Ullapool Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
We welcome the recent announcement by the Scottish Government on the gradual and responsible easing of restrictions from 19 July. Unfortunately due to continued requirement for social distancing, we are unable to open our self-catering kitchens at this time. We hope to provide a date for the opening of these facilities following the next Scottish Government update. 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.
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 room types, all of which can be booked as private rooms and there are ample shower and washroom facilities.
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) 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
- Friendly, helpful staff
- Spectacular seafront location
- Secure lockers
- Private rooms available
- Dog friendly rooms available
Facilities & Services
April to October (RentaHostel available all year)
08:00-10:00 and 16:30-22:30
16:30 - 22:30
08:00 - 10:00
Late check in is available on request and by prior arrangement. The hostel is closed between 10:30-16:30. The lounge area is usually available for guests until midday
En Suite Rooms
Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen
Pet Dogs Welcome
25/07/21Great experience! They make sure that you have the best time possible. Thanks :)
22/07/21From check in to check out the whole experience was great. The hostel is right on the shore front, so getting to bars, cafes etc is easy. The staff were brilliant and knowledgeable and the breakfast the next morning was lovely. Definitely recommend.
21/07/21Fantastic as always Tom, Debbie & Jules so helpful and accommodating The atmosphere at the hostel is great and super clean, have already booked again
Andy Chigwell school
19/07/21All staff gave us very competent and friendly welcome/service/information. Our twin room and the beds were small but everything was neat, clean and working. The beds were made up and towels provided. The flowers outside the window and the recycling bin in the room were appreciated. The bathrooms were kept spotless throughout our stay. The wee breakfast and the packed lunch were both very good value. Super location near pubs, cafes and shops and also the mountains we came for. Will come again!
Chris and Mary
12/07/21Great location in Ullapool. Friendly and helpful wardens,nothing is too much bother. Breakfast was great value.
05/07/21Ullapool hostel staff are the happiest and friendliest I've met - which isn't surprising because they live in such a beautiful part of the world.
04/07/21Fitted in at short notice, staff very helpful, will definitely return next time I'm in the area.
25/06/21We had a great stay at the Ullapool youth hostel. It was perfect as a stop-off for us as we cycled the North Coast 500. There was bike storage, laundry was easy to sort out and the staff were generally very helpful. It's also in a great location on the seafront - we had a room looking out at the water which was really nice.
24/06/21Brilliant location. Very friendly welcome. Perfect for what we wanted. Would definitely stay again.
17/06/21Excellent position. Brilliant staff who did everything to ensure comfort and safety of visitors. Cleaner than my own house!!!
16/06/21Stopped right on seafront with best mate and my 2x Fenchies who just loved it all, except the people with face masks on... Pub within minutes walk outside,great, Seafood shack 5mins walk, awesome and Staff we're ace on tips and advice etcBack on the motorbike next time!
Ralph - Wolves
16/06/21Welcoming staff. No use of kitchen due to Covid. But sit in the dining areas with food or drink. Decent WiFi. Fabulous location on the lochside, close to shops and restaurants.
06/06/21I was really impressed with the cleanliness of the hostel. I was also very satisfied with the friendliness of the staffs. Overall a great experience given a low price point, would highly recommend it!
30/05/21Fantastic service from start to finish. The team looked after us even serving breakfast to us all. Great hostel location, an easy 5 minute walk to the ferry terminal and Ullapool itself.
07/09/20I am a member of SYHA and I have always had wonderful experience during my stays. Every hostel is unique. We were very lucky this time to have the whole Ullapool hostel to ourselves. I am glad I made enquiry. Mat the manager was very helpful and Debbie and Tom made us feel like home --- although it's much bigger than ours (?´?`?) SYHA is always my first choice when I go and explore Scotland. Highly recommend!
26/02/20We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Ullapool Hostel. Debbie was very helpful and had everything organised for our arrival, which was a huge help when you arrive quite late after a long journey. Everything was well organised, but with a real effort to also be homely and welcoming. The location looking right out to Loch Broom was great and even though the weather was pretty wild we still had a great stay.
08/11/19Our group of young people and supervisors had a wonderful time staying at the Ullapool Youth Hostel and the staff (Debbie & Tom) were fantastic! Thank you from Fèis Rois
02/11/19brilliant location and so clean and comfortable. welcoming with great atmosphere.
27/10/19A beautiful location overlooking the sea, a great kitchen and eating area - all in all a very pleasant stay overnight before getting our ferry to Stornaway
21/10/19The host and hostess were excellent. Polite, helpful and courteous.
20/10/19Ullapool Hostel is great for many reasons; Firstly Ullapool is a great location and the hostel is all you could ask for friendly and relaxed atmosphere, clean and great facilities. The staff are down to earth welcoming and a big thankyou for motivating us to be more eco friendly with everything from composting, recycling, to fisheries and conserving energy. Natasha
16/10/19Faultless. A great hostel with great staff. We had a lovely stay. Will definitely be back.
07/10/19Very pleasent stay. Nice people, great view. Would like to come again. Thanks!
06/10/19Visited Ullapool hostel for the weekend of Loopallu. Have been returning here for several years and as usual Tom and Debbie were excellent hosts. The hostel provides excellent facilities and is spotlessly clean. Highly recommended and hopefully Loopallu will return at some point in the future :( Thanks again for a great weekend.
01/10/19We came up to Ullapool to celebrate my Birthday and chose a private room for six friends. It was perfect for our needs and spotlessly clean. The beds were great. The metal squeaked a bit but I put that down to the weight of my friends haha. The mattress however was surprising comfortable. The showers were really good, more than powerful enough and good and hot.The staff were very so nice, friendly, and always on hand if you needed them. We didn't try the breakfast but it smelt amazing.
01/10/19FriendlyInformative and a proper homeFor the few days there. Laundry and drying room excellent
29/09/19Great location on sea front and close to lots of great mountains and the ferries. Very clean. Very friendly helpful and efficient staff. There is a reasonable size Tesco 10 minutes walk away from the hostel. Fantastic views from the hostel.
26/09/19Fantastic hostel loved it all. Thanks!
25/09/19Ottimo ostello, pulito, in centro paese e con personale gentile e disponibile
23/09/19Absolutely loved the Hostel. Clean, comfortable and very relaxing in the perfect spot.
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