Local Amenities


Within walking distance of the hostel there are two late bars which close at 1am*

The Seaview Tavern serves pub grub and has an excellent seafood restaurant.  There is a games room and three bars, one a unique old fashioned Irish bar.A supermarket and Post Office exists next door

Farren’s Bar. has a small shop and two bars. Bar food in the form of pizzas is available all day. Fishing tackle including bait and equipment may be purchased here.

The ‘Northern Bites’  coffee shop / cafe next to the Church is open 10am to 3pm and later in the Summer, serves a wide choice of meals and snacks and a variety of cakes!. Local crafts can also be purchased here.

Sadly on 19th August 2013 the Crossroads Inn with its 2 bars and warm welcome  CLOSED after 200 years.

LATEST NEWS:  The Crossroads Inn was sold at AUCTION on 5th March 2015 with 2 adjoining houses.

We still have two 23 hour licensed bars but only if you are in the fishing industry after * certain hours!!

A local supermarket and petrol station is 2kms away open from 8am to 8pm every day except Christmas Day.  Also Farren’s Bar has a small shop facility and is open until 1am. Famous raised beach full of precious stones nearby. Meet friendly locals on walks-in pubs-everywhere! This area is no folk village – its for real. Cycle hire available at hostel. Walking routes in several languages. Musical instruments for guests available. No curfew but we normally cease taking new guests after 10pm to allow guests to sleep undisturbed – unless prearranged.

We do not accept credit or debit cards at the hostel. We are in Euro Land!

Other Information

  •   MALIN HEAD TOURS  is operated by local tour guides who are members of the community on Saturdays  at 12 noon from Malin Head Community Centre.  Experience the breathtaking views and hear tales of local legends, ancient traditions and sunken ships etc while travelling around Ireland’s most outstanding landscapes.  Tickets can be purchased from the Northern Bites Cafe or by phoning 086 3165395.  Each guided bus tour takes one and a half hours.  Family, students, seniors and group concessions apply.

 

  •  DERRY CITY
Recently, Derry was the UK CITY OF CULTURE and throughout the year there were numerous events taking place in the City.  As a result Derry/Londonderry City infrastructure has been immensely improved.   Numerous venues are now open having been improved, upgraded and actually built.  A simple walk along the Foyle and around the City walls will reveal the changes. Derry is only 45 to 50 minutes drive from Sandrock Holiday Hostel. So we would are a perfect base for visitors to day visit.  For current details of the events,   see www.cityofculture2013.com  www.whatsonderrylondonderry.com
  •  BANKS

Nearest Banks are in Carndonagh (16kms). Open 10am to 4pm Weekdays with ATMs. Atms are also available in Carndonagh Supermarkets. Cashback available in Seaview Supermarket Malin Head.  In Derry there are several ATMs dispensing Sterling and EUROS.

Post Office is in Seaview Supermarket Malin Head.

  • INTERNET

Internet Facilities is in Donagh Cafe and in Public Library in Carndonagh but hostel has free WIFI facilities for guests  with own equipment.

  • AIRPORTS

Nearest Airport is Derry City about 35 kms ( 1 hour drive) but Belfast International and City Airports are just 2 hour drive from hostel The small Donegal Airport is also a 2 hour drive away.

  • DONEGAL COUNTY IS A VERY LARGE AREA

Remember we are at the very top of COUNTY DONEGAL at the top of IRELAND. We are 100kms from a town called DONEGAL!

  • SEE WHAT PREVIOUS GUESTS THINK

Guest Comments and experiences see Sandrock Holiday Hostel on www.hostelworld.com www.tripadvisor.com and see guests comments..

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