Sandrock Holiday

Location:  Ronan Pier

                    Malin Head,

                    Inishowen Peninsula

                    County Donegal

Sandrock Hostel is situated at Ireland’s most northerly point in Malin Head above the small fishing pier at Port Ronan.  Because of the hostel’s close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean (White Strand Bay) , there are spectacular views of the beach, pier, and headlands of the Inishowen and Fanad Peninsulas and the Highlands of Donegal.


For more infomation including Bus connections from Dublin, Dublin Airport, Belfast Airports, Galway, Sligo, Derry, etc please email the hostel with your request for details direct to us at Sandrock Holiday Hostel

Long Distance Bus Services:
If coming direct to Sandrock Holiday Hostel from Dublin or Galway get the DERRY bus'. Derry has local services to Inishowen

Links: there is a timetable on the site

Open Times:  all year

Phone:    074:93:70289

International Code:    00 353 74-93-70289




Rates:        12 euros per person

                   1.50 for bed sheet hire if guests

                   do not have their own sheet or

                   sleeping bag


-comfortable dining and lounge area

with spectacular views

-clean accommodations

-perfect base for touring, cycling, and walking

-double self-catering kitchen with utensils, hobs, microwave ovens, sinks, and a solid fuel

range with additional oven and cooking facilities

-utensils and instructions are available for cooking locally caught fish (salmon) and lobsters, crabs, mussels, and oysters

-free WIFI access available for guests

-quiet, unhurried atmosphere

-musical instruments on loan to guests

-can accommodate up to 20 guests in two

comfortable ensuite dormitories

-large bunk beds with duvets and pillows

-two showers and two wash basins and a toilet in each dormitory

-additional shower, toilet, and wash basin for persons with limited mobility

-private car park

-cycle shed

-Tourist Board approved

-members of IHH and IHO

-will recommend advice on area things to

do and other lodgings and daily transport facilities to Malin Head from places like Belfast,

Dublin, Belfast, Letterkenny, and Derry.

-extensive book swap

Things To Do:

-enjoy peace and quiet

-cycle hire at special rates to guests

-horse back riding nearby




-go scuba diving/  There are 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.

-prime location for artists and photographers

-visit nearby Famine Farm facility

-reasonable restaurant and pubs in area

- 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.

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