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County Mayo, Ireland
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Stayed here with 3 adults and 2 babies was a bit worried about staying in a hostel but I needn't have bothered worrying it was brilliant!! Even though it was a busy time and it seem to be fully booked but I was still able to cook in the kitchen by myself without having to share the kitchen space...It felt...

Thank Bridget O
Greystones, Ireland
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

A fabulous low-key getaway; big, Victorian house nestled between a cliff wall and a wide, expansive sandy and shell-strewn beach. Secluded and peaceful. Very clean. Friendly owners. Full use of large kitchen so bring lots of food! (Photo is view from bedroom)

Thank Jennifer D
Enniskillen, Co.Fermanagh
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We booked downhill beach house for the weekend for a get together with friends. A group of 10 adults and 10 children. It was perfect. Lovely and homely, warm and cosy and an amazing location. Everything that we needed was there. The owners McCall and husband were incredibly helpful throughout the booking process and on arrival. A perfect place for...

Thank 204CarolynM
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stumbled upon this treasure of a place while looking for a night's stay. At first we were concerned about staying in a hostel but everything was perfect. We are two couples in our 50s and 60s travelling together and weren't sure of hostel stays. Our concerns were quickly put to rest. The Downhill Beachhouse is a family friendly hostel...

1Thank valeriebroman
Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I could go on for far too long about Downhill Beachhouse because it is quite literally my favorite place to be on this planet. It is charming and so very unique. The antique structure is more than accommodating with warm showers, comfortable beds, a cozy and friendly common room and a well stocked kitchen with enough space for several parties...

Thank Shelley Q
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Victorian villa with large bunk bed rooms. Good kitchen and shower facilities. Live fiddle music on the evening we were there. The location is perfect as right in the beach. Good basic accommodation. No lockable storage for bikes but lots of outside space for parking up. Friendly helpful staff

Thank Jmor2005
Maybole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights as a party of 6: 3 adults and 3 school age children. The rooms accommodate many more than the add states. We had a double bed ( very comfortable) and a set of adult bunks. Our daughter had 3 sets of adult bunks and a single bed! So although the beds were comfortable the rooms felt...

1Thank Maureen M
Farmington, Connecticut
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This had to be one of the most amazing locations for a Hostel in all of Ireland and Northern Ireland. My daughter and I stayed for 2 nights while we did day trips to Carrick-a-rede, Bushmills, and the Giants Causeway. The Beachhouse was right on the beach with an awestruck view.

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Downhill is the perfect place for a family reunion / weekend away. Thank you to McCall & William @ Downhill. We had 6 couples (& Granny!) plus our 16 children for two nights and never once felt like we were on top of each other! The kids loved the garden & we all couldn't get enough of the beach (despite...

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I've travelled and used hostels all over the world this ticks all my boxes: Amazing location: Friendly owners: well equipped clean kitchen with loads of storage space and utensils: good supply of hot water, clean showers & toilets: comfy beds I was right on top floor overlooking the small stream: loved the little quiet reading sofa on the middle floor...

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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Downhill Beachhouse (formerly Downhill Hostel) is a self-catering Victorian Villa accepting both individual and group bookings. Accommodation is in double, twin, and 4 persons rooms. Use of a guest kitchen, dining and living room is included in the tariff. This atmospheric home is very popular with couples, families, outdoor enthusiasts, and groups of friends or families. The property borders the National Trust property containing the famous 'Mussenden Temple' and fronts onto the Downhill/Benone Beach. Local outdoor and arts activities can be arranged by the owners for guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Downhill Beachhouse

Address: 12 Mussenden Road | Downhill, Coleraine BT51 4RP, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Coleraine
Price Range: £36 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“If traveling with children or older people make sure you request a cot and a family room”
 of 5 bubbles 983newtnewt, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The higher rooms have great views and more private amenities for not a lot more cost.”
 of 5 bubbles ShellQuig, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask what room you'll be in if you're an older traveler. My room was on the third floor and difficult to get up the stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles kilmihil49, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“the rooms at the top of the house are really spacious”
 of 5 bubbles 48jacquew, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Bring food and cook. The kitchen is available to you.”
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  • My favorite place to sleep by far
 of 5 bubbles lenacast, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
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