Bluestack Centre Hostel

This Donegal Activity Centre is idyllically located at the foothills of the magnificent Bluestack Mountains in Drimarone, approximately 8km (5 miles) from the popular tourist destination of Donegal Town.

This 28-bed centre is suitable for conferences, family functions, meetings, children’s parties and is an ideal base for exploring south Donegal including the Bluestack Mountains.

The Bluestack Centre is in a tranquil setting, ideal for those looking for a quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  This location is especially popular with hill walkers and hikers. Some of the best hiking in Ireland can be done here in the heart of the fabulous Bluestack Mountains, surrounded by countryside just waiting to be explored. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as deer, pheasants and rabbits which you’ll see around the area.

The nearest towns to the Centre are Frosses village which is 4.5km (3 miles) away for the nearest village shop and Mountcharles, located 6.5km (4 miles) – approximately 10 minutes drive – which has a beautiful beach and pubs to visit.

To drive to Donegal Town takes approximately 15 minutes where you can visit Donegal Castle and the “Water Bus” – a boat which goes out into Donegal Bay with story-telling and seal-spotting and occasional live music on board too!

If you love to walk in nature or just want some down-time, we recommend you come out to stay and explore and enjoy the experience of the natural wilderness that is ‘The Bluestack Mountains.

Opening Dates & Times

OPENING DATES: 1 March – 31 October, open all year for groups of ten persons or more!

OPENING TIMES: 9am – 9pm

CHECK- IN: 9am – 9.30pm (unless pre-arranged)


AddressLetterbarra, Drimarone, Co. Donegal


  • From Donegal Town, follow the road for Killybegs. At the roundabout beside the Topaz service station, take the exit off the roundabout signposted for Letterbarrow / Millpark Hotel.
  • Pass the entrance to the Millpark Hotel on your right and continue straight ahead for approx 6.5km (4 miles). Follow the small brown signs for the Bluestack Centre.
  • At the junction marked Bluestack Centre take a right, you will cross a small stone bridge, immediately after the bridge, take a left & you will notice a pub on your left hand side.
  • Continue straight ahead & we are the large stone building on the right hand side. We are located adjacent to Drimarone Chapel.

Public Bus:

  • There are countrywide services to Donegal during summer and bus services to Donegal all year around from major towns. For details on bus timetables and schedules see the Bus Eireann website.

Many people choose to walk or cycle to the Centre as it’s only 8km from Donegal Town or if you prefer you can take a taxi which will cost approximately €15-20.


  • Basketball and Tennis Courts
  • Main Hall with Performance Stage
  • Self Catering Kitchen
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Laundry Facilities and Drying Rooms
  • TV Lounge
  • Free Private Parking

For bookings and queries,

Phone: (0)74 973 5564