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Tra Na Rosann

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Downings, Donegal, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)749155374

Originally a hunting lodge designed by the famous architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, and a listed building, Trá na Rosann hostel is the most northerly hostel in Ireland. With stunning views and only minutes from the beach, its location is truly magical.

Trá na Rosann offers guest a chance to get away from it all and relax in beautiful surroundings, in a listed building that was designed by the famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens.

The scenery around Trá na Rosann hostel is fantastic and guests are always complimentary about their stay. The hostel is located at the northern edge of the Rosguill Peninsula on Melmore Head in an Irish speaking (Gaeltacht) area so you can practice your Irish too.

With stunning views of the coast and Tory Island, and only minutes from the beach, this hostel’s location is simply enchanting. Trá na Rosann beach is about a three minute walk from the hostel and the serenity of the area make it ideal for walking, swimming and cycling.

Trá na Rosann was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the famous English architect, and it is worth visiting for this alone. Lutyens also designed the Memorial Gardens in Dublin and many famous buildings in New Delhi and Capetown. However, this hostel is the only one of his designs you can actually sleep in. He designed the hostel so that it reflected and blended into the landscape behind it.

The hostel offer free parking and self-catering facilities and have family rooms available. Although not the most modern hostel, its charm and individuality wins it many fans and great reviews too. The hostel has been described as a well-kept secret in a fantastic spot off the beaten track but well worth a visit.