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.
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- 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
Facilities & Services
March to October
07:00-10:00 and 16:30-22:00
16:30 - 21:30
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
En Suite Rooms
Suitable for Groups
Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance
Suitable for Wheelchair Users
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
Pet Dogs Welcome
8/8/2022 12:00:00 AMProbably one of my favourite place on earth, sipping tea in the bow Window on the loch...
8/7/2022 12:00:00 AMThe hostel emerges as a fairytale like venue on the edge of the forest. The staff is very friendly, helpful and accomodating. The breakfast and dinner were lovely, many choices, well cooked and served. The lounge has comfortable cozy couches with big windows overviewing the lake. Never encountered a better organised hostel.
8/1/2022 12:00:00 AMGreat place on Loch Lomond for West Highland Way walkers or anyone wishing to spend some days at the (quiet side of the ) beautiful lake.
7/31/2022 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderfull stay. The location is just amazing just near the lake Lomond. The hostel is very clean, and the staff really welcoming and nice. Breakfast and diner are copious. Try the room 17 ! We loved this place.
7/29/2022 12:00:00 AMGreat stay
7/28/2022 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fantastic stay, especially after the very long days hike we had. We opted to have dinner, breakfast and lunch. So glad we did the food, especially the dinner and pudding were 5*. Better than any other pub/restraunt we'd eaten at.
7/21/2022 12:00:00 AMA fantastic place to stay. We found the room a little bit tight for us with a wheelchair to fit in too (disabled room, ground floor) but it was just about do-able and other aspects of the hostel made up for that. Staff were helpful in all respects and particularly the extra help that Tony provided to assist us with a mechanical issue with the wheelchair - went far beyond expectations.
7/19/2022 12:00:00 AMSuch a special place! We booked the whole hostel for our wedding, and all our friends and family had a fantastic time. The location was perfect with mountain and loch-based fun from the door, facilities were ideal. The team and hostel manager in particular were fantastic going above and beyond in every way and at every stage of the booking. Can't recommend highly enough!
Zoe & Iain
7/19/2022 12:00:00 AMRooms were perfect for overnight stay.Beds were comfortable.
7/18/2022 12:00:00 AMTony the manager was so accommodating, patient and professional! Traveling to Scotland from the States with my son to trek the West Highland Way; we both agreed that our Hostel experience was superb and one of the highlights of our holiday!Thanks, Jeffrey!!
7/17/2022 12:00:00 AMWe were so grateful to stay at the youth hostel after a long day of hiking the west highland way. Dipping our feet in the cold waters of the loch with our drinks felt amazing. Thank you to Tony for putting up with us and treating us so well! And Togo is the best dog ever and definitely deserves a raise. The chickpea curry was the best food on the West Highland Way!
7/16/2022 12:00:00 AMBeautiful location. Ample parking. Dog friendly. All good.
7/15/2022 12:00:00 AMStopped by on the west highland way. Was camping the night before and was happy to have a nice warm bed for the night. Made some lovely friends during my short stay!
7/13/2022 12:00:00 AMI came to this hostel to climb Ben lomond it was ideal . Great location with superd views of the Loch .
7/11/2022 12:00:00 AMI just so love this hostel. It is what his hosteling is all about.
7/7/2022 12:00:00 AMA great place to rest a while after a day of outdoor adventure. Very well organized and efficient staff and procedures. I enjoyed meeting Togo! Also, the pear and cucumber at breakfast were a treat!
6/30/2022 12:00:00 AMGreat hostel with stunning location on loch lomond with lots of weary walkers. Friendly staff and dog. Good variety of food for breakfast - appreciated the non dairy options.
6/26/2022 12:00:00 AMFantastic location, especially with access to the adjacent loch. Good selection of evening meals and helpful staff. Great hostel experience.
6/25/2022 12:00:00 AMWe very much enjoyed our stay at the hostel. Surprisingly unexpected to arrive at such an impressive house? Facilities very clean and comfortable . The staff were helpful and cheery. We had a comfortable and airy room. Showers exceptionally clean and bright. The food and drinks were ample and very good. Amazing setting on the lake in an old country house.
Jacqui and Andrew
6/22/2022 12:00:00 AMStayed here for one night on my way South on the WHW. Excellent service and superb breakfast. Nice pub a couple of minutes down the road - food from there can also be ordered for dinner at the hostel, but menu more extensive if you actually venture down. Stunning views.
6/10/2022 12:00:00 AMNice location freindly staff
6/9/2022 12:00:00 AMWe booked this place based on free pickup service and jacuzzi. Non of them were available during our stay, however kindness and friendly man compensated this missing service. Enjoyed our stay very much
6/8/2022 12:00:00 AMAmazing location. Mountains, swimming Friendly helpful staff. Comfortable rooms.
6/3/2022 12:00:00 AMThis youth hostel is a « must stay » if walking the West Highland Way. The location is second to none, rooms are functional and clean and there is a great atmosphere. It was fully booked when we stayed and they seemed to be having some IT issues so check in and out took a little longer than we thought. But I thought the staff coped with everything excellently and worked really hard. Overall a fantastic atmosphere.
5/24/2022 12:00:00 AMWe had a private double room which was comfortable clean and well decorated. Evening meal was good too, better than I'd expected. Service excellent from all staff we dealt with.
5/22/2022 12:00:00 AMGreat stop while doing the west highland way, the beds were very comfy and the range of vegan options for breakfast was great!
5/17/2022 12:00:00 AMOur first staying a hostel certainly didn't disappoint. A fantastic building and location, welcoming team that were always on hand to help and advise, a substantial continental breakfast and comfy beds. Showers were nice and hot. Well equipped self catering kitchen. The views from the lounge are spectacular! We would definitely recommend staying here.
5/16/2022 12:00:00 AMFabulous. A real gem. We'll be back !Super dog friendly.
Charles, Judith and Soay ( border collie )
5/11/2022 12:00:00 AMFabulous place with excellent meals and simple but spotless private rooms.
5/8/2022 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed my stay. Staff were friendly and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable. Shower was great, plenty of hot water & powerful, welcome after a 17 mile hike on the WHW. Breakfast was fine.
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.