Hostels in County Fermanagh Hostels in County Fermanagh

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

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

All Cities in County Fermanagh

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

County Fermanagh is one of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland. It is in the Ulster province along the southern border with the Republic of Ireland. As a result, it is one of the few Northern Irish counties to be predominantly Catholic. The main town is Enniskillen; it is situated in the middle of the county between Upper and Lower Lough Erne.

County Fermanagh is dominated by its two lakes, Upper and Lower Erne, and is 30% water. It has Europe’s longest network of canals and waterways, some 435 miles worth. The county is very rural. Agriculture and tourism are the main industries in the county; farming consists mainly of grasslands rather than crops and the exports include dairy and beef. With extensive waterways, Fermanagh’s tourism mainly consists of multi-day cruises and small boat fishing.

Transportation to County Fermanagh is best with your own car. The Great Northern Railway was shut in 1957 and left the county as the only UK county without a railway. Buses from Belfast, Sligo, and Dublin do stop in Enniskillen but to explore the region you really must have your own transport.

Budget hostel accommodation in County Fermanagh is best found in Enniskillen. As with the rest of Ireland, hostel accommodation can be hard to find; traditional European-style hostels are very few and far between outside of the cities. For an authentic Northern Irish experience, consider staying at a b&b or guesthouse.

Once you have your accommodation sorted, get out and explore County Fermanagh. Travellers should visit Lough Erne’s Devenish and White Islands. Both have interesting archaeological ruins; Devenish’s 6th century monastery is like stepping back in time while White Island’s 12th century church and odd assortment of stone carvings are both mysterious and intriguing. The Marble Arch Caves, near Florencecourt, are a UNESCO Geopark site and of international importance. They are the longest cave system in Northern Ireland and one of the finest examples of British karst. For travellers keen to hike or hill walk, the forest outside of Enniskillen, Lough Navar, is the best place to go. The views from the top of the Magho lookout are panoramic, stretching across the lakes and out to the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors interested in the arts can explore the many artists in Enniskillen and Beleek; explore the galleries and speak with the artists-in-residence at the stone dairy in Enniskillen. Whatever you choose to do in County Fermanagh, you will enjoy it!

expert for County Fermanagh hostels

Handwritten by local expert for County Fermanagh hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. 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 Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

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

How much are hostels in County Fermanagh?

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 Fermanagh here on Hostelz.com. 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.

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Safety and Packing

Are hostels in County Fermanagh 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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