4.9 out of 5.0 average rating based on 184 reviews
5.00

4.50

This was a great place to stay for a night. The host made us feel right at home, and gave us great recommendations for nice walks to go on, and restaurants and pubs in town. The room was private, clean and comfortable. The kitchen was fully equipped. The location is just a short walk from town and it's very safe.

5.00

Great hostel. Linda is a great host. Highly recommended

5.00

This was my second visit to Donegal Independent Hostel and it was every bit as good as the first. Linda and Andy are fantastic hosts, the rooms are comfortable and the kitchen has to be one of the best equipped of any hostel I've stayed in.

5.00

What a wonderful place to stay in Donegal. The hosts are wam and gracious, the place is clean and spacious, and there is a walk to town that takes you along the harbor.

4.50

Really enjoyed my stay and found the place to be very convenient to town centre. The staff were friendly and helpful and would have no hesitation in staying there again.

4.75

It was so lovely staying here. The Kitten added a fun element to it. Everything was really clean and comfy. Perfect location if you are on your way to Slieve League and despite the road it was very quiet. Thank you Linda!! Would love to stay here again.

5.00

5.00

Wonderful!!!! Cosy, warm, welcoming and clean!!! I always like to come back!!

5.00

A little gem. Warm and friendly hosts, lovely setting, a little out of town but a delightful walk in via the lake. A great stay.

5.00

I had a fabulous time in Donegal. Thank you so much!!!

4.75

Great hostel with comfy beds and a warm shower. Just what we needed after a days cycling. Very friendly and welcoming hosts.

4.75

Amazing place to stay. Quiet, clean, and homey. I would definitely go back.

5.00

Our stay at Donegal Town Independent Hostel was perfect. Linda is such a nice tenant. We highly recommend her place, clean, nice and quiet. We'll come back as soon as we can!

5.00

Thank you for a wonderful stay! I spent two weeks travelling round Ireland and stayed in a different hostel each night and this was one of the best. Linda is a fantastic host - she really takes care of her guests and the place is really clean and tidy. The kitchen is well equipped and it’s a short walk into town. A really relaxing place to stay. Thank you!

5.00

I stay at Donegal Town Hostel each year on my way to school in Glencholmcille. The hostel is clean and the staff is friendly and welcoming. It is an easy walk into town (maybe 1 kilometer?) beside the main road, but there is also a lovely walk through the fairy woods.The bed is comfy and the kitchen is well equipped. My room did not have a private bath, but the bath was just a few steps down the hall.

5.00

Linda was very friendly and chatty. Our room and the bathroom were sparkly clean. We had a very pleasant stay.

5.00

Very clean and very tidy place. Absolutely can recommend this hostel. I would stay here again. Linda is extremely friendly and cheerful. (But her husband(?) can be a little grumpy.)

5.00

5.00

Fantastic place. Came here in May 2019 and enjoyed it so much came back 2 months later. Hosts are excellent, the double ensuite room is very nice, and location is ideal, being only a 10 minute walk (or 20 minutes via the scenic route) into town centre. Room was very clean. Hosts very helpful with advice but never intruded. Highly recommend.

5.00

5.00

This is a lovely, old building, but beautifully maintained and graciously staffed by the owners. We stay here every summer and will be back next year. Donegal is a wonderful and friendly, medium-sized Irish town with great shopping, Pubs, and Restaurant.

5.00

Lovely place and great host! Peter from Holland

5.00

Ridiculously clean, cleaner than my own house! Great facilities, free tea and coffee, really sweet waterside walk into town

5.00

If I am in town again, I will come back to stay

4.75

lovely stay at quiet hostel in spacious room, run by warm lady

5.00

Great hostel. Nice location. Linda always willing to give helpful advice.

5.00

Beautiful property with very welcoming hosts. My only gripe was with the fridge, I nearly broke my arm trying to get the door open!

5.00

Best hostel we had in Ireland!

5.00

We had a lovely stay here. The family room was spotless, comfy bed. The kitchen is well equipped and the common areas good. Great value, lovely location and most importantly, the welcome from Linda and Andy.

5.00

Great hostel. The house is over one hundred years old and feels comfortable. The room that I stayed in was easy access to a real shower/ toilet and a toilet very close. The walk into town can be 10 minutes or one can go through the fairy woods by the river. The host is super attentive and kind. Great place to stay!

4.75

A very homey place with relatively spacious rooms and lovely owners. Has a nice kitchen and big a living room with a TV.

5.00

Wonderful! Amazing hospitality, super clean, and a beautiful common room with a fire place. Would absolutely stay again!

5.00

Wonderful place, look forward to staying there when I return to Donegal later in the year. Linda is a fantastic host, my room was comfortable, clean and quiet. The kitchen is really well-organised to cater for those who want to do their own cooking and a natural hub for the guests so it's a good place for conversation.

5.00

I love the hostal and Linda was really kind with us.

5.00

The friendliest host that I've ever met with. Thank you for everything!

5.00

Excellent hostel with great hosts and lovely warm fire

5.00

j'ai l'habitude de séjourner en auberge lors de mes voyages. Celle-ci est exceptionnelle par son confort (de la literie, des douches, du salon, du jardin ...) par sa propreté et surtout par l'accueil et la très grande gentillesse de Linda et Andy. J'y ai séjourné plus d'une semaine et j'ai bien l'intention d'y revenir.

4.75

We had a lovely stay. The host is very friendly and helpful and the room was clean and comfortable.

4.00

We had our own room with bathroom. Sadly the room was a bit cold. The kitchen provides everything you need to prepare a cold or warm meal.

5.00

Wonderful hosts, immaculate and comfortable sleeping, large shower and toilet facilities, plenty of hot water.

5.00

5.00

5.00

Everything was perfect!

4.50

Friendly hosts, clean and spacious rooms.

5.00

very good place, beautiful views, good location and the bedroom and bathroom were very good. the hosts very friendly. It was a little far from the village

5.00

Our stay here was lovely. The room was about what you'd expect for a hostel, although we had a private washroom, which was nice. Beyond that, the hosts were amazing, the common areas are 5-stars, and the full kitchen suited our needs perfectly. We're only sad we didn't get to spend more time there!

5.00

4.75

Great, good value & very friendly, helpful staff.

4.50

I can't think of a reason why you wouldn't stay there,if hostels are your thing.

5.00

Très bel endroit Andy et Linda sont sympathiques et accueillants La chambre était spacieuse et très propre Excellent rapport qualité prix, le sourire en plus je recommande vivement

4.00

Very nice welcome of the host. She really lets you feel at home. Good facilities and nice room. I would totally recommend it :)

5.00

This is a beautiful hostel, well located just a short walk to town. Friendly staff and comfortable lounge and dining rooms. I truly hope to be back one day. Loved it.

5.00

I had a lovely stay there. The hostel is full of useful informations and is close to the town. I would definitely recommend it.

5.00

Excellent , clean, modern, good value rooms. Friendly staff

5.00

We had a great time at Linda and her husband's hostel ! The rooms are nice , the living room very cosy ! Linda is a great host, takes time to make you acquainted with her other guests and has a good sense of humour ! She makes you feel at home ! I'll surely come back to their place next time I come to Donegal ! The best hostel we had during our one week stay in Ireland !!!

5.00

The hostel is an easy walk from Donegal town. Linda and family were incredibly welcoming. A very pleasant stay. Lovely views from hostel and gorgeous walks nearby. And lastly I enjoyed the complimentary coffee waiting for us all each morning! Thank you for a very comfortable stay, Linda and Andy.

5.00

This is without many words one of the best places I ever stayed in. Lovely hosts, great atmosphere, fantastic amenities - and a strong coffee in the morning!

5.00

Really enjoyed our stay at the Hostel, hopefully we will be able to return again before the end of the summer. Linda and Andy are excellent hosts! The accommodation was excellent and facilities are immaculate. The hostel is also in a lovely setting..... Looking forward to another visit. Thanks & Best Regards Annette

5.00

Had a great stay at Donegal Independent Hostel - well located, well run, and affordable accommodation! Would definitely recommend!

5.00

5.00

I had a great stay at the hostel. Linda is the nicest person and the hostel has a wonderful garden with a view, comfy beds and great showers.The kitchen is well equipped. Location is perfect for a night out at the pubs in Donegal town and easy to reach from the main road with very good parking space, but also quiet for a good nights rest. If you are on for a morning run there is a supernice route along the water and back through the town as a perfect roundcourse. Look out for the fairy houses in the trees. :-) Loved my stay an will certainly come back.

5.00

We loved our stay in Donegal. Linda was super friendly and had some great recommendations for what to do.

4.75

Nice Hostel with kind staff

5.00

Lovely hostel with a big garden and nice, clean facilities. Hosts are very helpful and welcoming, a pleasure to stay there!

5.00

4.75

une auberge de jeunesse tout confort avec des chambres à la déco sobre mais chouette.

4.75

Lovely hosts

5.00

Perfect stay. Next time, I'll make sure to stay longer!

5.00

I had a wonderful stay at Donegal Independent Hostel. Everyone was so helpful and friendly and my single room with ensuite was lovely, clean and comfortable with great wifi. The Hostel is in a great location - just a short walk into town. I loved my stay here and hope to stay again when I return to Ireland.

5.00

Looking forward to returning on my next visit to Donegal

5.00

The jostel is perfect, they are so friendly and krep sure to make you feel like at home. Everything is clean, beds are very confortable, the views so good. Etc

5.00

It's been a pleasure like all my five previous stays at the Independent. Thanks to Linda and John.

5.00

Lovely homely setting and helpful owners.

5.00

Awesome Great location Great hostel Great people Loved it.....stayed longer!!!

4.50

Host was very friendly, we arrived very late and she was still happy to show us around and help us book taxis etc. The room was very clean and all we needed. The location is great, just a 10 min walk from the centre of town.

5.00

Great place to stay, friendly staff, and breakfast was a great addition to the value of the stay.

5.00

Linda is an awesome host.

5.00

Only stayed 1 night but had a great time. Lovely sitting by the open fire chatting to Linda.

4.75

Convenient, functional and good value.

5.00

We had a lovely and comfortable stay! We enjoyed meeting and chatting with you both, and appreciated your recommendations for places to eat and the bank walk.

5.00

lovely hostel with lots of flowers. nice and cosy. looking forward to stay again.

5.00

Very friendly

5.00

I absolutely loved this hostel. The staff is friendly and warm, and the facilities are clean and comfortable. It's located a very short walking distance from the center of Donegal town. It was easy to find on the main highway from Sligo, and is a big comfy house with a pleasant atmosphere. I hope to stay there again in the future and warm my toes in front of the fireplace.

5.00

No comment

5.00

Whilst on a motorcycle tour of the Wild Atlantic Way my friend and I stayed a night at the Donegal Town Independent Hostel. To say we were impressed does not do this hostel justice. We were both in seperate single ensuite rooms that were spotlessly clean and spacious. The host was helpful and friendly and offered sound advice on where to eat and drink in the town. We were not disappointed with Donegal town. We stayed in other bed and breakfast accommodation including a hotel and by far and away this was the best...simply superb. Many thanks.

4.50

I loved my stay at the Donegal Hostel, it was one of my favorites while in Ireland. Super homey feel, and very open community there. Linda, who runs it, was so welcoming! The town is quaint and a nice place to relax!

5.00

We feel like home. Linda the owner is great and room was very nice. The wi fi and the common area are lovely.

5.00

Muy bien recibimiento. La habitación y el baño muy grandes, nuevos y limpios. Lo recomiendo 100%.

5.00

Warmly suggested

5.00

It was a nice Hostel, and Linda and her husband were very friendly!

5.00

Great stay in a double room, cosy bed good kitchen. Not far out of town. Friendly staff, book direct and try and stay for 3 nights to explore the area.

3.75

Beautiful view with nice gardens. Basic rooms and fairly close to town - about a 15 to 20 minute walk.

4.75

All was perfect. Just the car's noise.

4.75

Nice place to stay. Very warm and friendly welcome

4.50

Great hostel! Linda and Andy are very friendly and knowledgable of the Donegal area. Highly recommended to anyone. Would definitely stay again!

5.00

We enjoyed the stay very much and want to come back

4.75

I would Recommend this B B, to anyone wanting to stay in Donegal.

5.00

The owners of this property were so friendly and welcoming that I felt that I had come to my own home. I had a private room with a bath just down the hall. The 15 minute walk into Donegal Town down a wooded path beside the bay was lovely. (The woods are apparently inhabited by fairies.) This is a vintage building, so don't expect the latest in decor, but it is comfortable and unique. I hope to return in the future.

4.50

Andy and Linda always make you feel at home. The rooms are nice and bright.

5.00

Have no words to describe people there. Such a nice and friendly people, and the view from the room is just fantastic.

5.00

Friendliest hostess in any hostel I lived at or stayed at. I spent only one night there, but wanted to spend more because of the hospitality and the attitude of the owner. She was friendly, kind and really welcoming. Also, the view is beautiful.

4.75

Lovely hostel about 15 minutes walk from the town centre. Nice rooms. Small but well-equipped kitchen, friendly staff.

4.50

Une nuit bien agréable passée dans cet hostel. La chambre double et la salle de bain étaient propres et confortables. Nous avons été accueilli chaleureusement. Possibilité de se faire à manger grâce à la cuisine mis à disposition. En résumé, une bonne adresse :)

5.00

I loved my stay in the hostel. Linda was so friendly to me. The room was tidy and clean and everything was 100%.

5.00

One of the best hostels that I stayed so far. I will definitely come again!

4.25

Very good - I would recommend it.

5.00

Great place and super nice people! I'll come back for sure.

4.75

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.

5.00

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.

4.75

Comfortable stay at the hostel. Friendly and approachable lady of the house!

5.00

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.

5.00

I stayed only 1 night but everything was first class.

5.00

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!

5.00

everything was very nice, thank you :)

5.00

Great!! We enjoyed it very much being there. Andy and Linda were so friendly! It was clean and cosy!

4.75

nice staff, the room was very clean, comfortable to stay, you have everything in the kitchen. Nothing to complain.

5.00

Great value for money and very very clean :)

5.00

Very friendly and helpful staff, everything nice and clean. Highly recommended!

5.00

Top!

4.25

bien accueillies, propres et confortables avec la salle de bain rattachée à la petite chambre de quatre.

5.00

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.

5.00

Lovely hostel, clean and spacious. Enjoyed my stay.

5.00

Warm welcome, clean and nice hostel. We wil stay there again, when we will visit that area next time.

5.00

Excellent place to stay! Great, really friendly and available owners!

4.75

a very warm welcome from Linda, a nice place to stay

5.00

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.

5.00

Wonderful stay

5.00

Wonderful hostel

5.00

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.

5.00

I only stayed one night here but loved it. Excellent hostel, nice rooms, friendly staff and nice atmosphere.

5.00

Nice Stay. Lovely hostel, stuff and everything.

5.00

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!

5.00

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.

5.00

Incomparable hospitality! Thanks Linda!

4.75

Excellent accueil d'Andy et Linda. Pas de surprise sur notre réservations et son prix. Attention pas de paiement carte bancaire sur place.

5.00

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!!

5.00

What a wonderful place ! Very clean, wonderful showers and comfortable beds. It was a lovely stay.

5.00

Great hostel. Love the improvements. Fantastic shower! Linda and Andy couldn't be nicer. They make an already great hostel outstanding.

4.75

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.

4.25

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.

5.00

A clean, welcoming and beautifully laid back place with excellent facilities for self-catering, 10 minutes walk from the town centre. Highly recommended.

4.75

a great place to stay! not too big, very friendly atmosphere, good to meet other travelers

4.25

Super friendly and knowledgable host. Great place, with awesome views, and peaceful surroundings.

5.00

Super great hostel, friendly staff and good location. I would recommend this hostel to friends and family. Thank you for a great stay.

5.00

Great stay, nice contacts!

5.00

Lovely atmosphere here. Very clean. Beautiful location. Definitely recommend!

4.50

lovely view from our room. And it's really clean and tidy. The owners are nice people.

5.00

Awesome hostel, warm welcome and great care from Linda ! Ideally situated, small enough, everything was good :)

4.25

Great stay at thé hostel. Near the town, friedly people

5.00

Great Hostel. Just a 10 min walk from town centre. Helpful and funny hosts, great showers and perfect scenery.

5.00

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! =)

5.00

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.

5.00

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!

5.00

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.

4.75

WE have had a very nice time.

5.00

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.

4.50

We enjoyed our stay and we will be back. The bedrooms were so clean. Enjoyed by all!

4.75

Simple, friendly and straight forward place. Well located for Donegal Town.

5.00

lovely place to stay, cosy comfy and nice people..recommended

5.00

Great atmosfere. Linda is a excellent person..

4.75

Great staff and great atmosphere.

5.00

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!

4.00

Consistent and clean. Lovely family run hostel.

5.00

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.

5.00

Wonderful visit. Clean friendly helpful could ask for more

5.00

Brilliant place!

5.00

Very pleasant stay in Independent Hostel which has beautiful rooms. We appreciated the kindness and the hospitality of the staff.

4.50

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 !

5.00

Nice and quiet place. The room was clean and the owners really friendly. Best value for money, I recommend this place to anyone.

4.50

everyone in your country is awesome, had a great stay

5.00

This was the best friendliest hostel that we stayed in while in Ireland.

5.00

very friendly hostel, everything very nice.

5.00

Stayed 1 night, in the family room, great room, lots of space. The staff are very friendly and the location is good too.

5.00

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!

5.00

A very funny and kind hearted host. A wonderful place to stay and a great location.

5.00

Très bon accueil, bien situé, arrangeant

5.00

Wonderful stay!

5.00

A good place and run by a delightful couple. They were really good fun and very helpful

5.00

Un accueil chaleureux et dynamique, des chambres confortables.

3.00

v good v friendly

5.00

The best hostel I've ever seen with such nice hosts!

5.00

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.

5.00

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.

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Address

Doonan
Donegal Town
Co Donegal
Ireland

Phone

074 97 22805

Email

info@donegaltownhostel.com

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