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Fairman House Independent Hostel

2 Fairman Place, Derry, Northern Ireland
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a cheap wee place to stay. Easy to access and such a comfy nights sleep. The owner is lovely and helpful Only downside, the room I stayed in didn't have a mirror and I was heading out that night, so it was a bit annoying Other than that, it was a nice wee place to stay :)

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this hostel from being told by another hostel and glad I did as it has easy access storage for bicycles (I was cycling). The hostel is very clean and the beds comfortable. Shower and toilets are VG. Breakfast is what I would have at home so spot on. Lady on duty was friendly but clearly in charge and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

only spent one night here. however, both the hostel and the city of derry stand out as highlights of my trip to ireland. the owner is lovely and so very helpful, as I found the other members of the hostel staff, as well. the hostel itself is extremely homey due to the fact that it is a converted house, which... More 

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Paris, France
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Small place, more like a house than a youth hostel. 2 bathrooms (clean, one shower in each) for everyone means a line in the morning if you're not the first to get there. Small rooms but comfortable beds. Be careful, no credit card machine, have enough cash when you arrive (pounds or euros).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The house is amazing!! Our room and shower was out of this world. Thank you for telling us your stories from east to west :-). Oh there's a lovely hotel 3 minutes walk .the price is really great and we had a great waiter!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I recently stayed here for the foyle cup.. I can say that I am disgusted at the treatment we received from the owners. Aggressively pursuing more money than the agreed price. We have received countless voicemails issuing threats if we didn't pay up. We were promised breakfast available in the morning for the 12 people staying there which was not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It is a wonderful place! Much more than a hostel, it seems like a family house. General maintenance and specially the cleanliness are spectacular. The owner and staff are very nice and friendly. It´s not very central, but Derry is not a big city, and in 15/20 minutes you can reach the hostel from the bus station, but leaves your... More 

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derry, n.ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What can I say about the place........a hidden gem in our great city!!I needed a place to stay due to work being carried out in the house,and after trying several hostels and b&b,I came across this place in the local directories.And can i say,so glad the other places were fully booked.The phone call itself was a joy,with Stella knocking a... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Stelle was such a warm and welcoming host. My friend and i had a very good time staying here. Rooms where spotless, comfortable and of course great value for money ! Defo my new place to stay when in Derry , Stella was a star can't wait to see her again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A friend and I stayed 2 nights here. And from the moment we walked through the door it felt welcoming and home like. Friendly people that are up for a chat, yet leave you alone when you want it. So helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone. But not someone who doesn't like hills, that hill is a pain... More 

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