About About this youth hostel ....

Set amidst stunning mountains, at the halfway point on the West Highland Way, Crianlarich Youth Hostel is a great base for outdoor enthusiasts and for exploring the northern area of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

This warm and welcoming hostel offers a wide range of private rooms and shared dorms, two of which are en-suite. WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include: male and female washrooms, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, comfortable lounge with TV, drying room and a secure bike store. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.

There are good bus and rail links as well as free onsite parking.

Crainlarich is a dog-friendly hostel. If you would like to book yourself and your dog into the hostel, please phone the hostel direct on +44 (0) 1838 300 260 to check availability. There is a small charge of £7.50 per night for your dog when staying in our hostels.

‘Wee Breakfast’ and 'Heat it and eat it' evening meals available (please remember to pre-book your breakfast).  

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Why stay?

  • Halfway point on the West Highland Way
  • Perfect base for hillwalkers
  • Friendly team with expert local knowledge
  • Dog Friendly
  • Good bus and rail links
  • Free onsite parking
  • Licensed, serving local beers and wine

For more information on the hostel, accessibility and the local area please click here 

Crianlarich Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
Station Road, Crianlarich FK20 8QN Get Directions

Facilities & Services


April to October (November-March: Thursday to Saturday only, RentaHostel available all year)

Reception Hours

07:00-10:00 and 16:00-22:00

Check in

16:00 - 22:00

Check out

By 10:00

Access Hours

Late arrival and access outside opening hours by prior arrangement only


Pet Dogs Welcome

Private Rooms

Family Rooms

Catering Available (Breakfast Only)

Packed Lunches Available

Drying Room

Shopping Nearby

Lounge/TV Room

Access with limited mobility

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Free Wifi

En Suite Rooms

Suitable for Groups

Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

Towel Hire

Bike Store

Luggage Store

Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance

Guest Reviews

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

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