'Cead Mile Failte' (pronounced Kead Meela FallCha) which means '100,000 welcomes' to our award-winning Hostel which is top-rated by guidebooks and ideally situated in our historic city-centre.
'Clean, Safe, Central & Full of history & local culture'. Owned and managed by travellers, we designed this hostel to make you feel at home and to provide you with the best stay in one of the most historic cities in Europe.
'Derry Palace' Hostel is within walking distance of pretty much everything you need and has a great location for enjoying our historic walled-city, being only 5/10 minutes walk from the Bus Station, 1 minute from the supermarket and right round the corner from the action in the best musical pubs, coffee shops, political murals & museums.
For 10 great years, Derry-born Tour-Guide Steve McPhilemy and his travel-loving team have provided a 'LegenDerry' welcome. We have even become a wee bit famous throughout Northern Ireland, featuring on National TV last year as the fun & quality accommodation located in the centre of Derry.
Our lovely hostel is in a beautiful georgian townhouse that was built in 1832. We invite our fellow travellers to relax and enjoy a film in the TV/DVD room or read a book from our extensive Travel-Library in front of our cosy fireplace. We burn peat or turf, the traditional Irish fuel. It fills the room with sweet aroma of the countryside. Very few hostels carry on this welcoming tradition.
We recently fully renovated our property with new electric showers (they are warm 24//7 guaranteed) & a nice modern kitchen. We also carefully restored the most popular feature of our hostel - the glorious 'common room', which boasts a grand piano and the most comfortable sofas in the country! A perfect chill-out zone for individuals & groups.
We take great pride in ensuring our guests have an excellent experience.
Our features include individual lockers, towels, linen and duvets, free coffee and tea all day,
To enhance your journey we offer free maps and advice and free access to guide books from across the world. There's also free luggage storage.
Free internet & wifi, free yummy breakfast, free parking, free bicycles, free piano, guitar & musical instruments
Our top 5 qualities
1. Owned by a derry-born tour-guide who loves to share his passion of local history
2. Comfortable, clean beds (many rooms ensuite), warm electric showers with super-fast wifi internet.
3. Safe & secure location (we are across the street from the police station and provide security lockers for guests)
4. Laundry facilities available for guests who need to wash some clothes
5. Heated & covered outdoor courtyard for bbq's & outdoor dining on summer evenings and cosy cuddle-ups on chilly winter nights.
Lonely planet rate us very positively and we are the only hostel in derry recommended by us travel guru rick steves. Also recommended by 'guide du routard', 'lets go' & 'rough guide'; and we are proudly top-rated on tripadvisor.com
Winner: '2007 best tourism accommodation, derry city council business-awards'
'This hostel is central, comfortable and as friendly as they come.
There's a sunny garden and a good party atmosphere, and
The staff regularly organize nights out at a local pubs with traditional music'
**lonely planet 2013**
Free super-fast internet (a whopping 80mb download speed!)
As travelers ourselves we realize the importance of being online for the modern traveller. So we have invested in a super-fast fibre-optic wifi internet which works in all our rooms, including bedrooms, common-room and our courtyard & garden. If you don't have a smartphone or tablet, don't worry! We provide laptops for guests to use free in our tv/common room.
At derry palace hostel we want you to love our city as much as we do.
Is mise le meas ('from me to you with respect' in irish/gaelic)
The team at derry palace hostel
No stag/hen parties. These bookings will not be honoured. Sorry
Groups of 6 or more from the uk or ireland must email the hostel directly