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Derrylahan Hostel

Derrylahan, Kilcar, Ireland
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Rating summary
  • 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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English first
Palm Springs, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I stayed twice at the Derrylahan hostel in the 1990's. and after reading all these reviews I am happy to hear that nothing has really changed since then. And Shaun the most enjoyable host is still at it. Love those cups of tea. Hospitality is number one!! I look forward to my return.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I spend 3 nights at the Derrylahan on my 9 days hiking tour through Donegal. Shaun was baking a tremendous wedding cake when i arrived. Not for me though, but he made you feel like coming to your mum's place after being away quite a while. Easy to enjoy the company with others, or to avoid when you wanted your... More

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Bonn, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

If you want a place you feel like being home.. you'll love it! You can start your day with free range eggs from the farm and a view on the slieve league. Shaun was an excellent host, i've spent 4 days in this place and did not feel like leaving at all. Wonderful place for hiking and long walks. And... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Spent only one night here, but would have happily stayed longer. Shaun was very welcoming and it was more like staying in his home than a hostel. It was busy but everyone was friendly and happy to have a chat. The surrounding countryside was also beautiful, perfect for walking.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We are not regular hostellers so were delighted with the great priced clean private en-suite rooms available. The kitchen did get busy at times but everyone was very friendly and we all managed just fine. We did go at the busiest time.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

True explorer's leisure spot! Spectacular views (even if the weather is impetuous..and it usually is;). Closely enough to local pubs and shops. We stayed at the camping site so I cannot rate the inside of the hostel. But staff was welcoming and amenities (toilets & showers) were clean. Big hug to dog Lucky!:)

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Stayed here on the final night of a camping tour round Ireland. We had planned to camp in Sligo, the last campsite on our camping and caravanning club map before the Sliabh Liag cliffs which we planned to visit the next day, but were put off at the sight of yet another large commercial campsite by the beach. We had... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We've been going to Derrylahan for longer than trip advisor has been around and it continues to provide the perfect base for a real South Donegal experience. Shaun's hearty welcome is matched by his complete knowledge of the area. We like to camp and I challenge anyone to match the view from from the campsite. There is a great deal... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

I'd camped in Derrylahan before during the busy summer season so never really had much to do with the owner apart from hello, goodbye, here's your money, the view is spectacular. The kids loved this place with the chickens running round and the big kitchen for family meals with their cousins. This time the wife and I booked a room... More

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Albufeira, Portugal
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

I just spent a lovely 2 days in Derrylahan hostel. The owner, Shaun, was very friendly and seemed happy to chat. I'd definitely recommend the hostel, especially if you're lucky enough to get a clear day to climb Slieve League.

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Additional Information about Derrylahan Hostel

Address: Derrylahan, Kilcar, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Ulster > County Donegal > Kilcar
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Kilcar
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hostel is a haven for hill walkers, and beginners will love the gentle walks on all or any of Kilcar's many beaches, country roads and nearby hills. Teelin Bay and beach are within 5 minute walk from the hostel. ... more   less 

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