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Hostel Connect

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Hostel Connect is Derry City's Largest Hostel and can accommodate up to 64 people in both dorms and private rooms. It is situated in the heart of this Historic Walled City, which played 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. Hostel Connect is funky, chilled out and will appeal to all types of travelers, 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. We have 10 bedrooms consisting of two large mixed dorms; a 9 bed dorm, one 6 bed female only dorm; one 6 bed mixed dorm; one private family room (double and triple bunk) and three private double rooms (double bed); and one twin room (two single beds). Each room is named after the funky color 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 watch TV or movies on our large screen TV. 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. There are 6 separate shower rooms (electric so you'll never run out of hot water), 3 on each floor. We offer a free continental breakfast with each night stay, free wifi throughout the hostel and smiles are always free. 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. Our check-in is between 3pm and 8pm and our reception closes at 10pm. If you are arriving later than 8pm, you MUST inform the hostel by email or telephone. Failure to do so, will result in you being possibly refused entry and being charged for the night.
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Non-smoking rooms
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My boyfriend and I stayed for a week. We were very pleased with the hostel, especially the large common room. Derry is a beautiful city and we look forward to staying at Hostel Connect when we return.
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The staff were kind. They were accommodating in making my stay in a female dorm comfortable. Hostel very cold everywhere, despite heaters. Couldn’t even take clothes off to shower it was freezing. Rooms very dirty upon arrival:( don’t even know if the beds are even swapped out.
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This hostel is in a great location and has good communal areas and staff but that's it. The bathrooms are terrible. They are covered in thick, black mould from ceiling to floor and are in dire need of work. I was so disgusted by them that I avoided having a shower before I left.
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The location of the hostel couldn't be better, right in the middle of town. There is also a good kitchen area and common room. The beds are also pretty comfortable with clean sheets provided. My only complaints are sadly that the male bathroom I used (on the top floor) is
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This place is really for people that are really broke. We checked in and the firs room that was offered to us was smelling of urine, just terible. In case of fire this hostel is on the secvond floor and it seems to have only one exist. The second room offered was so small. We
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Private room for two
Mould on wall in shower room
Unfinished, unclean sink in kitchen
"Book a private room."
"Smaller rooms will make sleep easier."
"Common room and laundry (paid but affordable) is on second floor but kitchen is on first. No lift."
"Bring your own slipper is needed, especially when you going to have a shower or to the kitchen."
"Higher floors have less noise from traffic."
US$45 - US$72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomNorthern IrelandDerry
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