Hostel Connect

51 Strand RoadDerry-LondonderryBT48 7BNUnited Kingdom
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About Hostel Connect

Surrounded by the shops, bars, and restaurants of Strand Road, Hostel Connect’s central location provides easy access to the attractions of Derry. Historic sites like the Heritage Tower and Free Derry Corner are located close to this hostel.

Hostel Connect is comprised of ten guest rooms and offers a mix of dorm-style as well as private accommodation. Female-only dorms are available here and linen is included at this hostel. Wi-Fi is complimentary.

Guests can relax in this property’s common room or indulge in a book from its book exchange. In addition to 24-hour security, this accommodation sells SIM cards and has luggage storage facilities. There is no curfew here.

Guests can enjoy a substantial breakfast at this property, which has kitchen facilities. Nearby Strand Road offers an array of eating options, including Saffron Modern Indian Restaurant and Fitzroy’s for global offerings.

The Peace Bridge is within walking distance of this hostel.


51 Strand Road, Derry-Londonderry, BT48 7BN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(28)71372101 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Strand Road location, great staff

Surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants, this hostel received praise for its Strand Road location. From here, guests found that they had excellent access to the sights and attractions of this historic walled city. In addition to its great location, newcomers were complimentary of the staff at this property, who went out of their way to offer suggestions for what to do and see in Derry.

Snug and safe, generous breakfasts, cool fish tank

There was a feeling of security about this hostel that impressed many. This cosy environment helped guests to feel at home and many commented that they had no qualms about either their personal security or the safety of their possessions at this property.This hostel's breakfasts were also well-received and in terms of décor, the quirky fish tank was a talking point; watchful guests reported lucky glimpses of this property's eel

Comfortable and tidy

This property also fared well in terms of the all-around standard of accommodation on offer. Despite its budget price point, many were particularly impressed by the room interiors, which are kept to a high-standard. There were no issues in terms of in-room cleanliness. This was particularly impressive, especially given that many of the units here can accommodate multiple occupancies.In terms of sleep quality, the mattresses were found to be extremely comfortable, with many reporting excellent sleep quality.

Negative Reviews

Awkward breakfast area

Many found that the small breakfast area could get uncomfortably crowded during morning meal times.

Showers could be cleaner

The shower areas here could use some TLC; guests found these to be consistently dirty.

Light and noise

Light and noise from the street were a problem, with many reporting being kept awake by these external factors.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 250 reviews across the web
8 /10
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    9.4 /10
    8.0 /10
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    8.4 /10
8 out of 10 based on 250 reviews