Port Charlotte Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

We welcome the recent announcement by the Scottish Government on the responsible lifting of restrictions and are delighted to be able to plan for the re-opening of our self-catering kitchens from 1st November. Drying room facilities are now available at many of our hostels but we would ask you to please contact the hostel team directly to allow them to manage your access. 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.

As you’ll appreciate, advice on Covid-19 is constantly changing and we would ask all our guests to continue to refer to Scottish Government guidelines and Transport Scotland advice on travel and social distancing when making their booking. Please remember, this guidance may be different in England and Wales.  

Housed in a former distillery warehouse in the centre of the village, Port Charlotte Youth Hostel sits next to a safe sandy beach and boasts wonderful sea views.

Perfect for groups, families and individual travellers, this spacious and friendly hostel offers a range of comfortable room types, all able to be booked as private rooms.

Guests can opt for breakfast served in the dining room (please remember to pre-book), or take advantage of the modern, well-equipped self-catering kitchen. 

The hostel has a large comfortable and cosy sitting room with stunning views of the Bay of Loch Indaal, guests can enjoy the well-stocked bookcase, games, socialising and the TV whilst relaxing with one of the local whiskies perhaps…

WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include a laundry, drying room, secure cycle storage for up to 30 bikes and onsite parking for up to six cars. If the car park is full, it’s possible to park on the adjacent roadside.

Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks along with self-catering 'Heat and Eat Meals' is available to purchase at reception.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

For information on hostel accessibility please click here

Why stay?

  • Great hospitality from the friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • Fantastic beachside location
  • Sunrise over the Paps of Jura!
  • Private rooms available 
  • Bike store

Enjoy a birds eye trip!

Port Charlotte Youth Hostel

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Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay, Argyll PA48 7TX Get Directions

Facilities & Services

Season

March to September (RentaHostel available all year)

Reception Hours

08:00-10:00 and 17:00-22:00

Check in

17:00 - 22:00

Check out

08:00 - 10:00

Access Hours

Late arrivals and access outside opening hours available by prior arrangement. Due

Amenities

Free Wifi

Private Rooms

Family Rooms

Catering

Lounge/TV Room

Laundry Room

Drying Room

Towel Hire

Bike Store

Shopping Nearby

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Guest Reviews

Reasons to visit

With endless white sandy beaches, towering cliffs and an RSPB nature reserve, Port Charlotte is the perfect base for families, outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts to explore and discover Islay.

Finlaggan, three miles from Port Askaig, features the tumbledown ruins of houses and a chapel on an islet in a shallow loch marking what remains of the stronghold of the Lords of the Isles. The setting is beautiful and the history fascinating!

Islay is probably best known as the home of some of the world's best Scotch whisky. With eight active distilleries, the island is a pilgrimage for whisky lovers. Take time to explore them all, but don't forget to pace yourself!

Islay is known for its fine food with fresh seafood a popular choice for most visitors. Other attractions not to be missed include:

  • Museum of Island Life
  • Kildalton Cross
  • Kilnave Cross
  • The American Monument
  • Machir Beach
  • The Round Church
  • Outback Art Gallery
  • Islay Ales Microbrewery