Newton Stewart Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
Housed in an old Victorian schoolhouse, Newton Stewart Youth Hostel is located in a quiet woodland area just five minutes from the picturesque market town of Newton Stewart in the beautiful south west of Scotland.
The youth hostel offers a range of shared accommodation and private rooms and is a great base for outdoor enthusiasts, families and wildlife watchers looking to discover the Galloway Forest Park and surrounding area.
Other facilities include a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, a laundry and drying room, secure bike storage and ample on-site parking.
Available as RentaHostel only
Facilities & Services
Open all year (RentaHostel only)
07.00-10.00 and 17.00-23.00
Late arrival and access outside opening hours is by pre-arrangement only
Family Rooms Available
Self Catering Kitchen
Suitable for Groups
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
11/05/17This hostel allows access to excellent hills and less strenuous walking plus great cycling on quiet roads in beautiful countryside with attractive small towns, historic sites, lovely gardens within easy reach.
09/05/17Excellent traditional hostel experience.
14/05/16Traditional hostel in a lovely and often overlooked area. Don't miss it.
Reasons to visit
The area is very popular with outdoor enthusiasts and local activities include mountain biking, cycling, fishing, pony trekking, wildlife watching and hill walking within the Galloway Forest Park and along the coast.The Park is the UK’s first dark sky park offering spectacular stellar viewing on a clear night.
The 7stanes are seven mountain biking centres spanning the south of Scotland, from the heart of the Scottish Borders to Dumfries and Galloway. They are known as the 7stanes because each venue features a 'stane', created by artist Gordon Young, somewhere along the forest trails. Two of these routes, Glentrool and Kirroughtree, are within easy reach of Newton Stewart Youth Hostel and offer routes for both novice and experienced riders.
For those looking for something a little bit more relaxing, the Crafty Distillery offers tours of its craft gin distillery. The tours take around two hours and have become hugely popular, taking you through the distilling process followed by a cocktail making session.