Loch Ossian Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

If there's one thing you need to do in your lifetime, it's to stay at Loch Ossian Youth Hostel. Not our words - but taken from an article featuring the top places to visit in your lifetime.

Surrounded by Munros and only accessible by rail, bike or foot, this small, homely eco-hostel sitting on the banks of Loch Ossian with truly exceptional views is an excellent base for hill walkers.

Accommodation at Loch Ossian is only available in multi-share, but groups and families have the option of booking a dorm room for exclusive use. Children and families are very welcome and a range of games and activities is provided. Other facilities include a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, hot showers, a fridge, overhead drying racks and boot stands by the fire. There's also a small shop selling ready meals and a range of snacking essentials, postcards and sundries.

The team at Loch Ossian is very proud of its eco-hostel status, with locally sourced hydro power complementing the hostel's existing micro-generated solar power supply along with other green initiatives such as composting toilets and a reed bed soakaway for grey water.

In extreme weather the youth hostel normally remains open during the day.

Please bear in mind that there is no road access to the youth hostel or to Corrour station. Arrive on foot from Corrour station (West Highlands Glasgow to Fort William line, one mile away).

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Loch Ossian Youth Hostel

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Corrour, By Fort William PH30 4AA Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year

Reception Hours

Open until 22:00

Check in

16:30 - 22:30

Check out

07:00 - 10:00

Access Hours

The youth hostel is closed between 10:00 - 16:30.


Self Catering Kitchen

Bike Store

Guest Reviews

Reasons to visit

Set high on Rannoch Moor and surrounded by Munros, Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is only accessible by rail, bike or on foot. It’s the perfect location to get away from it all and access unspoiled natural beauty by the bucketload.

The rail journey to Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is via the famous West Highland Railway line which takes in the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct, famous as the bridge from the Harry Potter films, arriving at Corrour railway station, featured in the original Trainspotting film.

Sitting on the banks of Loch Ossian, with truly exceptional views, this small homely eco-hostel is an excellent base for hill walkers of all abilities, providing fantastic mountain and low level walks from its doorstep.

From the local stag who likes to come and visit, to the 'dark sky' that brings the stars to life, it’s no wonder a stay at Loch Ossian is on so many bucket lists.