Bushmills Youth Hostel

This quality award winning, modern hostel is situated right in the heart of Bushmills town on the North Antrim Coast. Step outside the hostel and take a walk along the Main Street and experience village life which is typical of many old traditional Ulster towns and villages.

All rooms are ensuite and family rooms have an attractive mezzanine layout which is ideal for those families or groups which want to share a room whilst also having their own space. This hostel also boasts conference room facilities, FREE WIFI, a fabulous attached walled garden which is ideal for picnics and BBQs when the sun shines. On cold nights, huddle around the open fire in the lounge and unearth the famous legends and colourful folklore about the area.

For the ultimate Bushmills experience, visit The Old Bushmills Distillery which is only a 5 minute walk from the hostel. Here you can watch the famous tipple being made and also enjoy a wee taster (if over 18!) as you unlock the secrets of 400 years of Irish whiskey distilling. Afterwards, why not take in some fresh air by hopping aboard the world’s first hydro-electric tramway and travel to the Giants Causeway World Heritage Site where you can unearth the famous myths and legends of the area and don’t forget to take a peek at medieval Irish life by visiting Dunluce Castle which stands where an early Irish fort was once built.

Hostel Facilties


  • Free WIFI
  • Ensuite Rooms
  • Conference Room
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Good to Know

  • Regular bus services are available and bus Stop is situated in the Bushmills Diamond – only a 1 minute walk from Youth Hostel
  • Conference Facilities available for hire with or without accommodation
  • Groups of all sizes welcome
  • Free coach car parking located directly opposite the hostel
  • Catering can be provided if requested in advance
  • Nearest Hostelling International Youth Hostel is White Park Bay, situated less than 7 miles away

Hostel manager: Denis Cameron

Opening Hours

January & February
Open Friday 5.00pm – Sunday 11.00am.

March – June
Open daily 8.30am – 11.30am and 3.30pm – 9.30pm.

July & August
Open daily 8.30am – 11.30am and 2.30pm – 9.30pm.

September & October
Open daily 8.30am – 11.30am and 3.30pm – 9.30pm except Mondays.

November & December
Open Friday 5.00pm – Sunday 11.00am.

Please note the hostel is completely closed for Christmas 23rd December – 5th January.

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