Gairloch Carn Dearg
Gairloch Carn Dearg Youth Hostel is a cosy former hunting lodge situated on the northern shore of Loch Gairloch with magnificent sea and mountain views.
Built in the 1880's this is one of the oldest Youth Hostels within the SYHA network. Gairloch Carn Dearg Youth Hostel is a popular choice with groups, families and individual travellers looking for budget accommodation and a popular stop-off point for many cyclists. We are an ideal place to explore the West Coast from or to rest on a journey to or from Skye.
The Youth Hostel offers a good range of facilities including an excellent dining room, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, laundry and both multi-share and private bedrooms. The most commented feature by our guests is the lounge which boasts stunning panoramic views of the Torridon hills and Loch Gairloch.
There are excellent sandy beaches on our door step and boat trips to watch whales and dolphins are available in the village. Gairloch is one of the top five Scottish Marine Life Watch destinations with dolphins, whales, otters and other wildlife spotted from the Youth Hostel. The village also boasts fine pubs, coffee shops, restaurants, fresh seafood, a weekly market, an award-winning heritage museum, visitors centre and leisure centre.
As well as being convenient for the famous Inverewe Garden there are also many fine mountains only a short drive away, including Beinn Eighe, Britains first National Nature Reserve, and the Torridon range. Other local activities include pony trekking, kayaking, fishing, golf and traditional distilling.
Availability & RatesTo view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'
Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Parking
- Hot Showers
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Meals Available
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Taxes included
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
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 :
Cancellation policy : 72h
Check in : 17.00
Check out : 10.00
Credit cards accepted on arrival
Breakfast not included
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
From Inverness Bus Station , Westerbus - one bus daily (except Sunday) at 1720. D+E Coaches - one bus daily (including Sunday) at 0740. Ask for Strath Post Office. Hostel 2.5 miles along road towards Melvaig.
From Ullapool Pier, Rapsons Coaches - one bus daily (Mon - Fri) at 1100. Ask for Gairloch Pier.
Closest rail station Inverness, then take bus as above.
Take the B8021 (opposite Grocery Store) for 3 miles towards Melvaig. Hostel is next to the road.
As well as fine golden sand beaches and a turquoise sea there are many mountains only a short drive away, including the Torridon range and Beinn Eighe, Britain's first National Nature Reserve. The local village boasts fine pubs, coffee shops and restaurants as well as an award-winning heritage museum. Fresh seafood and whale and wildlife cruises are available from the harbour. The area has many scenic walks and spectacular scenery and we are conveniently located for Inverewe Gardens.