Ullapool Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
From its spectacular seafront location on the NC500, Ullapool Youth Hostel offers wonderful, ever-changing views over Loch Broom and the Beinn Dearg mountain range.
Perfect for groups, families and individual travellers, this warm and welcoming hostel offers guests a variety of accommodation from private rooms to comfortable shared dorms. Only one of the private rooms is en-suite but there are ample shower and washroom facilities available.
Guests can opt for continental breakfast served in the dining room with views over the harbour (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. The hostel is licensed so guests can relax with a craft beer or glass of wine in one of the hostels 2 comfortable lounges, both enjoying views over the loch. WiFi access is free for all guests and other facilities include an excellent laundry and drying room and cycle storage for up to 15 bikes.
The hostel is within easy reach of local shops, bars and fine restaurants serving fresh local produce.
The bus station with connections to Inverness is only 300m away and you can catch a boat to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis from the nearby ferry terminal.
Book now and discover one of the prettiest fishing villages in the Highlands.
Ullapool 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) 1854 612 254 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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- Friendly, helpful staff
- Spectacular seafront location
- Secure lockers
- Private rooms available
- Dog friendly rooms available
Facilities & Services
April to October (RentaHostel available all year)
07:00-10:00 and 16:30-22:30
16:30 - 22:30
07:00 - 10:00
Late check in is available on request. Please contact us if you think you’ll be arriving after 2200, so we can make check-in arrangements. The hostel is closed between 10.30 -16.30.
En Suite Rooms
Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen
Pet Dogs Welcome
19/05/22We had a private twin room, with shared bathroom, that comfortably accommodated two adults and two mid-size dogs. The kitchens were ideal for self-catering and overal the hostel was great value in a great location. Tom was a delightful host, very cheery and accommodating, and we had access to dog-friendly lounge too
16/05/22A great hostel - friendly, helpful staff, excellent location, really comfortable with a lovely atmosphere.
16/05/22Our group of 8 hillwalkers had an excellent stay in May 2022. Caroline the warden had handled our booking changes prior to arrival very patiently and did a first-class job looking after us (along with the rest of the team) when we were staying. An all round excellent stay and we hope to be back soon. Ullapool hostel has plenty of space in the public areas and a great library/snug where you can enjoy a cool beer from the reception fridge after a long day in the hills.
16/05/22Got booked in at short notice staff very friendly and welcoming. Room was clean and tidy with great views over the water. Would defo recommend this hostel for its location and service
15/05/22Ullapool Youth Hostel has the best location in town. The rooms are clean, comfortable and cheap. The staff are friendly, welcoming and helpful. Why would anybody want to stay anywhere else?
15/05/22Good comfortable hostel located on harbour side. Well designed kitchen with plentiful fridges, cookers etc. Bright dining room looking out to sea. Bathrooms and showers up to standard. Staff helpful. Well located for walking in Fannaichs, AnTeallach, Stac Pollaidh etc. Good drying room. Nice reading arreas.
11/05/22Thank you for the welcome and hospitality from the moment I stepped through the door to the moment I left two days later. Both members of staff who were on duty during my stay were friendly and helpful, also dealing with a change to another booking in the following week which needed to be altered.Facilities are very good, in a great location with a fantastic view across the harbour and loch.
09/05/22The staff at Ullapool youth hostel are absolutely wonderful, very welcoming and friendly, happy to help you out with whatever questions or requests you have.
10/04/22We are enjoyed our brief stay. The room was clean and had a beautiful view.
03/11/21Made to feel very welcome, everything explained fully. Room clean and kitchen/lounge area well laid out. Great location. Would be really happy about returning.
31/10/21We stayed as a family with 2 young children, in a private room for one night. The hostel was very clean, and covid measures were in place, making us feel safe. The room was a great temperature, with views down the sea loch. Parking was available outside the front door.The staff were available when we needed, with great advice on eating out. We will definitely stay here again as a family.
17/10/21We had a one night comfortable stay. All the local restaurants were fully-booked but there is an excellent fish and chip shop nearby with vegie options and bringing a take-away back to the hostel keeps costs down.
14/10/21Faultless, despite unavoidable restricted access to kitchen facilities, our stay was fantastic.
06/10/21Excellent facilities. Great staff - helpful and accommodating with short notice changes.
Graham from Hampshire
05/10/21Really enjoyed my stay. Staff very helpful and friendly, hostel was clean and comfortable.
30/09/21Great hostel, fine location and the friendliest staff imaginable
23/09/21Great location ,friendly staff ,good experience
23/09/21Great hostel. Location and facilities are excellent and we were well looked after by the wardens. We could not use the kitchen due to Covid restrictions but hopefully the rules will be relaxed soon.
18/09/21Enjoyable stay. Clean and friendly. Great location.
18/09/21All staff super helpful and very pleasant
02/09/21A great experience, very well organised. The warden was very helpful and had some local knowledge. Car parking was easy outside the hostel. We took a boat trip to the Summer Isles and saw a lot of wildlife and this we can recommend from Ullapool. Breakfast was well organised and very good. In the current covid situation we felt safe in the hostel.
28/08/21Really lovely hostel. Friendly, cosy and welcoming. We really enjoyed our stay thank you.
26/08/21We had a very warm welcome when we arrived and a lovely sea view from our room and from the dining room. Being able to buy beer from Reception was a bonus as it was raining so hard. The breakfast was served out and all fresh, including a pot of tea and a cafetiere of coffee - fabulous - none of the plastic packed breakfast of other hostels. Highly recommended just for the cost, 'proper hostel' feel.
15/08/21I stayed in several hostels over a 2 week trip to Scotland and this was by far the best! Amazing view of the harbour from the room. Clean, quiet, comfortable - just perfect! I will be back!
10/08/21Very helpful staff. Great location and able to park motorbikes just outside on main street (get there by 4pm and should be no problem). Clean and tidy. Comfortable beds.
10/08/21Lovely peopleAmazing location
09/08/21Cannot fault our stay at Ullapool YH. A perfect stop-over to lay your head down before getting the Lewis ferry the next morning. Staff were pleasant and chatty. Toilets and showers clean and in good order. Continental breakfast was plentiful, convenient and great value.
04/08/21Great stay. We got in early and the staff were very friendly. Men's showers were a little unpredictable!
01/08/21This is a great place to stay if you are looking for a clean and well-priced bed for the night. We got a really friendly welcome, and there is always a bit of a community with places like this. There is a nice communal room and they offer good local beer and cider at a reasonable price. Overall I would recommend it. My only criticism would be a very squeaky bed in room one!
25/07/21Great experience! They make sure that you have the best time possible. Thanks :)
Reasons to visit
Ullapool is one of the prettiest fishing villages in the Highlands and has a plentiful supply of local restaurants and bars, a leisure centre, swimming pool, museum and theatre. It's easy to spend time in this vibrant Highland community with regular music nights, festivals, cultural and arts events. A host of activities are available in the local area - ask our team for advice.
Ullapool Youth Hostel sits on the famous North Coast 500 and provides an excellent base for exploring the North West Highlands with its iconic mountain scenery, beaches, sea lochs and islands. Ferries leave daily for Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis and there are cruises to visit the Summer Isles.
Established by two local lassies in 2016, the Seafood Shack is well worth a visit for a high quality local takeaway, freshly caught and landed by local fishermen.
Other attractions worth exploring include:
- Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
- Corrieshalloch Gorge
- The Bone Caves
- Stac Pollaidh mountain
- Ullapool Hill