We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Donegal Town Independent Hostel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Management photos
Donegal Town Independent Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 41: English reviews
Stirling, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one outstanding hostel spotlessly clean and really friendly the room was for 3 of us it was great the double bed was the best after riding 270 miles on our motorcycles the hostel is a 10 minute easy walk into donegal town centre i however could not walk in to town due to an injury the owner of... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Robert F
Halifax, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Spotlessly clean place with access to a full kitchen, living room, and outdoor picnic tables. Guests ranged in age from 20 to 70 and all were friendly. The noise from the hallway into the rooms could be a bit rough mid-day for an older woman who needs her naps but the young ones went out at night and slept in... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank solotraveller700
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The location is lovely. View out over the valley. Great walking back behind on country roads. Very safe area close to town. Warm friendly staff. Lovely gardens. Homey. Good place for tour pick up. Good kitchen and simple breakfast for free.

Helpful?
1 Thank Mary C
Ireland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights for the Donegal Bay Cycling Club Spring Sportive. The hostel is in a great location only ten minutes walk from the town centre and has its own car parking. The hostel is well kept and everything is clean and tidy and the owners are very pleasant and helpful. I will stay here again when... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank MM6298
County Wicklow, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The hostel is ideally situated on the edge of town, a few minutes walk from the Diamond (town centre). It's a friendly place, Andy and Linda were unobtrusive and yet very helpful during my stay. I had a room with en suite at a very reasonable price. The hostel and grounds are clean and tidy. I slept comfortably there. I'd... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Sean D
co. tyrone
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Great location, 10 min walk to centre of town. Very clean, comfortable and spacious rooms. Good heating and lots of hot water. Hospitality from Andy and Linda is wonderful. Terrific price. Will definitely return again.

Helpful?
Thank beanrua
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Nice hostel located a little distance out of town. Short ten minute walk to get to town centre. So if you would like something a little farther away from the hustle and bustle but still able to get to town it's perfect. Linda is wonderful and keeps everything very clean.

Helpful?
Thank TommyGunz315
Lancashire
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Basic, but value for money. The room was clean, the bathroom spotless, and very quiet. Plenty of space within the kitchen, with coffee and tea available. The owner was incredibly helpful and charming, and will be somewhere to visit again

Helpful?
Thank extremed
Hannover, Germany
Level Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

The (in my opinion) most notable fact about the Independent Hostel is the warmth and hospitality. It's not the usual hostel with a front desk and rotating staff but feels much more like you are a guest in Linda's house. Consequently, the rooms resemble private guest rooms more than hotel rooms. The double room with a private bathroom (which the... More 

Helpful?
Thank BaineChristine
Tours, France
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The owners, Linda and Andy, were very welcoming, warm and helpful. Clean, quiet... the room and the bathroom were very nice. The common room with a fire for raining days, and many games to play. No breakfast but coffee and tea all day in a spacious kitchen.

Helpful?
1 Thank adelauirlande
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

19 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (19)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Other (12)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Donegal Town hotels
0.6 mi away
The Abbey Hotel
The Abbey Hotel
#6 of 7 in Donegal Town
4.0 of 5 stars 626 reviews
0.6 mi away
The Central Hotel - Donegal
The Central Hotel - Donegal
#5 of 7 in Donegal Town
4.0 of 5 stars 622 reviews
0.4 mi away
Mill Park Hotel
Mill Park Hotel
#3 of 7 in Donegal Town
4.5 of 5 stars 654 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.9 mi away
Donegal Manor
Donegal Manor
#4 of 7 in Donegal Town
4.5 of 5 stars 352 reviews
4.0 mi away
Harvey's Point
Harvey's Point
#1 of 7 in Donegal Town
5.0 of 5 stars 3,532 reviews
3.3 mi away
Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Donegal Town Independent Hostel

Address: Doonan, Donegal Town, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Donegal Town
Price Range: $23 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld so you can book your Donegal Town Independent Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay