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Hostel Connect

51 Strand Road


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 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 7am -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.

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.


  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews

“Really nice place to sleep”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on January 10, 2020

Is the best hostel in Derry with no doubt everything is clean, the people is friendly and is located in the center of Derry so it's a really good place because you have everything so near!! I hope...

“Great hostel!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on January 09, 2020

Stayed at Hostel Connect with some friends for a weekend break. I really enjoyed my stay there, very clean, staff were friendly and it is situated in a perfect location to explore the city and...

“Best hostel in Derry”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on January 09, 2020

The hostel is good, staff is friendly and helpful at reception, you can borrow a lock, towels, hair dryer, etc Beds are comfortable and sheets are clean, you have a small locker to put your value...


From the bus station
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 theatre. 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

From the train station
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.


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: www.hostelconnect.co.uk/rules 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: www.hostelconnect.co.uk/rules