Writer’s Weeks at Downhill Beachhouse Friday, January 29th – Friday February 12th 2016 Can you imagine yourself here? Once again we are setting aside two weeks this winter exclusively for writers to work at the Beachhouse. Eight single rooms are available for £20 per night, less than half the normal room price nightly. This is […]


NW 200 2015 dates: 10 – 16 May

by admin on February 24, 2015

in Activities, Events, North Coast

NW 200 2015 dates now open for bookings over race week on the 10th – 16th May 2015 Dates can be booked via the booking facility here at Please note a 3 night minimum booking if booking over the weekend. Four bed rooms, twin and double rooms available. Wash down area for bikes. All […]


Extreme Weather on the North Coast

by admin on December 10, 2014

in Events, North Coast


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 […]


At the end of June 2011 we had the privilege of hosting some of the crew from the Game of Thrones as they filmed part of Season 2, Episode 1 on the Downhill Beach in front of the Beachhouse. In the scene the Red Priestess Melisandre burns the wooden statues of The Seven-faced God from […]


On the nights of the 19th-22nd of July on the Downhill Beach in front of the hostel and in the Mussenden Temple something very special is happening! As stated by the London 2012 Festival official site : “Inspired by the Olympic Truce, whose roots date back to Ancient Greece, renowned director Deborah Warner and actor […]

Limavady Borough Council and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency are planning to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Martello Tower at Magilligan Point, Limavady over the weekend of 6 – 8 July 2012. The Tower will be open each day from 12 noon to 6.00pm and staff from the Environment Agency will be in attendance […]


Today was a ‘once in a life-time’ occurrence for all of us here as the Olympic Torch bound for London’s 2012 games came to Northern Ireland’s Downhill Beach!

peer gynt of mikey and the scallywags playing live music at downhill hostel northern ireland

Mikey & the Scallywags

by admin on May 16, 2012

in Events

We had a fabulous night in May 2012 with members of the band ‘Mikey and the Scallywags’ who stayed with us and played an impromptu concert for all the guests at Downhill Hostel. here are a few clips from the evening, they’re wonderful performers technically and SO funny and engaging! Juliana Erkkonen on fiddle, Mikey […]


snowy owl in Altikeeragh Northern Ireland photo by Philip West

Hedwig in Castlerock!

by admin on February 14, 2012

in Activities, Events

A rare snowy owl has been visiting in area. According to the contributors at The Snowy Owl was last sighted in Northern Ireland 7 years ago at Longford Point, the species has been sighted only 3 times in Northern Ireland in the last 50 years. We have a guest staying tonight who has come […]

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