Hostel Connect

The hostel is Derry City's largest hostel and can accommodate up to 74 people in both dorms and private rooms. It is situated in the heart of this Historic Walled City, which plays host to the City of Culture 2013 and only a 2 minute walk from all the action of the pubs, clubs, restaurants and the vibrant night life of this fantastic city. The hostel is conveniently located on the Strand Road in the city centre. The Hostel is a 5 minute walk from the famous historic Derry Walls that surround the City. Our aim at is to provide budget-orientated sociable accommodation where guests can stay and enjoy the Derry, in a safe, clean and fun environment.

Our staff are treated with respect, and we really consider them to be part of the Hostel Connect family. Our volunteers are treated the same way. We expect staff and volunteers to work hard and give us 100%, in order to give our guests the experience they deserve. We also play hard and try to make staff and volunteers feel appreciated and valued part of the team.

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working in Hostel Connect was a very good experience for me. The tasks are simple and easy, the team dorm is very nice and the hostel is lovely.
Thank you Johnny for taking me as a volunteer and for being a kind and fair manager. Thank you Sarai, Kris, Ashley and Charlie for being a great team !
I had a lovely time and I totally recommend Hostel Connect.


United States

It was a really good experience. The work wasn't too difficult, or hard to learn. The location of the hostel was great, and the two owners were very welcoming and helpful. Would recommend!


United States

This hostel was awesome to work at! Derry is a small but avery charming town in Northern Ireland. Easy to explore by foot and has a very interesting history.
The work itself isn’t overly fun, cleaning and house keeping, but the perks are free breakfast and a free bed plus laundry. Jonny is awesome and is more than willing to help you out any way he can.
There is a grocery store right across the street which is super convenient.
The people I volunteered with made my stay great! Charlie, Sarai, Yara, Christian. Everyone was amazing. Thanks for a great first Worldpackers experience!


United States

The hostel has a great full breakfast, large common room, and great wifi. The owners are kind and helpful. I look forward to going back again soon.


Hostel-Connect replied

We can't wait to to have you back as well!!


I just have to thank so much to Jhonny, Thommy and the volunteers who were with me. It was a great exchange experience, the hostel is right in the center of the city, the city is very calm, good for those who want to get out of the action, and if it is chosen, prepare to have the best breakfast❤️


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