Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

On the 29th June 2020 we may reopen after being closed since 9th March 2020 due to Government Direction re Covid-19.

From June 29th we are reducing our bed rooms capacity to 6 only to comply with Social Distancing requirements. The dormtiories will be drastically reduced in capacity. We will have no large group availability unless the small group is a family from the same household. Once we reach the limited capacity the hostel will close to new guests calling etc.

We will comply with all the sanitisation directions for the safety of guests and ourselves.

Remember to check travel arrangements and Government Directions before booking accommodation..

The following is the normal general information:

Located at Irelands Most Northerly Point at Malin Head overlooking the fishing pier, beach, sea and highlands of Donegal across the bay. The ever changing spectacular scenery, especially the seascape can be observed from the hostel


We are at least 100kms North of DONEGAL TOWN (at Ireland's Most Northerly Point)

Hostel consists of two spacious ensuite dormitories with ten beds in each, double self catering kitchen where you can cook crabs, lobsters, mussel,oysters and fish - all available from local fishermen. You can also fish or swim from the pier below. Some guests surf, dive, canoe etc with own equipment.

Two late pubs,pub grub,supermarket 2kms. Famous raised beach full precious stones nearby. Meet friendly locals on walks-in pubs-everywhere! This area is no folk village - its for real. Cycle hire can be arrangedl. Walking routes in several languages. Musical instruments available. No curfew but we normally cease taking new guests after 8pm unless prearranged.
Bookings with a changed arrival time from the original estimated time of arrival should be confirmed ASAP.. We do not accept credit or debit cards at the hostel. We are in Euro Land!


Horse riding stables are available within 16 kms of hostel.

During summer months basking sharks and dolphins can frequently be viewed from Hostel. Malin Head is now one of the three hotspots in the World to view Basking Sharks.

During May and June 2016 the STAR WARS was filmed in Malin Head!

The Aurora Borealis 'Northern Lights' can occasionally be seen at Malin Head each year normally in January through to the end of February. Spectacular photos have appeared on TV and in the National Press confirming sightings.

During May and June at Malin Head on the North Coast of Donegal was teaming with BASKING SHARKS clearly visible from Hostel. Over 100 have been tagged recently by the Irish Basking Shark Project! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Aug 2020
    What an amazing place to stay. The location is fantastic, right beside the sea. A great place to chill out & relax. Rodney is a mine of info on the area. My only regret is that my stay wasn't longer. Definitely plan to visit again. Amazing value for money.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    31 Jul 2020
    Beautiful place with great hosts made me feel like hope and helped me with everything i needed especially where to eat and places to visit etc etc... I would definitely recommend this this place, veey cleane also location is fantastic just five minutes walk to the beach and 2 km from malin head top would be suitable for everyone including families solo travellers and groups too ill definitely come back there soon
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    24 Jul 2020
    Fantastic place to explore walking & nature. I traveled with a car and was easy to get everywhere. Rodney is a really nice and very helpful which made my stay welcome. Definitely will back in the future. Safe & cozy place for solo travelers.
    Poland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Jul 2020
    I had a fantastic stay. I would definitely recommend the Sandrock Holiday Hostel and I will definitely go back again. Many thanks!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    23 Feb 2020
    Lovely place. Rodney and Margaret very kind and informative
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    02 Jan 2020
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Jul 2020
    We had a wonderful peaceful stay with stunning views. The hostel was well cleaned with lots of attention on keeping things safe in the current health environment. Will definitely return if opportunity presents.
    England, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 9.7


    02 Dec 2019
    A wonderful welcome, a beautiful view and a great place to stay. I was there for 3 nights and would have liked to triple that, at least. Local pubs barely close, there's a small supermarket a couple of kms away and the walks in the area are stunning.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    06 Nov 2019
    Great location and staff. A must if your looking at some where to start in the area
    USA, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 9.1


    31 Dec 2019
    Lovely place to relax, friendly and helpful staff, great views, comfy beds and very homely feel. Walk able distance to nearest shop, pub and restaurant but having a car would be a good idea.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi