An Caislean

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An Caislean, Ballycastle

3.0 star hotel CHECK PRICES

Address: 40 Quay Road, Ballycastle, BT54 6BH

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3 star  3 star
Traveller rating: 8 out of 10 8/10



An Caislean ("the castle" in Irish) is three accommodations in one – made up of three renovated Victorian townhouses. First there is the Glenluce Lodge, a 3 star guesthouse. Then there is Corratavey House, a bed and breakfast. Finally there is Castle Hostel, perfect for the budget traveller. An Caislean is located in Ballycastle on Northern Ireland’s north coast. The Giant’s Causeway and other attractions are a short drive, while Portrush (and Royal Portrush Golf Club) is around 17 miles away.


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There is a wide selection of rooms on offer at An Caislean. The three renovated Victorian townhouses that make up this accommodation give it charm – and uniqueness. The bedrooms range from double superior and family rooms, to hostel twin rooms.
Breakfast is made using fresh and local ingredients. There is also a tea room where snacks and lunch – and tea – are served. Parking is secure and free while other features are available, like complimentary wireless Internet access.


Ballycastle is around 17 miles from Portrush but it is right on the Causeway coast and the famous scenic route. The Giant’s Causeway and other attractions like Bushmills Distillery, Dunluce Castle and several golf courses (including Royal Portrush Golf Course) are all easily accessible.
An Caislean is situated halfway between Ballycastle town centre and the seafront – both are a five minute walk away. The seafront is perfect for relaxing strolls while there is a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars in Ballycastle town centre.


The selection of different rooms makes An Caislean suitable for just about any budget. The hostel rooms do not have private bathroom facilities (it is shared) or televisions, but they are comfortable, clean, cosy and competitively priced. The guesthouse and bed and breakfast rooms have all the modern facilities you would expect – like en suite bathrooms, a television, a hair dryer, iron, ironing board, and tea and coffee making facilities.
Breakfast (choice of continental and fully cooked) is made using local ingredients and there is a tea room that serves snacks and lunch.
Children are well-catered for with cots, high chairs and games readily available.
Parking is free and off-street and the wireless Internet access at An Caislean is complimentary.


An Caislean information


  • Check in starts at 2pm
  • Check out by 11am


An Caislean amenities

  • Three separate accommodations to choose from
  • Guesthouse
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Hostel
  • 24-hour reception
  • Baggage store
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Ironing facilities
  • Lounge
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Lock-up facility for bicycles



  • Wide variety of room types to suit all budgets
  • Includes multiple family rooms
  • Television
  • Desk
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Private bathroom facilities
  • Some of the above is not included in the hostel rooms


Restaurant / bar

  • Tea room serving snacks



  • 5 minute walk from Ballycastle town centre
  • 5 minute walk from seafront
  • Coleraine accessible
  • Portrush accessible
  • Bushmills Distillery accessible
  • Giant's Causeway accessible
  • Portstewart accessible
  • Beaches accessible
  • Royal Portrush Golf Course accessible
  • Dunluce Castle accessible
  • Golfing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Tennis nearby
  • Hiking trails nearby
  • Playground nearby
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Mountain biking
  • Skydiving
  • Bird watching
  • Fine dining
  • Golf - driving range
  • Mountain climbing
  • River
  • Theatre
  • Bowling alley
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Nature trail
  • Shopping
  • Walking


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