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Finn McCool's Giants Causeway Hostel

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32 Causeway Road, Bushmills BT578SU, Northern Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here one night recently. We arrived footsore after walking part of the Causeway Coastal trail. Hostel comfortable and welcoming, lovely (small) lounge and sunny conservatory, with great views over the countryside and the sunset. Room was clean and comfortable. We appreciated the hot breakfast the following morning before setting off for another hike. Only one warning to visitors -... More 

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Upstate SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent two nights here for the sole purpose of visiting the Giant's Causeway. We took a combination of buses and a train from the airport in Belfast and shopped for groceries in Coleraine on our way. The bus stop is just a short walk away from the hostel, which was quite manageable with the small amount... More 

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Finn M, Owner at Finn McCool's Giants Causeway Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your response and come back anytime. Hope you enjoyed the rest of this amazing country and its people More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location for the causeway and room was comfortable if a little dusty. Hostel needed a good clean and tidy up. Communal areas felt a bit like a teenager's bedroom with random rubbish and clutter laying about. Biggest annoyance was the advertised 'full English breakfast' which you don't often see in hostels. Expectations were high but the breakfast was certainly... More 

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Finn M, Owner at Finn McCool's Giants Causeway Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Jennifer, sorry to hear you where not happy with the free breakfast and to you it was not sufficient. About the clutter well, we are a hostel and there are other guests around who should feel as comfortable as they can. And we are very happy to assist them in anything that is possible. For a private anonymous room... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A cosy bed and breakfast on top of a pub. The room was functionable, with everything necessary on place. Wifi works well in the bar, not so in the room. The host was very friendly - a drink and chat in the bar is highly recommended. Also the breakfast was marvellous with fresh fruit salad, cereals and full Irish breakfast... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I'm pretty sure this was my best hostel experience up to this day. The staff were extremely nice and helpful. The house felt laid-back and calm, but never dead, just as we hoped it would be. We especially appreciated the free full english breakfast, coffee & tea, the breathtaking views from the conservatory, and of course the magnificient surrounding area.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Finn McCool's is by far the best hostel that we have stayed in, for many reasons. First, the location cannot be beat - just a three minute walk to the Causeway, and beautiful views from the breakfast room. The staff are so accommodating and friendly that it felt like home. We arrived and only planned on spending one night, but... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You can't beat the location...the kitchen was nice, the volunteers were wonderful, the owner wasn't my favorite as she was a bit cold and hit her 13-week-old puppy (probably about 2 pounds) with guests present while yelling. Parking was also terrible, the owner didn't leave much room to get by to the car park. Also there was quite a bit... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

One of the best hostels I've been in: literally the closest hostel to Giant's Causeway- like a 3 min walk to the entrance, the large living room is great for meeting the other people at the hostel and has an AMAZING view all the way to Portballintrae, the rooms are great (lockers, comfy blankets and pillows), the hostel was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Pros Friendly comfortable hostel with breakfast thrown in. Nice common area and cracking views over the fields and sea. Very close to the causeway. Clean. Cons One shower was broken so only one shower for a full or nearly full hostel so a bit of a wait in the morning. Leaky roof in conservatory. If they don't maintain the building... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We spent there 1 night in the end of may. What a pleasant stay!! The position is great, you can't be more close to the amazing natural beauty of the GIANT CAUSEWAY. The hostel is really cozy and welcoming, the facilities are very good and at a very reasonable price ( for the first time we could order a hot... More 

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