Ullapool Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
From its spectacular location on the seafront, Ullapool Youth Hostel offers wonderful, ever-changing views over Loch Broom and the Beinn Dearg mountain range.
The hostel has a range of shared accommodation and private rooms (one en-suite), perfect for small groups, families and individual travellers. There’s also a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, two small lounges, excellent laundry and drying rooms and a dining area where you can eat breakfast while watching local fishing boats, birds and seals in the harbour. WiFi access is free.
The hostel is close to the ferry, bus, pubs, cafes and seafood restaurants. Knowledgeable, friendly staff will be happy to provide information on local attractions and wildlife.
Facilities & Services
April - October (RentaHostel available all year)
08:00 - 10:00 and 16:30 - 22:30
The youth hostel is closed from 10:30 - 16:30. The lounge area is usually available for guests until midday.
Private Rooms Available
En Suite Rooms Available
Family Rooms Available
Self Catering Kitchen
Towel Hire Available
Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen
The staff are excellent. The extra effort they put into the hostel is clearly evident.
Loved this hostel. Great location and lovely rooms. We agreed as a family that this was the best place we stayed on our recent Highland road trip. Go to Seafood Shack!
The three staff members were friendly and helpful. Helped us change our booking by phone and verified by email. Thought the educational signs on recycling, composting and energy usage were great. Look forward to another visit with my grandchildren in tow. The live music at the Celidh Place is worth checking out- small intimate venue. Visit and support the two Ullapool bookshops and the Smokehouse.
Wonderful service from a dedicated team of wardens. Once again, I experienced the hospitality and friendliness of the SYHA team that is faithful to a long tradition yet respectful of new needs. Champions League Quality Service.
All was great. Ben was helpful and accommodating. Great experience. Will recommend strongly. Thank you!
Very welcoming and very accommodating.
I always enjoy a stay at Ullapool, good facilities, great location and excellent, friendly staff.
Great location right on the seafront, our 6 bed dorm had views out onto the water.
Great experience - introduced our daughter to the hostelling for first time - she was impressed ??
Absolutely fantastic hosts. This is a clean, comfortable and friendly place to stay that is ran by professionals. I cannot speak highly enough of the staff.
Great spot on the front. An oasis for walkers and travellers!
Very friendly hostel in outstanding position overlooking loch. Very friendly staff interested in all their guests. Good facilities which have recently been redecorated.
One of the best we have stayed in and the hostel managers were brilliant.
Great place to stay. Friendly helpful staff. Will definitely stay again.
Ullapool is a great base from which to explore the local area whatever your interests. This hostel is a great value base in Ullapool.
Great place to stay in a superb location and run by a friendly helpful team
Ullapool is a great location to explore Northern Scotland. The hostel is conveniently located right on the sea front. It has small dormitories and is very warm and comfortable.
Cait - Scotland
Great hostel - lovely location and good vibes.
un emplacement idéal face à la mer.Le personnel disponible. Petit-dejeuner basique bon rapport qualité/prix.
Translation: An ideal location facing the sea. The staff were helpful. Basic breakfast and good value for money.
Very good location. The only problem is that you have to wait until 16:30 to check in.
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