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Mill Lane Tullyarvan, Buncrana Co Donegal Ireland
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#1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Buncrana
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Tullyarvan Mill, a 19th century renovated Corn Mill is situated approximately a 15 minute walk from the seaside town of Buncrana, Co. Donegal on Irelands 'Wild Atlantic Way'. Adjoining the Mill is a purpose built tourism hostel. Designed to offer value and comfort for families,individual visitors, residential groups. There are 51 beds in total, 2 large dormitories, 4 Family Rooms and 1 Double/Twin Room all with en-suite shower and toilet facilities. The large self catering kitchen has TV and Free Wi-Fi access.
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MLT84 wrote a review Oct 2019
Caddington, United Kingdom131 contributions56 helpful votes
Perfect for what we needed (family group of four adults) . Private room was lovely. Good linen. Good facilities and lovely communal space/kitchen. 10 min walk to town (supermarket, pubs/restaurants etc) Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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John L wrote a review Jul 2018
Dublin, Ireland11 contributions4 helpful votes
If you think that Hostel accommodation is not usually associated with over-50s travellers, think again. Two nights accommodation in an en-suite double room for two people at a cost of less than one night's B&B is superb value. Tullyarvan is basic accommodation, comfortable bed in a reasonably sized double-room with full en-suite (shower) facility. Self-catering in a spacious kitchen or a range of couches 15 mounties walk away in Buncrana. Beautiful surroundings, and sunsets you might associate with more exotic locations, around Lough Swilly.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michael D, Manager at Tullyarvan Mill Hostel
Responded 13 Jul 2018
We are used with guests of all ages, the term 'hostel' is usually associated with young people, not the case here. We get such a variety of customers the hostel makes for an interesting place to stay. We work hard to kept the hostel clean and love to get nice reviews. We do believe that we offer value for money for clean basic accommodation. Thank you for taking time to submit a review.
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R3DKIDD wrote a review Oct 2017
Belfast, United Kingdom16 contributions5 helpful votes
Brilliant double room spotless!, great kitchen area. First time staying in a hostel in Ireland and it wont be the last. Great staff! great price! would stay again. Our first stop on our W.A.W. adventure.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Response from Michael D, Manager at Tullyarvan Mill Hostel
Responded 10 Nov 2017
Thank you for selecting us for your first hostel experience in Ireland on your W.A.W. road trip. Fantastic review and you will be more than welcome to return to stay with us. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your adventure.
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KarYntravels wrote a review Oct 2017
Cartagena, Colombia119 contributions69 helpful votes
Stayed 2 nights in 14 bed dorm, only 3 people both nights which was excellent, is a bit institutional looking and if full would be very very busy especially for bathroom facilities. Excellent kitchen with everything you need to self cater, easy check in though a key deposit is irritating. Good cheap choice
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Michael D, Manager at Tullyarvan Mill Hostel
Responded 10 Nov 2017
Quite a few people give good feedback on our kitchen facilities, and that we offer value for money. We take a key deposit so guests will return them, these are security keys and cannot be copied, they have to be specially ordered and are expensive to replace. Good review thank you.
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jm2r wrote a review Aug 2017
Bedford, New Hampshire559 contributions90 helpful votes
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I recommend this hostel for the adventurous family and traveller. I found it looking for accommodation near or on Malin Head on a busy bank holiday weekend and what a gem. Clean, safe, fresh bed linen (pillow cases, sheets and duvets on bunk beds). For €342, 10 of us have taken 2 * 6 bunk bed rooms for 3 nights (Friday - Monday) and have cooked our own breakfasts and dinners (massive feasts from local well stocked Supervalu), saved a ton and have had a blast chatting with Germans, Irish, British, Belgian and French fellow tourists. I have really enjoyed hearing all these wonderful young people, their stories, their laughter and joie de vie. Tulkyarvan is actually a community center - an Irish (Gaelic speaking school) with a hostel. I suppose we came when school was out so I cannot speak to school time hosteling but I can really recommend based upon our experience. Wonderful staff, good people staying here, you'll love the conversations you shall have in a large community breakfast/dinner room ... If you can get beyond the bunk bed as a B&B/hotel person, I can attest to 2 great nights of sleep so far!!! The kitchen has tons of room - really 2 large rooms with huge fridges, cooking area and 2 sinks for cleanup. Malin Head and the inishowen peninsula is sensational. Great walking and sights all along Ireland's fabulous Wild Atlantic Way. Our troupe were 2 families, an 81 year old dad, an uncle, a 2 year old baby ... no complaints. Highly, highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Michael D, Manager at Tullyarvan Mill Hostel
Responded 10 Nov 2017
Thank you for recommending our hostel. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay, sounds like a good time was had by all. I see you enjoyed the Camaraderie in our large self-catering kitchen with the other guests from around the world. Yes we are a community project, which is a not-for-profit venture, any money that we generate goes directly to maintaining the building and keeping people employed. The hostel is available for all ages and is suitable for the single traveler, couples and families, also great for groups. Great review appreciate you taking the time to give us such praise. Hope you will return in the future.
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126mick wrote a review Apr 2017
Portlaoise, Ireland8 contributions4 helpful votes
We visited again and is was better than the last time... New furnishings and still spotless and very nice place to stay. To Angela I say thank again for your help on the day and the weeks leading up to the stay. To Devon on the evening and thank you again so much., We will be back again...
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Michael D, Manager at Tullyarvan Mill Hostel
Responded 3 May 2017
Always great to see return customers, we must be doing something right. We have made some changes to the kitchen etc. and I see it has met with your approval. Thank for commenting on our staff looking after you prior to your arrival and during your stay. Look forward to seeing you next year, you will be very welcome.
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Eileen M wrote a review Feb 2017
Galway, Ireland4 contributions2 helpful votes
Couldn't get a resavation at the near by hotel so found this hostel on the web it only cost 60 Euro a night for 4 kids 2 adults in private room very large room on suite the shower was very powerful free wifi in common room and double lichen all mod cons a dining area and sitting area with tv lovely grounds outside. Loved our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Michael D, Manager at Tullyarvan Mill Hostel
Responded 3 May 2017
Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay. I see you were looking at staying in a hotel but unable to get booked and found us. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the hostel, maybe if you are back in Buncrana you will consider us again. We appreciate you taking time to offer a review.
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Sarah K wrote a review Nov 2016
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Had a great stay here. Excellent facilities, spotless, cheap and very comfy beds!!! Angela on reception was so friendly and helpful and booking was so straight forward. Little distance from the town centre but only €5 in a taxi and plenty of taxi numbers provided on arrival.Thank you for everything. Would highly recommend,
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Response from Michael D, Manager at Tullyarvan Mill Hostel
Responded 17 Nov 2016
Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. Great to get a positive feedback and a 5 star rating. We do get good feedback on the cleanliness and the facilities and you seem to have been happy with those. Angela was delighted to get a mention for being friendly and helpful. Thanks again hope you will return and visit us again.
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126mick wrote a review Apr 2016
Portlaoise, Ireland8 contributions4 helpful votes
We visited the hostel on Friday evening and Devon was very good and could not do enough. The place was spotless and the rooms were warm, comfortable and spacious. Showers were fab and a special mention has to go to Angela for her help in organising the stay and helping us with the beds and the breakfast and a big thank you. If doing the wild Atlantic way then make sure you stop here, You wont be disapointed.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Response from Michael D, Manager at Tullyarvan Mill Hostel
Responded 20 Apr 2016
Thanks for the review and excellent comments on our staff and facilities. Hope to see you back this way sometime in the future. So nice of you to mention that anyone travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way should book their accommodation with us. Thanks again.
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Nicole F wrote a review Apr 2016
Dunfermline, United Kingdom18 contributions19 helpful votes
Lovely hostel, friendly staff, very quiet, clean and comfortable rooms, excellent facilities - probably the best equipped kitchen I've seen in any hostel. We had a private room, which was very spacious and even had a TV. Free wifi with good reception throughout the building. The hostel is in a pretty central location for exploring Inishowen. Highly recommended, would definitely go back.
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michael D, Manager at Tullyarvan Mill Hostel
Responded 20 Apr 2016
Thank you so much for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay in our hostel. Appreciate the great feedback, as you had the double room that is why you were lucky and had the TV. We aim to please and do our best to ensure everyone enjoys their stay. Hope to see you back in Inishowen.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tullyarvan Mill Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Tullyarvan Mill Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Swan Park (1.0 km), Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park! (1.0 km), and Buncrana Cinema (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tullyarvan Mill Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Is parking available at Tullyarvan Mill Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tullyarvan Mill Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sherpa Indian & Nepalese Restaurant, Ubiquitous Restaurant and Bar, and The Lily Rose.
Is Tullyarvan Mill Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Buncrana.
Does Tullyarvan Mill Hostel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Tullyarvan Mill Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park! (1.0 km).
Is Tullyarvan Mill Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.