Torridon Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
Sitting on the NC500 at the head of Upper Loch Torridon, this youth hostel 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. 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 or take advantage of the well-equipped self-catering kitchen. After a long day in the mountains, you can relax with a local ale, fine malt or glass of wine in one of the hostel’s comfortable lounges 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.
Dogs are welcome at Torridon Youth Hostel, for a small fee, when guests book a private room. Please note that dogs must be booked in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is available.
The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.
- Very friendly and helpful staff
- Fantastic location with spectacular scenery
- Comfortable lounges with stunning sea views
- Secure lockers
- Luggage store
- Private rooms available
Facilities & Services
March - October and Thursday to Sunday inclusive 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
During the day the hostel closes between 10:00 - 14:00 for cleaning. During that time, an entrance lobby with access to a toilet and luggage store for early arrivals is available.
Private Rooms Available
Family Rooms Available
Suitable for Groups
Self Catering Kitchen
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
Pet Dogs Welcome
Access with limited mobility
21/06/19Good location, with lots of good walks. Friendly hostel.
21/06/19Great hostel with extremely pleasant and helpful staff. Excellent public spaces and self catering kitchen. Everywhere was clean and well cared for. Superb location, plan to return to do more exploring soon.Torridon Inn worth a visit if you fancy treating yourself to a night off from self catering!
10/06/19Great location with welcoming staff who offered a fine (and free) lemon drizzle cake after our walks.
10/06/19A great hostel. Well managed and maintained.
25/05/19No better location in Scotland. The Hostel and Warden were superb. Friendly and helpful. There surely was no better way to start our TGO challenge. Many Thanks
24/05/19Excellent staff - all 4 I met were so helpful in all matters. Many thanks to them all who really made my stay at the hostel all the more pleasurable. Helpful with their knowledge of the area and surroundings and their general help within the hostel. Cheers guys.A hostel which I will return to
24/05/19Staff are always welcoming. Kitchen facilities are excellent. Forms are as you'd expect in a hostel.
23/05/19Lovely welcome. Everything explained patiently. Food was lovely in the evening and at breakfast. I'm vegan and my dietary requirements were handled perfectly.Thanks for a lovely stay.
20/05/19Carefully designed Youth Hostel, in brilliant setting. Very comfortable and hospitable.
20/05/19Excellent hostel in fantastic location.
18/05/19Excellent hostel in a prime location. Staff always prepared to go that extra mile to ensure a memorable stay.
17/05/19Stunning location, very friendly staff, excellent facilities. What more could you want?
15/05/19After a few nights of wild camping and bothying the Hostel was a welcome change. We were so lucky and didn't even have a resignation but the team made us feel right at home. The staff were all very friendly and had local hints and tips to share which was great, would stay again.
14/05/19Spectacular setting. Clean, friendly, welcoming hostel. Great value for money.
The Wattmeister #makewattsnotwar
09/05/19Very pleasant stay in the countryside of Torridon. Everything was clean, the kitchen was well equipped and the hostel people really kind.Meal to be purchased and self-prepared on site was very helpful especially for late arrival.
04/05/19What an amazing hostel! Torridon is a lovely, friendly place with helpful staff who go the extra mile for you. One of my favourite places to stay in the whole world!
03/05/19Yet another enjoyable stay. The weather allowed us to do what we wished and hostel facilities made it easy for members to mix and match according to shared interests. Two "never-been-before" people were favourably impressed.
Perth U3A Hillwalking
30/04/19Love Torridon Hostel always receive a warm welcome, great facilities comfortable lounge
30/04/19The stay at your hostel was just completely perfect - we really felt like home. The beds were so comfortable, and everything was clean. The lady who runs the place was so friendly and welcoming, she even once made lemon drizzle for all the residents. You could really feel that she runs the place with her heart. I would defenitely recommend this place to everyone - old and young people.
30/04/19The location is great here with fantastic views, I was doing the NC500 and this was right on the route. Big thanks to the team at this hostel, so helpful and nothing was too much.
29/04/19This is the most fabulous location imaginable, with a great panoramic view from the lounge. A must for the serious hillwalker, Munro bagger or wildlife watcher.
29/04/19A brilliant hostel in a brilliant location. Em was very friendly and helpful, worth her weight in gold!
25/04/19Great location, friendly helpful staff
25/04/19It's a purpose built hostel and it makes the difference! The building, the location and staff combine to create a fantastic hostel. Well worth a visit.
20/04/19Really good experience from start to finish. Check in was easy and the person (sorry did not catch the name) who dealt with us was very helpful and friendly. Took the time to explain everything. Thanks. Rooms were comfortable and well equipped. Lounges were very restful with plenty of books/magazines to read. Cooking and dining area was well laid out and great facilities. Overall a very good experience. My thanks to those behind te desk.
20/04/19This is such a great hostel in the most gorgeous settings, surrounded by lochs and mountains and outdoor space. The hostel itself is quite large with a very modern kitchen and a nice lounge, dining room and quiet area. Really great for a family stay in one of the most beautiful areas in the UK.
20/04/19We have been returning to this tranquil spot for the last 7 years and yet again it was perfect!! This year we were bird watching.
The Mitchell Family
19/04/19Best hostel I've stayed in. Staff were great and the place was well equipped and clean. Ideal place to stay for a week in the mountains.
19/04/19Excellent in every way thanks
14/04/19Beautiful location, friendly staff, clean well equipped kitchen and lots of room for getting away from each other when necessary!
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.
Check out our Torridon Webcam to see what the youth hostel looks like today!