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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights camping and can't praise this place enough. Beautiful campsite at a lovely location in an unspoilt area of Donegal. We opted to Camp and facilities were excellent. Toilets, shower rooms very clean as was well equipped campers kitchen. Had a look at one of the hostel rooms too and looked really clean and comfortable. Owner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Five of us stayed here for three nights and no-one wanted to go home. It has everything you want for a holiday... Comfort, friendliness and the views from the garden looking over Teelin Bay and Slieve League, they are spectacular. Can't wait to get back there..

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We didn't stay in the hostel itself as we were in our camper so can't comment on the rooms. However the campers kitchen is great-very well equipped with plenty of areas to cook, a fridge and freezer, kettle, toaster, wash up facilities etc. The setting is beautiful up on the hill overlooking the river and out to sea. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

16 of us stayed here for 2 nights while on a walking weekend. The hostel owner, Shaun, is a great example of friendly Irish hosting. He's one of a kind, nothing is too much trouble, he goes out of his way to go that extra mile ( so to speak ). The hostel is very clean, secure, warm, all cooking... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

My wife and i found this wee piece of heaven, we were met by hens, geese and a friendly dog called Lucky. We met Shaun who owns and runs the hostel and camp site, we were made to feel at home so much so we stayed a second night. We will be back soon thank you Shaun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Excellent hostel with wi-fi in common areas. The very friendly host, Shaun, is a wealth of information on local hikes, amenities and activities, and the location is extremely beautiful with hikes from the door. A car is helpful but not essential, good supermarket and pubs 3 km away in Kilcar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

On first impression the hostel is a little run down however the facilities were excellent and very clean. Electric hot shower and beautiful camp site, imaculately kept. The price was very good at €8 each per night. We really enjoyed the stay here and it felt rural, but had all the essentials just a short walk from the campsite. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Arrived to camp here on 15th to a very warm welcome and a great price. The site had everything that you could possibly need right down to a hairdryer. Showers were free, unlike other sites, and were clean. Scenery was great too. Moved on to a site further south that charged more than double, additional cost for shower and had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and felt really welcome thanks to the hospitality of the lovely owner Shaun. Lucky is the cutest tourguide ive ever seen and he happily lead us to the beach whenever we wanted. The kitchen was really well equipped and the board games available in the lounge were great fun too! Only little suggestion I would make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Possibly the worst weather in Junes history but it didn't dampen our weekend at Derrylahan. Upon late arrival we took to the camp site to set up our tents for the night, not long after we started Shaunarrived with Thomas to help us get up and going and with 36years experience he had our tent pitched in no time! He... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Derrylahan Hostel

Address: Derrylahan, Kilcar, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Kilcar
Number of rooms: 2
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