2015 Hostel Guide - Get out there!

 
2015 Hostel Guide - Get out there!
Hostel Guide
      2015

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2015 Hostel Guide - Get out there!
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About SYHA                                                              Myrxpiad
                                                                        Who Uses Our
                                                                        Youth Hostels?
                                                                                                               self-catering facilities and
                                                                                                               lounges to relax in and meet
                                                                                                               people. All of our youth hostels

Hostelling Scotland
                                                                        SYHA Hostelling Scotland
                                                                                                               are quality-assured and graded
                                                                        welcomes people of all ages,
                                                                                                               by VisitScotland and the Green
                                                                        backgrounds and interests.
                                                                                                               Business Tourism Scheme.
                                                                        Our youth hostels are popular
The perfect base for activities that take in                            with individual travellers, families   Look out for
the best of Scotland.                                                   and small and large groups. It is      these symbols Private
                                                                        this mix of visitors which makes       in this guide
SYHA Hostelling          As a not-for-profit organisation, we           hostelling such a unique and           for youth
Scotland is a self-      encourage guests to join SYHA Hostelling       interesting experience.
                         Scotland, which is free to everyone under                                             hostels with
funding charity          16 and students in full-time education.        Opening                                private and family rooms.

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operating a network      Members enjoy a range of exclusive             Youth hostel opening dates and         A range of other facilities, such
of nearly 70             benefits including dual membership of          reception times outwith the main       as breakfast, packed lunches
exceptional youth        Hostelling International, providing access     holiday season can vary, e.g.          and drinks are available at most
                         to more than 4,000 youth hostels in over       weekend opening only. Please
and affiliate hostels    80 countries worldwide. Membership
                                                                                                               locations and many offer lunch
                                                                        check our website or call or email     and evening meals, along with
for the benefit of       and guest overnight income supports our        the relevant youth hostel directly.    an alcohol licence so that you
all those wishing        charitable youth programmes and the
                                                                        As a guide, the reception              can enjoy a glass of wine or
to experience what       maintenance of the hostelling network,
                                                                        desks of small rural hostels           beer. In addition, laundry and
                         particularly in rural Scotland.
Scotland has to offer.                                                  are normally open between              drying rooms, internet access,
Our unique sites         What is Youth Hostelling?                      7.30-10.00 and 17.00-22.30 and         bike storage and small shops are
                                                                        are generally closed during the        available in most of our youth
provide affordable,      More than just accommodation, SYHA
                                                                        day, whilst our city youth hostels     hostels. Facilities vary by location
comfortable, safe        Hostelling Scotland provides the chance
                                                                        are normally open 24 hours.            and details are contained within
                         to have fun, discover new and exciting
and quality-assured      places and meet like-minded people with
                                                                                                               this guide.
                                                                        What to Expect
accommodation            similar interests from around the world.
                                                                                         Wherever you
with a warm friendly     Many of our hostelling sites are located in
                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                         stay you will
welcome, local           the heart of Scotland’s most spectacular                        receive a warm
knowledge, activities    scenery, providing a perfect base for the                       welcome. Most
and services for         wealth of activities that take in the best                      hostelling
                         of Scotland, from outdoor pursuits and         locations provide private rooms
guests travelling        wildlife watching to cultural and heritage     - often en-suite - as well as
around Scotland.         activities.                                    traditional multi-share rooms,

                                                                                                                Glasgow Youth Hostel

Torridon Youth Hostel

Loch Ossian
Youth Hostel

                         Lochranza Youth Hostel
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Inspire me
Don’t miss our highlights - and find some hidden gems
Our youth hostels provide           Or head further north to visit
the perfect base to explore         Kirkwall on Orkney for popular
Scotland. If you are unsure         historic sites such as Skara
where to visit or what to           Brae, Maes Howe, The Ring of
                                    Brodgar and Scapa Flow.
do, our website is packed
full of ideas, suggestions          Wildlife and Nature
and a full programme of             Take a walk on the wild side                                  Merchant City, Glasgow
activity holidays.                  and explore Scotland. Our hills

Family Fun
                                    and mountains, coasts, lochs,
                                    islands and seas form the           Discover
Our welcoming, family-friendly
youth hostels provide the ideal
                                    perfect setting for wonderful
                                    wildlife.
                                                                         more
base for an exciting, affordable                                         Check out the SYHA
                                    Our Island youth hostels at          Hostelling Scotland
holiday. Hostelling is a safe,      Lochranza and Port Charlotte
relaxed and very friendly                                                network to find out
                                    are great locations to see         which youth hostels will
way to travel and you can           basking sharks, minke whales,      take you closest to your
meet people from all over the       porpoises and seals. Stay at          favourite activity.
world. Many youth hostels are       Inverness to see the colonies
close to loch sides or beaches      of bottlenose dolphins of the
where the kids can run around,      Moray Firth, or enjoy a visit to
explore and make new friends.       one of our youth hostels in the
These youth hostels have a          Cairngorms National Park to
good range of facilities with       spot golden eagles, red deer,
comfortable rooms for families      and red grouse.
(many en-suite), spacious           Our youth hostel managers
self-catering kitchens, laundry     are able to share their local
rooms, internet access and TV       knowledge and information
and games rooms. Families can       to help you make the most of
choose to self-cater or eat in                                                                    Forth Bridges, Edinburgh
                                    your stay.
one of our licensed café bars.
Travel cots and high chairs can     Outdoor Pursuits
be provided at many locations       Scotland’s amazing outdoor
(please check directly at time      playground offers a wealth of
of booking).                        activities to suit all ages and
                                    abilities.
Culture, Heritage and Sport
There are many first-class          Cairngorm Lodge, Aviemore
cultural, heritage and sporting     and Braemar youth hostels
experiences in Scotland.            are excellent bases for skiing,
                                    walking and climbing. Glen
Choose a short break to one         Nevis Youth Hostel is perfectly
of Scotland’s vibrant cities:       located for tackling Ben Nevis,
our four and five star city
                                    mountain biking or even                                       Smoo Cave, Durness
youth hostels are located
                                    paragliding; while our youth
in Edinburgh, Glasgow,
                                    hostels in Oban and Kirkwall                                  Beinn Eighe, Torridon
Aberdeen, Inverness, Stirling
                                    are great for sea kayaking and
and Perth. Situated close to
                                    scuba diving.
the centre of these cities, these
youth hostels offer a range of      All our youth hostels are
facilities and are an excellent     geared up for hill walkers and
base to enjoy art galleries,        are close to some of the best
entertainment, restaurants and      mountain climbs and distance
bars. Don’t miss Edinburgh at       walks in Scotland. Those
Festival time or take a trip to     popular with walkers include
Inverness possibly to catch a       Torridon, Glenbrittle, Ratagan,
glimpse of the elusive Loch         Loch Ossian, Crianlarich and
Ness Monster!                       Glen Affric.
Please visit travelinescotland.com or visitscotland.com for
more information about Scotland and getting around.
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 Aberdeen                                                                                      Applecross Hartfield House
 Map ref: NJ 922 057 (OS Map 38)                                                               Map ref: NG 723 467 (OS Map 24)

                                      Open all year                                                                              Open all year
                                      Set in the West End, our youth hostel                                                      Standing at the foot of the highest
                                      is within walking distance of Aberdeen                                                     route in the UK, the Bealach na Ba, the
                                      city centre and its many attractions.                                                      Applecross peninsula boasts a dramatic
                                      Fantastic range of restaurants, nightlife                                                  landscape, with white sand beaches,
                                      and shopping along with cinema,                                                            historic ruins & fishing townships.
                                      concerts and arts all close by. Royal                                                      Hartfield House, originally the old
                                      Deeside is easily accessible within an                                                     hunting lodge, is situated approx. 3/4m
                                      hour by car. Also perfect for stop-overs                                                   from Applecross bay, set in private
                                      to Orkney and Shetland.                                                                    grounds. With the sheltered waters of
                                                                                                                                 the Sound & spectacular mountains right
                                      Limited free car parking available.                                                        on the doorstep, it is an ideal base for
                                                                                                                                 outdoor activity. Hartfield sleeps 50 in a
Children from £18.00                                                                          Children from £15.00               mix of twin, triple & private bedrooms, &
                                                                                                                                 enjoys excellent facilities. The Applecross
Adults from £20.00                                                                            Adults from £18.00                 Inn & Walled Garden are just a short walk.

                                      8 Queen’s Road, Aberdeen, AB15 4ZT                      www.hartfieldhouse.org.uk          Hartfield House, Applecross, Ross-shire IV54 8ND
                                      T: 01224 646 988 E: aberdeen@syha.org.uk                                                   T: 01520 744 333 E: info@hartfieldhouse.org.uk

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 Achininver                                                                                    Aviemore
 Map ref: NC 042 056 (OS Map 15)                                                               Map ref: NH 893 118 (OS Map 35 & 36)

                                      Open 30 Apr - 31 Aug 2015                                                                  Open all year and RentaHostel
                                      This charming rustic youth hostel,                                                         Surrounded by woodland nearby to
                                      situated south east of Achiltibuie                                                         Aviemore town centre and Cairngorm
                                      between the beach and the mountains, is                                                    Mountain, our youth hostel provides
                                      a great place to relax and enjoy the views.                                                an ideal base for year-round activities,
                                      Fantastic hill and coastal walks start right                                               including hillwalking, climbing,
                                      from the door, with the Ben Mor Coigach                                                    snowsports, mountain biking, pony
                                      ridge offering stunning views of Stac                                                      trekking, watersports and fishing. The
                                      Pollaidh and Suilven. Enjoy cruises to the                                                 Scottish Whisky Trail is also nearby.
                                      Summer Isles, which are havens for seals                                                   Most activities take place on the
                                      and seabirds. A variety of local produce                                                   Rothiemurchus Estate, a fabulous area
                                      and seafood can be found nearby.                                                           with many easy paths through the
                                      (Please note the approach to Achininver is by a rough                                      Caledonian Pine forest. An ideal family
Children from £16.00                  pedestrian-only track 1/3 mile long. Please take care   Children from £15.00               youth hostel with additional facilities
Adults from £18.00                    when arriving at the Youth Hostel.)                     Adults from £17.00                 that can accommodate meetings or
                                                                                                                                 functions.
                                      Achiltibuie, Ullapool, Ross-shire, IV26 2YL                     25 Grampian Road, Aviemore, PH22 1PR
                                      T: 01854 622 482 E: achininver@syha.org.uk              d       T: 01479 810 345 E: aviemore@syha.org.uk

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 Achmelvich Beach                                                                              Berneray Gatliff Hebridean Hostels Trust
 Map ref: NC 059 248 (OS Map 15)                                                               Map ref: NF 932 814 (OS Map 18)

                                      Open 2 Apr - 13 Sep 2015                                                                   Open all year
                                      A small rustic youth hostel situated next                                                  Traditional thatched croft house right
                                      to a beautiful white sandy beach, an                                                       on the beach, overlooking the Sound
                                      ideal location to watch the abundance                                                      of Harris. Ideal position for walking
                                      of wildlife or walk the unrivalled coastal                                                 and exploring this beautiful island with
                                      paths. Close to the Old Man of Stoer                                                       its friendly community of crofters and
                                      and within good proximity for climbing                                                     fishermen.
                                      Suilven and many other mountains
                                      in the North West Highlands. A great                                                       Sheet sleeping bags, which may be hired, are
                                      location for practising water sports such                                                  required. Your first night at this hostel is not bookable
                                      as canoeing and windsurfing in crystal                                                     but once you have bagged a bed it is yours for the
                                      clear waters. Unforgettable sunsets are                                                    rest of your stay. See www.gatliff.org.uk for further
                                      practically guaranteed!                                                                    information.
Children from £16.00                  Nearby: Campsite shop open in summer, chip shop         Camping £9.00
Adults from £18.00                    open at the weekend during Summer.                      Children £8.00
                                                                                              Adults £14.00
                                      Recharn, By Lochinver, Sutherland, IV27 4JB                                                Isle of Berneray, North Uist, HS6 5BQ
                                      T: 01571 844 480 E: achmelvich@syha.org.uk                                                 W: www.gatliff.org.uk E: berneray@gatliff.org.uk

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 Birsay Orkney Community Hostel                                                                Broadford
 Map ref: O.S.6 (GR 253267)                                                                    Map ref: NG 642 241 (OS Map 32)

                                                 Open Apr - Sep 2015                                                                    Open 25 Mar - 1 Nov 2015 and
                                                 Birsay Hostel is located on the northwest                                              RentaHostel
                                                 coast of Orkney mainland. The hostel                                                   Set in a romantic bay with beautiful
                                                 offers comfortable accommodation and                                                   coastal and mountain views, Broadford
                                                 is in close proximity to the spectacular                                               is an ideal base for exploring the Isle
                                                 and varied coastline, scenery and                                                      of Skye. Plenty to do for tourists and
                                                 beaches. Nearby is the stunning Brough                                                 walkers alike including the famous
                                                 of the Birsay, accessible only at low                                                  Cuillin mountain range (just 15 miles
                                                 water. Open for group bookings from                                                    away), low level walks such as the
                                                 October to March by request only.                                                      Broadford Marble Line and boat trips
                                                                                                                                        into the famous Loch Coruisk from
                                                                                                                                        Elgol. A central location with good
                                                                                                                                        public transport links and amenities
Please check website for prices                                                               Children from £15.50                      such as shops and restaurants all within
                                                                                              Adults from £17.50                        walking distance.
                                                 Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2LY T: 01856 873 535
                                                 E: leisure.culture@orkney.gov.uk                                                       Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9AA
                                                 W: www.orkney.gov.uk                                                                   T: 01471 822 442 E: broadford@syha.org.uk

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 Boat of Garten Fraoch Lodge                                                                   Brodick The Shore Lodge
 Map ref: OS Landranger 36                                                                     Map ref: NS 015 377

                                                 Open all year                                                                          Open all year
                                                 Boat of Garten is on the Speyside                                                      A comfortable 14-bed self-catering
                                                 Way and No. 7 long distance cycle                                                      facility situated in the grounds of
                                                 route. The village makes an attractive                                                 Brodick Castle, Garden & Country
                                                 centre, away from the madding crowds,                                                  Park. Shore Lodge is ideally positioned
                                                 from which to explore the Park and                                                     for access to the shore, Goatfell and
                                                 surrounding attractions. Fraoch Lodge                                                  Brodick village. Arran has a wealth of
                                                 is on the edge of the village, close                                                   outdoor activities, be it walking the hills,
                                                 to the shops and bus stop. We have                                                     mountain biking the trails, kayaking
                                                 various rooms types with excellent                                                     around the coast or experiencing many
                                                 facilities and additional catering and                                                 of the other island attractions. Ideal for
                                                 guiding services, if required. In winter,                                              independent travellers, families or small
                                                 we are ideally placed to access the                                                    groups. Camping Pods for 2-4 adults are
Children from £10.50                             Lecht and the Cairngorms.                    Children from £15.00                      also available.
Adults from £21.00                                                                            Adults from £20.00
                                                 Fraoch Lodge, Deshar Road, Boat of Garten                                              Brodick Castle Garden and Country Park,
                                                 PH24 3BN T: 01479 831 331                                                              Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY T: 0131 458 0305
                                                 E: hostel@scotmountainholidays.com                                                     E: holidays@nts.org.uk

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 Braemar                                                                                       Cairngorm Lodge
 Map ref: NO 155 910 (OS Map 43)                                                               Map ref: NH 976 098 (OS Map 36)

                                                 Open 29 Jan - 25 Oct 2015 and                                                          Open 13 Feb - 30 Oct & extended
                                                 RentaHostel                                                                            weekends in Jan, Feb and Dec 2015 and
                                                 This impressive former shooting lodge                                                  RentaHostel
                                                 stands within extensive grounds in the                                                 This former shooting lodge overlooking
                                                 heart of the Cairngorms National Park.                                                 Loch Morlich is just two miles from
                                                 Braemar is an ideal base for exploring                                                 the Cairngorm Mountain Funicular
                                                 castles, distilleries and Royal Deeside. A                                             and year round activities areas. Ideal
                                                 great location for outdoor enthusiasts                                                 location for walking, climbing, mountain
                                                 to enjoy skiing and boarding at                                                        biking, fishing, pony trekking, snow and
                                                 Glenshee and The Lecht and walking in                                                  watersports. Located only 7.5 miles
                                                 the Cairngorms. Many homely touches                                                    from the bustling town of Aviemore,
                                                 such as a comfy lounge and extensive                                                   our youth hostel provides good family
                                                 grounds make it a popular choice for                                                   accommodation which attracts many
Children from £15.50                             families. Only a five minute walk from       Children from £15.00                      guests to return year after year. Open
Adults from £18.50                               centre of village.                           Adults from £17.00                        to non-residents for evening meals and breakfast
                                                 Corrie Feragie, 21 Glenshee Road, Braemar,                                             (subject to availability).
                                                 Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YQ                              Glenmore, Aviemore, Inverness-shire, PH22 1QY
                                                 T: 01339 741 659 E: braemar@syha.org.uk      dH      T: 01479 861 238 E: cairngormlodge@syha.org.uk

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 Campbeltown Bunkhouse                                                                                 Comrie Croft
 Map ref: NR 718 203 (OS Map 68 )                                                                      Map ref: NN 803 230 (OS Map 51 & 52)

                                                        Open all year                                                                      Open all year
                                                        Campbeltown is at the end of the                                                   Welcome to Scotland’s mountain biking
                                                        Kintyre Peninsula. Walk in the footsteps                                           and hiking hostel! Attractive farm
                                                        of saints and kings, walk the Kintyre                                              conversion in scenic Perthshire, just one
                                                        Way, surf at Machrihanish, visit                                                   hour from Edinburgh/Glasgow/Dundee.
                                                        Springbank Distillery. Plenty of places                                            Family-friendly atmosphere and pricing.
                                                        to eat locally. This new bunkhouse is                                              Bike hire and dedicated walking &
                                                        a conversion from an old, but listed,                                              mountain bike trails for everyone from
                                                        church school and is located next to                                               3 to 103. Close to Famous Grouse
                                                        the Campbeltown Heritage Centre.                                                   distillery and Loch Lomond and the
                                                        Two bunk rooms are available, a 6 bed                                              Trossachs National Park. Comrie (our
                                                        bunkroom and a 10 bed bunkroom. See                                                pretty village with cosy pubs) is a 2 mile
                                                        Tripadvisor reviews or visit our website.                                          off-road walk/ride away. 56 and 14 bed
Children £18.00                                                                                        Children from £7.50                 units available for exclusive use all year.
Adults £18.00                                           Big Kiln, Campbeltown, Argyll, PA28 6JF        Adults from £15.00
                                                        T: 0845 293 7373                                                                   Off the A85 between Crieff & Comrie, Crieff,
                                                        E: info@campbeltownbunkhouse.co.uk                                                 Perthshire, PH7 4JZ T: 01764 670 140
                                                        W: www.campbeltownbackpackers.co.uk                                                E: info@comriecroft.com

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 Carrbridge Slochd Mhor Lodge                                                                          Crianlarich
 Map ref: NH 844 235 (OS Map 36)                                                                       Map ref: NN 385 251 (OS Map 50)

                                                        Open all year                                                                      Open 29 Mar - 25 Oct plus extended
                                                        Slochd Mor Lodge is a purpose built                                                weekends Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec 2015 and
                                                        hostel offering four star comfort in                                               RentaHostel
                                                        a rural setting four miles outside the                                             The small, friendly village of Crianlarich
                                                        picturesque village of Carrbridge in the                                           marks the halfway point on the West
                                                        stunning Cairngorms National Park. The                                             Highland Way. With 20 Munros in
                                                        hostel is ideal for families, groups and                                           the locality and trout fishing nearby,
                                                        individuals with great family en-suite                                             our popular youth hostel offers good
                                                        rooms, twin rooms and cosy bunk                                                    facilities and a warm welcome. A
                                                        rooms. There is also one room which                                                great base for families and outdoor
                                                        has wheelchair access. There is a large                                            enthusiasts looking to visit exquisite
                                                        self-catering kitchen and a great lounge                                           waterfalls, enjoy the fine scenery and
                                                        complete with wood burning stove for a                                             explore the northern area of the Loch
Children from £14.00                                    comfortable relaxing day.                      Children from £15.00                Lomond and the Trossachs National
Adults from £19.00                                                                                     Adults from £16.00                  Park.
                                                        Slochd Mhor Lodge, The Slochd, Carrbridge,
                                                        Inverness-shire, PH23 3AY T: 01479 841 666             Station Road, Crianlarich, FK20 8QN
                                                        E: slochd666@aol.com                           dE      T: 01838 300 260 E: crianlarich@syha.org.uk

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 Coll Coll Bunkhouse                                                                                    Drumnadrochit Loch Ness Backpackers
 Map ref: NM 222 572 (OS Map 46)                                                                        Map ref: NH 513 293 (OS Map 26)

                                                        Open all year                                                                      Open all year
                                                        Experience Scotland at its best                                                    A warm and friendly hostel with a
                                                        with beautiful beaches fantastic                                                   relaxed atmosphere and good music.
                                                        wildlife and unspoilt wilderness all                                               Situated a few minutes’ walk from Loch
                                                        on your doorstep. Coll Bunkhouse is                                                Ness and Urquhart Castle, the hostel is
                                                        a brand new facility, complete with                                                in a perfect location for families, groups
                                                        fully equipped kitchen, hot showers,                                               and individuals looking for activity or
                                                        comfortable bedrooms and a spacious                                                relaxation in the Highlands. Enjoy a dram
                                                        lounge – the perfect place to come and                                             next to an open log fire or swap stories
                                                        relax! Ideal for independent travellers,                                           in our large dining area. The hostel has
                                                        families or small groups.                                                          no curfew.

Children from £20.00                                                                                   Adults from £17.00
Adults from £20.00
                                                                                                                                           Coiltie Farmhouse, Lewiston, Drumnadrochit,
                                                        Arinagour, Isle of Coll, Argyll, PA78 6SY                                          Inverness, IV63 6UJ T: 01456 450 807
                                                        T: 01879 230 217 E: info@collbunkhouse.co.uk                                       E: info@lochness-backpackers.com

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 Dunkeld Jessie Mac’s                                                                    Edinburgh Central
 Map ref: NO 031 418 (OS Map 53)                                                         Map ref: NT 262 747 (OS Map 66)

                                     Open all year                                                                                    Open all year
                                     A luxury hostel, with 7 bedrooms that                                                            5✩ Edinburgh Central is located in
                                     sleep up to 21 people in a mix of shared,                                                        the heart of Scotland’s capital, within
                                     private and family rooms. Excellent                                                              walking distance of main attractions
                                     kitchen for self-catering, or breakfast                                                          including Edinburgh castle, the Royal
                                     can be provided. Sturdy bike shed and                                                            Mile, the National Museum of Scotland
                                     a drying room. Wheelchair-friendly                                                               and the Scottish Parliament. Edinburgh
                                     ground level bedroom. Pets welcome by                                                            is home to Scottish rugby and the
                                     arrangement. A short walk from Dunkeld                                                           annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe in
                                     and only a 1 hour drive from Edinburgh                                                           August, while in the winter months the
                                     and Glasgow with excellent public                                                                Christmas markets come to Princes
                                     transport and cycling links.                                                                     Street and you can join in the famous
                                                                                                                                      Hogmanay celebrations.
Children from £14.00                                                                                                                  Our youth hostel is close to many local
Adults from £19.00                                                                                                                    amenities, bars and restaurants, with the
                                                                                                                                      popular Playhouse Theatre a five minute
                                     Murthly Terrace, Birnam, By Dunkeld, Perthshire,                                                 walk away. Edinburgh Central is located
                                     PH8 0BG T: 01350 727 324                                                                         only a short distance from Waverley
                                     E: info@jessiemacs.co.uk                                                                         Station, the bus terminal, and Princes
                                                                                                                                      Street.
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                                                                                                                                      highest standards and along with self-
 Durness Smoo                                                                                                                         catering facilities, full dining is available
 Map ref: NC 417 672 (OS Map 09)                                                                                                      in our Haddington Place café and bar,
                                                                                                                                      giving you plenty of choice to suit your
                                     Open 2 Apr - 13 Sep 2015                                                                         budget.
                                     Surrounded by wild and spectacular                                                               Complete with meeting facilities,
                                     landscape, Durness Smoo Youth Hostel                                                             function rooms, internet access and
                                     provides a true hostelling experience                                                            social spaces, Edinburgh Central is
                                     with a warm and friendly atmosphere.                                                             the perfect base to explore Scotland’s
                                     Perfect for wildlife spotting, walking                                                           capital.
                                     along the sandy beaches exploring                                                                Visit our café + bar at Haddington Place
                                     nearby Smoo Cave or even climbing Ben                                                            Open 7.30am-11pm
                                     Hope. With its cliff-top location offering
                                                                                                                                      Delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners
                                     stunning views, this youth hostel is a
                                                                                                                                      served throughout the day. Selection of
                                     great place to escape the hustle and
                                                                                                                                      teas, coffees, cakes and snacks available.
                                     bustle of everyday life.
                                                                                                                                      Mini soft play area for babies.
Children from £16.00                                                                                                                  Please note during the summer months and
                                                                                        Children from £22.00                          throughout the Fringe Festival and Tattoo, prices do
Adults from £18.00                                                                                                                    increase.
                                                                                        Adults from £24.00
                                     Smoo, Durness, Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4QA                 9 Haddington Place, Off Leith Walk, Edinburgh,
                                     T: 01971 511 264 E: durness@syha.org.uk            WE      EH7 4AL T: 0131 524 2090 E: central@syha.org.uk

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 Eday Orkney Community Hostel                                                           Edinburgh Metro
 Map ref: HY 562 333 (OS Map 05)                                                        Map ref: NT 260 734 (OS Map 66)

                                     Open all year                                                                                Open 8 July - 31 August
                                     One of the prettiest Orkney Islands,                                                         Edinburgh Metro is open for
                                     Eday is a real chance to get away from                                                       two months every summer, ideal
                                     it all. The hostel has excellent self-                                                       accommodation for the Edinburgh
                                     catering facilities and is close to the                                                      Festival & Fringe. Located just a few
                                     beach. Visit the many archaeological                                                         minutes’ walk from the famous Royal
                                     sites nearby including the Setter                                                            Mile, vibrant Grassmarket area and the
                                     Stone, a Stone Age burial chamber                                                            Scottish Parliament it provides a great
                                     and Stone Age houses. One of the                                                             base for exploring Scotland’s capital.
                                     best destinations for bird watchers                                                          All accommodation is in single rooms.
                                     and botanical enthusiasts. Bike hire                                                         Private apartments with four, five and
                                     available. Towels provided and no                                                            six bedrooms can be booked – great for
                                     charge for electricity. Our Community                                                        families and groups of friends. Please
Children from £12.50                 Ranger is on site to help and organise             Children from £22.00                      note bathrooms are shared unless
Adults from £16.50                   guided walks. Contact Jenny -                      Adults from £22.00                        booking a whole apartment.
                                     edayranger@hotmail.com.
Camping £7.50
Caravan £10.50                       London Bay, Eday, Orkney, KW17 2AB                                                           11/2 Robertson’s Close, Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1LY
                                     T: 07977 281 084 E: edayhostel@hotmail.co.uk                                                 T: 0131 556 8718 E: edinburgh.metro@syha.org.uk

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 Fort Augustus Morag’s Lodge                                                      Gairloch Sands
 Map ref: NH 377 095 (OS Map 34)                                                  Map ref: NG 763 776 (OS Map 19)

                                   Open all year                                                                        Open 2 Apr - 20 Sep 2015 and
                                   Multi-award winning hostel that delivers                                             RentaHostel
                                   “Highland Hospitality” at its best.                                                  Gairloch Sands is a cosy former hunting
                                   Located in Fort Augustus, it’s an ideal                                              lodge built in the 1880s. Situated on the
                                   base for exploring Loch Ness and the                                                 northern shore of Loch Gairloch with
                                   Great Glen. Perfect for families and                                                 magnificent sea and mountain views and
                                   groups with great facilities including                                               local sandy beaches. Gairloch is one of
                                   twin, double and en-suite rooms, a                                                   the top five Scottish Marine Life Watch
                                   lively bar with open fire and regular                                                destinations with dolphins, whales,
                                   entertainment. Great value meals                                                     otters and other wildlife spotted nearby.
                                   available, self-catering kitchen, free Wi-                                           It is a popular stop-off point for cyclists,
                                   Fi internet access and bike hire.                                                    those exploring the West Coast and for
                                                                                                                        visitors to Inverewe Garden. Other local
Children from £16.00                                                             Children from £16.00                   attractions include a heritage museum,
Adults from £22.00                 Morag’s Lodge, Bunoich Brae, Fort Augustus,   Adults from £19.00                     pony trekking, kayaking, fishing, golf and
                                                                                                                        traditional distilling.
                                   PH32 4DG T: 01320 366 289
                                   E: info@moragslodge.com                                                              Carn Dearg, Gairloch, Ross-shire, IV21 2DJ
                                   W: www.moragslodge.com                                                               T: 01445 712 219 E: carn.dearg@syha.org.uk

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 Glasgow                                                                          Glen Affric
 Map ref: NS 573 663 (OS Map 64)                                                  Map ref: NH 079 201 (OS Map 25 & 33)

                                   Open all year and RentaHostel                                                        Open 24 Apr - 19 Sep 2015
                                   Glasgow Youth Hostel is situated in                                                  Surrounded by breathtaking mountains
                                   the historic west end of Scotland’s                                                  and wonderful scenery, our remote
                                   largest city, overlooking Kelvingrove                                                eco-hostel is situated 8 miles from the
                                   Park. This 4✩ youth hostel offers                                                    nearest road and offers an unforgettable
                                   great value accommodation a stone’s                                                  experience. A former stalking bothy on the
                                   throw away from many of Glasgow’s                                                    Glen Affric Estate it is a haven for walkers,
                                   main attractions making it ideal for                                                 nature lovers and those seeking solitude.
                                   independent travellers, families and                                                 On the doorstep are 15 Munro hills and
                                   groups. Upfront and stylish, Glasgow                                                 good tracks through the valleys for both
                                   is an exciting city with lots to offer,                                              walking and mountain biking.
                                   including a rich history, culture,                                                   Please note this hostel is very remote and can only be reached
                                   friendly locals, energetic nightlife                                                 on foot, approximately a 3-5 hour walk. Maps and compass
                                   and superb shopping!                          Children from £21.00                   required, allow plenty of time. Booking is recommended.
                                   Our stunning Victorian Townhouse              Adults from £23.00                     Customers must bring their own sleeping bag.
                                   seamlessly blends old and new, with
                                   ensuite rooms, a coffee shop, Internet                                               Allt Beithe, Glen Affric, Cannich, Beauly, IV4 7ND
                                   access and excellent catered and                                                     T: 0845 293 7373 E: reservations@syha.org.uk
                                   self-catering options. Facilities include
                                   a lounge and TV room, games room,
                                   self-catering kitchen and dining room,
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                                   as well as a self-catering apartment
                                   which sleeps up to six people.                 Glen Nevis
                                                                                  Map ref: NN 127 717 (OS Map 41)
                                   For those with an interest in culture,
                                   Glasgow Youth Hostel is well placed                                                  Open all year and RentaHostel
                                   for visits to Kelvingrove Art Gallery
                                                                                                                        Located at the foot of Britain’s highest
                                   and Museum, the University, Riverside
                                                                                                                        mountain, Ben Nevis, the path to the
                                   Museum, Botanic Gardens and
                                                                                                                        summit starts almost from the front
                                   Glasgow Science Centre. With a
                                                                                                                        door of Glen Nevis Youth Hostel. Other
                                   number of great music events taking
                                                                                                                        popular Scottish walks in the Lochaber
                                   place throughout the year, Glasgow’s
                                                                                                                        area, the West Highland Way and the
                                   SECC, Armadillo and new Hydro Arena                                                  Great Glen Way are also close by. Thrill
                                   are also within walking distance.                                                    seekers can enjoy skiing on the nearby
                                   Meeting facilities and function room                                                 slopes of Aonach Mor, while the Nevis
                                   also available.                                                                      Range allows for mountain biking,
                                                                                                                        windsurfing and even paragliding.

                                                                                 Children from £16.00
Children from £12.00                                                             Adults from £18.00
Adults from £14.00
                                   7/8 Park Terrace, Glasgow, G3 6BY                                                    Glen Nevis, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33 6SY
                                   T: 0141 332 3004 E: glasgow@syha.org.uk                                              T: 01397 702 336 E: glen.nevis@syha.org.uk

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 Glenbrittle                                                                                      Howmore Gatliff Hebridean Hostels Trust
 Map ref: NG 409 225 (OS Map 32)                                                                  Map ref: NF 757 364 (OS Map 22)

                                              Open 2 Apr - 26 Sep 2015 and                                                                      Open all year
                                              RentaHostel                                                                                       Traditional thatched croft house on
                                              Glenbrittle Youth Hostel is set in rugged                                                         the machair. Good walking & cycling.
                                              scenery at the foot of the Cuillin Ridge,                                                         Extensive beaches on the ocean side of
                                              just over a mile from the beach and close                                                         South Uist and mountains on eastern
                                              to the magical fairy pools. Our youth                                                             side of island. A wonderful setting full
                                              hostel has a long tradition of providing                                                          of history. The hostel overlooks a ruined
                                              a base for walkers and climbers to                                                                medieval church, burial place of the Clan
                                              tackle the famous Cuillin and the Skye                                                            Ranald Chiefs. Cycles may be rented
                                              Munros. For a less strenuous pace there                                                           nearby.
                                              are coastal and low-level walks for all                                                           Sheet sleeping bags, which may be hired, are
                                              abilities and weather conditions, wildlife                                                        required. Your first night at this hostel is not bookable
                                              to watch, archaeological sites and                                                                but once you have bagged a bed it is yours for the
Children from £15.75                          geology to explore. The Talisker Distillery        Children £8.00                                 rest of your stay. See www.gatliff.org.uk for further
Adults from £17.75                            is about seven miles away.                         Adults £14.00                                  information.
                                                                                                 Camping: £9.00
                                              Glenbrittle, Carbost, Isle of Skye, IV47 8TA                                                      South Uist, HS8 5SH
                                              T: 01478 640 278 E: glenbrittle@syha.org.uk                                                       E: howmore@gatliff.org.uk W: www.gatliff.org.uk

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 Glencoe                                                                                          Hoy Orkney Community Hostel
 Map ref: NN 117 576 (OS Map 41)                                                                  Map ref: HY 233 037 (OS Map 07)

                                              Open all year and RentaHostel                                                                     Open all year
                                              Set in one of Scotland’s most                                                                     This four star hostel has excellent
                                              spectacular and historic glens, not far                                                           facilities, all bedrooms are four bedded
                                              from Glencoe village, this alpine-style                                                           en-suite with shower. The hostel is set in
                                              youth hostel provides an excellent base                                                           the beautiful surroundings of Hoy, famed
                                              for walkers and climbers of all abilities.                                                        for magnificent cliff scenery including
                                              Visit the Glencoe mountain resort for                                                             the Old Man of Hoy and close to a
                                              skiing and mountain biking or cycle the                                                           large RSPB nature reserve, which offers
                                              Sustrans path to Oban. Alternatively,                                                             excellent hillwalking.
                                              relax and be inspired by the dramatic
                                              scenery and history of this famous glen.

Children from £14.00                                                                             Please check
Adults from £16.00                                                                               website for prices
                                                                                                                                                Hoy, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3NJ
                                              Glencoe, Ballachulish, Argyll, PH49 4HX                                                           T: 01856 873 535 E: leisure.culture@orkney.gov.uk
                                              T: 01855 811 219 E: glencoe@syha.org.uk                                                           W: www.orkney.gov.uk

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 Helmsdale                                                                                        Inveraray
 Map ref: ND 029 154 (OS Map 17)                                                                  Map ref: NN 094 086 (OS Map 56)

                                              Open 1 May - 30 Sep 2015                                                                          Open Mar - Oct 2015
                                              Open weekends in October                                                                          Our small and friendly hostel is situated
                                              Set in the scenic coastal village of                                                              in this pleasant town beside Loch Fyne.
                                              Helmsdale, the hostel offers spacious                                                             Inveraray has good shops, pubs, cafes
                                              en-suite accommodation including                                                                  and eating places, known for their fresh
                                              fully equipped kitchen and comfortable                                                            fish and seafood. It’s a great place to stay
                                              lounge area with log burning stove. On                                                            on the route to Oban, the Mull of Kintyre,
                                              the main Land’s End to John o’Groats                                                              or the Islands. Ideal for walkers, cyclists
                                              route, the hostel is popular with ‘end to                                                         and bikers, or for those who just want to
                                              enders’ and walkers exploring the Far                                                             relax. Inveraray boasts a superb castle
                                              North Marilyn hills. An ideal location                                                            and gardens, a historic jail and a modest
                                              for beach walks, archaeology, geology,                                                            hill walk to a stunning view. It’s just a short
                                              mountain biking, horse-riding, fishing,                                                           drive to Crarae Gardens, a folk museum,
                                              bird and wildlife watching. Dogs                                                                  and a woodland walk. The hostel offers a
Children from £16.00                          welcome on request in private rooms.               Adults from £17.00
                                                                                                                                                big self-catering kitchen, and a common-
Adults from £19.00                            Discount for groups.                               Family rooms available                         area where you can meet fellow travellers.
                                              Stafford Street, Helmsdale, Sutherland, KW8 6JR                                                   (Signposted Oban), Dalmally Road, Inveraray,
                                              T: 01431 821 636 / 07971 516 287 / 07778 377 078                                                  PA32 8XD T: 01499 302 454
                                              E: irene.drummond@btinternet.com                                                                  E: enquiry@inverarayhostel.co.uk
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 Invergarry Invergarry Lodge                                                               Isle of Ulva
 Map ref: NH 306 008 (OS Map 34)                                                           Map ref:

                                   Open all year                                                                              Open 1 Apr - 31 Oct 2015
                                   Located in the Great Glen, surrounded                                                      The Isle of Ulva is a private island
                                   by mountains, glens, rivers and lochs,                                                     with no recognised roads and is only
                                   the hostel is ideally situated for outdoor                                                 accessible via ferry. Previously it was
                                   pursuits. This spacious and comfortable                                                    not possible for tourists to reside on
                                   Hostel has excellent facilities including                                                  the island overnight due to the lack of
                                   large kitchen, lounge and dining area.                                                     accommodation. Now, the Isle of Ulva
                                   There is also a large drying room, bike                                                    Hostel offers a comfortable base for
                                   storage, internet access and free Wi-Fi                                                    those wishing to spend more than a
                                   access. A great base for exploring the                                                     day on the island. A home from home,
                                   Highlands. Please phone in advance if                                                      the hostel is an ideal base for those
                                   arriving between November and March.                                                       wishing to visit Ulva and spend some
                                                                                                                              time exploring the sites of significant
Children from £18.00                                                                      Children from £13.00                archaeological interest and natural
                                                                                                                              beauty. Block bookings available all year on
Adults from £18.00                                                                        Adults from £18.00                  request.

                                   Mandally Road, Invergarry, PH35 4HP                                                        Ardalum House, Ulva Ferry, Isle of Mull, PA73 6LZ
                                   T: 01809 501 412 E: mail@invergarrylodge.co.uk                                             T: 01688 500 043 E: kalegu@hotmail.com

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 Inverness                                                                                 Kirkwall
 Map ref: NH 675 454 (OS Map 26)                                                           Map ref: HY 444 101 (OS Map 06)

                                   Open all year and RentaHostel                                                              Open 2 Apr - 26 Sep 2015 and
                                   Located a short walk from the city                                                         RentaHostel
                                   centre, Inverness Youth Hostel provides                                                    Located on the edge of the historic
                                   a great base for exploring the Highland                                                    burgh, our friendly and welcoming
                                   Capital and surrounding area. There is                                                     Kirkwall Youth Hostel is a superb base
                                   plenty to do in Inverness with excellent                                                   for exploring the historic sights and
                                   shopping, cinemas, traditional music                                                       wonderful wildlife of Orkney. Many
                                   venues, pubs, galleries and a castle.                                                      attractions, like Skara Brae, Scapa Flow,
                                   Nearby are historic sites such as                                                          Maes Howe and The Ring of Brodgar,
                                   Culloden Moor and Fort George, or                                                          are within walking distance, or only a
                                   travel further afield to see Urquhart                                                      short drive away. Excellent scuba diving,
                                   Castle. For a more adventurous trip,                                                       birdwatching and fishing are also close
                                   enjoy dolphin spotting, mountain biking                                                    by. A popular choice for families, groups
Children from £16.00               and kayaking or explore the nearby                     Children from £15.00                and individual travellers.
                                   coast and stunning Highlands landscape.
Adults from £18.00                 Meeting facilities and function room also available.   Adults from £17.00                  Nearby ferry ports include Stromness,
                                                                                                                              St. Margarets, Burwick and Hatston.
         Victoria Drive, Inverness, IV2 3QB                                                                                   Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1BB
ER       T: 01463 231 771 E: inverness@syha.org.uk                                                                            T: 01856 872 243 E: kirkwall@syha.org.uk

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 Inversnaid Bunkhouse                                                                      Kirk Yetholm
 Map ref: NN 345 091 (OS Map 56)                                                           Map ref: NT 826 282 (OS Map 74)

                                   Open 1 Apr - 1 Oct 2015                                                                    Open Mar - Nov 2015
                                   Our beautiful 19th century converted                                                       Nestling below the picturesque village
                                   church provides basic bunkhouse                                                            green, this former village school has
                                   accommodation, superior double rooms                                                       been offering hostel accommodation for
                                   and a campsite, as well as a very popular                                                  over 70 years. On the Pennine Way and
                                   local bistro and beer garden open to                                                       St. Cuthbert’s Way and near many quiet
                                   non residents. Situated on the West                                                        cycle routes. An ideal base for day hikes
                                   Highland Way between Rowardennan and                                                       and exploring nearby Kelso, Jedburgh
                                   Inverarnan, and a scenic 15 miles from the                                                 Abbey, Floors Castle and Holy Island.
                                   tourist village of Aberfoyle we have two
                                   RSPB reserves, Rob Roy legends, Ben
                                   Lomond, and the most stunning sights in
                                   the Trossachs National Park all on our door
Beds from £17.50                   step. Free shuttle for residents and dining            Children from £14.00
                                   guests to the Bunkhouse from Inversnaid
                                   Pier on the east shore of Loch Lomond.                 Adults from £17.00
                                   Inversnaid, Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK8 3TU                                               Friends of Nature House, Waukford, Kirk Yetholm,
                                   T: 01877 386 249 E: hostel@inversnaid.com                                                  Kelso, Roxburghshire,TD5 8PG T: 01573 420 639
                                   W: www.inversnaid.com                                                                      E: kirkyetholm@thefriendsofnature.org.uk

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 Lerwick Islesburgh House Hostel                                                                  Lochranza
 Map ref: HU 473 413 (OS Map 04)                                                                  Map ref: NR 934 503 (OS Map 62)

                                    Open Apr - Dec 2015                                                                                    Open 13 Mar - 18 Oct 2015 (open Fri - Sat
                                    Voted world’s best Hostel 2011 & 2012                                                                  only from 19 Oct 2015 - Feb 2016) and
                                    by HI Hostellers. Head for Shetland,                                                                   RentaHostel
                                    Britain’s most northerly island. Have                                                                  Situated in the north of the Isle of Arran in a
                                    an unforgettable holiday in a unique                                                                   beautiful lochside village is our award winning
                                    setting. Enjoy walks on deserted                                                                       Lochranza Youth Hostel. Almost surrounded
                                    beaches, long summer nights, wildlife                                                                  by hills and complete with a thirteenth-
                                    tours, sports, unparalleled fishing, fresh                                                             century ruined castle, this is a wonderful place
                                    local food and live traditional music.                                                                 to get away from it all. Lochranza is the ideal
                                    Five-star Islesburgh House Hostel is                                                                   base for climbing and hill walking, enjoying
                                    close to all amenities and the ideal base                                                              watersports and mountain biking. Local
                                    for exploring Shetland. Exclusive Room                                                                 walks start from the youth hostel, Arran’s
                                    available at £63 per room per night and sleeps four.                                                   only whisky distillery is a short walk away
Children from £16.50                                                                              Children from £12.50                     and the wildlife is abundant with seals, eagles
Adults from £21.00                                                                                Adults from £16.50                       and even red deer roaming in the grounds!
                                    King Harald Street, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0EQ                                                         Perfect for individuals, groups and families.
                                    T: 01595 745 100 E: islesburgh@shetland.gov.uk                                                         Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HL
                                    W: www.islesburgh.org.uk                                                                               T: 01770 830 631 E: lochranza@syha.org.uk

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 Loch Ness                                                                                         New Lanark Wee Row Hostel
 Map ref: NH 457 190 (OS Map 34)                                                                   Map ref: NS 879 426 (OS Map 71)

                                     Open 15 May - 31 Aug 2015                                                                             Open 20 Mar – 1 Nov 2015
                                     Situated on the banks of Scotland’s                                                                   Located in the heart of New Lanark
                                     most famous loch, this small and friendly                                                             World Heritage Site this restored 18th
                                     youth hostel boasts wonderful views                                                                   century cotton mill village is nestled in
                                     and a private beach. There is plenty to                                                               the spectacular south Lanarkshire, close
                                     see and do including boat trips, Nessie                                                               to the famous Falls of Clyde and less
                                                                                                                                           than an hour’s drive from Edinburgh
                                     spotting, visiting the historic Urquhart                                                              and Glasgow. Our hostel provides en-
                                     Castle and walking or cycling along the                                                               suite accommodation within an historic
                                     Great Glen Way. Adventure seekers will                                                                building, with a range of room types
                                     love mountain biking, hill walking, wind                                                              and catering options. With spectacular
                                     surfing, paragliding and even skiing                                                                  waterfalls, woodland walks, stunning
                                     on the Nevis Range. Loch Ness Youth                                                                   scenery, nature trails and heritage
                                     Hostel is a great location for stop overs                                                             activities nearby, Wee Row Hostel is
Children from £19.00                 or a short break and only 30 minutes                         Children from £10.00                     the ideal base for families, groups or
                                     from Inverness.                                                                                       individual travellers to explore the
Adults from £21.00                                                                                Adults from £16.00                       Lanarkshire countryside. Group bookings
                                                                                                                                           are welcome. Exclusive use available.
                                     Altsigh, Glenmoriston, Inverness-shire, IV63 7YD             E: weerowhostel@newlanark.org            Wee Row Hostel, Rosedale Street, New Lanark,
                                     T: 01320 351 274 E: lochness@syha.org.uk                     W: www.newlanarkhostel.co.uk             ML11 9DJ T: 01555 666 710 E: newlanark@syha.org.uk

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 Loch Ossian                                                                                       Newton Stewart Minnigaff
 Map ref: NN 371 670 (OS Map 41)                                                                   Map ref: NX 411 662 (OS Map 83)

                                    Open all year                                                                                          RentaHostel
                                    This traditionally-styled eco-hostel, set                                                              A former Victorian schoolhouse,
                                    on Rannoch Moor, offers exquisite views                                                                situated in the beautiful south west of
                                    over Loch Ossian. Although remote, Loch                                                                Scotland. Located near to the 7stanes
                                    Ossian operates some of the most up to                                                                 forests at Kirroughtree and Glentrool
                                    date environmental science, including                                                                  our youth hostel is perfectly placed
                                    wind and solar power, grey water, dry                                                                  for mountain-biking. Walking, cycling,
                                    toilet systems and even bat friendly paint!                                                            fishing, pony trekking, wildlife-watching
                                    An ideal walking location with plenty                                                                  and sightseeing are also offered locally.
                                    of low and high level routes including                                                                 Visit the picturesque town of Newton
                                    Munros and Corbetts. Also popular with                                                                 Stewart or the Galloway Forest Park, the
                                    cyclists, star gazers, wildlife watchers,                                                              first Dark Sky Park in the UK. Ideal for
                                    groups and families. A great venue for a                                                               short breaks or stopovers to and from
Children from £14.00                celebration or a peaceful break.                              Children from £12.00                     the Irish Ferries.
                                    Small shop with limited provisions. No road access - arrive
Adults from £18.00                  on foot from Corrour station (1 mile away) Only duvets        Adults from £15.00
                                    and pillows supplied (please bring your own sleeping
                                    sheets). Please see website for more information.                                                      Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, DG8 6PL
                                                                                                                                           T: 01671 402 211 E: newtonstewart@syha.org.uk
                                     Corrour, By Fort William, PH30 4AA
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 Oban (& Oban Lodge)                                                                       Pitlochry
 Map ref: NM 854 307 (OS Map 66)                                                           Map ref: NN 943 584 (OS Map 52)

                                     Open all year and RentaHostel                                                             Open 27 Mar - 31 Oct 2015 and
                                     5✩ Oban Youth Hostel is set in a                                                          RentaHostel
                                     beautiful Victorian building on the                                                       Set in beautiful Perthshire countryside,
                                     seafront, with views over the Firth of                                                    a short walk from the Victorian town of
                                     Lorne and the Inner Hebrides. Oban                                                        Pitlochry, our youth hostel is popular
                                     offers a choice of two buildings,                                                         with families, groups and individual
                                     consisting of the original Victorian                                                      travellers alike. Set amidst hills, lochs and
                                     building and modern lodge to the                                                          woodland, Pitlochry Youth Hostel makes
                                     rear, both offering excellent budget                                                      a superb base for walkers and cyclists
                                     accommodation. Nearby attractions                                                         wanting to enjoy the Scottish landscape.
                                     include Oban Distillery, McCaig’s Tower,                                                  Other nearby attractions include the
                                     St Columba’s Cathedral, Oban War                                                          famous salmon ladder, Pitlochry Festival
                                     and Peace Museum. Oban also boasts                                                        Theatre and Blair Atholl Distillery. Not to
Children from £12.00                 many good restaurants, bars and shops                Children from £15.00                 be missed is the “Enchanted Forest” in
Adults from £15.00                   and outdoor activities including scuba               Adults from £17.00                   nearby Faskally woods in October.
                                     diving and sailing.
                                     Corran Esplanade, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5AF                                                  Knockard Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5HJ
dE      T: 01631 562 025 E: oban@syha.org.uk                                                                                   T: 01796 472 308 E: pitlochry@syha.org.uk

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 Papa Westray Orkney Community Hostel                                                      Port Charlotte Islay
 Map ref: HY 491 515 (OS Map 5)                                                            Map ref: NR 252 584 (OS Map 60)

                                     Open all year                                                                             Open 27 Mar - 27 Sep 2015 and
                                     One of Orkney’s most remote islands,                                                      RentaHostel
                                     Papa Westray offers unspoilt beaches,                                                     Housed in a former distillery warehouse,
                                     cliffs by heath, birdwatching and                                                         our spacious and friendly youth hostel
                                     unique archaeological and historic                                                        boasts wonderful sea views and is an
                                     sites all within easy walking distance                                                    ideal place to relax, unwind and explore
                                     of the Papa Westray Hostel. Ideally                                                       the Isle of Islay. Beautiful white sandy
                                     situated for exploring the island, the                                                    beaches, towering cliffs, an RSPB Nature
                                     hostel provides quality accommodation                                                     Reserve, the Museum of Island Life
                                     including en-suite private, family and                                                    and eight whisky distilleries will keep
                                     shared rooms all run by an island                                                         you entertained, as well as numerous
                                     community co-operative.                                                                   restaurants and eateries. Port Charlotte
                                                                                                                               Youth Hostel is perfect for families,
Children from £10.00                                                                      Children from £14.00                 outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts alike.
Adults from £17.00                                                                        Adults from £18.00

                                     Beltane House, Papa Westray, Orkney, KW17 2BU                                             Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA48 7TX
                                     T: 01857 644 321 E: beltanepapay@aol.co.uk                                                T: 01496 850 385 E: islay@syha.org.uk

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 Perth                                                                                     Portree
 Map ref: NO 102 245 (OS Maps 52, 53 & 58)                                                 Map ref: NG 482 434 (OS Map 23)

                                     Open 20 Jun - 22 Aug 2015
                                                                                                                               NEW FOR
                                     This summer youth hostel is located
                                     only 1.5 miles away from the city centre                                                  2015 SEASON!
                                     of Perth, otherwise known as ‘The Fair                                                    Opening in 2015, this youth hostel is
                                     City’. With a range of cafes, restaurants,                                                located in the heart of Portree, the
                                     bars, nightclubs, a concert hall and                                                      capital of Skye. The youth hostel offers
                                     a theatre, Perth offers something for                                                     modern accommodation in an ideal
                                     all tastes and ages. Not to be missed                                                     location for outdoor enthusiasts or
                                     is Scone Palace, original home of                                                         those wishing to explore the beautiful
                                     Scotland’s Stone of Destiny where 42                                                      Isle of Skye. Portree Youth Hostel offers
                                     of Scotland’s Kings were crowned.                                                         60 beds with a mix of private en-suite
                                                                                                                               rooms and dormitory accommodation
                                                                                                                               to suit groups and independent
Children from £24.00                                                                      Children from £16.00                 travellers.
Adults from £24.00                                                                        Adults from £18.00                   Please check our website for latest
                                                                                                                               information.
                                     Perth College UHI, Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2GA                                            Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9EW
                                     T: 01738 877 800 E: perthreception@syha.org.uk                                            T: 01496 850 385 E: portree@syha.org.uk

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 Prosen                                                                                          Ravenspoint Kershader Community Hostel
 Map ref: NO 328 659 (OS Map 44)                                                                 Map ref: NB 341 203 (OS Map 13)

                                            Open all year                                                                           Open all year
                                            An exceptionally cosy and comfortable                                                   A family-friendly hostel in the heart of
                                            four-star hostel on the southernmost                                                    South Lochs, an area defined by the
                                            edge of Cairngorms National Park, in the                                                crystal clear waters of Loch Erisort to
                                            heart of the Angus Glens. Bursting with                                                 the North, and the rugged Harris hills
                                            wildlife, the raised lounge is perfect for                                              to the South. Recently re-furbished,
                                            viewing red squirrels outside. Footpaths                                                offering comfortable, private and shared
                                            link to Cateran Trail and Glen Clova.
                                            Individuals and groups welcome. Village                                                 accommodation options in a spectacular
                                            hall nearby.                                                                            setting the hostel’s rural location is
                                                                                                                                    complemented by the convenience of
                                            Glenprosen, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4SA                                                  the adjoining shop, café and fuel service.
Children from £17.00                        T: 01575 540 238 or 01575 540 302                                                       Based in a community rooted in Gaelic
Adults from £17.00                          E: syha@prosenhostel.co.uk                                                              culture; great for cyclists, walkers and
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 Raasay                                                                                                                             Ravenspoint, Kershader, South Lochs,
 Map ref: NG 552 378 (OS Map 32)                                                                                                    Isle of Lewis, HS2 9QA
                                                                                                                                    T: 01851 880 236 E: hostel@ravenspoint.co.uk
                                            Open 15 May - 29 Aug 2015
                                            Set on the Isle of Raasay, this simple,
                                            rustic youth hostel is set in a stunning
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                                            with views of the Cuillins and Trotternish.
                                                                                                 Rhenigidale Gatliff Hebridean Hostels Trust
                                                                                                 Map ref: NB 228 018 (OS Map 14)
                                            This charming island is a great area for
                                            bird watchers, botanists, geologists and
                                            archaeologists. Walkers and cyclists can                                                Open all year
                                            enjoy quiet roads and paths all over the                                                Traditional croft house in a remote
                                            island, which is only a short ferry crossing                                            settlement overlooking the Minch.
                                            away from the Isle of Skye. Also worth a                                                Rhenigidale lies at the end of the road
Children from £15.75                        visit are Brochel Castle and the Raasay                                                 in a secluded and peaceful bay on the
Adults from £17.75                          Outdoor Activity Centre.                                                                rugged east coast of Harris. The area
                                            Creachan Cottage, Isle of Raasay, Kyle, IV40 8NT                                        offers excellent variety for the walker
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                                                                                                                                    magnificent views over the sea to the Isle
 Rackwick Orkney Community Hostel                                                                                                   of Skye and the Scottish mainland hills.
                                                                                                                                    Golden eagles, deer, seals, otters and
 Map ref: ND 199 997 (OS Map 07)
                                                                                                                                    porpoises can often be seen around this
                                                                                                                                    beautiful corner of Harris. Sheet sleeping
                                            Open Apr - Sep                                                                          bags, which may be hired, are required. Your first
                                                                                                Camping: £9.00
                                            This comfortable three star hostel is                                                   night at this hostel is not bookable but once you
                                            located in the scenic Rackwick valley
                                                                                                Children £8.00                      have bagged a bed it is yours for the rest of your
                                            of Hoy, overlooking Rackwick Bay. An                Adults £14.00                       stay. See www.gatliff.org.uk for further information.
                                            excellent beach is a short walk away.                                                   Rhenigidale, Isle of Harris, Western Isles, HS3 3BD
                                            Hoy is famous for magnificent cliff                                                     E: rhenigidale@gatliff.org.uk W: www.gatliff.org.uk
                                            scenery including the Old Man of Hoy.
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                                            Hoy, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3NJ                     Rowardennan Lodge
Please check website                        T: 01856 873 535 E: leisure.culture@orkney.gov.uk    Map ref: NS 359 992 (OS Map 56)
for prices                                  W: www.orkney.gov.uk
                                                                                                                                    Open 16 Mar - 19 Oct 2015 and
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                                                                                                                                    Set on the banks of Loch Lomond
 Ratagan                                                                                                                            and the Trossachs National Park,
 Map ref: NG 919 198 (OS Map 33)                                                                                                    Rowardennan Lodge offers beautiful
                                                                                                                                    surroundings complete with its own
                                            Open 2 Apr - 24 Oct 2015 and RentaHostel                                                jetty. This youth hostel offers a range
                                            Located on the way to Glenelg and just                                                  of facilities including a large panoramic
                                            off the road to Skye, our cosy youth hostel                                             lounge and is popular with families and
                                            is set on a stunning loch side location                                                 groups. Enjoy hillwalking up Scotland’s
                                            with breathtaking views across to the Five                                              most southerly Munro, Ben Lomond, or
                                            Sisters of Kintail mountain ridge. Low level                                            fishing and relaxing by the loch side. The
                                            walks and challenging ridge walks are all                                               West Highland Way passes the youth
                                            close to Ratagan and the garden is ideal            Children from £13.00                hostel door and bird lovers will also
                                            for launching kayaks for a paddle in Loch                                               enjoy the abundance of wildlife.
                                            Duich. Eight miles from the world-famous            Adults from £16.00
                                            Eilean Donan Castle. Some lockers in public area.                                       Weddings available here.
Children from £15.50                        Glenshiel, Kyle, Ross-shire, IV40 8HP                                                   Rowardennan, By Drymen, Glasgow, G63 0AR
Adults from £17.50                          T: 01599 511 243 E: ratagan@syha.org.uk                                                 T: 01360 870 259 E: rowardennan@syha.org.uk

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Contact youth hostel directly or call 0845 293 73 73                                                                                 Book at www.syha.org.uk

 Stirling                                                                                 Tongue Kyle of Tongue Hostel & Holiday Park
 Map ref: NS 792 935 (OS Map 57)                                                          Map ref: NC 586 585 (OS Map 10)

                                     Open all year and RentaHostel                                                          Open all year
                                     Situated in the Old Town and historic                                                  A magnificently situated stone lodge,
                                     quarter of Stirling, our popular youth                                                 set on the shores of the Kyle of Tongue.
                                     hostel is a great base to explore the                                                  Once a former hunting and fishing lodge
                                     many attractions in and around the area.                                               dating back to 1891, this hostel offers
                                     Located only a few minutes from Stirling                                               wonderful views of Ben Loyal, Ben Hope
                                     Castle and within walking distance of the                                              and Rabbit Island. Just a short walk from
                                     many shops, restaurants and nightlife, our                                             Tongue Village, this hostel is the perfect
                                     youth hostel offers en-suite rooms and                                                 base for hill walking, cycling, fishing,
                                     a friendly and international atmosphere.                                               photography, nature and bird watching
                                     The popular Blair Drummond Safari Park                                                 with plenty of beaches to explore.
                                     is easily accessible by car, as well as the                                            As well as spacious bedrooms and a
                                     Wallace Monument, Ochil Hills, Dollar                                                  selfcatering kitchen, camping facilities
Children from £12.50                 Glen, Castle Campbell and Bridge of Allan.          Children from £16.00               are also available on site.
Adults from £15.50                   Meeting and function room available.                Adults from £18.00                 Small hostel shop available.
                                                                                                                            Sealladh Na Beinne, Tongue, By Lairg, Sutherland,
                                     St John Street, Stirling, FK8 1EA                                                      IV27 4XH T: 01847 611 789
                                     T: 01786 473 442 E: stirling@syha.org.uk                                               E: kothostelandhp@btinternet.com

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 Tobermory                                                                                Torridon
 Map ref: NM 506 553 (OS Map 47)                                                          Map ref: NG 903 558 (OS Map 25)

                                    Open 31 Mar - 27 Sep 2015 and                                                           Open 6 Mar - 30 Oct 2015 plus see
                                    RentaHostel                                                                             website for details of winter opening and
                                    One of the many brightly painted                                                        RentaHostel
                                    buildings in Tobermory’s harbour (it’s                                                  Situated at the head of Upper Loch
                                    the pink one!), this simple but charming                                                Torridon in the shadow of the mountain
                                    youth hostel is centrally located with                                                  Liathach. Our purpose built youth hostel
                                    many sea view rooms. The beautiful                                                      provides modern practical facilities for
                                    island of Mull offers many things to                                                    outdoor enthusiasts and families alike,
                                    enjoy, including coastal and woodland                                                   including comfortably sized private
                                    walking, scuba diving and pony trekking.                                                rooms, a drying room and two large
                                    Also visit the island of Iona, spiritual and                                            panoramic lounges boasting views of
                                    historic heart of Scotland, or take a trip                                              some of the finest mountain scenery in
                                    to Staffa to see this geologically amazing                                              Europe. A fantastic base for hillwalkers
Children from £13.00                island. Popular with wildlife watchers,              Children from £16.00               and climbers as well as those simply
Adults from £17.00                  hill walkers and families looking for the            Adults from £18.00                 wishing to relax, enjoy the surroundings
                                    setting of the TV show Balamory.                                                        and watch the wildlife.
                                    Main Street, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, PA75 6NU                                          Torridon, By Achnasheen, Ross-shire, IV22 2EZ
                                    T: 01688 302 481 E: tobermory@syha.org.uk                                               T: 01445 791 284 E: torridon@syha.org.uk

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 Tomintoul The Smugglers Hostel                                                           Ullapool
 Map ref: NJ 170 184 (OS Map 36)                                                          Map ref: NH 130 942 (OS Map 19)

                                     Open 1 April - 2 Nov 2015                                                              Open 27 Mar - 24 Oct 2015 and
                                     A small friendly hostel in the picturesque                                             RentaHostel
                                     village of Tomintoul, the northern                                                     Situated on the seafront, Ullapool Youth
                                     gateway to the Cairngorms National                                                     Hostel offers wonderful views over Loch
                                     Park. This warm and welcoming                                                          Broom and the Beinn Dearg mountain
                                     hostel has great facilities for the                                                    range. Close to the ferry, bus, pubs, cafes
                                     independent traveller or small groups.                                                 and seafood restaurants, our popular
                                     The hostel offers a great base for                                                     youth hostel offers a range of facilities
                                     activities including walking, cycling and                                              including a dining area with views over
                                     snowsports; with the Glenlivet Mountain                                                the harbour. From extreme sports to
                                     Bike Trails, Speyside Way and the Lecht                                                nature walks, museums and music,
                                     all on the doorstep. Home to world class                                               Ullapool has it all. Ferries leave daily for
                                     whisky distilleries and amazing wildlife.                                              Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis whilst
Children from £17.00                 Bookings for groups taken all year.                 Children from £16.00               cruises visit the Summer Isles - the whole
Adults from £19.00                                                                       Adults from £20.00                 of the North West coast can be easily
                                                                                                                            explored from this small fishing village.
                                     Main Street, Tomintoul, Banffshire, AB37 9EX
                                     T: 01807 580 364 E: info@thesmugglershostel.co.uk                                      Shore Street, Ullapool, IV26 2UJ
                                     W: www.thesmugglershostel.co.uk                                                        T: 01854 612 254 E: ullapool@syha.org.uk

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