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Derrylahan Hostel

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Derrylahan, Kilcar, Ireland
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Derrylahan Hostel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
50 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lovely Campsite with Hostel and working farm, Shaun is a lovely host and offers excellent facilities, clean showers and toilets and a brilliant campers kitchen. The location is perfect for exploring western Donegal and the scenery from the site and the surrounding area is beautiful. If you are planning to explore and camp in Western Donegal this is the best... More 

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16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Shaun was an excellent host and the house was cosy. We got a big room to ourselves in the annexe and access to kitchen facilities. In the evening we were welcome in the small livingroom where Shaun had lit a fire and told us the story about his cute little dog Lucky. Close by you can visit the Sleave League-cliffs... More 

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This campsite has one massive selling point : you'll travel a long, long way before you find another campsite with such a breath-taking view. We usually get around in our campervan to visit places and do 'stuff', but I can just sit in this campsite and for hours watch life going on below in Teelin Bay. Shaun is one of... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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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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Address: Derrylahan, Kilcar, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Kilcar
Number of rooms: 2

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