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 shared accommodation. Because of its remote location, provisions are limited and we ask guests to bring their own sleeping bags, food, drink and appropriate clothing for the duration of their stay. There’s no WiFi at the hostel and mobile phone reception is extremely limited.

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.

Please note:

- There are no signs to the hostel so a good map, compass, torch and appropriate clothing are essential.

- There is no refuse collection, so anything you bring with you will need to leave with you.

 

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Hostellers Love

  • One of a kind!
  • A warm welcome and fantastic hospitality
  • Unique and remote mountain location with stunning views
  • Warm and cosy

 

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Glen Affric Youth Hostel

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

Facilities & Services

Season

April - September

Reception Hours

07:00 - 10:30 and 17.00 - 22:00

Check in

17:00 - 22:00

Check out

07:00 - 10:00

Access Hours

Our porch is available for shelter outside opening hours

Amenities

Private Rooms Available

Drying Room

Guest Reviews

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 shared accommodation. Because of its remote location, provisions are limited and we ask guests to bring their own sleeping bags, food, drink and appropriate clothing for the duration of their stay. There’s no WiFi at the hostel and mobile phone reception is extremely limited.

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.

Please note:

- There are no signs to the hostel so a good map, compass, torch and appropriate clothing are essential.

- There is no refuse collection, so anything you bring with you will need to leave with you.

 

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Hostellers Love

  • One of a kind!
  • A warm welcome and fantastic hospitality
  • Unique and remote mountain location with stunning views
  • Warm and cosy

 

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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.