Durness Smoo Youth Hostel
Durness Smoo Youth Hostel is surrounded by wild and spectacular landscape. There are mountains, sea cliffs, beaches and waterfalls. On a clear night the starry skies are incredible, made even better if you are fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights. Durness provides a refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and John Lennon himself holidayed here for many years.
Durness Smoo Youth Hostel is relaxed and friendly and provides a simple base in which to explore the area on a budget. There are both multi-shared and private rooms, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, drying room and cosy lounge which is heated by a coal-burning stove.
Local attractions include the infamous Smoo Cave (which is situated next to the youth hostel) Cape Wrath, Handa Island and Balnakiel Craft Village (only a short distance away). Hill walkers will love Foinaven, Ben Hope, Ben Loyal and Cranstackie and for those wishing simply to relax Balnakiel Beach and Faraid Head are beautiful sandy beaches and large sand dunes to be explored.
Dogs are now welcome at Durness Smoo, for a small fee, when guests book a private room. Dogs must be booked in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Common Room
- Free Parking
- Linen Included
- Towels For Hire
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.
please note check in is from 5pm to 11pm and check out by 10am.
***Please note our Group booking policy:
• When booking for more than 9 persons, different policies and additional supplements will apply
• Please note that no stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.
• Full payment will be required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled
• Full SYHA Hostelling Scotland Terms and Conditions will apply and be issued to all group bookings.
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Get the post bus from Lairg to Durness or Tim Dearman Coaches from Inverness to Durness.
Nearest station Lairg. Get post bus from Lairg to Durness.
Durness is on the A894 from Ullapool, and the A838 from Tongue.
Walk along the A894 from Durness village going towards Tongue. After 1 mile the youth hostel is on the left.
Sandwood Bay (10 miles)
Smoo Cave (nearby)
Cape Wrath (12 miles)
Handa Island RSPB Reserve (15 miles)