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Hostels and backpackers accommodation in County Donegal have a reputation for being clean, comfortable and very good value. Backpackers are well catered for in County Donegal - there are loads of hostels for you rest your head and share stories with like-minded people. Some hostels are individually owned and operated; others are part of the Irish Youth Hostel Association.

Errigal Youth Hostel

Dunlewey, Gweedore

Our luxury Errigal Hostel is a Fáilte Ireland approved hostel situated at the foot of Donegal’s highest mountain, Errigal Mountain. It is perfect for those interested in hiking and walking.

This impressive custom-built hostel had €3 million invested in it in recent years to make the accommodation as modern and sustainable as possible. It has an energy efficient wood pellet boiler, energy saving lighting, water saving measures and composting and recycling of most materials. Environmentally friendly cleaning products are used in the hostel.

You have plenty of choice of rooms from en-suite rooms, twin, 4 bedded and 6 bedded rooms with breath-taking views overlooking the Poisoned Glen and Errigal Mountain.


Parking Free
Pet friendly No Pets Allowed


  • Dining
  • Laundry
  • Play Area
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • wifi (free)

Room types

  • Dorms
  • Family Rooms
  • Private Rooms


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