Torridon Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
We welcome the recent announcement by the Scottish Government on the gradual and responsible easing of restrictions from 19 July. Unfortunately due to continued requirement for social distancing, we are unable to open our self-catering kitchens at this time. We hope to provide a date for the opening of these facilities following the next Scottish Government update. The health, safety and wellbeing of our guests, employees and the communities in which we operate remains our main priority at this time. For more information on what to expect when staying with us please visit the FAQ's section of this website.
As you’ll appreciate, advice on Covid-19 is constantly changing and we would ask all our guests to continue to refer to Scottish Government guidelines and Transport Scotland advice on travel and social distancing when making their booking.
Winner of the Silver Award in the The Great Outdoors Magazine Awards 2020 for accommodation, Torridon Youth Hostel sits on the NC500 at the head of Upper Loch Torridon and is a popular base for hillwalkers, climbers and those simply wishing to relax and enjoy the surroundings and local wildlife.
Perfect for groups, families and outdoor enthusiasts, this purpose-built hostel offers a range of comfortable private rooms and spacious shared accommodation with ample shower and washroom facilities.
Guests can opt for a continental breakfast served in the hostel’s large dining room (please remember to pre-book), or take advantage of the well-equipped self-catering kitchen. Packed lunches are available for groups of 5+ if booked in advance and 'heat it and eat it' evening meals are available to purchase for your convenience. After a long day in the mountains, you can relax with a local ale, fine malt or glass of wine in the hostel’s comfortable lounge and enjoy the panoramic mountain views.
WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include a large drying room, laundry and luggage store. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.
The mighty mountain Liathach, with its two munros, spectacular pinnacles and one of the most challenging ridge walks in Scotland, towers above the hostel. Other activities in the area include clay pigeon shooting, archery, kayaking and mountain biking.
There’s onsite car parking for around 20 cars or 1 coach and a secure bike store for up to 20 bikes.
Torridon 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) 1445 791 284 to check availability. There is a small charge of £5 per night for your dog when staying in our hostels.
The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.
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- Very friendly and helpful staff
- Fantastic location with spectacular scenery
- Comfortable lounge with stunning mountain view
- Secure lockers
- Luggage store
- Private rooms available
Facilities & Services
March to October and Thursday to Sunday in November & February. Open all week for February half term. Available for exclusive hire December & January. If you would like exclusive use of the hostel during the peak season please contact us direct on 01445 791 284
08:00-10:00 and 17:00-22:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 10:00
Late check in available by prior arrangement. The hostel is closed between 10:00-14:00 for cleaning - an entrance lobby, access to a toilet and luggage store is available for early arrivals.
Pet Dogs Welcome
Suitable for Groups
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
Access with limited mobility
26/07/21Staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful and we felt immediately welcome. Lovely location, tasty dinner and comfy room. Would recommend and stay again!
25/07/21Super friendly, helpful staff. Very clean and the staff really worked hard at making the hostel COVID safe. We had breakfast and supper and both were great before and after long days walking. Wonderful location and atmosphere.
25/07/21It was an absolute delight!Mattie and the team go out of their way to make everyone have the best time there.Never had such a great experience in a hostel!I will gladly take that experience over most hotels.Thanks :)
23/07/21Amazing location and well run hostel. Staff were brilliant.
23/07/21The staff at the Hostel are working extremely hard to cope with covid restrictions and give a good experience to guests. They are doing this with friendliness, humour and care and we really appreciated all the attention and help they have us. We'll done Torridon staff you are doing a great job!
21/07/21Third stay at the youth hostel and it didn't disappoint. COVID restrictions are in place (no self catering kitchen..) but still had a great time. Well organised, all staff were very welcoming and helpful -gave useful information about where to have dinner, put cooler blocks in the freezer and provided a lovely evening meal one night. Keep up the good work (can't remember his name but English lad with a beard was very nice! And Jen was lovely)
20/07/21Had a lovely stay in a peaceful and stunning area. Mattie and the team are a great bunch. Will definitely return.
14/07/21Only stayed 1 night but staff were fab. Couldn't do enough for us (except fix the football result!). Clean, comfortable. Great location. Delicious curry.
Helen + 1 + dog
12/07/21Fantastic hostel in a fantastic location. Wonderful staff. Breakfast is amazing value, and the evening meals were just what we needed. Comfortable rooms.
08/07/21Lovely cheery welcome, super clean room and washrooms. Really helpfully and knowledgeable staff. Thank you for helping to make our family tour of Scotland fantastic
29/06/21Fantastic stay, the team who manage the hostel are brilliant
29/06/21The Torridon hostel is in a fabulous location for scenery and hill walking. Mat and Em and the rest of the staff do a great job, showing a real interest in their clients and providing 3 meals a day, if required. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed. Highly recommended.
29/06/21As usual, the staff are super-efficient and friendly. Operating under Covid-rule, the organisation of rooms, meals and drinks works very well. Everything super clean and warm. For a change, the weather was warm and sunny with no midges.
23/06/21Fantastic hostel. The team were amazing, nothing was too much trouble. The evening meal was great and really exceeded our expectations. The room was good. The atmosphere in the hostel was lovely despite covid restrictions. Good secure cycle storage. Would stay again if in the area.
Reg and Karen Bestwick
22/06/21Great stay, perfect location and exactly what we needed for our NC500 cycling trip. Jenni was a great host and very accommodating.Only negative was the portion size for our £2 side of chips!Many thanks,
21/06/21The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Fabulous location and the hostel was spotless
15/06/21Too short! I would have loved to stay longer but due to the Covid restriction I had to book a twin room for myself and two nights were all I could afford. I will come back and stay longer once the dorm beds are available. The staff was really great!
09/06/21Fantastic hosts good hot food. Accomodation fine if missing a lounge area due to social distancing. A wonderful location. Matt and Co go the extra mile to help you out.Great value packed lunch!
08/06/21Enthusiastic and helpful staff. Prompt service. Clean and fantastic location
07/06/21We had a lovely stay in Torridon. Comfy beds and good showers. Emma was a very friendly and helpful host. Thank you very much
05/06/21We loved our 3 night stay at Torridon despite the COVID restrictions. The staff were very helpful and informative and their enthusiasm for such a lovely place was infectious. We enjoyed the nearby Coire Mhic Fhearchair walk and Beinn Eighe mountain trail plus strolls around Kinlochewe and the hostel surroundings. Sitting outside with the amazing views with beer and local gin makes a holiday despite the midges trying to spoil our fun.
04/06/21Great location, comfortable bed- all you need for an overnight trip.
31/05/21Great hostel in stunning location. Mat, Em & team very welcoming and helpful. Only downside is the obvious C19 restrictions stops you making full use of the hostels facilities. Mind, Mat is a decent chef, so maybe that's the way forward!!
31/05/21Very comfortable and friendly staff. Did a great job given the covid restrictions in hospitality/holiday accommodation currently.
08/11/20Matt and Em have organised the hostel in a most accommodating way due to the pandemic. I cannot think of any way that it could be improved, they seem to have thought of everything. Really glad I took the meals they were varied an excellent. I can't wait for them to open back up again. The Torridon area is stunning but it is made even better by the warm welcome you get every time you visit the hostel. Matt and Em's knowledge of the area is second to none. I thoroughly recommend Torridon YHA.
29/10/20Mat at Torridon Youth Hostel is doing an amazing job in difficult circumstances. Arrangements to keep us safe and as comfortable as possible were excellent. He was unfailingly good humoured, helpful and thoughtful. Nothing was too much trouble for him and as a result we had the best experience restrictions could allow.
Alan & Claire Watt
23/10/20Considering all the coronavirus-relates restrictions, we has a really enjoyable stay in Torridon. Mat has clearly done everything possible to make it work and create a safe and positive experience for guests. The dinner service was really good, as was the local advice.
22/10/20My stay was a delightful break away rom home. All was very comfortable and the wardens were always helpful with queries etc.
22/10/20Lovely hostel with extremely welcoming and attentive hosts. Everything is really well set out and comfortable.
Reasons to visit
Occupying a hidden corner of the North West Highlands and sitting on the famous North Coast 500, Torridon boasts some of the finest scenery in Europe and is a haven for hillwalkers and mountain bikers. Whether you're scaling the heights, biking the trails or walking the coastal paths, the Torridon area has something for everyone.
We're on the North Coast 500 driving route! Say goodbye to piles of leaflets by downloading the NC500 App or find out more about the local area with this handy PDF guide to Wester Ross.
Head off the well-beaten track of the NC500 and discover a true taste of Scotland's North West Coast. For many visitors to Wester Ross, Torridon and Sheildaig are as far as they get. The road from Torridon to Diabaig, though less travelled, is definitely one not to be missed. The single track road is only a few miles long but it's almost traffic free and offers some of the most stunning views in Scotland.
Discover the local wildlife on the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve and National Trust for Scotland Estate or sample freshly caught local seafood while sitting back and soaking in the stunning scenery.
With so much to discover in the area our team will be happy to share their local knowledge, making sure you get the most out of your trip to this relaxing corner of Scotland's North West Highlands.
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