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Paddy's Palace

Hostel | 1 Woodleigh Terrace, Derry, Northern Ireland BT48 7ED

76.8% Overall Rating

128 out of 158 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/01/2013)

John Bennett thinks…

"Staff were really cool and willing to help out where needed . Very clean and well looked after building. Close to town and attractions.Would have no problem staying there again."

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  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.55

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 11:30
Latest Check-out: 11:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Derry?

Contact us directly

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#1 rated on TripAdvisor & Rick Steves!... Award-winning City-Centre Hostel. Famous for its glorious Georgian 'common room. Fully renovated in 2012 with new HOT showers, super-fast WiFi Internet & modern kitchen.
"Clean, comfortable & central" - Lonely Planet. Guest dinner EVERY night, only £2.50 Read more

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About Paddy's Palace

WINNER: '2007 Best Tourism Initiative, Derry City Council Business Awards'

'Clean, central, friendly, fun, with a sunny garden!'
- Lonely Planet

For 10 great years, our Hostel has provided a 'LegenDerry' city-centre base for our welcome guests.
We are know throughout the tourism industry as THE award-winning, fun & quality hostel located right in the city centre.

Our hostel is in a beautiful Georgian Townhouse that was built in 1832 as the home for the Warden-Doctor of the Londonderry Lunatic Asylum!
In 2012 we fully renovated our property with new showers & modern kitchen. We also carefully restored the most popular feature of our hostel - the glorious 'common room', which boasts a welcoming fireplace, a grand piano and the most comfortable sofas in the country! A Perfect chill-out zone for individuals & groups.

Group dinner every night where staff and guests eat together at our glorious Irish-Oak dining table doing what backapckers should do more - cook and eat a meal with new international friends!
Only £2.50 per person, meal is served EVERY night at 7pm.
Save Money, have fun, yum-yum.

- comfortable, clean beds (many rooms ensuite)
- safe & secure location (security lockers for guests)
- FREE WiFI & Internet, FREE Tea/Coffee, FREE Breakfast, FREE Parking
- laundry facilities
- a heated & covered-patio area for BBQs & outdoor dining

Our lovely hostel was founded 10 years ago by 2 of Ireland's best-known backpackers: - Steve McPhilemy & Charlie O'Connell.
Steve has organized walking tours of our historic city-walls since 1996 and Charlie founded Paddywagon tours after driving safaris in South Africa. We take great pride in ensuring our guests have an excellent experience.

We have lots of FREE parking and are only a 5-10 minutes walk or a 2-minute taxi-ride from the Bus-Station, we are adjacent to the Police Station and literally round the corner from all the main shops, pubs & restaurants.

At our hostel we want you to love our city as much as we do.

Is miss le mesa ('from me to you with respect' in Irish/Gaelic)
Steve McPhilemy…
… and my local & international hostel-team

NO Stag/Hen parties. These bookings will NOT be honoured.
Groups of 6 or more from the UK or Ireland MUST email the hostel directly.

Accommodation Information

We have 12 rooms – 2 of which have en-suite bathrooms, the others have shared bathrooms adjacent.
Our dorm rooms are 4 Bed en-suite, 4 Bed & 6 Bed.
We have private rooms - Single, Double, Twin, Triple & Family rooms (sleep 5)
We have a modern kitchen, free internet, washer/dryer, covered outdoor beer-garden, car-parking and a secure luggage room.

Location Information

Paddy's Palace Hostel
1 Woodleigh Terrace
Asylum Road
BT48 7ED

The hostel is within a very short walk of a Tesco store, numerous restaurants and fantastic pubs.

Please phone if you will be arriving past 10pm. Our reception closes at 11pm. Thank you!

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