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“Clean, friendly and welcoming”

Fairman House Independent Hostel
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Fairman House Independent Hostel
Ranked #6 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Derry
1 review
“Clean, friendly and welcoming”
Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

A friend and I stayed 2 nights here. And from the moment we walked through the door it felt welcoming and home like.
Friendly people that are up for a chat, yet leave you alone when you want it.
So helpful.
I would recommend this place to anyone.
But not someone who doesn't like hills, that hill is a pain in the legs!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Andrew K
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Patzcuaro
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

It's not often that an establishment exceeds expectations, but this is the case with the Fairman! The whole place was immaculate, with a large, comfortable living/dining area. The price was very reasonable, the breakfast adequate, beds comfortable, and our hostess was very helpful and friendly. It is within a 15 minute walk to all the best there is to see in Derry. Not only is Derry an amazing city, but the Fairman Hostel is icing on the cake!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Jackie W
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

I only stayed one night and wish I stayed longer! I had a room all to myself, and it was clean and full of light. Stella was very nice and friendly. Full complete kitchen. Location is an easy 15-minute walk to town. I'd definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed May 9, 2014

Stayed here with two friends and had the 4 person dorm to ourselves. The beds were fantastic and she has the best pillows I've ever used in a hostel! It's warm, clean, and breakfast is help yourself with a good selection of cereal, toast, and Eggs (very few places provide protein). She was super friendly and helpful. I would totally come back to Derry!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank daunaraew
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2014

The bedrooms and bathrooms etc were really nicely done and clean. Liam and Stella are also really kind and one of the best hosts you can find. The location is an easy walk to the main attractions though there's a slight hike. But the service, cleanliness, and hospitality makes it a great place to stay. I truly enjoyed my stay - nice fireplace, nice kitchen, rooms and bathrooms.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Thank SashimiT
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County Tipperary, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2013

A very rare find; this house is as I'd like my home to be... warm, cosy, pristinely clean throughout, super (cook yourself) breakfast, open coal fire at night + central heating, great atmosphere, great WiFi, very comfortable beds, lovely showers, great location - out of city yet only £3 taxi for 2 people, safe parking, well run / managed by Liam & Stella who are great hosts, guides & storytellers.

And it doesn't stop after you checkout - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=570985066300684

I will stay Fairman House any time I'm in Derry from now on

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 28, 2013

The gf and I stayed here last weekend for a brief trip to the North, and it was absolutely lovely! The owners are very friendly, and Liam told us about an ancient (well, depending on your definition - it was largely rebuilt in the 19th century) roundfort just out of town. While lots of places will do that, he then proceeded to lead us there in his own car! In addition the room was comfortable and clean, the bathrooms great, and the living room with a fireplace was a very nice spot to enjoy some beers from the off-licence (alcohol here is a lot cheaper than in the Republic!)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fairman House Independent Hostel

Property: Fairman House Independent Hostel
Address: 2 Fairman Place, Derry BT48 7LD, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Derry
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Derry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Fairman House Independent Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are Fairman House Backpackers Hostel, we offer our guests excellent accommodation and facilities at a competitive price. We are located less than 15 minutes walk from Derry~Londonderry City Centre, Fairman House offers a convenient, central location whether you are visiting the City for business or pleasure. ... more   less 
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