Errigal Hostel (An Oige)


Our Double room
Our spacious dining room
Enjoy a lovely cup of tea in front of the fire in our snug room
what a view to look at with your breakfast
The Hostel with Errigal towering behind us



(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Errigal Hostel (An Oige)" at Dunlewy.)


Dunlewy, Gweedore, Errigal, County Donegal, Ireland
55.029799, -8.140974 (accuracy not guaranteed)
+353 (0)74 9531180
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Errigal Hostel (An Oige) is a purpose-built hostel with clean, modern facilities. It has large common areas and well-designed rooms and makes a good base for exploring Glenveagh National Park and the Donegal area. The Location The hostel is located at the base of Mount Errigal in Dunlewey. It is convenient for hiking Mount Errigal, hill walking in the surrounding area, and visiting Glenveagh National Park. The hostel is located on the main road in Dunlewey. There is a gas station with an adjoining food store/deli right next door. There is a pub about five minutes down the road, and there are more pubs with traditional music in nearby towns. The hostel has free parking and it is best to have a car. It is not the easiest place to get to by bus, but there are buses that come to Gweedore. Ask the bus driver to drop you off at Dunlewey Cross, the closest stop. Rooms and Bathrooms The facilities here are modern and clean. The hostel can accommodate up to sixty people in a variety of rooms with two to six beds. Bed linen is included in the price but towels are available for hire. The furnishings in the rooms include a handy, lockable cupboard to put belongings with a good number of hooks. The rooms are well laid out to provide each guest with cupboard space and hooks near his/her respective bed. There are reading lights over each bed. A table with a couple chairs are also provided in the rooms -- it's a nice touch to have a place to sit, work, read, put stuff. There are ensuite bathrooms for the private rooms, with showers that are built into the bathroom, but not enclosed. There are plenty of shared baths conveniently located for the nearby shared room. Bathrooms are stocked with hand soap and paper towels. Common Spaces There is a large dining area that can seat up to sixty people. It has plenty of windows, making it a bright and airy room. The large seating area is conducive to meeting other people and having the opportunity to socialize, as well as having adequate space for some privacy if desired. There is also a living room with sofas, a fireplace, and books. A computer is available and Wi-Fi is available and included in the rate. There is a drying room and laundry on premises. The kitchen is well equipped with three cooktops, three ovens, decent counter space, color-coded cutting boards, stacks of clean dishtowels, decent cutlery, dishes and pots. There is free coffee, tea, and sugar, and a big hot water dispenser available all the time. A place on the counter and in the fridge is set aside for "community" food that might be left to share. The kitchen has two sinks and two fridges, toaster, and microwave. It seems there might be continental breakfast, although it is not set up until about 9 in the morning. Summary This is a modern facility with plenty of space and logically laid-out rooms. It is clean and comfortable. Errigal Hostel is well suited for individuals, couples, families, and groups.
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Brand new, clean, very friendly, comfortable, stunning location
Had visited the old Errigal hostel a few years ago. It was a basic hostel then but the location was fantastic. Now they have built a purpose built building from the ground up on the same site. It has all you need for a very enjoyable stay including; large bed rooms with comfy beds, laundry and drying room, internet access, a large common room, well equipped kitchen and friendly helpful staff who know the local area very well. Great hiking in the area. Will be back again soon.
  clean, friendly, cheap and very nice located

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