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Derry City Independent Hostel

Hostel | 12 Princes Street, Derry, Northern Ireland BT48

92.9% Overall Rating

290 out of 301 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/06/2014)

"This is one of the nicest hostels I have stayed in. It is comfortable and relaxed and homey."

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE: LATEST CHECK-IN TIME IS 10pm. This hostel is not suitable for stag/hen parties. Please do not book these groups into the hostel as these bookings will not be honored! Group bookings of 5 or more persons made through the agents website will not be honored!

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.

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Derry?

Contact us directly

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About Derry City Independent Hostel

*Please note latest check-in time is 10pm*


'Fun and funky..... Be sure to book ahead.'

'With so much imagination, effort and expense invested into this hostel, it's little wonder that crowds flock to fill this hostels beds year after year. Book ahead.'

'Original player Derry City Independent Hostel is where you should go first. Be warned, you may get caught in the Derry Vortex and never want to leave.'


Accommodation Information

Our super-friendly staff are guaranteed to give you an amazing welcome and introduction to our fair city.
Our HostelBookers customers seem to think we are doing a good job as they rate it as the best hostel in Northern Ireland.

Our staff are totally committed to ensuring you have the best time possible in Derry. They are all backpackers who have fallen in love with this great city and will do their utmost to see that you love it too. Everything from taking you out to the pub to doing your laundry...

You can be sure that you will receive the best welcome possible. We'll provide you with a free map and show you all the hotspots, ie murals, pubs, city walls etc. (everything is literally around the corner from us.)


Free tea and coffee comes as standard in most hostels in the North of Ireland, we offer that gladly.

Free use of computer for internet. Free wifi.

Free breakfast.

Most nights a member of staff will round up those who are interested and take them out on a rollicking Irish pub crawl.

Over the last few years we traveled to many exotic places, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey , Morocco, Syria, Egypt, to name but a few, and from these travels we have brought back lots of bits and pieces to decorate our hostels.. We have transformed our dining room into a virtual Aladdin’s Cave with low tables and low seats, lots of beautiful hangings, and many amazing artifacts scattered around the room. You will be transported to another time and another place.
This after all, if you are a traveler is where you want to be.

See you soon!

PLEASE NOTE: LATEST CHECK-IN TIME IS 10pm. This hostel is not suitable for stag/hen parties. Please do not book these groups into the hostel as these bookings will not be honored.

Any group of more than 5 people must contact the hostel directly. Group bookings will not be honored unless you do this.

Location Information

We have a perfect location in the heart of Derry City centre, close to the historic city walls and the Bogside murals. The city's best pubs, restaurants are all minutes away and we have a Tescos supermarket at the bottom of our street.

From the bus station.

We are about 10 minutes walk on foot. Just check out the google map opposite or ask someone at the station.

From the train station.

Look out for the shuttle bus that will be waiting outside of the station after every train arrives. It will take you to the bus station, which is located in the city centre. Just get on the bus with everyone else. Its free. The train station is located 5 minutes out of the city centre.

From Derry City Airport.

The airport is about a 20 minute drive from the city centre.Most flights are serviced by the Airporter bus service. It drops off at the Airporter HQ which is rather inconveniently situated on the edge of the city centre. Thats about a 15 minute walk from the hostel. The fare is £5. A taxi will cost around £12/13 , so for more than one person, this makes a better option.

From Belfast International Airport / Belfast City Airport.

Airporter.co.uk run shuttles from both airports every 2/3 hours. It takes 90 mins from Belfast International and 120 mins fron Belfast City Airport. Fares are £18.50 single and £29.50 return.

From Dublin Airport.

All Dublin / Derry buses pick up and drop off at Dublin Airport. The journey takes around about 3 1/2 hours.

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