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Queens University, Belfast
Rick Steves
Hey, I'm Stephen!
Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom · Member since December 2012

I was born in Derry and have runsuccessful and award-winning tourist-accommmodation for over 10 years.

I am lucky enough to own a luxury river-front Apartment and also a 7 bedroom Townhouse, both in the city-centre; which I rent out to couples, familes and vacationing professionals on short-term stays.
Sometimes (website hidden) guests who are Students, Professors or Professionals come and stay for longer at my properties, one even booked for 3 months!

The apartment is very high-end and and luxurious. It really has the 'wow-factor'.
You pay more and you get more!

I work as a professional tour-guide with US travel TV star, Rick Steves.
This year I had the honour of being one of 4 judges in a very high-profile competition organised by our national newspaper, the Irish Times - my job was to use my expertise to decide "The Best Place to Holiday in Ireland!"

To stay true to my backpacking roots, I decided to open up my 7 bedroom Townhouse in the exclusive 'Lawrence Hill' area (city-centre, 1 minute from the University) to budget-conscious visitors, who basically want a cheap room with a great location. These rooms are £25-£50 depending on whether it is 2 or 6 people in the room, some of the rooms are HUGE, and ensuite.
The Lawrence Hill property is quite lovely in my honest opinion, but several of the guests there have proved a little harder to please.
Most think it is a great place and excellent value for money, i just need you to know that it is a room for a cheap price, it is not Buckingham Palace, nor does it have the wow-factor of my riverfront apartment, But for the price, most guests think its great, check out the pics on my airbnb.com listing.

I will be happy welcome you to any of my lovely properties and to help introduce to you my beloved home region of Derry/Donegal.

Needless to say, free Travel tips/advice is my speciality

Le meas (with respect in Irish Gaelic)
Steve McPhilemy

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