Glen Affric Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

A finalist in TGO Magazine’s Hostel or Bunkhouse of the Year 2018, Glen Affric Youth Hostel is unique and remote. 

A former stalking bothy on the Affric Estate, this friendly eco-hostel offers a warm welcome and an unforgettable experience in one of the most beautiful glens in Scotland. A wind turbine and solar panels provide warm water and electricity, while the comfortable common room and kitchen are heated by wood and coal fires.

The hostel has two private rooms, as well as comfortable dorm accommodation. Because of its remote location, provisions are limited and we ask guests to bring their own sleeping bags, torch, food, drink and appropriate clothing for the duration of their stay. There is a small hostel shop which sells soft drinks, juices, chocolate bars, healthy snacks, crisps and pouch meals. There is no WiFi or mobile phone reception at the hostel.

The hostel is only accessible on foot or by mountain bike, so please allow at least 3-4 hours to walk there. Its unique location is the closest you’ll get to an alpine hut in Scotland and a great experience waits for anyone prepared to make the effort to visit.


  • We're delighted to have been able to re-open Glen Affric this year but please note that the hostel will be closed for 1 week every month to allow for team rest days. Please check the availability calendar on this website before travelling to the hostel.
  • The hostel is situated on the Affric/ Kintail Way, a long distance path which has occasional signposts. However, we recommend that you bring a good map, a compass and torch, along with appropriate clothing for often very changeable weather conditions.
  • There is no refuse collection at the hostel, so anything you bring with you will need to leave with you!


The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

For information on hostel accessibility please click here

Why stay?

  • Unique and remote mountain location with stunning views
  • It's one of a kind!
  • A warm welcome & fantastic hospitality
  • Warm and cosy

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.

Glen Affric Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
Allt Beithe, Glen Affric, Cannich, Beauly IV4 7ND Get Directions

Facilities & Services


April to September

Reception Hours

07:00-10:30 and 17:00-22:00

Check in

16:00 -21:00

Check out

07:00 - 10:00

Access Hours

Our porch is available for shelter outside opening hours


Private Rooms

Drying Room

Guest Reviews

Reasons to visit

Nestled amongst beautiful scenery, this former stalking bothy on the Glen Affric Estate is a haven for walkers and mountain bikers, nature lovers and those seeking solitude.

One for real outdoor enthusiasts, the hostel has 15 Munros on its doorstep and good tracks wind through the valleys for both walking and mountain biking.

The Falls of Glomach, a seven mile walk from the hostel, is well worth a visit.


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