Glencoe Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

We welcome the recent announcement by the Scottish Government on the responsible lifting of restrictions and are delighted to be able to plan for the re-opening of our self-catering kitchens from 1st November. Drying room facilities are now available at many of our hostels but we would ask you to please contact the hostel team directly to allow them to manage your access. The health, safety and wellbeing of our guests, employees and the communities in which we operate remains our main priority at this time. For more information on what to expect when staying with us please visit the FAQ's section of this website.

As you’ll appreciate, advice on Covid-19 is constantly changing and we would ask all our guests to continue to refer to Scottish Government guidelines and Transport Scotland advice on travel and social distancing when making their booking. Please remember, this guidance may be different in England and Wales.  

Set in one of Scotland’s most spectacular and historic glens, this Hostel is the perfect base for walkers and climbers of all abilities, and close to Glencoe mountain resort for skiing and mountain biking, as well as the Sustrans cycle path to Oban.

The alpine-style hostel offers a great range of comfortable private rooms and dorm accommodation and new
for 2020, why not try a little bit of Pod Life! Our deluxe glamping pod, sitting in the grounds of the hostel, comfortably sleeps two adults in a double bed and has an en-suite shower and toilet. It even has a small porch area where you can relax and enjoy the view.

To check availability and book the POD, please contact the hostel direct: +44 (0) 1855 811 219, call our reservation team: 0345 293 7373, or email:

To make life easy, continental breakfast is available to pre-book and served daily in the hostel’s spacious dining room. Guests preferring to self-cater can make the most of the hostel’s well-equipped kitchen and other amenities include, a small, cosy lounge and one of the best drying rooms in the Scottish Highlands! There’s also on-site parking and a secure bike store.

Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception and, as the hostel’s licensed, guests can relax in the evening with a Scottish craft beer or a glass of wine.

Glencoe is one of our dog-friendly hostels. For more information, check the section on ‘travelling with your best friend’ 

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

For information on hostel accessibility please click here

Why stay?

  • Friendly, welcoming staff with great local knowledge
  • Fantastic location in the heart of Glencoe
  • Secure lockers and luggage store
  • Private rooms available
  • Secure bike store

Glencoe Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
Glencoe, Ballachulish, Argyll PH49 4HX Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year (November-February: Tuesday to Saturday only, RentaHostel available all year)

Reception Hours

07:00-10:00 and 15:00-23:00

Check in

15:00 - 23:00

Check out

07:00 - 10:00

Access Hours

The youth hostel is closed between 10:00-15:00


Pet Dogs Welcome

Free Wifi

Family Rooms

Bike Store

Drying Room

Laundry Room

Secure Lockers

Luggage Store

Private Rooms

Suitable for Groups

Access with limited mobility

Lounge/TV Room

Alcohol Licence

Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

Catering Available (Breakfast Only)

Packed Lunches Available

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Towel Hire

'Heat it and Eat Meals' available

Guest Reviews

Reasons to visit

Whatever outdoor activity you’re into, Glencoe couldn’t be better placed to fuel your sense of adventure. Whether you’re a hiker, white water rafter, mountain biker or simply there to capture the changing light as the clouds slip across the mountain tops, there’s something here for everyone.

From avid mountaineers to more leisurely strollers there will be a walk for you in the famous Pass of Glencoe. 

Discover the Lost Valley or tackle Britain’s finest ridge walk, the Aonach Eagach, before relaxing and planning your next adventure at the Clachaig Inn, a ten minute walk from the hostel.

If it's activity sports you're after, there's mountain biking and winter sports in Glencoe and the nearby Kinlochleven Climbing Centre will help top up your adrenaline needs!

For a more relaxing afternoon, the National Trust Visitor Centre is great way to spend a few hours.