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.

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Port Charlotte Youth Hostel

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

Facilities & Services


March - September (RentaHostel available all year)

Reception Hours

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

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Access Hours

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


Free Wifi

Private Rooms Available

Family Rooms Available

Catering Available

Self Catering Kitchen

Lounge/TV Room

Laundry Room

Drying Room

Towel Hire Available

Bike Store

Shopping Nearby

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

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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