Torridon Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
Winner of the Gold Award in the The Great Outdoors Magazine Awards 2021 for accommodation (Silver Award Winner 2020), 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 accommodation from private rooms to spacious shared dorms. None of the rooms are en-suite but ample shower and washroom facilities are available.
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 and laundry. Lockers are available in the rooms but guests are asked to bring their own padlock or purchase one from reception. There is no dedicated bag storage facility at the hostel but the team will be happy to store bags in reception if there is space available. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are also 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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- Award winning hostel
- Very friendly and helpful staff
- Fantastic location with spectacular scenery
- Comfortable lounge with stunning mountain view
- 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 is available for early arrivals.
Pet Dogs Welcome
Suitable for Groups
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
Access with limited mobility
24/05/22A capacious, comfortable and well-appointed hostel with very helpful staff.
21/05/22Very nice hostel on an incredible spot. Very nice staff.
21/05/22Fantastic welcome, lovely friendly atmosphere.
19/05/22Absolutely lovely staff, they really made us feel so welcome. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend for cyclists.
Victoria and Simon
18/05/22My first stay at a hostel….. what an experience. First of all the location is breathtaking what a setting to be in and around. I had been camping for 4 nights and was wanting some more comfort and a early to start for the mountains the next day but I got way more than that. All the staff were very friendly and helpful and made me feel at home. The place was absolutely spotless and not a thing out of place. I could go on and on but I've run out of characters…..
17/05/22Fantastic hostel, really friendly and helpful staff. Great building and location
15/05/22An excellent hostel in all respects: location, facilities, welcoming and friendly atmosphere. The managers and team are to be commended on their personal level of commitment to the running of the hostel - everything was great.
14/05/22First time I have stayed with Hostelling Scotland and everything from the checking in to the checkout was impeccable. Plenty of local advice given and the staff could not have been more helpfulWill definitely be using your organisation again and recommending as it was by far one of the best experiences I had whilst travelling the North Coast 500
08/05/22As usual, my visit was a first class experience. Very friendly, welcoming staff who made sure my trip was most enjoyable. Thank you all
07/05/22An excellent place to stay with great facilities. Amazing to be able to get a malt whisky in the comfortable scenic lounge.
05/05/22Always enjoy our stays at Torridon Hostel.
04/05/22Beautifully modern hostel in scenic location. Helpful and friendly staff.
03/05/22REALLY ENJOYED STAYING AT TORRIDON YOUTH HOSTEL. VERY COMFORTABLE. FRIENDLY STAFF WHO WERE MOST HELPFUL.NO.
03/05/22Wonderful staff! Helpful, friendly, knowledgeable - everything you'd want them to be. Great hostel, location etc - drying room is a massive plus!
28/04/22Excellent hostel, immaculately clean and welcoming. The staff are lovely and the homely touches in public areas were much appreciated.
28/04/22Very pleasant, well-equipped hostel.
25/04/22Great hostel in a fantastic location,Would highly recommend,Next to many mountain ranges
25/04/22This hostel provides excellent information about the locality. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. In addition, it has a small library, a great panorama lounge, geraniums in flower, ivy in the toilets, apple trees in the backyard, a wild flower meadow. Clearly a place loved by its staff - and highly enjoyable for its guests. Great value for money.
23/04/22Amazing location, lovely staff, and great hostel with plenty of games and books and spacious kitchen. Got some really good recommendations for our route onwards, and thanks for the lemon drizzle cake :)
21/04/22Amazing hostel set in a beautiful location. Staff very friendly and helpful.
19/04/22It was such a pleasure to be back in Torridon after an absence of many years. The hills are as beautiful and extraordinary as ever, and the hostel is still the perfect place to access them from. It goes without saying that the staff were super-friendly, but it is extra special that, in Torridon, most of the staff also have local experience of the hills. The showers are wonderful; the kitchen is well-stocked; and fellow hostellers are always ready for conversation. What more could anyone ask?
Dawn from Crieff
18/04/22I had a fantastic stay in Torridon this week. This was my first stay in a Youth Hostel in Scotland I will certainly be back and recommending to friends. Service was grand, a relaxed and warm atmosphere throughout my stay, facilities and accomodation convenient and comfortable.
18/04/22We stayed at the Torridon Hostel for 4 nights over the Easter holidays as a family of four, together with another family of four friends from Copenhagen. We had a wonderful time! The hostel was perfect, with spacious kitchen, dining room and lounge. It made an excellent base for exploring the beautiful Torridon area. The hostel team were very friendly and helpful.
16/04/22Fabulous hostel, friendly and helpful staff, excellent facilities and magnificent views.
14/04/22Stunning location, and very well equipped hostel - great social area, spacious kitchen and local useful information provided. A really great hostel which we'd recommend.
11/04/22This hostel is genuinely special. It's the centre of the Torridon hill-walking community, with all your fellow hostellers in the evening fresh off the hills ready to share a story. The location is fantastic, sat between Liathach's buttresses and the Loch. The facilities are exactly what you need - good showers, boot room to dry your kit, well stocked and very large kitchen, panoramic lounge with chess and guitars. The staff are wonderful - very knowledgeable and go out of their way for guests.
09/04/22This brilliant place is run by a team of lovely people. I'm really looking forward to visiting again.
31/03/22I would like to write what a horrible hostel is at Torridon so nobody else would visit and then I could enjoy it without a lot of other people there! But that would be very dishonest, it is my favourite hostel in Britain. The location, the comfort. the very pleasent and efficient staff, makes it an experience I just want to book and come back again
29/03/22Lovely big, very clean hostel in the perfect location with a amazing views. Couldn't have asked for a better welcome and service. And the beds are nice and comfy. Reception staff were lovely and friendly. Would definitely recommend.
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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