Hostels in County Derry Hostels in County Derry

You are looking for hostels in County Derry? 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 Derry 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 Derry.

All Cities in County Derry

We list every single hostel in County Derry and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in County Derry 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 Derry 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 Derry. 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 Derry

As one of the six counties, County Derry, Northern Ireland (also well known as County Londonderry), is located in the north of Northern Ireland. Around two hundred forty thousand people populate the area with two industrial centres in Derry and Coleraine. Derry, officially Londonderry, is the biggest and most important town in the county, with about eighty-five thousand inhabitants. It has several points of interest for tourists such as the old centre with its historic city walls, which were built in the seventeenth century.

Another major attraction of the county is the nature. The rough and pristine landscapes as well as old ruins surrounded by almost untouched nature are perfect for travelers who love to take pictures and look for relaxation. The climate in the County Derry is wet, mild, and lacks temperature extremes. Even during the summer, daily maximum temperatures rarely hit twenty degrees. You can expect rain showers and wind all year round. The most pleasant climate to explore the area is between May and September, when the daily maximum temperatures are over fourteen degrees.

Looking for a place to stay, there are several County Derry, Northern Ireland hostels available in the biggest and busiest town Derry, which has also the best nightlife in the county. There are plenty of options for restaurants and pubs in the centre. It's up to you if you prefer the local cuisine or international dishes, but you will find them all. If you are on a road trip, you can check out other hostels in the beautiful countryside or along the coastline such as Castlerock and Limavady. In this way, you get an impression what real rural Northern Ireland feels like. Alternatively, the town of Coleraine, with more than twenty-four thousand inhabitants, has some places of interest and budget accommodations such as County Derry, Northern Ireland hostels to offer. As most tourist areas, the summer months are quite busy, so booking ahead helps a lot. Nevertheless, spontaneous and flexible people with a car are likely to find some spare beds in the hostels in County Derry, Northern Ireland.

As a tourist, check out Derry, with its historic Bloody Sunday Monument, the appealing Guildhall, the old town centre, and the famous city walls. They are the only intact city walls in Ireland including the original gates and canons. Nature enthusiasts have to explore the Causeway Coastal Route with the natural beaches at Benone and Downhill. They became famous thanks to the TV series "Game of Thrones," which was filmed there. Do not miss the beautiful Mussenden Temple near Castlerock that is located up on a cliff edge with a marvelous view on the ocean. The circular temple, together with the nearby ruins of the Downhill Demesne, is part of the National Trust.

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Travel Tips for County Derry - 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 Derry. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of County Derry. 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 Derry

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 Derry?

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 Derry 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 Derry 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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