pm Saturday.
Saturday & Sunday - please ring the mobile number provided on your confirmation email in advance to let us know your arrival time.
Strictly no hostel check-in's after 9.00pm.
Please let us know your ETA in advance of your arrival to ensure there is someone here to welcome you. PLEASE NOTE: NO check in after 9pm, If you arrive after this time you may not be able to check in and you will have to find alternative accommodation at your own expense.

Check out before 10:00am.

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

No curfew.
Child friendly.
Non smoking.

Our Hostel is self catering with the nearest shops and restaurants approx. 8kms away so we would advise our guests to purchase provisions before coming to the Hostel. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 7.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Sep 2019
    Everything was clean and nice. Very friendly staff!
    Czech Republic, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Jul 2019
    Excellent hostel. Kitchen very well appointed. Beds very comfy.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 Apr 2019
    Lovely and helpful staff!
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    15 Mar 2020
    This place must be poppin' in the summer. We were here during the Covid-19 ramp-up, so it was just myself and my two companions and another fellow. The hostel was great to keep in touch with us before arriving and showed us around when we got there. Clean facilities, and kind of like summer camp! I'm sure it's super fun when the weather is warm and there isn't a global pandemic haha
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    26 Mar 2019
    Lovely place. My friend and I had the entire hostel to ourselves which was nice.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 Mar 2019
    We were a group of 8 travelling during the st patricks weekend and it was just perfect as we had the whole hostel only for us. All very clean and we really enjoyed our room and the big kitchen. The only down side is that is a bit away from city, but not a problem if you are travelling by car. The staff were just fantastic!
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    11 Mar 2020
    Kind staff. Clean rooms and bathrooms. A bit of a drive from Donegal but the courtyards is beautiful!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    10 May 2019
    Well set up accommodation out in the countryside. Good kitchen, very clean. Heating never came on but duvets very warm.
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.1


    27 Mar 2019
    It is a small hostel . The hostel is very clean and spacious, very nice. And it is warm. Downstairs is a local community center and a bar 5 mins down the road. The people who run it are very friendly, helpful and relaxed. The area surrounding it is STUNNINGLY beautiful. Some of the walks to the top of the mountains are not for beginners but there are plenty of differently graded ones. It is however very remote so if you dont have a car plan food accordingly.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    28 Jun 2019
    I had never stayed in a hostel before, but needed a single night's accommodation for myself and two kids and hotel prices in Donegal town were too expensive. Guy on reception very helpful and friendly, room was fine, showers/toilets and kitchen facilities were fine (although all of the mugs need a good scouring out with bleach to get rid of the stains) kids liked the playpark. My only issue was that I got very little sleep, because of noise issues. I think it may have been a generator nearby.
    Northern Ireland, Female, 41+
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Children's Play Area
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi