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Derrylahan Hostel

Derrylahan, Kilcar, Ireland
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Derrylahan Hostel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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nyo
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 3 reviews
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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8 helpful votes 8 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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Address: Derrylahan, Kilcar, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Ulster > County Donegal > Kilcar

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