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Armagh City Youth Hostel

39 Abbey Street, Armagh, County Armagh, BT61 7DY

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Armagh.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Portadown.

Opening Times (April - October)

  • The venue has seasonal opening times and please contact the venue for details of opening times.
  • Comments
    • The hostel is closed between 11:00 and 16:00 and ask guests to vacate the premises during these times.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 176cm (5ft 9in) wide.
  • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.
  • Comments
    • One of the doors is locked leaving a gap of 88cm.
    • There is a key pad that can be used by guests dor access.
    • The key pad is 154 - 161cm in height.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading down to the entrance.
  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 4m (4yd 14in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium in height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Room

  • General Information
    • There are 18 rooms in total.
    • There are 0 standard ground floor rooms.
    • There are 17 standard rooms on other floors.
  • Accessible Rooms
    • There are accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 1 room(s) which has / have accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 0 adjoining room(s) available for carers.
  • Location and Access
    • The accessible room viewed is 3m (3yd 11in) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • No accessible rooms are located in a separate building from the main hotel.
  • Accessible Room
    • The room number or room name viewed was Room 1.
    • The width of the door is 88cm (2ft).
    • The height of the bed is 55cm (21in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 29cm (11in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.
    • An adjoining room is not available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcomed to stay with guests in accessible rooms.
  • Accessible Ensuite
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 86cm (2ft).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible ensuite are 170cm x 210cm (5ft x 6ft).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The toilet seat is 46cm (18in) above floor level.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm in height.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 76cm (2ft).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap for the sink.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the ensuite.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath and Shower
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head is adjustable.
    • The shower control type is twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The flip down or fixed seat height is 47cm (18in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Signage, colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms
    • There is Braille, tactile, and pictorial signage on or near the hotel door.
    • The colour contrast between the external hotel room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal hotel room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible ensuite
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the ensuite is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General
    • Some hotel rooms have no auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The hotel does not provide any other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • The number of accessible rooms with wheel in showers is 1.
  • Ground Floor Standard Rooms
    • There are not standard rooms on the ground floor.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • There is not level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the recepton area.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G.
  • The lift is 6m (6yd 22in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 87cm x 160cm (2ft x 5ft).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile, and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 6m (6yd 22in) from the platform lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the lower ground foor.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft).
    • The door is heavy.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 230cm x 250cm (7ft x 8ft).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 140cm (4ft).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (19in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3").
    • The hand dryer is 108cm (3ft) high.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 102cm (3ft) high.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3").
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.