Crianlarich Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

Set amidst stunning mountains, at the halfway point on the West Highland Way, Crianlarich Youth Hostel is the perfect base for anyone looking to explore the northern area of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and surrounding mountains.

Great for groups, families and individual travellers, this warm and welcoming hostel offers guests a wide range of room types from comfortable private rooms, some en-suite, to spacious shared dorms. The hostel has ample showers and washrooms and ramped access at the rear of the building for two accessible rooms with wet room facilities.

Guests can enjoy a ‘Wee Breakfast’ of cereal, Scottish yogurt, fresh fruit, tea and coffee served in the dining room between 7.30-10am (please remember to pre-book), or take advantage of the well-equipped self-catering kitchen. WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include a comfortable lounge with TV, a laundry, drying room and secure bike store. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception. The hostel is licensed and guests can relax with a Scottish craft beer or glass of wine after a long day exploring.

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 £5 per night for your dog when staying in our hostels.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

For information on hostel accessibility please click here

Why stay?

  • Friendly, welcoming staff
  • Luggage store
  • Private and ensuite rooms available
  • Fantastic location for hillwalking
  • Excellent public transport links

For information on our COVID-19 practices and what to expect when staying with us please visit the FAQ’s section. Please also be aware of Scottish Government guidance when making your booking.

Crianlarich Youth Hostel

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Station Road, Crianlarich FK20 8QN Get Directions

Facilities & Services


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

Reception Hours

07:30-10:00 and 16:30-22:00

Check in

16:30 - 21:30

Check out

07.30 - 10:00

Access Hours

Late arrival and access outside opening hours by prior arrangement only


Pet Dogs Welcome

Free Wifi

Private Rooms

En Suite Rooms

Family Rooms

Suitable for Groups

Catering Available (Breakfast Only)

Group catering packages available on request and by prior arrangement

Packed Lunches Available

Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

Alcohol Licence

Lounge/TV Room

Laundry Room

Towel Hire

Drying Room

Bike Store

Shopping Nearby

Luggage Store

Access with limited mobility

Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

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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