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Tra Na Rosann - Co Donegal YHA

Tra na Rossan, Downings, Donegal, Ireland

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The scenery around Trá na Rosann hostel is absolutely fantastic.

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Downings Hostel

Hostel Downings

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Trá na Rosann Youth Hostel offers guests a chance to get away from it all and relax. Originally a hunting lodge and still a listed building, the most northerly youth hostel in Ireland, is sited at the northern edge of the Rosguill Peninsula in an Irish speaking (Gaeltacht) area.

The hostel was designed by a famous English architect, Sir Edwin Lutwens, and is well worth a visit for this alone. Facilities include a self-catering kitchen and a variety of room types.

The scenery around the hostel is fantastic with stunning views of the coast and Tory Island and only minutes from the beach. The area is ideal for walking, swimming and cycling.


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 17:00 and 21:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 17 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Limited payment options apply at hostel check-in
  • Payment methods accepted at hostel are cash only.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout




  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01 Jun to 31 Aug

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 21:00
From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +353-74-9155374

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Beach near by (3 to 5km)
  • Glebe House & Gallery (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Very scenic and peaceful location. Access to the hostel, for cars etc., needs some urgent attention. That aside, however, really enjoyed my six day stay.


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Sat 27 Jul 2019



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Fri 12 Jul 2019

Stayed 2 nights in the Tra na Rosann hostel - which made me a fan of An Oige again. Beautiful location, lovely people, both staff and guests. Well run! For the last 25 years, after several rather negative experiences, I had been giving independent hostels a preference and not stayed in An Oige ones any more. That has changed now - and the hospitality at Tra na Rosann brought me back. Thank you very much, Roberta! PS - I took the bus to Downings and walked up - recommended: 5 mile beautiful hike.


Avatar for Louis


Thu 06 Sep 2018

Excellent visit - could be improved by sorting out the driveway which was in poor repair, gave a negative first impression and potentially damaging to cars and bikes.


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Thu 30 Aug 2018

A lovely rustic building in a quiet remote location.


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Tue 19 Jun 2018


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (2 to 3km)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Bus: Gallaghers Bus: 074-9137037 At Letterkenny you can pick up this private bus operator at "The Square" which is opposite the Bus Station. Gallaghers depart at 18.10 daily for the ¾ hour journey Downings. Minibus or taxi from Downings which is 8km away.
Road/Car: Head for Carrickart. Turn right at Rosapenna and follow signs to the youth hostel. Alternatively follow R245 from Letterkenny via Milford to Carrickart and follow directions above.

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