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Fin McCool Surf Lodge

Rossnowlagh Beach, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

From pulling into the car park, until we thanked them and left the staff were unbelievably friendly and made us feel welcome and part of the wonderfully relaxed life of the village. In spitting distance of bars, the shop and, of course, the picturesque beach. This is not a luxury hotel, it is exactly the fun, clean and accessible accommodation... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The surf lodge in Rossnowlagh is a place I just love going back to. It is the ideal place to hang out with fiends, relax and have the craic. You don't have to surf to stay here, which is lucky for me!

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Monaghan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The atmosphere of the place is great. Perfect if you want to relax and surf. I took two lessons of surfing and I definitely will come back to try it again. Hostel is clean and just 1 min walk from the beach.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The task being a weekend of surfing! The surf lodge is right at the end of the path down to the beach. I stayed in a three-bed dorm, but I was the only one there. It is pretty sparse - a couple clothes hangers, one night stand, a bunk bed and a separate twin, but there is a black-out shade... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Fin McCool's is the kind of small, remote, but still cool hostel that everyone kind of wishes they could live in. It's tucked in Rossnowlagh, like eight steps away from the beach, and hidden around the corner from a nice hotel and a caravan park. This town is beach vacation at its finest, but Fin McCool's is just so down-to-earth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Was the only person in the hostel during my stay but had a lovely visit. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the location was great - right on the beach. Parking, internet, bed, kitchen, plenty of tea - had everything you need!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Had a very enjoyable stay here recently with some friends. The lodge has an ideal location, just beside the beautiful beach. We were greeted by the staff who were very helpful, and the place itself was just perfect. It's clean, comfortable, has a lovely kitchen/sitting room with great views. Didn't avail of the surf lessons but that is top of... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Spent a great weekend here with friends on a Stag Party. Very comfortable accommodation and very reasonable prices. Great location virtually ON the beach which is great for all the usual stuff including surfing. Surfers shop attached to the premises which makes it handy and right next door to the hotel if you fancy treating yourself to a well earned... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Couldn't ask for more! Great facilities and really friendly staff here in the Surf Lodge, and it's literally on the beach... and what a beach! Highly recommended... And really good bars and restaurants within walking distance too!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Great spot, clean comfortable and spacious rooms, very good kitchen facilities and common area and an extremely friendly (and tolerant) host. Great location surf shop next door, surfers' bar a few yards down the road. Couldn't ask for any more.

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Address: Rossnowlagh Beach, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Ulster > County Donegal > Rossnowlagh
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
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Fin McCool Surf Lodge is located 5 metres from the famous sands of 2 km long Rossnowlagh Beach. It offers both dorm and double rooms and has a surf school and surf shop right next door. Located close by are 3 restaurants, 3 pubs, a cafe and a general store. ... more   less 
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