Ullapool 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.  

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.

Enjoy a unique view of Scotland

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.

For information on hostel accessibility please click here

Why stay?

  • Friendly, helpful staff
  • Spectacular seafront location
  • Secure lockers
  • Private rooms available
  • Dog friendly rooms available

Enjoy a bird's eye trip!

Ullapool Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
Shore Street, Ullapool IV26 2UJ Get Directions

Facilities & Services

Season

April to October (RentaHostel available all year)

Reception Hours

08:00-10:00 and 16:30-22:30

Check in

16:30 - 22:30

Check out

08:00 - 10:00

Access Hours

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

Amenities

Free Wifi

Private Rooms

En Suite Rooms

Family Rooms

Catering

Alcohol Licence

Lounge/TV Room

Laundry Room

Drying Room

Secure Lockers

Towel Hire

Bike Store

Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

Shopping Nearby

Pet Dogs Welcome

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