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42a Main Street, Ballintoy, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland

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325 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Bunk beds felt very unstable and uncomfortable. Apart from that very good value for money.


Update tourist info re walking to the giants causeway and latest map of local attractions ...vboth in ballycastle tourist office

  • 6th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


The hostel is settled in a great position, right after the Carrick-a-rade, with a fantastic overview of sea and fields. The room was cleaned and the bathroom too. Ballintoy it's a cozy village, it has been nice spend a night there.


A great welcome from the owner and clean and tidy room, with en suite. Hostel is excellent for it's purpose but could do with more large signage asking people to be considerate of other guests. We were kept awake by late night arrivals from the local pub. Besides this we would recommend the hostel, especially the large kitchen and dining facility.


Barclay was an excellent host, very helpful with local facilities and an altogether friendly guy.


Family owned and so you know you're going to get the very best care. Josie was extremely accommodating and friendly on arrival even upgraded me from a 4 person to my very own suite!!!! I couldn't of asked for better!!! Large kitchen for cooking, best to bring food unless you plan on taking the bus to the closest town. Location is absolutely amazing and have plenty to concur in a 4-5 day time period. Amazing if you'd like to just relax every day at the Harbour too. I'd definitely come back!!!


If you stay here, remember to bring your own food. There are 2 restaurants in town but no place to buy anything so important especially if you don't have a car. The kitchen is very nice. And if you arrive and staff is not around, they are in the house on the street in front.


Good accommodation during the Causeway Coastal Way hiking route. Not many other options in the area but served us nicely. Good kitchen, clean beds, can't complain.

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Hello, if you cannot complain why such poor marks?Please be wary of your scores as it can effect business Sometimes people do not think of the adverse side other guests may take from the low marks.


We have stayed here twice. The location is amazing. Our only complaints would be the bed, the mattress was sooooo uncomfortable, our backs were in agony. There is no local shop to buy supplys. When we arrived there was no one on reception and no reply at the house where it told you to call for someone. We just had to wait around. I think the hostel is old fashioned and with the exchange rate, quite expensive.

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