Newton Stewart Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

Advice on Covid-19 is constantly changing and may differ across the UK. In Scotland the wearing of facemasks remains a legal requirement in indoor settings and we would ask all guests to please respect this.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our guests, employees and the communities in which we operate remains our main priority at this time. For more information on what to expect when staying with us please visit the FAQ's section of this website.

Please continue to refer to Scottish Government guidelines and Transport Scotland advice on travel and social distancing when making your booking. 

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.

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Available as RentaHostel only

Newton Stewart Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire DG8 6PL Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year for RentaHostel only

Reception Hours

During event weekends, when the hostel is open to individual bookings, reception hours will vary

Check in

16:00 - 21:00

Check out

07:00 - 10:00

Access Hours

Late arrival and access outside opening hours is by pre-arrangement only


Shopping Nearby

Family Rooms

Laundry Room

Drying Room

Bike Store

Suitable for Groups

Lounge/TV Room

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Guest Reviews

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.


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