Sandrock Holiday Hostel
AddressPort Ronan Malin Head, Inishowen Peninsula DonegalSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
The cinematically changing view from this IHH hostel – at the end of the road, above a rocky bay on the western side of the headland – will take your breath away. Seafood can sometimes be bought straight off the boats out front. Inside you'll find 20 beds in two cosy dorms, musical instruments and laundry facilities. Bike rental (€10 per day) is also available for nonguests, though you'll have to leave a deposit.
Our independent authors have visited Sandrock Holiday Hostel and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Malin Head.
Description provided by property
Located at Irelands Most Northerly Point at Malin Head overlooking the fishing pier, beach, sea and highlands of Donegal across the bay. The ever changing spectacular scenery, especially the seascape can be observed from the hostel
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT LOCATED IN DONEGAL TOWN!
We are at least 100kms North of DONEGAL TOWN (at Ireland's Most Northerly Point)
Hostel consists of two spacious ensuite dormitories with ten beds in each, double self catering kitchen where you can cook crabs, lobsters, mussel,oysters and fish - all available from local fishery. You can also fish or swim from the pier below. Some guests surf, dive, canoe etc with own equipment.
Three late pubs,pub grub,supermarket 2kms. Famous raised beach full precious stones nearby. Meet friendly locals on walks-in pubs-everywhere! This area is no folk village - its for real. Cycle hire at hostel. Walking routes in several languages. Musical instruments available. No curfew but we normally cease taking new guests after 10pm unless prearranged.
Bookings with estimated time of arrival should be confirmed one day before arrival or booking maybe cancelled. We do not accept credit or debit cards at the hostel. We are in Euro Land!
WIFI ACCESS FREE FOR GUESTS
Horse riding stables are available within 16 kms of hostel.
During summer months basking sharks and dolphins can frequently be viewed from Hostel. Malin Head is now one of the three hotspots in the World to view Basking Sharks.
The Aurora Borealis 'Northern Lights' can occasionally be seen at Malin Head each year normally in January through to the end of February. Spectacular photos have appeared on TV and in the National Press confirming sightings.
During May and June at Malin Head on the North Coast of Donegal was teaming with BASKING SHARKS clearly visible from Hostel. Over 100 have been tagged in 2010 and 2011 by the Irish Basking Shark Project!
Services & facilities
- 24 Hour Security
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Bicycle Hire
- Board games
- Book Exchange
- Common Room
- Bicycle Parking
- Free Parking
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Laundry Facilities
- Washing machine
- Outdoor Terrace
- Shuttle Bus
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