Torridon Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
Advice on Covid-19 is constantly changing and may differ across the UK. In Scotland the wearing of facemasks remains a legal requirement in indoor settings and we would ask all guests to please respect this.
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.
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 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
01/11/21The staff at the hostel made the stay . We booked last minute due to bad weather with 3 kids , staff were so helpful and lovely.
31/10/21Thank you for a great welcome and for all your help during our stay at the hostel this week. Both my children really enjoyed the freedom to be able to move around the hostel and loved talking to the staff.
29/10/21I had a much needed short break at Torridon Hostel, and although I was initially put off by the price of a private room I honestly felt my stay was worth every penny! The staff are very positive, friendly and helpful and really go out of their way to ensure it is a home-from-home experience for the guests. A great atmosphere and comfortable accommodation in a wonderful location!
22/10/21Outstanding as always. Brilliant staff who understand customer service to the nth degree. Thanks.
21/10/21Excellent stay. We were very well catered for and staff very helpful throughout stay. Thanks all.
18/10/21As always it was a pleasure to stay with you guys. Nothing you could do to make it better. Keep it up!
14/10/21As usual all staff make this hostel very special with a very friendly cheerful atmosphere and no request ever seems a bother but help given with all queries and requests.breakfast and dinner great.
11/10/21My husband and I stayed here for a night in September. What a lovely youth hostel in a glorious location. The friendly staff made us feel at home, the drying room was vey welcome, our room was clean and warm and the evening meal was perfect and the breakfast was good. They've coped with the COVID restrictions very well and even though the self catering kitchen wasn't available and there was no cooked breakfast option it didn't really seem to matter. We'll definitely be back.
11/10/21A great place to stay - stunning location surrounded by mountains, comfortable and clean accommodation and really friendly and welcoming staff, would 100% recommend and will be going back - thank you :)
04/10/21Great place to stay, friendly staff, space for bikes, and plenty of space in the room.
03/10/21Always love staying here. Fantastic location, staff super friendly and helpful and always spotless.
02/10/21Stunning location, a great hostel, and very efficient, friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely be back.
28/09/21Matt, Em and Ruth went way beyond expectation in making our stay comfortable and enjoyable. They definitely went the extra mile. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be returning soon. Thanks again to Ruth, Em and Matt.
22/09/21Superb location and very friendly and helpful staff.Due to Covid restrictions the guest kitchen was shut but overall a very satisfactory stay.
15/09/21The tram at Torridon were first class. Very friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. All of them are a credit to Hostelling Scotland. Em' in particular really helps the positive atmosphere.Lastly, this might be the cleanest building I've ever seen!
15/09/21The staff were accommodating and friendly. Managed the current covid restrictions brilliantly.Beautiful surroundings, a real adventure, thankyou.
14/09/21Great location and lovely hostel with really pleasant and efficient staff. While the kitchen remained closed due to COVID, the staff made up for this with lovely meals and friendly service.
02/09/21Really clean, friendly & helpful staff, ample breakfast, comfortable rooms - worked really well for our bookings of two families & a dog! Would recommend Torridon youth hostel to all
31/08/21Brilliant weekend in a top spot. The bald gentleman who managed the facility certainly looked after our every needs and wishes.
Dr Mark Southcott
30/08/21The hostel was very clean and comfortable and the perfect stop over for a group of 10 cyclists. Chilled beer available and bike store much appreciated!
21/08/21Jenni was super nice and helpful, she washed and dried our clothes so quick and gave a great overall vibe.The place was as expected of a hostel with shared facilities but was one of the nicest ones I've stayed at and though we didn't get to use the lounge area it looked nice.
20/08/21My family absolutely loved stay in Torridon hostel: location is amazing, atmosphere in hostel is wonderful and staff is absolutely brilliant. Special thanks to staff, they were so friendly and helpful that made out stay really special.
20/08/21The atmosphere of the hostel felt immediately friendly and welcoming. It has a really good energy. The staff are simply lovely and will help with anything. They are brilliant!The location is stunning. Mountains and Loch, where better?Thank you all.
17/08/21Brilliant location and very friendly, helpful staff.
Midge and family
09/08/21The service from staff is excellent and they really make the place feel like all are welcome. Not the first time I have stay in Torridon hostel and it won't be the last.
09/08/21I would highly recommend the Torridon youth hostel. The facilities were great and the staff were brilliant couldn't do enough for you.
08/08/21The staff at the hostel worked hard to make our stay as safe and happy as possible, thank you for a lovely stay in an absolutely stunning location.
07/08/21i can't fault the service provided by your team at Torridon. In the difficult circumstances of the last two years they have risen to the occasion. It's one of the reasons why we return to the area every year.
05/08/21We haven't been in a hostel for 10 years and had such a great experience we are already looking forward to our next hostel adventure. We didn't have dinner but it smelt amazing. We did have a super breakfast, a perfect start to a day's hiking. Then we enjoyed the hostels packed lunch at the top of the second horn of Beinn Alligin. The staff were friendly and helpful and the hostel was quiet at night allowing for a good night's sleep.
03/08/21I was there with a group of friends and we all agreed that the meal in the Torridon was the best on the tour.
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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