Crianlarich Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
Located at the halfway point on the West Highland Way, Crianlarich Youth Hostel sits below a forest in the Strathfillan Glen and provides a welcome rest for tired feet.
Just over an hour's drive from Stirling, this friendly hostel provides a great base for families, groups and outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the northern area of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
The hostel provides a range of shared accommodation and private rooms with facilities which include a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, cosy lounge, large dining area and a drying room for those unfortunate enough to be caught out by Scotland's unpredictable weather. There's ramped access for wheelchair users, ample parking and a children’s playground nearby.
Twenty Munros dominate the landscape that surrounds the hostel making it popular with hill walkers. And for anyone wishing to discover the natural beauty of the area at a more leisurely pace, there are a number of walks in the local community woodland and nearby forest. If you're keen on fishing, trout fishing permits can be bought locally.
Facilities & Services
April - October (November - March: Friday & Saturday only. RentaHostel available all year)
07:00 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 22:00
April - October: 15:00 (November - March: 17:00)
Late arrival and access outside opening hours by prior arrangement only.
Private Rooms Available
En Suite Rooms Available
Family Rooms Available
Suitable for Groups
Catering Available (Breakfast Only)
Group catering packages available on request and by prior arrangement
Packed Lunches Available
Self Catering Kitchen
Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen
Towel Hire Available
Access with limited mobility
Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
Perfect base for winter mountaineering. Helpful and friendly warden. Excellent drying room!
Excellent hostel, highly recommend. 5*
Yanman - England
This is a pleasant small hostel. The kitchen is excellent, staff super lovely and helpful.
Great Hostel. Great location. All it really needs is a few more coffee pots!
Reasons to visit
Just over an hour's drive from Stirling and set amidst stunning mountain scenery, the village of Crianlarich is an important staging post on various transport routes linking central and northwestern Scotland.
Located in Glen Strathfillan to the north of the Trossachs it's eight miles north of the head of Loch Lomond and a popular destination for walkers and cyclists looking to explore and discover the natural beauty of the northern area of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
Popular attractions in the local area include:
- Ben Lui Nature Reserve
- Falls of Falloch
- An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin, two Munros with rewarding ridge walking and stunning views across a wide expanse, from Loch Lomond to Ben Nevis
- For a more gentle alternative the Crianlarich Community Wood circuit is a short walk with fine views over the surrounding countryside
- The bustling and picturesque town of Callander on the River Teith