Hostels in County Armagh Hostels in County Armagh

You are looking for hostels in County Armagh? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your County Armagh hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking County Armagh.

All Cities in County Armagh

We list every single hostel in County Armagh and the world. In total, we have 2 cities in County Armagh for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All County Armagh hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in County Armagh. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking County Armagh

Located in the northeast section of the Island County Armagh is the smallest of the 6 counties in Northern Ireland. It is known as the Ecclesiastical Capital of Ireland. It is also known as the Orchard County paying tribute to the bountiful apple orchards in this region. The rich cultural and Christian heritage in County Armagh is witnessed by the 3rd name often given to this county – the Cathedral City.

Visitors to County Armagh will not lack for places to visit and things to do. There are shows at the Market Place Theatre, a planetarium, an observatory and astropark, the Navan Centre and Fort which is thought to be an ancient pagan ceremonial site, the Argory, Dan Winter’s and Milford Houses, the Royal Irish Fusiliers and the Irish History Museums, a palace or two, the Argory, and the Slieve Gullion, an extinct volcano. Another interesting place to visit is the Armagh Gaol which served as the primary women’s prison in Northern Ireland until 1986. Kids will enjoy following the Angels and Gargoyles trail and trying to find the 22 bronze sculptures depicting animal creatures that are located all about the town of Armagh. They might also enjoy a side trip to the Gosford Forest Park to see rare breeds of livestock. Shoppers will find boutique and high end stores along with local crafts and restaurants at the Shambles Market.

Active tourists can enjoy cycling on the 22 mile Newry Canalway, golf, participate in watersports on Craigavon Lake and hike on the 10 miles of walking paths at the Pentlands Park. The 82-mile Saint Patrick’s Way and the Pilgrim’s Walk, an 82 mile trail that connects 2 Christian Heritage sites, is another popular attraction. For a nice souvenir of their walk, kids can pick up a passport and have it stamped at sites along the way. Football lovers will want to visit William McCrum Park. This is the place where William McCrum invented the penalty kick rule in football that is today known around the world.

With regards to accommodations in County Armagh, the region has hotels, guest houses, B&B’s, hostels, log cabins, tepees, camping and caravanning sites. There are not a lot of hostels, so you may want to check ahead of your stay for vacancies. You can also check for hostels under the title backpackers.

expert for County Armagh hostels

Handwritten by local expert for County Armagh hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for County Armagh - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking County Armagh. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of County Armagh. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in County Armagh

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in County Armagh?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in County Armagh here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in County Armagh safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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