Rick's Causeway Coast hostel is a wonderful place to stay. Rick and Kasha, the owners, will greet you with a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits by their coal fire in the cozy sitting room. Their plants, books, and homey clutter will make you feel like you are right at home. At the time of this review, Rick and Kasha are currently living in the hostel while an addition is being built on to the back of the building, so the hostel feels homey because it is their actual home.
Although the hostel is not new, it is well kept and clean. The rooms are clean, warm, and spacious. You can get a private room ensuite with a skylight where you can catch glimpses of the ocean and the occasional rainbow. The walls all have pictures of local sights and Rick and Kasha's adventures as Rick was a former backpacker himself. The bathrooms are clean and are home to the very best showers in all of Ireland. They have "power showers" which are exactly as they sound -- powerful! The only catch is that there is only hot water during certain times of the day, but the times are convenient normal times that people usually take showers. The kitchen is clean and has plenty of space to make a meal and sit and chat with other guests. Currently they do not have laundry facilities because of the renovation going on, but there is a launderette right around the corner (if you can catch them when they are open). You will be given a key to the door so you may come and go as you please.
The hostel is located just a few steps from the Atlantic Circle bus stop, the Promenade, and the ocean. You will not want to leave this ideal location and the warmth and hospitality of Rick and Kasha.