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Derrylahan Hostel

Derrylahan, Kilcar, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Columbus, Ohio
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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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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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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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Omagh, United Kingdom
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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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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 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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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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