Port Charlotte Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

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 accommodation from comfortable private rooms to spacious shared dorms. None of the rooms are en-suite but ample shower and washroom facilities are available.

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 pizza and ice-cream 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!

For information on our COVID-19 practices and what to expect when staying with us please visit the FAQ’s section. Please also be aware of Scottish Government guidance when making your booking.

Port Charlotte Youth Hostel

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

Facilities & Services


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


Free Wifi

Private Rooms

Family Rooms


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 nine 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


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