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
8/11/2022 12:00:00 AMVery friendly host who was happy to help us and chat about the area, also a great bike locker that we were glad to have.
8/2/2022 12:00:00 AMA welcoming, comfortable, ideally located place to stay in Ullapool which is worth much more than a quick pre- or post-ferry visit, by the way. I particularly liked the large, open and airy kitchen/dining room which looks out across the lock and includes a lounge area at the end. There's a common room elsewhere on the ground floor.
7/30/2022 12:00:00 AMFriendly staff in a hostel in a great location
7/29/2022 12:00:00 AMperfect location and great beds! even though some showers didn't work there were no queueswe‘d definitely recommend it!
7/22/2022 12:00:00 AMAdrian was a super host and helped out with all our needs. Great atmosphere and comfy beds.
7/18/2022 12:00:00 AMUllapool Youth Hostel is a lovely place with friendly staff and a great kitchen/lounge/food area.The location of the Hostel is fantastic right on the harbour front and centre of town meaning things were an easy walk.
7/8/2022 12:00:00 AMLocation exceptional great for both the facilities of the centre and for the views
7/7/2022 12:00:00 AMFriendly well-run hostel with good facilities and spotlessly clean. Thank you!
7/5/2022 12:00:00 AMFriendly and helpful receptionist. Warm atmosphere and comfortable sleep. Great location. Lovely stay :)
7/3/2022 12:00:00 AMFantastic stay at the best address in Ullapool. We absolutely loved our loch view private room. The hostel is a great base for exploring Ullapool and beyond. There are plenty of good food and drink options right on the doorstep and lots of lovely independent shops. The hostel staff are really friendly and so helpful. Definitely worth booking for a few nights to get to know the area, as one night while racing round the NC500 is simply not enough to experience all that Ullapool has to offer.
7/1/2022 12:00:00 AMFabulous place to stay
6/25/2022 12:00:00 AMThis hostel is excellent in every way, including the fact that it retains the atmosphere of hostels of a previous era rather than a modern day backpackers' accommodation.In particular the welcome from the staff on duty was outstanding, efficient, informative and personal. He went out of his way to solve the problem of parking a recumbent trike overnight.
6/22/2022 12:00:00 AMIt's a lovely place to stay, cosy living room area, great kitchen, everything you need! I'd definitely recommend it! :)Staff was especially nice and helpful, thank you very much for everything!
6/8/2022 12:00:00 AMLovely woman at reception - very pleasant and helpful. Job well done.
Mike, Brunswick, Maine US
6/5/2022 12:00:00 AMvery friendly and helpful staff :)
6/4/2022 12:00:00 AMKatherine who checked me in and who I interacted most was exceptional and very helpful. She helped me understand how a youth hostel works, considering I have never been in one.
5/26/2022 12:00:00 AMGreat stay in a great location, giving access to such beautiful outdoor adventures! The hostel is clean and tidy with perfect facilities and the staff are all great, friendly and know the area well. I will stay there again!
5/19/2022 12:00:00 AMWe 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
5/16/2022 12:00:00 AMA great hostel - friendly, helpful staff, excellent location, really comfortable with a lovely atmosphere.
5/16/2022 12:00:00 AMOur 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.
5/16/2022 12:00:00 AMGot 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
5/15/2022 12:00:00 AMUllapool 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?
5/15/2022 12:00:00 AMGood 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.
5/11/2022 12:00:00 AMThank 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.
5/9/2022 12:00:00 AMThe staff at Ullapool youth hostel are absolutely wonderful, very welcoming and friendly, happy to help you out with whatever questions or requests you have.
4/10/2022 12:00:00 AMWe are enjoyed our brief stay. The room was clean and had a beautiful view.
11/3/2021 12:00:00 AMMade to feel very welcome, everything explained fully. Room clean and kitchen/lounge area well laid out. Great location. Would be really happy about returning.
10/31/2021 12:00:00 AMWe 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.
10/17/2021 12:00:00 AMWe 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.
10/14/2021 12:00:00 AMFaultless, despite unavoidable restricted access to kitchen facilities, our stay was fantastic.
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