Glen Affric Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

Glen Affric Youth Hostel is a unique and remote youth hostel which sits in a wide river valley surrounded by high mountains. Situated eight miles from the nearest road, our remote eco-hostel offers a truly unforgettable experience.

The youth hostel is only accessible on foot or by mountain bike, so please allow three or four hours for the walk in (download the fact sheet from Facilities & Services below for more information). The location is very special and it's the closest you will get to an alpine hut in Scotland. A great experience waits for those who are prepared to make the effort to visit.

There are no signs to the youth hostel so a good map, compass, torch and appropriate clothing are essential. The weather can change in an instant and streams can become difficult to cross after heavy rain.

The hostel offers shared accommodation as well as two private rooms. Guests must bring their own sleeping bags. There's a small shop selling soft drinks, juices, chocolate, crisps, healthy snacks and a selection of pouch meals, but you should bring at least basic supplies with you.


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Glen Affric Youth Hostel

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Allt Beithe, Glen Affric, Cannich, Beauly IV4 7ND Get Directions

Facilities & Services


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


Private Rooms Available

Drying Room

Guest Reviews

Reasons to visit

Nestling amongst some 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, are well worth a visit.