Best Places for Backpackers in Donegal, Ireland.

Enjoy backpacking around Donegal, Ireland without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Donegal, Ireland.

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Top 9 hostels in Donegal, Ireland.

These are the 9 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Donegal, Ireland.

1
Sandrock Holiday Hostel

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Sandrock Holiday Hostel

Located at Irelands Most Northerly Point at Malin Head overlooking the fishing pier, beach, sea and highlands of Donegal across the bay. The ever changing spectacular scenery, especially the seascape can be observed from the hostel PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT LOCATED IN DONEGAL TOWN! We are...
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Atlantic Guest House

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Atlantic Guest House

The Atlantic Guesthouse is one of the oldest established guesthouses in the heart of Donegal Town, family run for over 40 years, with worldwide visitors returning year after year. Located in the centre of Donegal Town, The Atlantic Guesthouse has a special & friendly atmosphere. The Atlantic guest h...
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Errigal Hostel (Hostelling International)

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Errigal Hostel (Hostelling International)

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...
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4
Aras Ghleann Cholm Cille

96 /100

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Aras Ghleann Cholm Cille

Situated on the Wild Atlantic Was as well as the International Appalachian Trail, our guests describe Aras as a ‘home away from home’. A short 5 minute drive takes you to the quaint little town of Glencolmcille (Glencolumbkille), and a 15 minute drive gets you to the world famous Slieve League Sea C...
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Donegal Town Independent hostel

95 /100

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Donegal Town Independent hostel

Welcome to Donegal Town Independent hostel, a warm friendly family run hostel with great showers,a self catering kitchen. This family run hostel is clean and friendly with lots of info on donegal town and county. This is an ideal base from which to tour donegal county ,walk on the highest sea cli...
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Tullyarvan Mill Hostel Buncrana

94 /100

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Tullyarvan Mill Hostel Buncrana

Tullyarvan Mill Tourism Hostel located in Buncrana, Co. Donegal on Ireland’s ‘Wild Atlantic Way offers modern, comfortable and clean budget accommodation to tourists, holidaymakers and backpackers from all over the world. The modern building is attached to the renovated19th Century corn (Mais) mi...
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7
The Bluestack Centre

93 /100

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The Bluestack Centre

The Bluestack Centre Hostel is one of the 25 An Oige, Irish Youth Hostel Association (YHA) hostels throughout Ireland. The Hostel is situated approx 8Km (5 miles) from Donegal Town and is ideally located for exploring this unspoiled countryside. We are in the heart of the fabulous Bluestack Mo...
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8
Tra Na Rosann Hostel (Hostelling International)

92 /100

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Tra Na Rosann Hostel (Hostelling International)

With stunning views of the coast and Tory Island, and only minutes from the beach, this hostels location is next to nothing. A quiet beach is about a 3 minute walk from the hostel and the area is magnificent for walking, swimming and cycling. Originally a hunting lodge and still a listed building...
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Duffys Hostel Ballyshannon

63 /100

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Duffys Hostel Ballyshannon

Duffys Hostel is a 2nd generation family run hostel in Ballyshannon only 5mins walk from the town centre. Duffys Hostel is a single storey bungalow located at the corner of Donegal Road and Slate Row (Post code F94 AN88). The property is bounded by a corner stone wall and hedge. Free parking is avai...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Donegal, Ireland.

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If you're already planning to visit Donegal, Ireland - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

What to do and see in Ireland

As any other place, there are most see attractions and cities in Ireland. I’ve been a little bit all over and I still haven’t seen everything, but I do feel that, I’ve seen a lot of the best places. First of all do try and make it as far north in The republic of Ireland as you can. Co. Donegal is absolutely gorgeous and if you’ve heard a lot of great things about the Cliffs of Moher, they’ve got nothing on The Slieve League Cliffs in Co. Donegal, near Killybegs. According to Wild Atlantic Way they are some of the highest accessible sea cliffs in Europe.

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