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“Better than an hotel - 1st class quality - without 5 star prices”
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Apple Hostel
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

It was with some reservations I reserved the Apple Hostel as hostel accommodation is not where I would normally stay. What a complete surprise!! I had checked previous reviews for this hostel online and certainly previous travellers had given it the thumbs up. A group of us were travelling together on a golfing trip in Donegal and wanted to use Letterkenny Town as a base for our stay, so we could play several courses through the the county. I probably sound a little prudish, but my days of hosteling and 'sharing' are long over, so a single room was my option and the only reason why I would stay. I had spoken to the lady on the phone when I made the reservation and she sounded nice and very helpful.
I have stayed in many many hotels in my short 58 years! But the Apple Hostel competes very favourably with any of them. I am not a person to write a review normally - I usually check other travellers and make my decision based on theirs. But in this case, I believe it is only fair to put forward my true and honest opinion.
My single room turned out to be ensuite, which was totally unexpected with a great big double bed all for myself! Somehow, I had been expecting a tiny divan. The room was totally spotless and the bed linen was so crisp and clean, totally faultless. The common area living rooms were very comfortable & clean. A big airy kitchen where were able to prepare snacks and dinner if we wished, though we were eating out every day. Wifi available throughout the hostel.
Parking was free which was a bonus and the surrounding gardens were beautifully kept. The owner is called Adrienne and she went out of her way to be helpful, friendly and gave lots of local tourist information. This was not just for our group, she made everyone feel welcome. So many young visitors from all over the world enjoying a fantastic welcome and experiencing a true Irish welcome first hand. It was such a great pleasure staying there. It made our trip really enjoyable and we will have many happy memories. I have already recommended Apple Hostel to my granddaughter and her college friends!
I guess as I get older some things become so important when I stay in an hotel/guesthouse and now adding hostel to that list, but cleanliness is at the top of the list. Apple Hostel ticked all the boxes for us. Full marks and well done to Adrienne on running a superb establishment.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Phyllis A
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Right in the centre of Letterkenny just behind the plush Grianan theatre, you will find this spacious bungalow accommodation. We were delighted to be offered the luxury of a private room with a big double bed, crisp, clean sheets, hot showers and a large kitchen. All at very affordable hostel rates ( half the price of the near by B& B) and with welcoming and helpful staff. The nearby landscape and national parks are also phenomenal.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Ruby W
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Me and a friend stayed only for one night in the apple hostel in Letterkenny, but we would have loved to stay longer. We made a roadtrip all around Ireland and the apple hostel was the best of all hostel we stayed in. The staff was so welcoming and friendly, we really felt like being home. The hostel is well equiped, the kitchen is really big and the tv room is very comfortable. Everything is very clean and tidy & the rooms are also beautiful. The hostel is placed in a quiet area, so we got a really good sleep, but you can still find a Tesco, Aldi, Pub or restaurant within a 5 minute walk. I would my friends suggest to stay in the apple hostel when they are close to letterkenny.

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8  Thank sgeb5515
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Reviewed November 1, 2017
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 23, 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 23, 2017
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Reviewed July 23, 2017
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Address: Covehill | Port Road, Letterkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Letterkenny
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Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Letterkenny
Price Range: $28 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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