About About this youth hostel ....
Set in one of Scotland’s most spectacular and historic glens, this alpine-style hostel is a popular base for walkers and climbers of all abilities and offers a great range of accommodation from comfortable private rooms to shared dorms and a glamping pod that sits in the hostel grounds and comfortably sleeps two adults in a double bed with an en-suite shower and toilet. It even has a small porch area to 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include: a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, spacious dining room, a small, cosy lounge, private lockers and one of the best drying rooms in the Scottish Highlands! Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception. The hostel also offers on-site parking and a secure bike store.
Glencoe is a dog-friendly ‘WoofHostel’. If you would like to book yourself and your dog into the hostel, please phone the hostel direct on +44 (0) 1855 811 219 to check availability. There is a small charge of £5 per night for your dog when staying in our hostels.
‘Wee Breakfast’ and 'Heat it and eat it' evening meals available (please remember to pre-book your breakfast).
The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.
- Fantastic location in one of Scotland’s most iconic glens
- Great base for hillwalkers and climbers
- Close to Glencoe Mountain Resort
- Friendly team with expert local knowledge
- Licensed, serving local beers and wine
For more information on the hostel, accessibility and the local area please click here
Facilities & Services
Open all year
07:30-10:00 and 16:00-21:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:00
The youth hostel is closed between 10:00-16:00
Pet Dogs Welcome
Access with limited mobility
Catering Available (Breakfast Only)
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
'Heat it and Eat Meals' available
Suitable for Groups
Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen
Packed Lunches Available
29/11/2023Great stay in superb location. The drying room is a big asset
25/11/2023I very much enjoyed my stay in this classic location. The hostel retains much of its old world character and that's really nice in this day and age. Louise was very welcoming and it was a pleasure meeting her.
12/11/2023Another great stay at Glencoe, thank you all. Also, Thomas, I've just watched the “what we did on our holidays” film. It was very funny, thanks for the recommendation.
23/10/2023Perfect place to stay when visiting Glencoe. Clean, comfortable and safe with great facilities. And walking distance to the Clachaig.
20/10/2023A good, well equipped, clean and well cared for hostel. It attracts and interesting mix of people and it's relatively small size suits the ambience. A very welcome spot to shelter during the stormy weather. One change as with most hostels is the beds could be longer for the taller of us outdoors folk.
14/10/2023An excellent stay. Luke was very friendly and knew all the local walks and other attractions. The hostel was kept exceptionally clean through our stay.
09/10/2023As always we had a good visit despite the shocking weather. The staff were friendly and always ready to help with anything. The place is tidier and cleaner than any other hostel I know.
07/10/2023Very clean, very spacious, very well cared for hostel. Perfect time here.
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04/10/2023Very comfortable stay in great location. The drying room is a big plus
03/10/2023Superb location, superb service from the 3 members of staff encountered across the 3 nights that we stayed. Great local beers on offer. Loved it. It feels very much like English YHA's used to before they adopted their 1 size fits all policy. 11 out of 10!
03/10/2023Great hostel, friendly staff, superb cleanliness, fantastic location, loved staying in the Pod.
01/10/2023Amazing Hostel! Staff were so lovely and warm and welcoming. Room was perfect, so comfy and such a lovely vibe. Facilities were excellent, I really Greta stay, can't wait to be back again!
28/09/2023My stay was excellent! Couldn't have asked for a better stay in Glencoe. Luke at the front desk was incredibly helpful and kind. Room was cozy, kitchen was clean and tidy, common spaces were nice to hangout in, and the bathrooms were nice and clean.
28/09/2023Very cozy and great stay! Staff went above and beyond to help me with figuring out public transport in the area. Would highly recommend!
26/09/2023First time staying at Glencoe YH, will definitely be back. Excellent facilities in a relaxed cosy atmosphere. Very helpful, cheerful staff.
25/09/2023Luke and Lauren were helpful and friendly as always. Great location for accessing Glencoe
20/09/2023Comfortable stay in great location. Good value for money. Drying room is a big plus
19/09/2023Only good things to say about this lovely, well-run hostel. Everything clean, cosy and comfortable. Lauren's packed lunches will be remembered. Thank you to her and to Luke.
County Antrim Walker
17/09/2023Stayed for the Ring o Steall Skyrace and was the perfect accommodation! Staff was absolutely wonderful and very helpful. Kitchen was spacious and clean. Will be back up again with my partner and my dog as I've seen the hostel is dog friendly too!
16/09/2023A clean, functional, friendly and well-run hostel.
12/09/2023We had a great stay and the facilities and staff met all our expectations
07/09/2023A great hostel to stay at, excellent location to explore the surrounding area.
03/09/2023This was my first hostel stay as an adult and with my own children and it didn't disappoint. Glencoe hostel had a really friendly atmosphere and we all felt very welcomed and relaxed. The location is amazing and the hostel has everything you could need. Thomas and his team are doing an excellent job. We will definitely be back.
27/08/2023As usual a wonderful place to stay, simply breathtaking scenery in a wonderful setting.
The Scottie Dog
25/08/2023Nice place to stay in Glencoe, peaceful, with an easy access and with all you need aroundThank you!
22/08/2023Really enjoyed my stay here, the staff were very helpful with any questions and the hostel had a good atmosphere!
19/08/2023Perfect stay - nice place - very calm
13/08/2023The staff were incredible and very kind. The hostel was clean and comfy, and the kitchen area was very well stocked. The atmosphere was very welcoming. I would definitely recommend this hostel and hope to stay there again in the future!
09/08/2023The location is perfect for hiking trips. It is very clean and there are more than enough toilets and showers for the people staying there. The people who run the place are very nice, too.
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.