Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel

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A lochside lodge, sitting on the northern shore of Loch Gairloch, with magnificent sea and mountain views and easy access to fantastic sandy beaches.

Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel is a great base for exploring the North West Highlands, offering guests a range of comfortable private and shared rooms. None of the rooms are en-suite but ample shower and washroom facilities are available.

Guests can opt for a ‘Wee Breakfast’ of cereal, Scottish yogurt, fresh fruit, tea and coffee, or take advantage of the recently refurbished and well-equipped self-catering kitchen and dining room. The hostel is licensed so you can enjoy a beer, malt whisky or glass of wine while relaxing in the cosy lounge with  panoramic views over Gairloch, the Torridon hills, Skye Cullins and outer Hebrides (on a good day)!

WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include lockers, a laundry and a small drying room. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception and the nearest shop is only a five minute walk away. The hostel has onsite parking facilities for up to 13 cars.

Dogs are welcome at Gairloch Sands, for a small fee, when guests book a private room. Please notify us in advance to ensure there is a dog friendly room available.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

 

Hostellers LOVE...

  • Welcoming staff with great local knowledge
  • Stunning loch side location with magnificent views
  • Private rooms available
  • Secure lockers

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Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
Carn Dearg, Gairloch, Ross-shire IV21 2DJ Get Directions

Facilities & Services

Season

April to September (RentaHostel available all year)

Reception Hours

08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00

Check in

17:00 - 22:00

Check out

08:00 - 10:00

Access Hours

The youth hostel is closed between 10:00 and 17:00

Amenities

Free Wifi

Alcohol Licence

Private Rooms Available

Family Rooms Available

Catering Available (Breakfast Only)

Self Catering Kitchen

Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen

Lounge Area

Laundry Room

Towel Hire Available

Drying Room

Secure Lockers

Pet Dogs Welcome

'Heat it and Eat Meals' available

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Guest Reviews

A lochside lodge, sitting on the northern shore of Loch Gairloch, with magnificent sea and mountain views and easy access to fantastic sandy beaches.

Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel is a great base for exploring the North West Highlands, offering guests a range of comfortable private and shared rooms. None of the rooms are en-suite but ample shower and washroom facilities are available.

Guests can opt for a ‘Wee Breakfast’ of cereal, Scottish yogurt, fresh fruit, tea and coffee, or take advantage of the recently refurbished and well-equipped self-catering kitchen and dining room. The hostel is licensed so you can enjoy a beer, malt whisky or glass of wine while relaxing in the cosy lounge with  panoramic views over Gairloch, the Torridon hills, Skye Cullins and outer Hebrides (on a good day)!

WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include lockers, a laundry and a small drying room. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception and the nearest shop is only a five minute walk away. The hostel has onsite parking facilities for up to 13 cars.

Dogs are welcome at Gairloch Sands, for a small fee, when guests book a private room. Please notify us in advance to ensure there is a dog friendly room available.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

 

Hostellers LOVE...

  • Welcoming staff with great local knowledge
  • Stunning loch side location with magnificent views
  • Private rooms available
  • Secure lockers
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Reasons to visit

Gairloch Sands provides excellent wildlife watching opportunities with dolphins, whales and otters often spotted at the front of the hostel. Golden sandy beaches are only a five minute walk away and boat trips to watch whales and dolphins are available from nearby Gairloch. The Torridon mountain range is a short drive away and the local village also boasts fine pubs, coffee shops, local seafood and an award-winning heritage museum. The famous Inverewe Garden is close by.

Loch Maree is one of the most picturesque lochs in Scotland and well worth a visit. Take a boat trip on the loch or walk through the surrounding countryside and catch sight of the wild deer who roam its banks. The more adventurous can take to the water with kayaking and canoe trips available locally.

With a number of Munros on the doorstep, Gairloch Sands is a popular destination for serious hillwalkers but there are a number of less strenuous walks nearby. The walk to Flowerdale Waterfall is uphill and fairly rocky, so not suitable for pushchairs or anyone with limited mobility, but for those able to make the climb the rewards are glorious views over the woodland and loch beyond and an impressive waterfall (especially after heavy rains).