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Derrylahan Hostel

Derrylahan, Kilcar, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent hostel with wi-fi in common areas. The very friendly host, Shaun, is a wealth of information on local hikes, amenities and activities, and the location is extremely beautiful with hikes from the door. A car is helpful but not essential, good supermarket and pubs 3 km away in Kilcar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

On first impression the hostel is a little run down however the facilities were excellent and very clean. Electric hot shower and beautiful camp site, imaculately kept. The price was very good at €8 each per night. We really enjoyed the stay here and it felt rural, but had all the essentials just a short walk from the campsite. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Arrived to camp here on 15th to a very warm welcome and a great price. The site had everything that you could possibly need right down to a hairdryer. Showers were free, unlike other sites, and were clean. Scenery was great too. Moved on to a site further south that charged more than double, additional cost for shower and had... More 

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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and felt really welcome thanks to the hospitality of the lovely owner Shaun. Lucky is the cutest tourguide ive ever seen and he happily lead us to the beach whenever we wanted. The kitchen was really well equipped and the board games available in the lounge were great fun too! Only little suggestion I would make... More 

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Possibly the worst weather in Junes history but it didn't dampen our weekend at Derrylahan. Upon late arrival we took to the camp site to set up our tents for the night, not long after we started Shaunarrived with Thomas to help us get up and going and with 36years experience he had our tent pitched in no time! He... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Stayed here a couple of nights to see the cliffs at Slieve League. Shaun the owner is friendly and helpful. We had a great time. The kitchen is huge and fully stocked so cooking is a breeze. The property is an out in the country working farm with great views. Wifi could be a little stronger.

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Birch Bay, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We spent six pleasant nights at Shaun's hostel. We had a family room all to ourselves that overlooks Teelin Bay, such a lovely view, with en suite bath. Shaun is a wonderful host and friend. I'll probably forget something I'd like to mention because there's so much. Shaun turns the heat on in his rooms. This is so important to... More 

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Cajuru, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Shaun, the hostel owner, is a hardworking man, take care of the farm, the guests and make delicious dishes (He is also a Chef). It's easy to have healthy meal, everything is fresh at the local market, thanks to the organic farmers! The place is calm with a wonderful view and clean and tidy with affordable accommodations! I stayed there... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Shaun makes an excellent host and the hostel runs very efficiently. We were so glad to find such a charming place. We spoilt ourselves with a double room with its own bathroom. The kitchen was the gathering place for a wonderfully-mixed group of people from all over the world, and it was a pleasure to learn and be entertained at... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

And now for something different ... a campsite, hostel and campervan site in one at a wonderful location. This is not a typical set-up but it works. The site is out in the country. It overlooks an estuary and beaches and is overlooked by mountains with views extending across to north Connacht. Apart from a shop all the basic facilities... More 

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