Lochranza Youth Hostel
Surrounded by hills on three sides, Lochranza Youth Hostel sits in an attractive lochside village in the north of the Isle of Arran. Close by, on a narrow peninsula extending into beautiful Loch Ranza, is the imposing ruin of a 13th century castle.
Lochranza is an ideal base for tackling the many trails and ridges of the Arran mountains including Goat Fell, the island's highest peak. For the less ambitious the Cock of Arran walk, which provides a beautifully scenic low level trek, starts and finishes at the hostel. Experienced cyclists will enjoy the challenge of the circular 58 mile ride round the island and other activities on offer include off-road biking, pony-trekking, fishing, golf and watersports.
Arran’s only whisky distillery is a short walk away and wildlife is abundant with seals, eagles and even red deer roaming in the grounds!
Good value accommodation for groups of various sizes is available, but Lochranza Youth Hostel is also family friendly with private en-suite rooms, a spacious self-catering kitchen and laundry. It’s also a popular choice as a RentaHostel for Exclusive Use. A past winner of the prestigious Green Tourism Business Goldstar Award, it’s ranked as one of the UK’s top ten greenest businesses.
The youth hostel benefits from a great bus connection, with the bus stop only a 5 minute walk away.
Dogs are welcome when guests book a private room (small fee charged). Please book in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Breakfast Not Included
- Card Phones
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Parking
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Key Card Access
- Late check-out
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Non Smoking
- Pet Friendly
- Reading Light
- 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).
Lochranza Youth Hostel reception is open 07.30-10.00 and 17.00-21.30, with check-in from 17.00 and checkout by 10.00. Late arrival and access outside opening hours is 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: service 324 connects with every ferry coming into and leaving Brodick. Bus stand is behind ferry terminal and driver will drop off (and pick up) right outside youth hostel
By train: Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour trains connect with every Brodick ferry (except the extra ferries running in July/August)
By car: from Brodick, turn right onto main road and follow directions for Lochranza (14 miles).
By foot: a bit too far to walk, except for dedicated mountain walkers or road sloggers.
By ferry: Calmac Ferry operates between Ardrossan and Brodick several times a day. If catching the Claonaig to Lochranza ferry, turn left off ferry slipway onto main road (direction Brodick) for 1 mile to youth hostel at the head of the loch.
Lochranza Hotel, bar meals (0.5 mile)
Catacol Bay Hotel, bar meals (2 miles)
Lochranza Distillery, cafeteria (0.5 mile)
Rural day ticket island tour
Standing Stones of Machrie Moor & King's Cave (14 miles)
Brodick Castle & Gardens (13 miles)
Cock of Arran Walk
Goatfell (9 miles)
Coirein Lochain (5 miles)
Occasional Ceilidhs in village hall
Other concerts and musical evenings