Hostels in County DownHostels in County Down

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

All Cities in County Down

We list every single hostel in County Down and the world. In total, we have 3 cities in County Down 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 Down 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 Down. 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 Down

A region that boasts magnificent mountain views, dramatic coastlines, rivers, islands and access to the sea - County Down might be just the ticket for your next vacation. This region encases the southernmost and easternmost points of Northern Ireland where you will find Down Cathedral, Castlewellan’s Peace Maze, and learn about the incredible history of St. Patrick.

Whether you’re looking for luxury accommodations at a resort, prefer a room in a guest house or lodge, or simply want a room in a hostel or a place to camp, you will find your perfect place to stay in this region. Here you can golf at a nationally acclaimed course, trek along the 92 mile St. Patrick’s Trail, or traverse the Mourne Mountain trails.

From 5 star resorts with amazing spas to self-catering townhouses there is a place in County Down that has your name on it. Please note that some rental classifications are on a 1-4 star rating system while others are the typical 1-5 star ratings. For the traveler who wants something different, there are rooms in castles and lighthouses. You can further break down your selection to rooms in a farm house or an historical home. Outdoor types might lean towards camping or glamping. County Down has a marvelous selection of diverse accommodations.

Kids will love the Polar Express at Christmas and will enjoy making their way to the center of the Peace Maze to ring the bell. Adults will find the views of the Mourne Mountains and the sea enchanting. This region was the inspiration for C.S. Lewis when he wrote about the Land of Narnia in his book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. History buffs will appreciate the significance of St. Patrick’s Trail which will take you from the place where St. Patrick began his mission to the area which is considered to be his final resting place.

There are two types of currency used in Ireland. Determine where you will stay and what areas you will visit so you will be prepared. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted all over Ireland.

For travelers on a limited budget, hostels offer single, double, triple and quad rooms as well as family studios. Some of the hostels offer group rates and meals by prior arrangement.

expert for County Down hostels

Handwritten by local expert for County Down hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for County Down - from the Community

Oh man, so far no one from the community has left a comment or travel tips for County Down. How about you kick start the discussion here? Gather your best backpacking recommendations for County Down and jot them down below. The community thanks you.

Newcastle is a great night out, shame it's so far away from everywhere!

Kilkeel village is a beautiful town with lots of very good charity shops, coffee shops, and everything you need for a good holiday. It's also very close to the countryside if you want to go for a walk -- and Mournes the town is set in the backdrop of the Mournes and it's very beautiful.

FAQ on Hostels in County Down

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 Down?

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 Down 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 Down 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.