Stunningly situated, the Downhill Hostel overlooks the North Coast's longest beach and the Atlantic Ocean. It's the perfect place for romantic or family breaks.
A historic Victorian home, our hostel marries architectural charm with modern facilities.
We have a well-equipped kitchen with luxurious living and dining rooms. The location on the beach with large front garden is excellent for families and outdoor enthusiasts.
For families booking private rooms, please note, all our double rooms can sleep up to four with a double bed plus two single beds if required.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Breakfast Not Included
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Cots available
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Iron / Ironing Board
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reception (limited hours)
- Taxes included
- Towels Included
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Friendly
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Check in time is between 3pm (15:00) and 8pm (20:00) You must make special arrangements with the hostel if you will be arriving outside these times. There's absolutely no check-in after 10pm under any circumstances. Check-out: 11am.
We have a 72-hour cancellation policy. If you cancel your booking with less than 72 hours notice your card will be charged for the first night's accommodation. This policy does not effect the 10% non-refundable deposit paid at time of booking.
For �no-shows� , i.e., bookings that do not turn up and do not contact us to cancel we will charge the full value of the booking even if it is for multiple nights.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
If driving from Belfast, follow the signs for the M2 and 'the North'. Take exit at junction 1, A26 towards Ballymena/Coleraine
Continue following signs for Coleraine. Stay on the ring road around Coleraine, following signs for 'Londonderry'. After crossing the river Bann there is a shopping area (good for groceries at Sainsburys) the next roundabout is signed for Castlerock to the Right. Follow signs for Castlerock which will bring you to the coast road. Downhill is 1 mile (1 1/2 kms) past Castlerock on the main road A2. The road will go steeply downhill to the sea, and the hostel is on the right. The entry is immediately before going onto the beach.
If driving from Derry/Londonderry, follow the A2 signs for Limavady/Coleraine.
You will pass the City of Derry Airport, and several small villages. At the first roundabout after Ballykelly turn left (signed for Benone Strand/Downhill & Magilligan Point Ferry). At the 'T' junction turn left continue until you come to Downhill. The hostel will be directly in front of you by the entrance to the beach.
Public Transportation: If you are coming from Belfast or anywhere on the North Coast you will want to take a bus or train to Coleraine then on to Caslterock. If you are traveling by bus you can continue to Downhill and get off right in front of the hostel on bus route #134 that go on to Limavady. If you are taking the train, you will get off at Castlerock then walk or taxi to the hostel. If you are coming from Derry you can take the bus to Limavady then on to Downhill or take the train to Castlerock. This is a particularly beautiful train journey along the coast and is much faster than the bus.
Close to Giant Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills Distillery and Magiligan Point Ferry.