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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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  • 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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Cajuru, SP
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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15 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
4 reviews 4 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
1 review
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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
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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Address: Derrylahan, Kilcar, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Ulster > County Donegal > Kilcar
Number of rooms: 2

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