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Downhill Beachhouse
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Wonderful place!”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

We stayed at the hostel for my Fiancée's birthday for 1 night. The price was very reasonable for a double room with en suite. Because of the date (19th January) we were the only people booked in over our night, and as a result we had free reign of the place. Overall couldn't recommend this hostel highly enough; spacious, very clean, excellent cooking facilities and has a great atmosphere to it inside.

It's a fantastic building in one of the best locations in the country in my opinion. Literally minutes from Musenden temple and the old Mansion, and right on the beach. The owner/manager McCall was very friendly and welcoming and gave us a good recommendation for dining (the Point towards Magilligan)

Would recommend this place to anyone and would love to return!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

A really beautiful place to stay with the beach on your doorstep in the morning and the sound of the waves lulling you to sleep at night. The facilities are great, the kitchen has all you need and the living/dining rooms are lovely, cosy and comfortable. Lovely steamy power showers very welcome after a chilly dip in the sea! I advise you to book an extra night as you will not want to leave!

Room Tip: Try to get one with an ocean view, it's stunning!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

This place was so perfectly located, it was absolutely picturesque. The owners were the nicest and most accommodating people. The place was very clean. Other guests were nice and clean as well. Seriously - I would definitely stay here again. Absolutely loved this place.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

This hostel has the most perfect location. It is overlooking a superb long beach in Northern Ireland which is clean and safe and large enough for the many activities taking place there i.e. fishing, surfing, dog walking and of course swimming. The hostel is friendly, clean and has great cooking facilities. We stayed in an en-suite family room facing the back of the house where the rooms are not as bright and lack a sea view. While the facilities are great it would be advisable to bring your provisions with you as the local shops are some distance away. Tea, coffee and other essentials are provided at the hostel which is a nice touch. Book early as this hostel is popular

Room Tip: rooms to the front of the house are bright with sea views but you must share bathrooms
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Long time reader of tripadvisor here, first time reviewer (Downhill Hostel inspired me to put fingers to keyboard). My family and I (wife and four children) spent a night at Downhill Hostel during our recent visit to Ireland and all agree it was the highlight of the trip. When we were initially booking our trip, we wanted just to land somewhere close to Giant's Causeway. Little did we know Downhill Hostel, Downhill Strand, Mussenden Temple, Magilligan Point (and The Point Bar/Restaurant) would steal the show. Coming from the States, we get so much information about the West/Southwest of Ireland, but relatively little about Northern Ireland (and the Antrim Coast in particular). We happened to arrive at Downhill Hostel on a bright, clear sunny day. After swimming in the Atlantic during the afternoon, we headed up to get the view from Mussenden Temple. My sixteen year old was the first to notice: "You can see three countries from here" - NI, Inishowen peninsula (Donegal, Ireland) and Islay and Jura coasts (Scotland). Pretty cool moment. The next time we are fortunate enough to return to Ireland, Downhill Hostel will not be a "happy accident", but rather "the destination".

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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County Down, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

Just back from a night at Downhill hostel. We love this place so much that we go at least once a year. The setting is stunning and the rooms are very comfortable. We usually have a room with shared bathroom on the top floor (which sleeps 4), or an ensuite room if its available but this time we had a room with shared bathroom on the middle floor. The room was just as good with a comfortable double bed & a set of bunk beds. We still also had a fantastic sea view. The room was a bit noisy as it was situated above the kitchen and there was some noise from the room upstairs also but despite that we all slept well and woke up refreshed and ready for a morning walk on the beautiful downhill beach. I can't recommend this place highly enough and we can't wait until our next visit!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Essex
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

My partner and I stayed at Downhill Hostel for 2 nights in Aug 2013. We had a wonderful time and plan to return. The location is out of this world, the hostel is very well equipped and William was super friendly and knowledgeable.

We had one of the en suite rooms, very comfortable and clean - good shower and plenty of space (it would sleep 4).

All in all a fantastic experience!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Downhill Beachhouse

Property: Downhill Beachhouse
Address: 12 Mussenden Road | Downhill, Coleraine BT51 4RP, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Coleraine
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Coleraine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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