About About this youth hostel ....

From its spectacular seafront location on the NC500, Ullapool Youth Hostel offers wonderful views over Loch Broom and the Beinn Dearg mountain range. This warm and welcoming hostel offers guests a range 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.

WiFi access is free for all guests and other facilities include: a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, two comfy lounges with sea views, an excellent laundry, drying room and cycle storage for up to fifteen bikes.

The hostel is within easy reach of local shops, bars and 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.

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.

‘Wee Breakfast’ available (Please remember to pre-book). 

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Why stay?

  • Fantastic seafront setting on the NC500
  • Friendly team with expert local knowledge
  • Dog friendly
  • Fantastic local food and drink
  • Regular ferries to Stornoway
  • Licensed, serving local beers and wine

For more information on the hostel, accessibility and the local area please click here

For more information on the hostel, accessibility and the local area please click here 

Ullapool Youth Hostel

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Shore Street, Ullapool IV26 2UJ Get Directions

Facilities & Services


April to October (RentaHostel available all year)

Reception Hours

07:00-10:00 and 16:30-22:30

Check in

16:30 - 22:30

Check out

07:00 - 10:00

Access Hours

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.


Free Wifi

En Suite Rooms


Lounge/TV Room

Drying Room

Towel Hire

Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

Pet Dogs Welcome

Private Rooms

Family Rooms

Alcohol Licence

Laundry Room

Secure Lockers

Bike Store

Shopping Nearby

Guest Reviews

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

A very special view of Scotland

Travel influencer Kay Gillespie shares her favourite things to do in Ullapool

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Great walks with your dog in Ullapool 

Enjoy a bird's eye trip!



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