Rowardennan Lodge Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
Rowardennan Lodge Youth Hostel sits in an idyllic location on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond with its own jetty, panoramic views across the loch and the West Highland Way passing by the gate. It’s a welcome stop off point for those about to attempt the next 20 miles to our hostel in Crianlarich! If you’d rather take a more leisurely stroll, try the Millennium Forest Trail and explore the woods around the loch shores and village.
Recently awarded 4 stars by VisitScotland, the lodge provides quality budget accommodation in multi-share, family and private rooms (one en-suite). Facilities include a large lounge with spectacular views across Loch Lomond, a laundry, drying room, shop and secure bike storage. WiFi access is free. The youth hostel is licensed and meals are available on request with drinks and snacks available to purchase throughout the day.
Rowardennan Lodge is in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park which encompasses breathtaking mountains and glens, moorlands, forests, woodlands and the vast, tranquil beauty of over 20 lochs.
Facilities & Services
Open all year
07:00 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 22:30
15:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 10:00
Late arrival and access outside opening hours available by prior arrangement. The main lounge is available for new arrivals prior to check-in.
Private Rooms Available
En Suite Rooms Available
Family Rooms Available
Suitable for Groups
Self Catering Kitchen
Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance
Suitable for Wheelchair Users
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
Lovely place by Loch Lomond.
Perfect location for those trekking the West Highland Way and in need somewhere to put your head down for the night.
The lounge zone is awesome!
Incredible location, friendly staff and very clean. 100% value for money.
Great hostel, beautiful location, a lovely stay :)
Honestly the most amazing hostel we’ve had and beyond expected service for the price you pay! Dinner was amazing, staff were super friendly and helpful and the location was unbeatable. Met some great people and won’t forgot this hostel anytime soon :)
Remember if walking The West Highland Way this hostel is a must but don/t underestimate the difficult terrain and hardship hiking in this part of the trail.
Perfect location for a stop-over whilst undertaking the West Highland Way. The twin room was clean and comfortable. The 3 course evening dinner was excellent in both quality and value for money, the breakfast was also of the same standard. The staff where extremely helpful throughout our stay, to the extent that they also arranged a lift for myself and my walking companion, allowing us to pick up our overnight bags which had inadvertently been dropped off at a hotel a mile away! Overall a very relaxing stay.
Perfect location with friendly, helpful staff, and fantastic views of Loch Lomond from the lounge. Self catering facilities top notch too. Will definitely return.
Great location for West Highland Way and Ben Lomond. Easy walk to a pub/ restaurant as well. Clean and friendly with excellent self catering facilities.
WS - Scotland
This is one of my favourite hostels I have ever stayed in! The staff are so warm and friendly. The lodge is in the most incredible magical location. I came back twice and love this place so, so much! Thank you.
Emily - Australia
Welcoming, warm and comfortable accommodation on the West Highland Way.
Coliny - England
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.