Overview of Hostel
Errigal Hostel is nestled beneath Errigal Mountain in the lakeside village of Dunlewey, County Donegal in Ireland's Northwest. It is the perfect location to base for a few day's exploration of the nearby mountains, beaches and Glenveagh National Park. The modern building encompasses floor to ceili
By car or bicycle
Errigal Hostel is located in Dunlewey, at the base of Errigal Mountain. From Letterkenny, follow the N56 and after Kilmacrennan, make a left on R255/R251 following signage for Glenveagh National Park and Errigal. Continue until you enter the village of Dunlewey and the hostel will be on your right before Roarty’s Top petrol station. If coming from Donegal Town direction via the N56, after passing through Crolly, turn right on R251. The hostel will be on your left after Roarty’s Top petrol station. If facing the Petrol station, we are the third building on the right, up on the hill. We are approximately 30 minutes drive from Letterkenny and 1:30 hours drive from Donegal Town.
The SITT local transport bus leaves Letterkenny (across from the bus station) to Burtonport twice a day and passes through Dunlewey, stopping at the Roarty’s TOP petrol station which is a 2 minute walk from the Hostel.
From Dublin or Galway, you can take Bus Eireann to Letterkenny. Alternatively, John McGinley Coaches travels from Dublin and the nearest stop is Ostan Loch Altan in Gorthahork , from there you would need to book a taxi. Feda O’Donnell Coaches travels from Galway and Patrick Gallagher from Belfast, the nearest stop to the Hostel is the N56/R251 crossroads. It is a 3 km walk along the roadway from this point to the Hostel.
http://www.johnmcginley.com/timetable.html# - route A
Donegal’s Carrickfinn airport is a 20 minute drive from Dunlewey. They offer taxi and rental car services by prior arrangement. Alternatively, you can take a taxi to Bonners Bar in Annagry and pick up the SITT rural transport bus that passes there once a day..
GPS Details Decimal: Latitude 55.029974 N Longitude -8.140780 W Minutes & Hours: Latitude 55.01.47.9N Longitude 8.08.26.8W Car/Bike: Approx 39Km from Letterkenny via R251. Approx 90Km from Donegal Town via N56. Public bus: From Belfast: Patrick Gallagher Buses +35374 9531107. From Dublin: McGinley Coaches +35374 9135201. From Galway: Feda O?Donnell Coaches +35374 9548114. From Letterkenny: SITT Bus +353749741644
Conditions & Policy
Check in after 2 pm and no later than 8.30pm unless by prior arrangement directly with Errigal Hostel. When you stay with us we wish for ALL our guests to enjoy their stay in a safe and secure environment. Please note for same day bookings, no online booking will be accepted after 8pm. Please contact Hostel directly after this time to ensure availability. *Children under the age of 16 years cannot be in certain shared dormitory rooms. Families may need to choose private rooms for sole use if children are under 16 years - please contact the hostel if unsure. Rules and Regulations - +Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel +Tampering with fire equipment is a criminal offence with fines of Eur 3000 or more. For a more detailed list of our rules and regulations, please see Reception on check in.