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.

For information on hostel accessibility please click here

We’re committed to delivering the highest levels of cleanliness. To find out more about our Cleanliness Commitment please click here.

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Why stay?

  • Award winning hostel
  • Very friendly and helpful staff
  • Fantastic location with spectacular scenery
  • Comfortable lounge with stunning mountain view
  • Private rooms available

Enjoy a birds eye trip!

For information on our COVID-19 practices and what to expect when staying with us please visit the FAQ’s section. Please also be aware of Scottish Government guidance when making your booking.


Torridon Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
Torridon, by Achnasheen, Ross-shire IV22 2EZ Get Directions

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

Reception Hours

08:00-10:00 and 17:00-22:00

Check in

17:00 - 22:00

Check out

08:00 - 10:00

Access Hours

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

Free Wifi

Private Rooms

Family Rooms

Suitable for Groups


Alcohol Licence

Lounge/TV Room

Drying Room

Laundry Room

Secure Lockers

Bike Store

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Shopping Nearby

Access with limited mobility

Guest Reviews

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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