Glencoe Youth Hostel
Set in one of Scotland’s most spectacular and historic glens, not far from Glencoe village, this alpine-style youth hostel provides an excellent base for walkers and climbers of all abilities - not just in summer but all year round.
Glencoe Youth Hostel is perfect if you're attempting an historic walk up the Lost Valley or tackling Britain's finest ridge walk, the Aonach Eagach (which ends at the hostel). Visit the Glencoe mountain resort for skiing and mountain biking or cycle the Sustrans path to Oban. Alternatively, relax and be inspired by the dramatic scenery and history of this famous glen.
Popular with walkers, climbers and families, the hostel offers private en-suite family rooms as well as budget multi-share accommodation. There's a large open plan kitchen/dining room with ample cooking facilities and dining tables and, we’ve been told, one of the best drying rooms in the Scottish highlands!
Dogs are now welcome at Glencoe when guests book a private room (small fee applies). Please note that all dogs must be booked in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Board Games
- Breakfast Not Included
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Non Smoking
- Pet Friendly
- Reception (limited hours)
- 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.
SYHA 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 SYHA and HI using this booking engine are not entitled to a membership refund).
Glencoe Youth Hostel reception is open 07.00-10.00 & 15.00-23.00 (Apr-Sep) and 08.00-10.00 & 15.00-21.00 (Oct-Mar). Check-in is from 15.00 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.
SYHA 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.
SYHA does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
By car: turn into Glencoe village and continue past the supermarket, over the bridge, then go down the single track road for approximately one mile. The youth hostel is on the right .
By bus: Glencoe is served by buses from Glasgow and Fort William. Ask the driver to stop at Glencoe crossroads, cross the car park, turn right, walk through the village and past the supermarket. Cross the bridge, then go down the single track road for approximately one mile. The youth hostel is on the right.
By train: the closest station is Fort William, then travel via bus.
On foot: turn right into Glencoe Village and walk past the supermarket. Go over the bridge and follow the road down for about 1 mile.
The Clachaig Inn offers live music most weekends and good value meals all year round. Try ice and rock climbing at the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven or visit the NTS Visitor Centre in Glencoe and Dragon’s Tooth golf course for golf and segway - discounts for SYHA members!
Fort William is only half an hour away by car. Well-known movie locations are also nearby (eg Skyfall, Harry Potter, Highlander). Lots more information on local activities can be found at Ballachulish Tourist Information Centre.