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Donegal Town Independent Hostel


We are currently rated 4.85 out of 5 based on 84 ratings and 77 guest reviews.

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Great place and super nice people! I'll come back for sure.
Great place and super nice people! I'll come back for sure.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from ,Ireland on 11 Nov 2016
Best hostel I've stayed in yet by a long shot, (and not because I have had any n…
Best hostel I've stayed in yet by a long shot, (and not because I have had any negative experiences at others, this one was just exceptionally nice!). So friendly, personal, comfortable, and clean.
Rating: 4.75/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from ,Ireland on 29 Oct 2016
A lovely warm welcome from Linda, and a real home from home; I would have loved …
A lovely warm welcome from Linda, and a real home from home; I would have loved to have stayed longer. A hostel to rival any other 5 star accommodation.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Dorset,England on 25 Oct 2016
Comfortable stay at the hostel. Friendly and approachable lady of the house!
Comfortable stay at the hostel. Friendly and approachable lady of the house!
Rating: 4.75/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Dublin,Ireland on 16 Oct 2016
Loved my stay here. The staff was so friendly and warm, the hostel lovely and cl…
Loved my stay here. The staff was so friendly and warm, the hostel lovely and clean. I would recommend this hostel to anyone looking for a place to stay in Donegal.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from MA,United States on 03 Oct 2016
I stayed only 1 night but everything was first class.
I stayed only 1 night but everything was first class.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Tyrone,Northern Ireland on 18 Sep 2016
This is one of the best hostels I've stayed at. The owner, Linda, is very welcom…
This is one of the best hostels I've stayed at. The owner, Linda, is very welcoming and hospitable. It immediately makes one feel at home. The house is very spacious, with a large kitchen and a cosy living room. Also, it's great to have bedrooms and bathrooms where you can actually move around without bumping into something. And everything is kept very clean. Thank you for everything!
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Vlaams Brabant,Belgium on 13 Sep 2016
everything was very nice, thank you :)
everything was very nice, thank you :)
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Dublin,Ireland on 12 Sep 2016
Great!! We enjoyed it very much being there. Andy and Linda were so friendly! It…
Great!! We enjoyed it very much being there. Andy and Linda were so friendly! It was clean and cosy!
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from ,Ireland on 11 Sep 2016
nice staff, the room was very clean, comfortable to stay, you have everything in…
nice staff, the room was very clean, comfortable to stay, you have everything in the kitchen. Nothing to complain.
Rating: 4.75/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from LOUTH,Ireland on 04 Sep 2016
Great value for money and very very clean :)
Great value for money and very very clean :)
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from WA,Australia on 04 Sep 2016
Very friendly and helpful staff, everything nice and clean. Highly recommended!
Very friendly and helpful staff, everything nice and clean. Highly recommended!
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Hamburg,Germany on 02 Sep 2016
Top!
Top!
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Bergamo,Italy on 31 Aug 2016
bien accueillies, propres et confortables avec la salle de bain rattachée à la p…
bien accueillies, propres et confortables avec la salle de bain rattachée à la petite chambre de quatre.
Rating: 4.25/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from 38,France on 29 Aug 2016
We had a great few days staying here. Easy walk into town for the pubs and eatin…
We had a great few days staying here. Easy walk into town for the pubs and eating out. good kitchen with everything needed if you choose to eat in. COMFORTABLE bed and powerful shower. Very friendly and helpful.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from oxfordshire,Ireland on 18 Aug 2016
Lovely hostel, clean and spacious. Enjoyed my stay.
Lovely hostel, clean and spacious. Enjoyed my stay.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Mayo,Ireland on 17 Aug 2016
Warm welcome, clean and nice hostel. We wil stay there again, when we will visit…
Warm welcome, clean and nice hostel. We wil stay there again, when we will visit that area next time.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Hamburg,Germany on 17 Aug 2016
Excellent place to stay! Great, really friendly and available owners!
Excellent place to stay! Great, really friendly and available owners!
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from GELDERLAND,Netherlands on 11 Aug 2016
a very warm welcome from Linda, a nice place to stay
a very warm welcome from Linda, a nice place to stay
Rating: 4.75/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Hauts de Seine,France on 10 Aug 2016
A great place in every way, run by a very friendly, charming and welcoming lady.…
A great place in every way, run by a very friendly, charming and welcoming lady. I was particularly attracted by the complete absence of notices and signs telling people to put things here, or not to do this or that. I much look forward to returning.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Powys ,Wales on 10 Aug 2016
Wonderful stay
Wonderful stay
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from DC,United States on 09 Aug 2016
Wonderful hostel
Wonderful hostel
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from ,Ireland on 07 Aug 2016
We had a lovely time in Donegal. The hostel was clean and the staff was very fr…
We had a lovely time in Donegal. The hostel was clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Close walking to city central where many pubs, restaurants and shopping can be found. I would recommend this hostel if looking for budget accommodations.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Missouri,United States on 06 Aug 2016
I only stayed one night here but loved it. Excellent hostel, nice rooms, friendl…
I only stayed one night here but loved it. Excellent hostel, nice rooms, friendly staff and nice atmosphere.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Raphoe,Ireland on 06 Aug 2016
Nice Stay. Lovely hostel, stuff and everything.
Nice Stay. Lovely hostel, stuff and everything.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from ,Ireland on 04 Aug 2016
Great Hostel !!! The rooms are very nice and clean. The location is great, with …
Great Hostel !!! The rooms are very nice and clean. The location is great, with a beautiful sight on the landscape. And the owners are truly nice and helpful. Highly recommended! My best night in Ireland was definitely there!
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Hauts de Seine,France on 04 Aug 2016
Donegal Town Independent Hostel was my favourite place during our trip around Ir…
Donegal Town Independent Hostel was my favourite place during our trip around Ireland. The rooms are so stylish and extremely clean. Linda is so easy going and very, very friendly. The kitchen and lounge create an open atmosphere so that you get into contact with other guests. Don't forget to visit Slieve League while you are there. It's as beautiful as the cliffs of M. but less touristy.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from NRW,Germany on 02 Aug 2016
Incomparable hospitality! Thanks Linda!
Incomparable hospitality! Thanks Linda!
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from British Columbia,Canada on 02 Aug 2016
Excellent accueil d'Andy et Linda. Pas de surprise sur notre réservations et s…
Excellent accueil d'Andy et Linda. Pas de surprise sur notre réservations et son prix. Attention pas de paiement carte bancaire sur place.
Rating: 4.75/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Vienne,France on 27 Jul 2016
We had such a lovely couple of days at the hostel - I had an immaculate double e…
We had such a lovely couple of days at the hostel - I had an immaculate double ensuite room at an incredibly cheap price and the kitchen and lounge were large, comfortable and very clean. The staff were so friendly and welcoming and we met several students from lots of countries - and played board games with them in the evening! I used to stay in hostels a lot in my youth and this experience has encouraged me to continue - they are NOT just for young people - will definitely be back!!
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Please select,Scotland on 24 Jul 2016
What a wonderful place ! Very clean, wonderful showers and comfortable beds. It …
What a wonderful place ! Very clean, wonderful showers and comfortable beds. It was a lovely stay.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Québec,Canada on 04 Jul 2016
Great hostel. Love the improvements. Fantastic shower! Linda and Andy couldn'…
Great hostel. Love the improvements. Fantastic shower! Linda and Andy couldn't be nicer. They make an already great hostel outstanding.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Ohio,United States on 04 Jul 2016
I would like to have had breakfast available at the hostel. Also, I didn't know…
I would like to have had breakfast available at the hostel. Also, I didn't know it was going to be as long a walk as it was with a heavy bag...uphill all the way. Otherwise, I liked it just fine. Andy and Linda were very nice, and the general atmosphere was lovely.
Rating: 4.75/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Alaska,United States on 27 Jun 2016
Useful stop-over for 2 cyclists roaming the Donegal coast. Friendly welcome and…
Useful stop-over for 2 cyclists roaming the Donegal coast. Friendly welcome and good value. Bike shed appreciated. Could have improved signage when approaching from the East.
Rating: 4.25/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Devon,England on 26 Jun 2016
A clean, welcoming and beautifully laid back place with excellent facilities for…
A clean, welcoming and beautifully laid back place with excellent facilities for self-catering, 10 minutes walk from the town centre. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from norfolk,England on 26 Jun 2016
a great place to stay! not too big, very friendly atmosphere, good to meet other…
a great place to stay! not too big, very friendly atmosphere, good to meet other travelers
Rating: 4.75/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Schleswig-Holstein,Germany on 21 Jun 2016
Super friendly and knowledgable host. Great place, with awesome views, and p…
Super friendly and knowledgable host. Great place, with awesome views, and peaceful surroundings.
Rating: 4.25/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Norfolk,England on 16 Jun 2016
Super great hostel, friendly staff and good location. I would recommend this hos…
Super great hostel, friendly staff and good location. I would recommend this hostel to friends and family. Thank you for a great stay.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Leinster,Ireland on 13 Jun 2016
Great stay, nice contacts!
Great stay, nice contacts!
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Baden-Württemberg,Germany on 10 Jun 2016
Lovely atmosphere here. Very clean. Beautiful location. Definitely recommend!
Lovely atmosphere here. Very clean. Beautiful location. Definitely recommend!
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from on 07 Jun 2016
lovely view from our room. And it's really clean and tidy. The owners are nice p…
lovely view from our room. And it's really clean and tidy. The owners are nice people.
Rating: 4.50/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Londonderry,Northern Ireland on 29 May 2016
Awesome hostel, warm welcome and great care from Linda ! Ideally situated, small…
Awesome hostel, warm welcome and great care from Linda ! Ideally situated, small enough, everything was good :)
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Franche Comté ,France on 27 May 2016
Great stay at thé hostel. Near the town, friedly people
Great stay at thé hostel. Near the town, friedly people
Rating: 4.25/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from ,Ireland on 26 May 2016
Great Hostel. Just a 10 min walk from town centre. Helpful and funny hosts, grea…
Great Hostel. Just a 10 min walk from town centre. Helpful and funny hosts, great showers and perfect scenery.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from ,Ireland on 23 May 2016
Great Hostel, great stuff! Small city with nice bars and magnificent nature in …
Great Hostel, great stuff! Small city with nice bars and magnificent nature in the surrounding area: Bogs, Woods, Mountains, Lakes, Cliffs and a variety of Wildlife and plants! Best regards from Offenbach! =)
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Hessen,Germany on 09 May 2016
I enjoyed my stay at Donegal Town Independent Hostel very much. Nice room and be…
I enjoyed my stay at Donegal Town Independent Hostel very much. Nice room and bed, great bathroom, wonderful location and very kind and helpful hostel owners. Maybe only a free simple breakfast would make it better, but I would certainly recommend this hostel to other travellers.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Haarlem, The Netherlands on 01 May 2016
We had an excellent stay at the Independet Town Hostel in Donegal. Thanks to Lin…
We had an excellent stay at the Independet Town Hostel in Donegal. Thanks to Linda, who is a great host! The location was perfect and the rooms were lovely. Keep up the good work, Linda!
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Baden-Wuerttemberg,Germany on 30 Apr 2016
I couldn't ask for a better stay. Well, I probably could, but it would be gildin…
I couldn't ask for a better stay. Well, I probably could, but it would be gilding the lily. Look for the birdhouse from the front porch.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from NY,United States on 28 Apr 2016
WE have had a very nice time.
WE have had a very nice time.
Rating: 4.75/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from cote d or,France on 21 Apr 2016
One of the best hostels I have ever been to. It felt more like a hotel than a h…
One of the best hostels I have ever been to. It felt more like a hotel than a hostel. Linda could not have been more friendly or helpful. Will definitely be returning in the future.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Perthshire,Scotland on 20 Apr 2016
We enjoyed our stay and we will be back. The bedrooms were so clean. Enjoyed b…
We enjoyed our stay and we will be back. The bedrooms were so clean. Enjoyed by all!
Rating: 4.50/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from ,Ireland on 05 Apr 2016
Simple, friendly and straight forward place. Well located for Donegal Town.
Simple, friendly and straight forward place. Well located for Donegal Town.
Rating: 4.75/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Hertfordshire,England on 28 Mar 2016
lovely place to stay, cosy comfy and nice people..recommended
lovely place to stay, cosy comfy and nice people..recommended
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Dublin,Ireland on 14 Nov 2015
Great atmosfere. Linda is a excellent person..
Great atmosfere. Linda is a excellent person..
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Vitacura,Chile on 02 Nov 2015
Great staff and great atmosphere.
Great staff and great atmosphere.
Rating: 4.75/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Dublin, Ireland on 09 Oct 2015
The Donegal Town Independent Hostel is a great place to stay, especially when on…
The Donegal Town Independent Hostel is a great place to stay, especially when one is in need of a welcoming and calming atmosphere. One feels, here is a place where you are cared for and Linda is a great person to talk to!
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Germany,Germany on 08 Oct 2015
Consistent and clean. Lovely family run hostel.
Consistent and clean. Lovely family run hostel.
Rating: 4/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Lancashire,England on 05 Oct 2015
situated a half-mile from the city center, donegal town independent hostel is an…
situated a half-mile from the city center, donegal town independent hostel is an oasis to those who appreciate the natural surroundings of a garden with restaurants and pubs a 15 minute walk away. your hosts, linda and andy will welcome you as family taking the time to introduce you to other guests as well as arrange an itinerary that suits your level of activity. do not miss slieve league it will amaze with its sheer cliffs to the sea below. ask linda about the long walk into town (add five minutes) for a view of the peaceful donegal harbor.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from OR,United States on 22 Sep 2015
Wonderful visit. Clean friendly helpful could ask for more
Wonderful visit. Clean friendly helpful could ask for more
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Maine,United States on 15 Sep 2015
Brilliant place!
Brilliant place!
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from ,Ireland on 07 Sep 2015
Very pleasant stay in Independent Hostel which has beautiful rooms. We appreciat…
Very pleasant stay in Independent Hostel which has beautiful rooms. We appreciated the kindness and the hospitality of the staff.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from rhône,France on 01 Sep 2015
Séjour très sympathique et agréable. La chambre grande et plutôt propre peut cep…
Séjour très sympathique et agréable. La chambre grande et plutôt propre peut cependant se révéler froide durant la nuit et le matin, en raison sans doute des fenêtres. La cuisine commune est grande, bien équipée et propre. Enfin l'accueil des propriétaires était très sympathique et chaleureux, ils ont contribué à valoriser notre séjour à Donegal !
Rating: 4.50/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from -,France on 31 Aug 2015
Nice and quiet place. The room was clean and the owners really friendly. Best …
Nice and quiet place. The room was clean and the owners really friendly. Best value for money, I recommend this place to anyone.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Pyrénées Atlantiques,France on 25 Aug 2015
everyone in your country is awesome, had a great stay
everyone in your country is awesome, had a great stay
Rating: 4.50/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from North Carolina,United States on 13 Aug 2015
This was the best friendliest hostel that we stayed in while in Ireland.
This was the best friendliest hostel that we stayed in while in Ireland.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Michigan,USA on 13 Aug 2015
very friendly hostel, everything very nice.
very friendly hostel, everything very nice.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Deux-Sèvres,France on 13 Aug 2015
Stayed 1 night, in the family room, great room, lots of space. The staff are ver…
Stayed 1 night, in the family room, great room, lots of space. The staff are very friendly and the location is good too.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from ,Ireland on 11 Aug 2015
I can absolutely recommend this hostel! Great place, great owners, great beds, g…
I can absolutely recommend this hostel! Great place, great owners, great beds, great showers, great kitchen. Everything you wish for while travelling :) Dont miss Sleave League! Easy to get there from Donegal, its stunning!
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Noord-Holland,Netherlands on 08 Aug 2015
A very funny and kind hearted host. A wonderful place to stay and a great locat…
A very funny and kind hearted host. A wonderful place to stay and a great location.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from QLD,Australia on 02 Aug 2015
Très bon accueil, bien situé, arrangeant
Très bon accueil, bien situé, arrangeant
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from rhone,France on 28 Jul 2015
Wonderful stay!
Wonderful stay!
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from NC,Ireland on 07 Jul 2015
A good place and run by a delightful couple. They were really good fun and very …
A good place and run by a delightful couple. They were really good fun and very helpful
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from ,Ireland on 30 Jun 2015
Un accueil chaleureux et dynamique, des chambres confortables.
Un accueil chaleureux et dynamique, des chambres confortables.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from france,France on 23 Jun 2015
v good v friendly
v good v friendly
Rating: 3/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from co.donegal,Ireland on 22 Jun 2015
The best hostel I've ever seen with such nice hosts!
The best hostel I've ever seen with such nice hosts!
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Dublin,Ireland on 11 Jun 2015
I enjoyed my stay at Independent Hostel, Linda was very nice, welcoming and frie…
I enjoyed my stay at Independent Hostel, Linda was very nice, welcoming and friendly. I advice this place to any who want to stay near Donegal.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from Limerick,Ireland on 03 Jun 2015
Nice, well equipped hostel approximately 12 min walk from the Abbey hotel (Bus E…
Nice, well equipped hostel approximately 12 min walk from the Abbey hotel (Bus Eireann drop-off point in Donegal Town). Friendly owners Linda and Andy who have a wealth of information on the local area, on trips etc. I was in an ensuite 6 bed room which was clean and comfortable. The shower was great! Lots to do in the local area as well. All in all I had a great stay.
Rating: 5/5
Donegal Town Independent Hostel reviewed by from N Ireland,Northern Ireland on 25 May 2015