Sandrock Holiday Hostel, Inishowen Peninsula

Malin Head
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Sandrock Holiday Hostel is a purpose built hostel situated above the small fishing pier at Port Ronan with ever changing breathtaking spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean [White Strand Bay], the headlands of Inishowen and Fanad Peninsulas and the Highlands of Donegal.

The proprietors, Margaret and Rodney, offer modern holiday hostel accommodation at this premier scenic location which is a perfect base for touring, walking or cycling. Walking routes in various languages are available.

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 pppn . [ There is and additional charge of €1-25c 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! Musical instruments may be borrowed for use in hostel from Margaret and Rodney.

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.

Malin Head is renowned for spectacular scenery, unhurried hassle free area, welcoming friendly community with bars and shops that do not close until 1am. Bar food and restaurant [open 9am to 9-30pm] facilities available all year. Walking routes are available at the hostel which highlight the local points of interest and facilities e.g. where to collect semi-precious stones, where to buy local fish etc., etc.

Location and Contact


Once on Inishowen Peninsula follow signs to ‘Malin Head'. At Crossroads Inn turn left and follow signs to Sandrock Holiday Hostel. We are at the pier on the right. Remember that we are the Sandrock Holiday Hostel (there is another hostel at Malin Head).



Address: Port Ronan Pier, Malin Head, Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, Ireland

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Website Sandrock Holiday Hostel Inishowen Peninsula
Phone Number: +353 (0)863256323
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Facilities and Amenities




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons


24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Wheelchair Accessible

Credit Card Payments

Curfew: No Curfew

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 7 AM - 10 PM (07:00-22:00)

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)

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