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Derry City Independent Hostel

12 Princes Street, Derry BT48 7EY, Northern Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed two nights in this hostel in a mixed dorm, 5beds, the room was pretty large! No closet for the luggages but a locker for your valuable belongings. The bed was perfect, no noisy and clean! The breakfast is minimum but perfect, with a large choice of jam! The guy at the front desk was very welcoming and show... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The hostel was clean, well equipped, a nice space to socialize in and had friendly & helpful staff. We also took the walking tour of Derry. Ruairi the tour guide collects you from the hostel and shows you a very interesting aspect of the city from a locals point of view. I'd well recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Staff keen to help, lovely place with interesting artefacts all over, great facilities. Breakfast included In price :) Take the tour around Derrys iconic walls you'll be surprised what you will learn about the history of Derry! Check out the nightlife and music at the local pubs also for proper Irish music.

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Athens, Greece
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place is an excellent example of what a true hostel should be. It's warm, welcoming, and relaxed. I really enjoyed my stay here, and I've worked in the hostel industry for years. The Cholmcille Walking Tour with Ruairi was wonderful and I absolutely recommend it. It's only £4/person and it's hugely informative. Ruairi was extremely knowledgeable and presented a... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place is so lovely and cozy so was perfect last week when it was raining. I had a lovely time here as there is a guitar, movies, nice place to cook and a cozy living room. The Copenhagen girl working there was so lovely. I travel a lot and this was one of the nicest hostels I have stayed... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It's always a bit hit and miss with hostels but this one I would go back to and recommend in a heartbeat. Location is perfect; 2 minutes from the City centre yet far enough that it's very quiet at night. The hostess is beyond kind and very interesting to talk to; she's travelled a great deal and is always happy... More 

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Castleknock, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Stayed here with a large group of friends. We were split between 3 rooms which was fine. Girl who greeted us was friendly & welcoming. Bedrooms, bathrooms & kitchen all very clean & well looked after. Plenty of bread, eggs, yoghurts & juice for breakfast. Only area for concern related to unexpected extra guests. As one managed to access our... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I loved staying there, this hostel is more like a big house with lots of nice people living and working there. It is very close to the city center, breakfast included, friendly owners. I enjoyed staying there very much!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Steve who runs the place is a great guy. Funny, welcoming, informative, and very helpful. The facilities were great. A better bed than I have at home even. The crowd was great too, and I usually steer clear of hostel crowds and prefer to do my own thing. But the small size of the place was conducive to developing friendships... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Fresh baked bread, jam, eggs, and coffee for breakfast at a hostel? Loved it! Steve was an excellent host and told us about the best places in town to visit and Ruairí did an amazing tour of the walls

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