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The Bluestack Centre Hostel

Letterbarrow, Drimarone, Letterbarrow F94 CY9N Ireland
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A warm welcome awaits you at The Bluestack Centre. It includes a luxury 28 bed self-catering hostel, complete with 4-bed Private room, 10 and 12 bed dormitory accommodation and an en-suite special needs room ideal for wheelchair users. All rooms are light and airy and bed linen is supplied. A new Children's Playground, Astro Turf, Tennis and Basketball court are among the facilities.Idyllically located at the foothills of the magnificent Bluestack Mountains in Drimarone, approximately 5 miles from Donegal Town, The Bluestack Centre is an ideal place to stay in an unspoilt rural environment where you can meet the locals and explore the tranquil countryside.The area is a haven for walkers, with many landmarks such as the Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall, Dysert Graveyard, Carnaween Mountain - the magic mountain traditionally climbed by local groups every June.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Tennis court
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Global55925757156 wrote a review Aug 2019
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Perfect place to rest, quiet in the hills. Everything is clean and working (showers, toilettes, kitchen). Warm welcome and fair price ! If you walk down the road for 500m you will find a little pub "O'neill's" with local lads, grab a pint with them, they will make you feel at home.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Russell Silverson wrote a review Aug 2019
Ottawa, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
Travelling by motorcycle on a wet day can cause one to feel a little miserable, so I decided to arrive early at he Bluestack centre. I was more than welcomed by Tony and Rosemary, who allowed me access right away and made feel at home. Tony arranged for me to park my motorcycle under cover and inside I had just removed my dripping gear and changed, when I was invited by Tony to have dinner with some of their freinds. (Fergal the centres fitness instructor is tieing the knot and it was laid on for him) We had a excellent meal full 5 stars to chef Tony, and a bit of fun filled chat to go with it. (How fortunate was this traveller!) Clean and tidy accomodation with all facilities catered for the ernest traveller. Highly recommended...
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Date of stay: August 2019
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EpsomSmith wrote a review Jun 2019
Epsom, United Kingdom485 contributions185 helpful votes
As a base for our 2nd night this hostel is great. While not exactly on the Bluestack Way it’s about 2.5 miles south, just short of the midpoint on the Way. It’s a great place to stay, friendly, clean and comfortable but be warned there is no food there are no shops. We dropped off food the night before at the hostel. There is a Pub about a mile down the road, it’s small but it was perfect for a few pints but again there is no food. If I do the Bluestack again I’ll would stay here again. See review of Donegal Town Independent Hostel for base on 1st and 3rd night.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Bren W wrote a review Nov 2018
Muff, Ireland598 contributions64 helpful votes
I’ve used the BSC for many years as a base for walking groups, it’s a great facility and I’d highly recommend it. The entire place is always spotless and the hostel is well appointed, all at a very reasonable price.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
Sonia B wrote a review May 2018
14 contributions2 helpful votes
I was there with 10 friends. It is a big house with spacious rooms and a big kitchen for sharing. Everything was completely clean, even the bathrooms. It was a good stay, and the owner is very kind, for sure I’d recommend it!
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$38 - US$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bluestack Centre Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to The Bluestack Centre Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Magee 1866 (6.6 km), The Reel Inn (6.5 km), and Donegal Castle (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bluestack Centre Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness centre, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Bluestack Centre Hostel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bluestack Centre Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bluestack Centre Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chandpur Indian Restaurant, Quay West Restaurant Donegal Town, and The Blueberry Tea Room.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Bluestack Centre Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Bluestack Centre 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 The Bluestack Centre Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Famine Graveyard (7.1 km).
Is The Bluestack Centre Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.