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Errigal Youth Hostel

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Errigal, Dunlewey, Gweedore, Donegal, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)749531180
F: +353(0)749560081

Errigal Youth Hostel is an impressive 5 Star hostel at the foot of the highest mountain in Donegal, the majestic Mt Errigal, and close to the haunting and mysterious Poison Glen (complete with the Green Lady ghost!) is definitely worth a visit!

Guests love this impressive 5 Star Errigal Hostel and it shows with Trip Advisor a 96% excellent ranking in 2014. It is situated in a stunning corner of Ireland in County Donegal. Errigal Hostel is 5 Star for a reason – it’s a top ranked hostel, with fantastic staff, rooms and a great location with Mount Errigal looming overhead!
It’s a great challenge if you’re interested in hiking and it’s also right on the Ulster Way as well as the Wild Atlantic Way.

Visit The Poisoned Glen, Bloody Foreland, and Glenveagh Castle & National Park which are all close by and ideal for walking in Donegal– just watch out for the Green Lady ghost! It’s also worth heading out to the village beach resort of Bunbeg, well known for its surfing and music festivals.

The Errigal Hostel manager Ann and its staff will give you a warm Irish welcome when you arrive! As guest you also get free light continental breakfast, free parking and free wifi. You can pre-book meals for groups of 10 or more persons. After a day of hiking, biking or walking – bike hire available, you can leave your gear in the Laundry room and drying room while you relax and watch the large plasma TV in the common room and you can cook up a storm in the fully-stocked self-catering kitchen too and sit and enjoy the views in the large dining room.

As this new 60 bed building recently had €3m invested in it, you’ll find it a most impressive state-of-the-art youth hostel! Some of the family rooms are built in a mezzanine fashion but there are also en-suite rooms with wheelchair access. You can choose from twin rooms, 4 bedded rooms and 6 bedded rooms with inspiring views overlooking the Poisoned Glen and out onto Errigal Mountain itself.

Errigal Hostel prides itself on being very environmentally friendly and green! It recently was awarded EU ECO Flower Label. The ECO “Flower” Label is a European environmental award given for commitment to sustainable tourism and protection of the local environment. The staff at Errigal Hostel, with the help of the An Óige Environmental Group, worked very hard to make sure the hostel met the strict criteria needed to achieve this prestigious award – so it’s proud to be GREEN!

The hostel is high ranking on all sites and is sure you’ll agree – it deserves all the praise that the guests give it! Hopefully you get to enjoy it soon too!