Thank you to #MartinLewis from #MoneySavingExpert and ITV Good Morning show for this mention of #DownhillBeachhouse this morning! When the show was researched our standard private double rooms were £21 per person (based on double occupancy), they are £23 per person during the current high season, however for the rest of the month for any guests who book directly with us for 2 or more nights and mention Martin Lewis / the Good Morning Show, we will discount the price to the 2014 low season rate of £21 per person in a standard double room!

It is funny how Martin Lewis says that when some people think of hostels they think of ‘smelly dorm rooms filled with lots of students’ . I suppose some people do have those associations from a previous era of hostels, however modern hostels are quite the opposite with private rooms and beautiful home-style facilities, normally in very unique locations. For us we choose to run Downhill Beachhouse as a hostel because it is a way that we like to travel. ‘Hostel’ means that guests have use of not just a bedroom but also a kitchen, dining room, laundry facilities, and a family style lounge. It is a very relaxed way of travelling, the ability to cook your own meals and sit in the garden with a BBQ or a bottle of wine makes a weekend away much easier on the budget. We have roooms for couples, families and groups of 4. Prices start at £17.50 per person for a private four person room and £23 per person for a double or twin room. Most rooms share the toilets and showers located on the landings and 2 rooms have their own en-suite facilities.

Our guests are mostly between late 20′s and late 40′s but we have had couples in their 80′s and lots of families who want to enjoy the beach on the doorstep then be able to put the kids to bed upstairs with a child monitor and relax in the living room listening to music and meeting people from all over the world. The house can also be rented by groups for familiy reunions, private parties, or workshops. We have hosted weddings, 70th birthday parties, cross-community residentials, among many other events.

If you’ve never been, come spend a couple days on the beach with us and decide for yourself!

sunset at Downhill Beachhouse budget accommodation Northern Ireland The view from the window at sunset tonight overlooking Downhill Beach and Inishowen Penninsula, County Donegal

And yes, the crew from Game of Thrones did stay with us when they were filming on the beach in front of the house :-)

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