Hostel Connect

Hostel Connect is Derry City’s newest and largest Hostel and can accommodate up to 76 people in both dorms and private rooms. It is situated in the heart of this Historic Walled City, which plays host to the City of Culture 2013, and only 2 minutes from all the action of the pubs, clubs, restaurants and the vibrant night life of this fantastic city. The building prior to the hostel was an old architect’s office for 50 years, and you will notice some architecture relics throughout the hostel. Before acting as an architect’s office it was a number of separate terrace houses which were then joined together along with some new additions to make the office space. We have completely renovated the building but have tried to keep its quirkiness and some of its history. Hostel Connect is funky, chilled out and will appeal to all types of travellers, young and older alike.

Hostel Connect is located on the Strand Road, the main through fare and bus route of the city. We are literally 2 -5 minutes from the famous historic walls dating back to 1601; the Bogside area which is home to the famous Bogside Murals and the tragic and controversial Bloody Sunday conflict of 1972; and Waterloo Square where many of bars are located. The hostel can accommodate 76 people and is laid out over 2 floors totally 600 sq meters. We have 9 bedrooms consisting of two large dorms, one mixed and one for females only; 2 private 9 bed dorms, 4 private family rooms (double and triple bunk) and one private 3-4 person room (double and regular bunk). Each room is named after the funky colour that it has been painted! We have lovingly brought back the original wooden floors throughout most of the hostel adding a great ambiance. The hostel also boasts and huge common room where you can chill and hang out on sofas and bean bag chairs. We have specifically located this on the top floor and in its own wing of the building, so you won’t be disturbed or won’t disturb other guests. We plan to have plenty of music nights and pub crawls to keep you occupied as well! The hostel also has a good size kitchen and dining area (open 7am -10:30pm) on the first floor, and have placed microwaves for guest use anytime in the common room. There are 6 separate shower rooms (electric so you’ll never run out of hot water), 3 on each floor; the ones on the top floor have a shower, sink and toilet in each; and the first floor consists of 3 separate shower rooms, 3 toilet rooms and a 3 sink room. Dorm rooms have separate security lockers and plenty of storage space, while the most private rooms have wardrobes and lockers. We also have a huge safe in reception for those that just don’t want to take a chance. We offer a free continental breakfast with each night stay, free wifi throughout the hostel and smiles are always free. We also have our own internet cafe located just below the hostel where you can avail of the ‘best coffee in Derry’ so we’re told, printing services, a private Skype room and 4 state of the art computers. The cafe serves hot and cold food, decadent desserts and is a great place to chill out with friends on our comfy sofas. Guests staying at the hostel will get a 25% discount and the cafe is open from 8am until 10pm.

Our aim at Hostel Connect is to provide budget-orientated sociable accommodation where guests can stay and enjoy the ‘craic’ in Derry, in a safe, clean and fun environment.

Cancellation Policy
This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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Rooms and Units
1 x Room for sharing (sleeps 4)
4 x Room for sharing (sleeps 5)
2 x Room for sharing (sleeps 9)
1 x Dormitory Room En Suite (sleeps 15)
1 x Dormitory Room En Suite (sleeps 18)
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Nearest bus stop:

We are about a 5-10 minute walk on foot. Just turn right coming out of the bus station and walk down the Foyle Road to the lights, cross Shipquay Street and walk in front of the Guildhall (the building with the big clock, you should have the Guildhall on your right and the famous Derry Walls on your left. Keep walking across the big square and you will come to Waterloo place, keep right and follow the side walk down the Strand Road. You will eventually come to a set of lights (Great James Street), cross the street and keep walking, you will pass the Ice Wharf Bar on your right, then Tesco’s and the movie theatre. Look to your left, you will see Cafe and Hostel Connect across the street. If you’re unsure then ask someone, Derry folk are very friendly and glad to help point you in the right direction. There are plenty of taxis just outside the bus station as well! Simples

Nearest train station:

Look out for the shuttle bus that will be waiting outside of the station after every train arrives. It will take you to the bus station, which is located in the city centre on Foyle street. Just get on the bus with everyone else. Its free. The train station is located 5 minutes out of the city centre on the waterside. Once at the bus station, follow the directions above or grab a cab.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Derry/Londonderry Tourist Information Centre
Accommodation Facilities
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