Crianlarich Youth Hostel
Set amidst stunning mountains, Crianlarich Youth Hostel is just over an hour's drive from Stirling, nestling below a forest in the Strathfillan Glen. It’s a great base for anyone looking to explore the northern area of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
Crianlarich is the halfway point on the West Highland Way and provides a welcome rest for tired feet. Our other West Highland Way youth hostel is 20 miles away at Rowardennan! Twenty Munros dominate the landscape, with particular favourites being Ben More (1174m) and Ben Lui (1130m). There are many walks in the local community woodland and nearby forest, and trout fishing permits can be bought locally.
This friendly youth hostel provides good value accommodation with facilities which include a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, multi-share and private bedrooms, a cosy lounge, large dining area, drying room and free WiFi. There’s also ramped access for wheelchair users, ample parking and a children's playground nearby.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Card Phones
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free Parking
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Late check-out
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Non Smoking
- Reception (limited hours)
- Steam Room
- Towels For Hire
- Wheelchair Friendly
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 3 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 InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Hostelling Scotland is a charity aiming to inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons, gain knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery. In support of this aim, all bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night which is displayed as an inclusive rate. (Full, existing members of Hostelling Scotland and HI using this booking engine are not entitled to a membership refund).
April-October: Reception open 07.00-10.00 and 15.00-22.00, with check-in from 15.00 and checkout by 10.00. November-March: Reception open 07.00-10.00 and 17.00-22.00, with check-in from 17.00 and checkout by 10.00. Late arrival and access outside opening hours by pre-arrangement only.
From the age of 5 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and may be accommodated in a single-gendered shared room with the parent or guardian and other guests, at the discretion and responsibility of the parent or guardian. The young person/people, the parent/guardian and the other occupants of the room must be of the same gender.
Hostelling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation.
Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in designated family rooms, where available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots in a shared dormitory or private accommodation.
When booking for more than 9 people:
• Full prepayment is required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled
• The following cancellation charges will apply to the entire booking:
57 days or more - 20% of total cost
56 to 29 days - 55% of total cost
28 to day of arrival - 100% of total cost
No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.
Hostelling Scotland does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee.
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By bus: connections by Citylink from Edinburgh & Glasgow. From A85 turn right into Station Road.
By train: youth hostel is about 500m from train station. Train connections by Scotrail from Glasgow, Fort William and Oban.
From Glasgow, take the A82 until the junction. Turn right onto A85 Stirling road.Turn right onto Station Road.
From Stirling/Edinburgh, take the A84 until the junction with the A85. Take the A85 and the first small road left into Station Road.
Crianlarich Youth Hostel has 20 Munros in the vicinity. It’s also a key location for the West Highland Way. Crianlarich Woodland Walk and Cruach Ardrain Munro start from the youth hostel. Ben More and Sob Binnien are 3 miles to the east.
There are regular visits from steam trains in the summer. St Fillan Priory and Dalrigh Battlefield site are 4 miles away.
Other activities nearby, or within an hour’s drive, include fishing on the River Fillan, Loch Dochart and River Dochart.