Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel

Achmelvich Beach YH, Lochinver, IV27 4JB, Recharn, by Lochinver, Achmelvich, Scotland

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Our small, remote, rustic hostel is in wonderful surroundings, just a short walk to a legendary white sand beach listed in the Good Beach Guide.

This former school building and cottage have been tastefully transformed into a 35-bed hostel, with rooms of various sizes including one family dorm-room and one shower. We recommend you bring food with you so you can cook in our self-catering kitchen with three hobs, a fridge, oven, microwave and more.

There's no internet and limited mobile phone coverage, so you can get away from it all. If you need it, there's a public telephone just two minutes away.

In the summertime there is a beach chip shop open, while fresh local produce is available nearby all year. The closest shop and pub is four miles away, in Lochinver.

There is an abundance of wildlife to watch, unrivalled coastal walks and a pace of life that relaxes and unwinds. Unforgettable sunsets are practically guaranteed.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Meals Available
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Things to note box:
Rustic hostel
Closed in daytime from 10am - 5pm
Breakfast available
No Internet
Limited mobile phone coverage
Public telephone 2 minutes away
Beach chip shop in summer
Fresh local produce available nearby
Closest shop & pub is 4 miles away in Lochinver

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By Bus:
Please note that there are no buses to or from the hostel on Sundays.
Inverness to Ullapool
Mon-Fri: (#67 or 61) Dep. 1.40 pm Arr. 3.10 pm.
Sat: (#67) Dep. 11.00 am and 3.40 pm - Arr. 12.30 and 5.10 pm
(no service on Sunday)

Ullapool to Achmelvich Beach:
Mon-Fri: winter period 22/4 22/5 (#67) Dep. 10.10 am Arr. 11.12 am
Mon-Fri: summer period 23/4 1/10 (#67) Dep. 9.10 am 10.12 am
Mon-Fri on non-schooldays only (#67) Dep. 4.37 pm Arr. 5.38 pm
Sat: (#67) Dep 5.20 pm Arr. 6.22 pm
(no service on Sunday)

Ullapool to Lochinver
Mon-Fri on schooldays only (#167) Dep. 3.20 pm Arr. 4.37 pm
Sat: Dep. 12.30 pm Arr. 13.25
*From Lochinver a taxi can be taken to Achmelvich Beach
(no service on Sunday)

Royal Mail Postbus Lairg to Lochinver:
Mon-Sat: Dep 12.20 Arr. 13.50
(no service on Sunday)

By Train
Inverness to Lairg:
Mon-Sat: Dep. 10.38 am - Arr. 12.20 pm
* connects with Royal Mail Postbus, limited seats available (8)
* no connecting Postbus service on Sunday
*From Lochinver a taxi can be taken to Achmelvich Beach

By Car:
From Ullapool; take the A835 northwards, left (Ledmore Junction) on the A837 and then just before Lochinver turn right to the B869 for 2 miles and then left for 1 mile following the YH signs. Drive all the way around to the Beach Car Park.

From Lochinver; YH is four miles NW of Lochinver... Up the hill and turn left onto the B869 for 2 miles and then left for 1 mile following the YH signs. Drive all the way around to the Beach Car Park.

On Foot:
From Lochinver - take the Baddidarrach footpath to Achmelvich Beach. This route has spectacular views and takes an hour to an hour-and-a-half, approximately 3.5 miles. Not suitable for a trolley bag or suitcase!

Located Near

Lochinver is the closest village, four miles away.
Ullapool is one hour's drive south.

The youth hostel is a great starting point for climbing hills like Suilven, Stac Pollaidh, Quinag and Canisp.

There are also many places to visit nearby by car or on foot including Achmelvich Beach, Sandwood Bay, the Bone Caves, the Split Rock at Clachtoll, the Old man of Stoer, Culag woods, Handa Island and many, many more amazing places...

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