Torridon Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
We welcome the recent announcement by the Scottish Government on the responsible lifting of restrictions and are delighted to be able to plan for the re-opening of our self-catering kitchens from 1st November. Drying room facilities are now available at many of our hostels but we would ask you to please contact the hostel team directly to allow them to manage your access. 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. Please remember, this guidance may be different in England and Wales.
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
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.
03/08/21We arrived on motorbike and were allowed to drop stuff off and get changed we were made welcome from the word go.Our room was better than expected the staff were friendly helpful and sociable.We spent an extra day here and walked around but this is a hostel for hill walking with beautiful mountain views so Id like to do that next time.
01/08/21We have visited Torridon Hostel a few times over the years. Mat and his team were, in a word, fantastic. Worked off their feet in these COVID times, but unceasingly cheerful and helpful. The area is one of those special places and the whole package makes you want to return time and again. Thank you Hostelling Scotland
31/07/21Been a few years since last visit and was as high quality as ever. Great, friendly and welcoming staff. Lovely accommodation at a superb price. Totally recommended. Thanks.
28/07/21What a fantastic please to stay after a very long day on the motorbike especially after having broken down. I called the hostel to let them know we may be late and the girl on reception could not be more helpful even staying back after her finish time to make sure we got booked in and settled. The bed were command the facilities were excellent would definitely recommend staying here to friends and family.
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.
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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