Lochranza Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

Surrounded by hills on three sides, Lochranza Youth Hostel sits in an attractive lochside village in the north of the Isle of Arran. Close by, on a narrow peninsula extending into beautiful Loch Ranza, is the imposing ruin of a 13th century castle.

The hostel offers a wide range of shared accommodation and private en-suite rooms, perfect for groups, families and individual hostellers. It also benefits from a great bus connection with the nearest bus stop five minutes walk away.

Other facilities include a spacious self-catering kitchen and laundry service available on request.

With dog friendly accommodation available at Lochranza Youth Hostel, your four-legged friend will be able to join in on all the fun! A small fee of £5 per dog per night will be charged and must be booked in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated. For further information please refer to our Dog Guidelines.

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Lochranza Youth Hostel

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Lochranza, Isle of Arran KA27 8HL Get Directions

Facilities & Services


March - October (RentaHostel available all year)

Reception Hours

07:30 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 21:30 (22:30 Fridays)

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Access Hours

Hostel opening times 07:00 - 22:00 and after 22:00 by keycard entry.


Free Wifi

Private Rooms Available

En Suite Rooms Available

Family Rooms Available

Suitable for Groups

Catering Available (Breakfast Only)

Packed Lunches Available

Self Catering Kitchen

Alcohol Licence

Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen

Lounge/TV Room

Laundry Room

Towel Hire Available

Drying Room

Luggage Store

Bike Store

Pet Dogs Welcome

Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance

Suitable for Wheelchair Users

Access with limited mobility

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Guest Reviews

Dog Guidelines.


Reasons to visit

Often referred to as Scotland in miniature, Arran is a popular place to enjoy the great outdoors with a number of activities on offer including hill walking, mountain biking and cycling, pony-trekking, fishing, golfing and water sports. 

The youth hostel sits on the Cock of Arran trail, a beautifully scenic low level trek offering stunning views of the surrounding area. The hostel garden is a great spot for local wildlife. Regular visitors include red deer, red squirrels and golden eagles, with grey seals and otters often seen in the bay.

The local deer that populate the hillsides surrounding the youth hostel can often be found wandering across the beach close to the hostel after dark.

The hostel is within easy walking distance of the local Lochranza Distillery which offers a range of tours and even the chance to sample a wee dram!