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Fairman House Independent Hostel
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

Stayed in a quad with my family for one rainy night in Derry. Although my family is accustomed to a bit more space (!), the room was clean, beds were comfortable and we managed to get a good night's sleep. Breakfast was modest, but more than we expected! It's easy to walk to the Bogside neighborhood and north of town, but is a bit far for an extended walking tour of Derry. Liam and Stella were very welcoming and made us feel like family. Stella helped me make porridge in the morning, and my dad and I talked with Liam over breakfast about his own experiences during the 'Troubles.' Great storyteller! Derry has a special place in my heart.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Maley S
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

Hostel was quite good but didnt like fact that owners hovered around place a bit too much. Was quite offended by views of owner who had very strong opinions on city but was quite happy to take money from people he obviously doesnt like. When you book into a place to stay you dont need to be bombarded with what they think about where you are staying.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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3  Thank cheekygirl57
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

the hostel was very quiet and much more like a b and b than any other hostel i have stayed in. in fact if it didnt have a kitchen , that is definitely what it would be called.

i was surprised when we discovered the location just how far out of the city centre it was. it seemed closer on the map , but when you have to come back from the city centre up the big hill . it is just too far. we sort of regretted that we didnt stay at either of the other hostels as we passed both of them on the way back home.

both seemed to have more other backpackers coming in and out. i am just surprised that no one else mentioned the poor location in the other reviews that we read.

maybe they were just b and b people, not hostel people.

a nice enough place but too far away from everything and too quiet to be called a good hostel. maybe a good choice for my parents , but even they wouldnt like going back up that hill.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank john l
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

We came here and stayed in the twin room on the top floor. It was nice that it had two separate beds instead of bunkbeds. The kitchen and bathrooms are newer and in very clean condition. There was great wireless reception even in the top floor, and a large TV on the main floor for entertainment. The hosts are incredibly friendly and helpful!

Room Tip: Real beds (not bunkbeds) in top floor twin room!
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank bluemoosed
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

I brought a group of students from America here. From the word go it was GREAT! Couple who owned it were fantastic. Students could cook till 10pm. they could make their own breakfast, watch TV, free wireless, clean rooms and bathrooms. Very convenient to the city also. Will definitely stay there again. If I ever bring students back, this is the place we will stay!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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