This newly opened hostel is located in the heart of Derry and is perfect for visitors of all kinds. The graceful lounge, complete with a piano and large fireplace, is ideal for social gatherings after an exciting day of sightseeing.


Derry Hostel was completely renovated in 2017 and now features a modern kitchen, state of the art showers, and high speed internet access. Aside from the convenience of our central location, within easy reach of the city’s main historic attractions, and the hospitality of our staff, you can expect a fine continental breakfast every morning from 08.00am.

Guests and members of staff come together around the handmade dining table of Irish oak wood and have a great dinner with your fellow backpackers, saving you money and allowing you to have some fun with friends old and new.


Everything about this hostel, which is managed and owned by those with as much of a passion for travel as you, aims to ensure you enjoy a safe, clean stay in the middle of Derry, where the friendliness of the locals and our staff will ensure you get to experience the beauty and rich heritage of this historic city the way it was meant to be.

The Derry Hostel & Guesthouse is located just minutes from all of the central attractions and shopping areas on foot. From here you can explore the four hundred year old walls of this city and it’s only 10 minutes from the bus station. A supermarket, coffee shops, and some of the city’s finest traditional Irish musical pubs are located even closer. Other nearby highlights include museums and the political murals from the Troubles.

This isn’t just any hostel, as we’re located in a stunning Georgian era townhouse which was constructed in 1832. Our guests are encouraged to sit back and enjoy a movie in our TV room or browse our sizable travel library beside a cosy fireplace. Traditional fuels such as turf and peat are burned on the fire, and you’ll find the room filled with the unmistakable aroma of the Irish countryside, a welcoming custom which many hostels have abandoned in recent years.

Our recent renovations to the property, including new electric showers with warm water day or night, and a pleasant modern kitchen, are enhanced by the careful restoration of the hostel common room. Comfortable chairs and a piano make this an ideal spot relaxing alone or as part of a group. You won’t need to spend long here, listening to the chatter or your fellow travellers, to realise why this is the most popular feature of our hostel.

We do our utmost to ensure that all of guests are treated to top quality service during their stay and some of the conveniences we offer include towels, linens, duvets, personal lockers, and free tea and coffee throughout the day. Free maps, tourist information, and free access to our guide books from around the world are available, and we’ll store your luggage for free too.

Our hope is that you’ll come to love Derry as much as we do during your stay.


Stag and hen party bookings will not be honoured, no exceptions.

Groups of six or more visiting from Ireland or the UK will need to email the hostel directly.


“This hostel is absolutely superb, the staff are friendly, helpful, full of local knowledge and go the extra mile. The facilities are cleaned daily, rooms are spacious, free wireless internet in the lounge and a large screen TV (which was popular most evenings).”

Mark, Galway

1 Woodleigh Terrace, Asylum Rd, Derry BT48 7ED


Tel: 0044 28 71879798

© 2018 by Derry Hostel  & Guesthouse

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