£13 per night
£13 per night
Hostel Connect, Derry, Northern Ireland

Hostel Connect

Derry (Londonderry), Northern Ireland - 51 Strand Road

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Description - Hostel

Hostel Connect is located on the Strand Road, the main through fare and bus route of the city. We are literally 2 -5 minutes from the famous historic walls dating back to 1613; the Bogside area which is home to the famous Bogside Murals and the tragic and controversial Bloody Sunday conflict of 1972; and Waterloo Square where many of bars are located.

We offer a free continental breakfast with each night stay, free wifi throughout the hostel and smiles are always free. Our aim at Hostel Connect is to provide budget-orientated sociable accommodation where guests can stay and enjoy the ‘craic’ in Derry, in a safe, clean and fun environment.

Our check-in is between 3pm and 8pm and our reception closes at 10pm. If you are arriving later than 8pm, you MUST inform the hostel by email or telephone. Failure to do so, will result in you being possibly refused entry and being charged for the night. All guests must provide Photo ID with their address. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Our aim at Hostel Connect is to provide budget-orientated sociable accommodation where guests can stay and enjoy the craic in Derry, in a safe, clean and fun environment.

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 10
  • Year built: 1920
  • Renovated: 2013
  • Public classification: 3
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: £13

15 Bed Mixed Dorm 6 Bed Female Dorm 9 Bed Mixed Dorm Private Double Room Private Family Room Private King Room Private Twin Room
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
  • Check-out: noon

Hostel amenities

We have lovingly brought back the original wooden floors throughout most of the hostel adding a great ambience. Each room is named after the funky colour that it has been painted! The hostel also boasts and huge common room where you can chill and hang out on sofas and watch TV or movies on our large screen TV.

The hostel also has a good size kitchen and dining area (open 8am -10:30pm) on the first floor. There are 6 separate shower rooms (electric so you'll never run out of hot water), 3 on each floor. We offer a free continental breakfast with each night stay, free wifi throughout the hostel and smiles are always free.

Breakfast included Gift shop Historic site Linen included Live music Movie rentals Multi-lingual staff No curfew Parking (extra charge) Parking (free) Pets not allowed Safe deposit box Smoking not permitted Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (free)

Room amenities

Hostel Connect has 10 bedrooms consisting of two 15 bed mixed dorms, 9 bed mixed dorms 6 bed mixed dorm, 6 bed female only dorm, a Family room (King and triple bunk), three private double rooms and a private twin room . The hostel can accommodate 67 people and is laid out over 2 floors.

There are 6 separate electric shower rooms, 3 on each floor. The bathroom facilities on the top floor have a shower, sink and toilet in each bathroom and the first floor consists of 3 separate shower rooms, 3 toilet rooms and a 3 sink room.

Dorm rooms have separate security lockers and plenty of storage space, most private rooms have wardrobes and bedside tables and for the security conscious there is a safe at reception for any personal valuables.

We offer a free continental breakfast with each night stay and free wifi throughout the hostel.

The main kitchen and dining area (open 7am -10:30pm) is located on the first floor. The hostel boasts a huge common room, equipped with a number of microwave ovens. The building prior to the hostel was an old architect’s office for 50 years. Hostel Connect has been completely renovated, keeping it's quirkiness and some of it's history.

Keyless entry Lockers Movie rental Non-smoking rooms Refrigerator Shared bathroom Showers without bath WIFI


Located in the heart of the city centre, the hostel is on the main bus route and is only short walk to pubs, restaurants and shopping. There is movie theatre and shopping complex across the street from Hostel Connect and a 24 hr convenience store, chemist/drug store and barber shop below us. The street is well lit for making your way back to hostel at night. We are seconds away from the Quay where you can take stroll along the banks of the Foyle River. We are on the City side and the other side of the River Foyle is called the Waterside. We are a 5 min walk to the Millennium Forum, the Play House, the iconic Peace Bridge and Ebrington Square.

Points of interest
  • The Famous Derry Walls (. 4 Km)
  • Tower Museum (. 4 Km)
  • Giant's Causeway (50 Km)
  • The Famous Bogside and Bogside Murals (. 5 Km)
  • The Free Derry Museum (. 5Km)

Food and drink
Eating out
Ice Warf
Bar & Restaurant
Guildhall Taphouse
Bar & Pub Grub
Indian Restaurant
Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Price details

£13 - 75 per night

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaVisa ElectronMasterCardMaestro UK

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

This property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the full amount due.

Please visit our website: to review all our cancellation policies, including those for groups.

ALL guests MUST provide photo ID at check-in, no exceptions. Hostel Connect will take a copy of this and attach it to your check-in form for security reasons. You may request this copy when checking out.

Age Restriction
Bookings cannot be accepted from any person under the age of 18 unless they are accompanied by an adult (18 or over). Guests who wish to bring their children under 14 years of age must book a whole dorm or private room. For guests aged 14 or 17 years of age, they can book into one of dorm rooms, but must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or over). We do not have an upper age limit but the majority of our guests are backpackers/tourists in the 18 to 30 age range.

Check-In is from 3pm until 8pm, however you can check-in up to 11pm. If you will be arriving after 8pm, you MUST inform the hostel or your beds maybe resold and your booking cancelled.

Check out is at 12pm.

Group Bookings
Any booking over 6 people is considered a group booking. Group policies can be found by visiting our website.

Location - Hostel

51 Strand Road
Derry (Londonderry)
City of Derry
Northern Ireland  GB  BT48 7BN

Latitude: 55.00039, Longitude: -7.32228

How to get there

We are about a 5-10 minute walk on foot. Just turn right coming out of the bus station and walk down the Foyle Road to the lights, cross Shipquay Street and walk in front of the Guildhall (the building with the big clock, you should have the Guildhall on your right and the famous Derry Walls on your left. Keep walking across the big square and you will come to Waterloo place, keep right and follow the side walk down the Strand Road. You will eventually come to a set of lights (Great James Street), cross the street and keep walking, you will pass the Ice Wharf Bar on your right, then Tesco’s and the movie theater. Look to your left, you will see the Coffee Tree Cafe and Hostel Connect across the street. If you’re unsure then ask someone, Derry folk are very friendly and glad to help point you in the right direction. There are plenty of taxis just outside the bus station as well! Simples

Look out for the shuttle bus that will be waiting outside of the station after every train arrives. It will take you to the bus station, which is located in the city centre on Foyle street. Just get on the bus with everyone else. Its free. The train station is located 5 minutes out of the city centre, on the waterside. Once at the bus station, follow the directions above or grab a cab.

The airport is about a 20 minute drive from the city centre. Most flights are serviced by the Airporter bus service. It drops off at the Airporter Bus Terminal which is at the far end of the Strand Road situated on the edge of the city centre. The fare is £5. From Airporter bus terminal it’s about a 15 minute walk to Hostel Connect, if you’re up to it. Just ask the staff to point you in the right direction, but it’s fairly easy and once on the Strand Road you just keep walking straight towards the City Centre. A taxi from the Airporter Terminal to the hostel will run you £2. 50 – £3. A taxi from the airport will cost around £12/13 , so for more than one person, this makes a better option.

The Airporter Bus Service run shuttles from both airports every 2/3 hours. It takes 90 mins from Belfast International and 120 mins fron Belfast City Airport. Fares are £18. 50 single and £29. 50 return. Ulster Bus also leaves Belfast at regular intervals.


Nearest airport: City of Derry Airport (9 Km)