Location:   9a Waterworks Road

                  Omagh, County Tyrone

                  Northern Ireland

Omagh Hostel is an eco tourism hostel situated just three miles north of Omagh town which is in the heart of Northern Ireland.  It is midway between Belfast/Larne ferry routes and the west coast of Ireland. 

Contact:     Billy and Marella Fyffe

Website:      www.omaghhostel.co.uk

Email:         marella@omaghhostel.co.uk

Hostel and Farm has a blog:


Telephone/Fax:  +44 (0) 28 8224 1973


Dormitories (consisting of 4 or 6 beds) are 12.50 pounds per bed

Private rooms:  (double or twin) are 30 pounds per room

Private rooms for three people

(double and twin bed) are 45 pounds

per room

Camping  (20 pounds per tent)

Special Features:

-remote and peaceful hostel at the edge

of Sperrin Mountains

-breathtaking views and panoramic rolling


-just under three miles from the center of 


-abundance of archaeological sites in

the area

-member of Independent Holiday

Hostels of Ireland (IHH)

-approved by Northern Ireland Tourist       


-rooms available include single, twins, doubles, rooms of three, rooms of four,

and rooms of six beds

-volunteers from around the world

on a cultural exchange program

-fully-equipped self-catering kitchen

-television and video

-central heating

-hot showers

-special group rates

-tourist information provided

-car parking

-bike storage

-free Internet access in the hostel

-hostel blog

-camping available with use of hostel


-free pick-up and drop-off from the bus



-pets (dog, cat, and horse) welcome.  Dogs

should be kept on a lead as a courtesy to

neighboring farmers

Environmental Emphasis at The Omagh


-environmentally-friendly hostel situated

on a beautiful farm that promotes

organic principles including composting

and heating with biomass boilers

-various environmental workshops are

available at the hostel for groups.

-solar conservatory to dry clothes

-produce available for purchase from 

gardens in season

-hosts of  WWOOF  (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms)Wwoofing is when an individual receives meals, accommodations, and the opportunity to learn on an organic farm in return for helping on the farm.

The spirit of the WWOOF program involves trust, respect, sharing, and willingness, and enthusiasm.  To learn more about wwoofing, check:


-free fair trade coffee and tea are

available to guests

- environmentally friendly products for cleaning

-use of “green” electricity

-woodland consisting of over 800 native

trees has been planted in an effort to

offset our carbon load and to increase

animal and plant biodiversity here on the


-in late spring of 2008, a wetland system

consisting of three reed beds and two ponds is being constructed to clean our

waste water and minimize its impact on

the environment.  A nature walkway is

also being installed to give guests the

opportunity to view these features


-low energy lighting and LED technology

is used wherever possible

-awarded the EU Flower, which is an

accredited award given to accommodation providers for

environmental excellence

Things To Do:

The Omagh Hostel is convenient to:

    -Ulster American Folk Park

    - Sperrin Heritage Centre

    -Gortin Glens and Forest Park

    - Glenelly Valley

    -the Sperrin Mountains

    -the Ulster Way

    -Fermanagh Lakes

    -Marble Arch Caves

    -Omagh Leisure Complex

Activities Available at Omagh Hostel






-information about Sperrin crafts

-information about tracing your ancestors

-information about festival events and entertainment

-information about story-telling

-help to feed the pigs

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