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“Great location, take a camera” 5 of 5 stars
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Downhill Beachhouse
12 Mussenden Road | Downhill, Coleraine BT51 4RP, Northern Ireland   |  
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“Great location, take a camera”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2007

Stayed 3 nights with my wife in May. It was a great location, especially friendly to day trips all over the north coast. Private rooms were nice, showers and common areas kept quite clean. William (the host) was friendly and helpful.

Downhill is very quiet and not "next to" anything but the beach and right at the bottom of the cliff below Mussenden Temple. The beach was amazingly empty and perfect for walks. Nearby Castlerock and another village on the A2 provide a couple of grocery shops. (Nearest places to eat are in Coleraine or Limavady) If you have a car, the Bishops Road (100 yards from the hostel) is great fun.

  • Liked — Location, location, location
  • Disliked — Not their fault, but Downhill needs a grocery store and a pub.
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2006

Our favourite stay throughout our travels - beautiful old house with lovely rooms (recommend the double on the top floor), and stunning views over the beach. Great, well stocked kitchen, and great staff. Good selection of books, board games, records, and a lovely open fire! We will be back.

  • Liked — everything!
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2006

I stayed at this hostel about 2 years ago in one of the dorm rooms for a very cheap £8 a night. The stay itself was fine, the rooms and the (communal) bathrooms were clean, but I think I was too old (30+) to be doing the dorm/backpacker thing. There were 6 or 8 bunk beds to a dorm room and I really felt my age being amongst a bunch of 18 year olds. This isn't the fault of the hostel, but mine. They also had private ensuite rooms which I should have booked on hindsight.

The couple that run the hotel are very friendly and helpful and the hostel has a large communal kitchen for cooking your own meals.

The location itself is stunning, right on Downhill beach itself. Be aware, if you're planning to cook for yourself, that the nearest shops are in the town of Castlerock, about 2 miles away. So get your groceries before arriving, esp. if you don't have a car. Bus and train timetables are crucial if you want to see more of the coast by public transport.

  • Stayed June 2004, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 12 Mussenden Road | Downhill, Coleraine BT51 4RP, Northern Ireland
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Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Coleraine
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Coleraine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Downhill Beachhouse (formerly Downhill Hostel) is a self-catering Victorian Villa accepting both individual and group bookings. Accommodation is in double, twin, and 4 persons rooms. Use of a guest kitchen, dining and living room is included in the tariff. This atmospheric home is very popular with couples, families, outdoor enthusiasts, and groups of friends or families. The property borders the National Trust property containing the famous 'Mussenden Temple' and fronts onto the Downhill/Benone Beach. Local outdoor and arts activities can be arranged by the owners for guests. ... more   less 
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