The Bluestack Centre
The Bluestack Centre is a Community Activity Centre and luxury 28 bed self-catering hostel idyllically located at the foothills of the magnificent Bluestack Mountains in Drimarone, approximately 5 miles from Donegal Town .
The Bluestack Hostel is one of the 25 An Oige, Irish Youth Hostel Association (YHA) hostels throughout Ireland. The Hostel is situated approx 8Km (5 miles) from Donegal Town and is ideally located for exploring this unspoiled countryside.
The Bluestack Centre Hostel incorporates a luxury 28 bed hostel, complete with family room, dormitory accommodation and an en-suite special needs room, ideal for wheelchair users. Guests can relax and unwind in the TV lounge and fully equipped self-catering kitchen provided for their comfort, internet access is also available.
Tennis & basketball courts are among the facilities on offer. Laundry service and towel hire service available. Some concessions are available for large groups and catering can be arranged for visiting groups with pre booking.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast Not Included
- Child Friendly
- Children's Play Area
- Common Room
- Cots available
- Credit Cards Not Accepted
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Fitness Centre
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meeting Rooms
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Towels Not Included
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Friendly
Cancellation PolicyThis 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 InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
The Bluestack Centre policies & conditions;
Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
Check in from
12noon - 9.00pm Monday - Friday
4.00pm - 9.00pm Saturday.
Saturday & Sunday - please ring the mobile number provided on your confirmation email in advance to let us know your arrival time.
Strictly no hostel check-in's after 9.00pm.
Please let us know your ETA in advance of your arrival to ensure there is someone here to welcome you. PLEASE NOTE: NO check in after 9pm, If you arrive after this time you may not be able to check in and you will have to find alternative accommodation at your own expense.
Check out before 10:00am.
Payment upon arrival by cash.
Breakfast not included.
Our Hostel is self catering with the nearest shops and restaurants approx. 8kms away so we would advise our guests to purchase provisions before coming to the Hostel.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
From Donegal Town, take the N56 signposted for Ardara / Killybegs. At the first roundabout adjacent to the Statoil Service Station take the roundabout exit signposted for Letterbarrow / MillPark Hotel / Bluestack Centre.
Pass the Mill Park Hotel entrance on your right hand side and continue along the road for approximately 6.5Km (4 miles), following the white signs for Letterbarrow & the brown signs for Bluestack Centre.
You will arrive at a "T" junction, take a right at the junction, signposted for Bluestack Centre. Then cross a small stone bridge and immediately after the bridge take a left.
You will pass O'Neills pub on your left and a small housing estate on your right. The Bluestack Centre is the large stone building located on the right hand side, adjacent to Drimarone Chapel.
The Bluestack Centre is in the rural, remote area of Drimarone, 5kms from the nearest village and shops.
The area surrounding the Centre itself is a haven for the avid hill-walker and there are many impressive landmarks to see such as:
Greymares Tail waterfall
Other attractions include;
Slieve League cliffs
Water Bus Tours
Murvath Golf Club
Donegal Equestrian Centre -its well recommended to go horse-riding on the surrounding beach