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Errigal Hostel
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

This hostel has breathtaking scenery around it!

I stayed here for one night with 4 friends during a road trip around Ireland. We could park right in front of the hostel which was great. It seemed very new and well kept and the kitchen was very well equipped. The room we stayed in, 6-dorm, was very nice and plenty of space. Both the common room and the tv-lounge room was very nice and again there was plenty of space. The staff was very helpful. Definitely a place I would recommend if you're planning on going to Glenveagh National Park, since it is only 15-20 min drive away, so you can begin the day there :)

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

Stayed here for two nights. This hostel is a very good choice if going hiking in the area because it is very close to the different trails leading up to the mountains surrounding the hostel. It is in a very scenic area. It is not close to any towns so you would need a car. There is a garage in walking distance from the hostel if you need to stock up.
During our stay, it was cold and it rained for most of the time and this is early September so I guess if you want to get the good weather you should go late spring or summer.
The hostel itself is very clean and modern, sheets are provided at reception. Bedrooms have normally got two sets of bunk beds, so you can fit four in a room. Showers and toilets are in the corridors, not in the bedrooms themselves. Everything is provided in the kitchen (bowls, cups, plates etc.) Except of course the food. There is a TV room and an internet room.

I would only recommend this hostel if you are going on a hiking trip.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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4  Thank ekellyie
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

I stayed here twice in the summer of 2011, once with friends (all in our 20's) and once with my mother (in her early 60's) and had an excellent experience of the hostel both times. It is the perfect location for hillwaking or hiking.
The hostel itself is really new and clean and has a much more luxurious feel to it than most. Most rooms have 5 beds and are bright and clean, with a shower and bathroom shared between every two rooms. There are also private rooms available and, while i didn't stay in these myself, I heard purely positive reports from those who did.
There is also a communal kitchen and dining area, with ample clean and spacious facilities. If you fancy a quiet night in you can spend it in the "snug" - a small living room perfect for reading or relaxing by the turf fire. There is also a larger common room up stairs with several leather sofas and a large TV. For families, there is a small play area for children in the dining area with plenty of toys for the under-10's.
Although the location is very rural, there is a handy pertol station and small supermarket literally the next field over :)
My only advise to those travelling here is to consider transport options before you go - the nearest villages are a few miles away and there is very very little in the way of local bus services. There is a good local taxi service available if you don't have a car or a bicycle. If you are going for the Guth Gafa film festival, there is a private bus laid on for those staying in the hostel to go to and from the hostel and Gort a' Choirce/Gortahork.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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5  Thank Jeniba
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Reviewed July 2, 2011

I visited the hostel in winter and although there were few guests the hostel was open and well heated. The staff were friendly and welcoming with plenty of information on activities available. The rooms were tidy and well presented. The location is in a scenic valley at the foot of Donegal's highest peak, Errigal. The views are breathtaking and the air fresh. breakfast is in the price which is great value. The hostel has a community room where you can chill, watch TV/DVDs and a computer suite to catch up on emails etc. Very nice overall.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled solo
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4  Thank tonyconway
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Reviewed April 28, 2011

The Limerick climbing club used Errigal hostel as its base, it was very clean and perfect location for hill walking. The facility was very clean and modern with a shop next door and a pub within 200 metres. A big thanks to Karl and his staff for making our stay so pleasurable and with the good weather we got to see Donegal in all its splendor. we will be making a return to this hostel.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 11, 2010

Surprised there is only a few reviews on this hostel. It is well written up by Lonely Planet and deservedly so, it is very, very good. Practically new the stonework is superb, the room I had I managed to jag a dorm by myself, in May, and in beautiful weather. And at the foot of the mountain so what a view to wake up to. Kind of a shame I was by myself really! Facilities are top rate, kitchen and dining are very spacious and the design of the building allows maximum natural light and heat in, obviously built with the cold weather in mind, very smart. Yes you should bring supplies with you as there is limited town amenities, but certainly enough to make yourself a meal and have a few drinks - try the Leo pub as recommended by Lonely Planet, only a short drive away, full of characters and even better if you are a Clannard or Enya tragic. And of course - climb the mountain, it is not hard and begs to be scaled, try and avoid the boggy bits. Great place, a highlight of my two weeks in Ireland. Washing room also very good.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with friends
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5  Thank Shane69Australia
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Reviewed September 8, 2009

This was the second stay at the errigal youth hostel for my girlfriend and I. No doubt about it, we will be heading to it again for a third time someday soon! Last year we had stayed with another couple in one of the 6-bed mezzanine, which was fantastic. This time we were in one of the 2-bed ensuite rooms. They are very basic, but have everything needed for a comfortable stay. We arrived at about 9pm (thank goodness the reception is open until 10pm) and we were greeted by the friendly staff. We were shown to our room on the ground floor which was clean and tidy. The kitchen is open 24hours, so were able to get a bite to eat before crashing onto our beds for a well deserved sleep after travelling all day.
There is a simple breakfast served each morning of cereals etc. The view from the kitchen is spectacular, over looking the lake nearby. And not to forget the breathtaking view of mount errigal just out the back of the hostel. There is a pub and garage within walking distance and wonderful walks and beaches only s short car journey away.
We had a wonderful time at this hostel yet again, and will be heading back again for another relaxing and adventure packing break.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: Errigal | Gweedore, Dunlewey, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Dunlewey
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Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Dunlewey
Price Range: $41 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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