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Fairman House Independent Hostel

2 Fairman Place, Derry, Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014
SashimiT Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

The bedrooms and bathrooms etc were really nicely done and clean. Liam and Stella are also really kind and one of the best hosts you can find. The location is an easy walk to the main attractions though there's a slight hike. But the service, cleanliness, and hospitality makes it a great place to stay. I truly enjoyed my stay... More

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Kilkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

A very rare find; this house is as I'd like my home to be... warm, cosy, pristinely clean throughout, super (cook yourself) breakfast, open coal fire at night + central heating, great atmosphere, great WiFi, very comfortable beds, lovely showers, great location - out of city yet only £3 taxi for 2 people, safe parking, well run / managed by... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The gf and I stayed here last weekend for a brief trip to the North, and it was absolutely lovely! The owners are very friendly, and Liam told us about an ancient (well, depending on your definition - it was largely rebuilt in the 19th century) roundfort just out of town. While lots of places will do that, he then... More

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Derry, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Where to start! Upon first arriving, you see it's a pretty bnb, very homely and the owners are incredibly friendly. The atmosphere is so comforting, we really felt at home. The room was bright, clean, the bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in! There is a kitchen that we were able to use as we pleased.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

A great place small hostel with friendly host, fast wifi, and (the room I was in # 5) had a small desk. Plus - there was on street parking right out the front ! Great living room with open fire, fantastic bed and quality bed linen. Modern bathroom, and a modern self catering kitchen. This place is as good as... More

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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Fairman House was a lovely hostel to stay at. If you are looking for a party hostel this is not the place for you. I had the hostel all to myself for one night, and it was fantastic to have Liam and Stella stoke the fire for me and make sure I was comfortable - it was awesome to have... More

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Omagh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

I stayed here for a night a while ago, must say i would never ever return! The hostel did have a good location and was close to the town. The rooms were also very clean. However the rooms were very small with no facilities at all! They didnt even have mirrors, the toilets were 3 floors down so began to... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

Family owned business with a family feel to my stay. It's close to the city centre and I also had a chance to visit done integrating museums in this area. For those looking to learn more about the history of this city this hostel is good to stay in. I also had a lovely breakfast included in the reasonable price.

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Boulder, CO
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Stayed in a quad with my family for one rainy night in Derry. Although my family is accustomed to a bit more space (!), the room was clean, beds were comfortable and we managed to get a good night's sleep. Breakfast was modest, but more than we expected! It's easy to walk to the Bogside neighborhood and north of town,... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Hostel was quite good but didnt like fact that owners hovered around place a bit too much. Was quite offended by views of owner who had very strong opinions on city but was quite happy to take money from people he obviously doesnt like. When you book into a place to stay you dont need to be bombarded with what... More

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Fairman House Independent Hostel Derry, Northern Ireland
Address: 2 Fairman Place, Derry, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Derry
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Ranked #3 of 18 Specialty lodging in Derry
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