Sandrock Holiday Hostel
We’re located at Ireland’s most northerly point at Malin Head, overlooking the fishing pier, beach, sea and highlands of Donegal across the bay.
Guest Wi-Fi is available.
We’re at the very top of County Donegal at the top of Ireland, 100km from Donegal Town.
Walking routes in various languages are available. They highlight where to buy or catch local fish, lobsters, crabs, mussels and oysters which can all be cooked in the hostel; where to collect semi-precious stones;and
where to view dolphins, seals whales and
rare birds including corncrakes.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour security
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast not included
- Card phones
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Key Card Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Not Included
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reading Light
- Shuttle Bus
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Accessible
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.
We don't accept card payments. We request cash payments in advance on arrival please.
There are ATM s in Carndonagh and all large towns. Cash-back can be arranged with the local supermarket in Malin Head.
Beds booked should be confirmed either by email or phone the day before arrival or booking may be cancelled.
We close our reception at 10pm and normally accept no new arrivals after that time (This is to avoid disturbing guests who are asleep)
Keys to the hostel are given to all guests who are booked in.
There is no curfew.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
See Sandrock Holiday Hostel on GPS : N 55 degrees 21.72 mins/ W 007 degrees 21.5 mins.
If coming direct to Sandrock Holiday Hostel from Belfast, Dublin or Galway get the Derry bus. Derry has local services to Carndonagh (CARN) Inishowen.
Do not catch the Donegal bus. This goes to Donegal Town which is 100km away.
Details of public transport to Malin Head is as follows:
John McKinley Buses leave Parnell Square, Dublin twice each day Monday to Saturday at 9-30am and 5-45pm and arrive in Carn [Carndonagh] at 14.05 and 10.20pm.
If travelling on one of these buses, phone before leaving Dublin for taxi details in Carn when** there is no bus connection to hostel. Buses return to Dublin at 7.20am each morning 4pm each afternoon and 3.15pm on Sundays.
Journey times 5hrs and cost around �24 return - students cheaper!
You can catch a Bus Eireann to Derry at regular intervals from Dublin the then catch a Lough Swilly bus in Derry at 1pm or preferably the North West Busways (red bus) at Patrick Street Derry - opposite the Cinema at 3.10pm to Carndonagh (Carn) from where you can **catch the Inishowen Rural Transport bus to Malin Head (direct to the hostel on request) at 4pm daily on Mondays to Fridays. or hitch or hire a taxi.
**Inishowen Rural Bus Service: A Rural Bus service operates from Carndonagh to Sandrock Hostel (By request) Malin Head on Mondays to Fridays at 4pm (It returns at 11-45am on the same days and connects with buses to Derry or Letterkenny). See www.inishowen.ie 'Transport'
Ireland's most northerly and sunniest point at Malin Head in county Donegal, Eire.
Please note that we are not located in Donegal Town! We are at least 100km north of Donegal Town (at Irelands most northerly point)
We are at the very north on the WILD ATLANTIC WAY and at a Basking Shark HOTSPOT