Port Charlotte Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
Housed in a converted whisky warehouse of the former Lochindaal Distillery, spacious and friendly Port Charlotte Youth Hostel sits right beside a safe, sandy beach and boasts wonderful sea views. It’s an ideal place to stay while you relax, unwind and explore the Isle of Islay and perfect for families, outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts.
The youth hostel offers a range of shared accommodation and family-friendly private rooms. Other facilities include a spacious and well-equipped self-catering kitchen overlooking the bay and a roomy lounge with TV and comfy furniture. There's also secure bike and kayak storage.
Perfectly situated beside a white sandy beach, the hostel is in the centre of the pretty village of Port Charlotte with its whitewashed cottages, numerous restaurants, tea and coffee shops.
Facilities & Services
March - September (RentaHostel available all year)
08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00
Late arrivals and access outside opening hours available by prior arrangement.
Private Rooms Available
Family Rooms Available
Self Catering Kitchen
Towel Hire Available
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
Great location and excellent value with warm and helpful staff.
Very friendly and helpful wardens. The hostel is in an interesting old building renovated to a high standard and in a superb location looking out over Loch Indaal.
bothymitch - Scotland
We stayed three nights at Port Charlotte before cycling on to Port Ellen where we had three more nights in a B&B.
A lovely location and excellent hosts.
Walls were a bit thin!
A fabulously located Youth Hostel with all necessary facilities and a local shop within walking distances.
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