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.
Facilities & Services
March - October (RentaHostel available all year)
07:30 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 21:30 (22:30 Fridays)
Hostel opening times 07:00 - 22:00 and after 22:00 by keycard entry.
Private Rooms Available
En Suite Rooms Available
Family Rooms Available
Suitable for Groups
Catering Available (Breakfast Only)
Packed Lunches Available
Self Catering Kitchen
Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen
Towel Hire Available
Pet Dogs Welcome
Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance
Suitable for Wheelchair Users
Access with limited mobility
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
Staff very helpful
Really helpful and pleasant staff. Kitchen and dining area is spotless. Location is amazing
A great place - clean and comfortable with helpful staff. A good kitchen too if you like to cook your own.
Natalia & Michael were excellent hostel managers and extremely helpful and welcoming. Lochranza is a beautiful hostel in a stunning location and spotlessly clean.
A wonderful location. The deer still come to the Hostel in the evenings.it is wonderful to sit and watch them. I have been coming here for more than 30 years.
Lochranza is a stunning location for a youth hostel. Great wee pub nearby. Bus kindly dropped our group off right in front of the hostel. We'll be back!
Fantastic location with very helpful and friendly staff. Will be back for sure.
We were on a cycling trip. We found the bike storage and drying facilities excellent, it even had a jot water hose to wash off our bikes if needed. The continental breakfast was particularly good value. They provided far more than we were expecting.
This is without doubt the best hostel I have stayed in. Natalya and Mikhail run a great operation here. As well as being very efficient they make everyone feel welcome and valued and cope - seemingly effortlessly - with the needs of all customers from single travellers like me to groups of a dozen or more at the weekend. It was great to be with them again and to welcome Simon into the fold. As to the hostel, it is very well fitted out and very comfortable.
This place is perfect. It’s brilliantly sited, beautifully clean and staffed by great people. There are great walks and wildlife right outside the hostel door, and if you’re after a sense of peace and tranquillity, you couldn’t do better.
Wonderful hostel to stay at and explore the island of Arran.
My first time staying in a hostel, but it was a pleasant experience. We stayed one night on a four day island hopping cycle and it met all our needs. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the room was spotlessly clean and comfortable. It was a short walk to the Lochranza hotel for food. So all in all a good place to be.
It is a long time since I stayed in a Youth Hostel. Either my memory is failing, or standards have improved significantly, or both. For the price paid, we had an excellent experience. The staff were both helpful and welcoming.
Beautiful Island, stunning views
A beautiful location with very friendly staff
This is a great hostel. Quiet and scenic. Hiking trails for all level of abilities. I recommend it.
The Hiking Traveler
Very comfortable, spacious hostel with superb location, all mod cons and lovely, hospitable staff. I spent a really enjoyable day cycling on Arran as part of a trip around Argyll, where there is a good network of hostels, some fantastic scenery, and quiet roads.
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!