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Sandrock Holiday, Co Donegal


Located at the sea front above the pier and slipway, overlooking White Strand Bay, the headlands of Inishowen and Fanad Peninsulas. This registered independent hostel offers the modern budget accommodation with up to date facilities including a large double self-catering kitchen, dining and lounge areas with 20 comfortable bunk beds in en-suite dormitories. Guest internet access point.

Explore Malin Head with aid of informative walking/cycling routes written in several languages. Wheelchair friendly showers. Diving can be arranged. Fishing and swimming from the pier. Cycling hire at hostel. Lobsters, crabs, mussels and oysters can be purchased locally and cooked in hostel.

Two-ten bed dormitories en-suite (5 en-suite), disabled washrooms.

The hostel at Malin Head is at a premier scenic rural location, which is a perfect base for touring, walking or cycling. Descriptive circular routes in various languages are available at the hostel.

These routes highlight the local points of interest and facilities including:
where to collect semi-precious stones, places of historical interest, where to buy or catch local fish including salmon [when in season] lobsters, crabs, mussels and oysters which can all be cooked in the hostel. Where to view dolphins, seals and whales; and where to locate rare birds including the corncrakes, all sea birds and various birds of prey.

Malin Head has also become extremely popular with divers interested in the numerous wrecks submerged just off the coast because of the unique good visibility underwater here. [Often referred to in diving magazines] In very recent times they have located long lost wrecks. Also more and more surfers are using Malin Head.

This is an unhurried hassle free area, with a welcoming friendly community with bars and shops that do not close until 1am. Bar food and restaurants

Other facilities at hostel include:

Cycle hire – at special rates for guests!

Musical instruments for loan to hostel guests

Nearby there is horse riding available and a unique Famine Farm attraction. Eating out and socialising in bars is considerably cheaper than in urban areas and local characters, many of whom are storytellers and/or musicians, are just waiting to meet our guests.

In common with other tourist hostels we provide quality budget holiday accommodation. We can accommodate up to 20 guests in two comfortable ensuite dormitories. Each dormitory has large bunk beds [duvets and pillows are provided] two showers, two wash hand basins and a toilet. There is an additional toilet, shower and wash hand basin for persons with limited mobility.

The cost is €10.00 to €12 pppn .

There is and additional charge of €1.50 for bed sheet hire, if guests do not have their own sleeping bag or sheet.  There is a double self-catering kitchen equipped with utensils, hobs, microwave ovens, sinks etc and a solid fuel range with an additional oven and cooking facilities. Utensils and instructions are available for cooking locally caught fish [salmon when in season] lobsters, crabs, mussels and oysters! There are spectacular views available from a comfortable dining and lounge area, shared by all guests.

A private car park and cycle shed is available for guests. Cycle hire is also available - at hostel - at special rates for guests! We are Tourist Board Approved and are members of IHH and IHO [Hostel organisations]. We welcome any enquiries and will give advice on other local accommodation [if ours is not suitable] and the daily transport facilities to Malin Head from places like Dublin, Belfast, Letterkenny and Derry.

*More accessible information to follow**


Address: Port Ronan Pier, Malin Head, Inishowen Peninsula, Co Donegal
Phone: 074:93:70289

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