Moville Holiday Hostel

Location:               Malin Road



                               County Donegal


Moville is on Lough Foyle (near the fishing port of Greencastle) 30 m (20 miles) directly north of Derry (follow the R238 road) and 60km (40 miles) north of Letterkenny in the Inishowen Peninsula of north Co. Donegal.

When arriving in Moville town from Derry you turn left in the centre of the town at Market Square and travel west along the Carndonagh/Malin Road for 450metres. Some 50metres before the Maxol Garage there is a Moville Holiday Hostel brown and white finger post sign on the left for the hostel which is in wooded grounds.

The access lane is parallel to the main road, where we share an entrance with the Mill (older stone buildings), and needs a sharp turn to left with another Hostel sign at the junction. Proceed down this lane to the hostel for 40metres. Our main house is further down the lane and is all the one property.

There is ample parking around the property and we are 5 minutes walk from the town centre with a second pedestrian walk to the town across the old bridges.

Public Transport Options:

Foyle Ferry: The Foyle Ferry to and from Greencastle-Magilligan Point in Co. Derry runs every day and all year from 9am departing Greencastle on the hour to 9pm plus; and departing Magilligan at 9.15 and quarter past the hour to 9.15pm or possibly 10.15pm. Tel 00353-74-9381901. The Ferry takes circa 10 minutes and is a car and passenger ferry. Greencastle is 3km (2 miles) north along the coast from Moville. There is a coastal walking path between the two settlements.

Buses: There are regular bus services from Derry, Letterkenny and Buncrana/Carndonagh to/from Moville. There is also a daily direct bus service to and from Dublin (McGinleys) that will drop off or pick up at the public road beside the hostel.

Taxis: There are several local taxis with reasonable rates. A taxi from Derry to the hostel is circa. €20.

Parking: There is ample parking around the property and we are 5 minutes walk from the town centre with a second pedestrian walk to the town across the old bridges. Bicycles can be left inside the hostel at night time.

Phone Mobile:        00353- (0)- 86 - 8519793

Phone Land Line:   00353- (0) 74 - 9382378




Contact:     Cressida

Open Times: all year

Check-in Times:  any time

Check-out Times:  noon

Background:    The hostel is largely of stone and on different levels and was converted from their old farm buildings and opened in 1993. It is located in woodland and is within the 60km speed limit of Moville.


15 euros per person per night sharing a room

children over 12 years of age are 12 euros

children under 12 are free

private double rooms en suite are 20 euros per person

Included in the stay are a kitchen with

complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate,

milk, bed linen, showers, games room,

tv room, use of laundry room, parking, etc.

Camping and Touring Van Rates:

10 euros per person for camping

children under 12 years of age for camping are free

touring vans - electricity charge is 3 euros per night

showers, kitchen, laundry all inclusive

reduced rates for several nights stay


-several ensuite rooms

-conservatory living room

-restored building with exceptional character

-full central heating system

-open fire

-private, double, ensuite and dormitory beds

are available

-bed linens included


-tv and games rooms

-tea/coffee provided

-resident warden in the building

-camping available with use of all hostel facilities

-no curfew but all should respect other residents

Things To Do:

-Moville is on Lake Foyle so there are many beaches to enjoy

-visit two piers in Moville

-enjoy shoreside walk

-enjoy large recreational “Green”

-enjoy putting and crazy golf

-enjoy tennis

-hire a bicycle

-enjoy fishing

-enjoy boating

-enjoy many restaurants in town

-enjoy music in the pubs on weekends

-health care centre, post office, banks and ATM’s are within a minute’s walk

-enjoy festivals held throughout the year

-explore the many sites of the Inishowen Peninsula

-hostel hosts the Bob Dylan and Beatles 


-hostel hosts outdoor music events

-hostel hosts outdoor working with craft and wood workshops provided by Transition Inishowen

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