Errigal Hostel (Hostelling International)

Dunlewy, Gweedore, Donegal, Ireland, Distance from city centre: 42.3km

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Situated amongst the misty hills of Dunlewey (approx 80Km from Donegal Town), Errigal Hostel has been sheltering hill walkers, photographers, bikers and hikers for over forty five years.

The lure of Errigal Mountain with its 100% panoramic views of northwest Donegal will surely delight the novice as well as the experienced climber.

The infamous Poisoned Glen with its resident ghost 'The Green Lady' should also keep those intrepid ghost hunters on their toes!

The hostel is also a prime location from which to discover the northwest Donegal area. From here you can visit the Glenveagh national park with its castle and Italian gardens, or take a stroll along one of the many white sandy beaches of the Donegal coast.

The nearest town of Bunbeg contains many a traditional pub where you can listen to an Irish music session while savouring a drop or two of the black stuff!



Please note:
Please note you have to ring the hostel directly for cancellations less than 5 days before arrival.

Check in after 2 pm and no later than 8.30pm.

When you stay with us we wish for ALL our guests to enjoy their stay in a safe and secure environment. Please note for same day bookings no booking will be accepted after 4pm.

*Children under the age of 16years cannot be in the dormitory rooms. Families must choose private rooms for sole use if children are under 16years - please contact the hostel if unsure.

Rules and Regulations -
+Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel
+Tampering with fire equipment is a criminal offence with fines of Eur 3000 or more.
For a more detailed list of our rules and regulations please see reception on check in.

Please note you have to ring the hostel directly for cancellations less than 5 days before arrival.

Check in after 2 pm and no later than 8.30pm.

When you stay with us we wish for ALL our guests to enjoy their stay in a safe and secure environment. Please note for same day bookings no booking will be accepted after 4pm.

*Children under the age of 16years cannot be in the dormitory rooms. Families must choose private rooms for sole use if children are under 16years - please contact the hostel if unsure.

Rules and Regulations -
+Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel
+Tampering with fire equipment is a criminal offence with fines of Eur 3000 or more.
For a more detailed list of our rules and regulations please see reception on check in
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Steam Room
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Check in 2pm – 8.30pm

Families travelling with children under the age of 16 must book private rooms.

For same day bookings no booking will be accepted after 4pm.

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By car or bicycle
Errigal Hostel is located in Dunlewey, at the base of Errigal Mountain. From Letterkenny, follow the N56 and after Kilmacrennan, make a left on R255/R251 following signage for Glenveagh National Park and Errigal. Continue until you enter the village of Dunlewey and the hostel will be on your right before Roarty’s Top petrol station. If coming from Donegal Town direction via the N56, after passing through Crolly, turn right on R251. The hostel will be on your left after Roarty’s Top petrol station. If facing the Petrol station, we are the third building on the right, up on the hill. We are approximately 30 minutes drive from Letterkenny and 1:30 hours drive from Donegal Town.

By Bus
The SITT local transport bus leaves Letterkenny (across from the bus station) to Burtonport twice a day and passes through Dunlewey, stopping at the Roarty’s TOP petrol station which is a 2 minute walk from the Hostel.

https://locallink.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Local-Link-Donegal-Route-271-Timetable-Web.pdf

From Dublin or Galway, you can take Bus Eireann to Letterkenny. Alternatively, John McGinley Coaches travels from Dublin and the nearest stop is Ostan Loch Altan in Gorthahork , from there you would need to book a taxi. Feda O’Donnell Coaches travels from Galway and Patrick Gallagher from Belfast, the nearest stop to the Hostel is the N56/R251 crossroads. It is a 3 km walk along the roadway from this point to the Hostel.
http://www.johnmcginley.com/timetable.html# - route A
http://www.buseireann.ie/timetables/1478276752-32.pdf
http://www.gallagherscoaches.com/classified/timetable20151.pdf

Airport
Donegal’s Carrickfinn airport is a 20 minute drive from Dunlewey. They offer taxi and rental car services by prior arrangement. Alternatively, you can take a taxi to Bonners Bar in Annagry and pick up the SITT rural transport bus that passes there once a day.

Located Near

GPS Details
Decimal: Latitude 55.029974 N Longitude -8.140780 W
Minutes & Hours: Latitude 55.01.47.9N Longitude 8.08.26.8W

Car/Bike: Approx 39Km from Letterkenny via R251. Approx 90Km from Donegal Town via N56.

Public bus:
From Belfast: Patrick Gallagher Buses +35374 9531107.
From Dublin: McGinley Coaches +35374 9135201.
From Galway: Feda O’Donnell Coaches +35374 9548114.
From Letterkenny: SITT Bus +353749741644

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