Rowardennan Lodge Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

Rowardennan Lodge Youth Hostel sits in an idyllic location on the banks of Loch Lomond with its own jetty and panoramic views across the loch.

The lodge offers a wide range of private rooms and comfortable shared dorms all with separate washroom facilities.

Guests can opt for a continental breakfast, lunch or evening meal served in the dining room, or choose to prepare their own in the large, well-equipped self-catering kitchen. Please remember to pre-book your meals.

Relax with a local craft beer or glass of wine in the hostel’s large and cosy lounge, while soaking up the spectacular view across the loch. Other facilities include a laundry and drying room. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception and WiFi is free for all guests.

Located in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with its breathtaking mountains and glens, moorlands and forests, and with the West Highland Way passing by the gate, Rowardennan Lodge is the perfect choice for groups, couples and individual travellers.

Rowardennan Lodge is a dog-friendly hostel. If you would like to book yourself and your dog into the hostel, please phone the hostel direct on: +44 (0) 1360 870 259 to check availability. There is a small charge of £5 per night for your dog when staying in our hostels.

The hostel is a popular venue for events and is available for exclusive private rental.

For information on hostel accessibility please click here

We’re committed to delivering the highest levels of cleanliness. To find out more about our Cleanliness Commitment please click here.

Book with Confidence. To find out more about our Covid-19 Flexibility Guarantee, please click here.

Why stay?

  • Super friendly and helpful staff
  • Fantastic location on the banks of the loch at the foot of Ben Lomond
  • Comfortable lounge with stunning views of Loch Lomond 
  • Great food! 
  • Private ensuite rooms available

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.

Rowardennan Lodge Youth Hostel

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By Drymen, Glasgow G63 0AR Get Directions

Facilities & Services


March to October

Reception Hours

07:00-10:00 and 16:30-22:00

Check in

16:30 - 21:30

Check out

07:00 - 10:00

Access Hours

Late arrival and access outside opening hours available by prior arrangement. The main lounge is available for new arrivals prior to check in


Free Wifi

Private Rooms

En Suite Rooms

Family Rooms

Suitable for Groups



Alcohol Licence

Lounge/TV Room

Laundry Room

Drying Room

Bike Store

Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance

Suitable for Wheelchair Users

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Wedding Venue

Pet Dogs Welcome

Guest Reviews

Reasons to visit

The youth hostel enjoys a beautiful setting deep in the heart of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.

Perfectly situated on the water's edge, the hostel sits on the West Highland Way and at the foot of Ben Lomond, Scotland's most southerly Munro. It's a popular choice with walkers seeking comfort after an hard day's trek and anyone simply looking to explore and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the National Park.

Relax in the lounge and soak up the views, take advantage of picnic tables in the grounds of the hostel overlooking the loch or indulge in of some of the activities available in the local area including water sports and fishing. 

For the less adventurous there are plenty of opportunities to explore the amazing scenery with a number of low level walks within easy reach of the hostel.



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