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Ballycastle Backpackers

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Our 6 bedroom 18th century house and our traditional Irish cottage are the ideal places to stay when visiting the Causeway coast and Glens of Antrim. We are situated on the sea front area of Ballycastle, home of the famous Ould Lammas Fair and on the the main route to world famous landmark the Giant's Causeway, also Carrick a Rede rope bridge, Bushmills Distillery. We overlook the beach, the marina, Rathlin Island, Fairhead and Scotland if there is no Irish Mist. We provide a home from home in this close knit community located in one of the most Beautiful places in Ireland. A warm welcome is guaranteed. The accommodation comprises of private double en suites, twin rooms and family room. Some with views of the beach and marina. Suitable for walking/cycling/diving/climbing clubs, church/university or sport/activity groups of 14 or more persons. The Hostel's new Kitchen and dining area are equipped for those who do not wish to avail of the nearby cafes and restaurants. Free Wi Fi. The lounge looks out towards the beach where you can relax/read or chat with other guests. Many lasting friendships have began here. We are located just a 2 minute walk from the Rathlin Island & Campbeltown Ferry, opposite the Translink bus stop for all of the Causeway Coast and Glens, Belfast/Derry/Larne.
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Property amenities
Breakfast included
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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70Somewhat walkable
Grade: 70 out of 100
22Restaurantswithin 1 km
4Attractionswithin 1 km
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I have to say that Anne Marie was brilliant in every way... warm, generous and helpful. We were two cyclists on a 1000+ mile charity challenge right around Ireland from Dublin to Dublin. Anne Marie made us really welcome and everything about the place was clean and immaculate.
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Response from Anne Marie G, Owner at Ballycastle Backpackers
Responded 9 Oct 2018
Thank you for your kind comments. Congratulations on completing the very worthy charity cycle. Best wishes for all your future cycling trips. Anne Marie
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My friends and I stayed in Ballycastle for only two nights, however it was enough to realise how great the hostel was. Annemarie the owner was a lovely and kind woman, who made us feel welcome and made sure we had a great stay. Rooms were clean, beds were comfy, and breakfast
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Response from Anne Marie G, Owner at Ballycastle Backpackers
Responded 14 Sep 2018
Jack and friends, thanks for staying with us and also for leaving everything clean and tidy. Pleased you had a good experience. Best wishes Anne Marie
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Once again we stayed here and once again we had great time Annemarie(owner) couldn't be nicer or do enough to make us comfortable and feel welcome. We will be back this year and next. We are a group of cyclists do it was perfect for exploring the coast. Great place with lovely
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Response from Anne Marie G, Owner at Ballycastle Backpackers
Responded 19 Jun 2018
A great group of cyclists with good music and songs, again our pleasure to have you all stay once more. Many thanks.
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Hostess very pleasant and made everyone feel at home. Free breakfast was not expected along with tea and coffee facilities. Great position in front of beach and nearby shops. Will be back next time in area
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Response from Anne Marie G, Owner at Ballycastle Backpackers
Responded 7 May 2018
Thanks Patricia Will be our pleasure to have you stay again.
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The accommodation was excellent and well priced, I had a double room which had an ensuite it was spotless and very comfy, my mates had the room next door, we all thought the accommodation was excellent, big kitchen with a dining area, land lady was welcoming and friendly, we
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Response from Anne Marie G, Owner at Ballycastle Backpackers
Responded 12 Aug 2017
Pleased you all were happy with the accommodation and enjoyed the races. Thanks.
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"Excellent value place to stay, right on the seafront"
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"Rooms at the front have lovely view over to the sea"
"All the rooms are very comfortable"
"1st floor family room for the seating area!"
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