Port Charlotte

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. 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 there are ample shower and washroom facilities available.

WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include: a large comfortable and cosy sitting room with stunning views of the Bay of Loch Indaal, a laundry, drying room, and secure cycle storage for up to 30 bikes. The hostels also has onsite parking for up to six cars and it is possible to park on the adjacent roadside. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks along with pizza and ice-cream are available to purchase at reception.

‘Wee Breakfast’ and 'Heat & Eat Pizza available (Please remember to pre-book breakfast)

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Why stay?

  • Fantastic beachside location
  • Whisky lovers paradise!
  • Sunrise over the Paps of Jura
  • Friendly team with expert local knowledge
  • RSPB nature reserve on the doorstep

Please remember to book your ferry before you travel.

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Port Charlotte Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay, Argyll PA48 7TX Get Directions

Facilities & Services


March to September (RentaHostel available)

Reception Hours

08:00-10:00 and 17:00-21:30

Check in

17:00 - 21:30

Check out

By 10:00

Access Hours

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


Free Wifi

Family Rooms

Lounge/TV Room

Drying Room

Bike Store

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Private Rooms


Laundry Room

Towel Hire

Shopping Nearby

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

Enjoy a birds eye trip!



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