Port Charlotte Islay Youth Hostel
Housed in a former distillery warehouse, spacious and friendly Port Charlotte Youth Hostel boasts wonderful sea views and is an ideal place to relax, unwind and explore the Isle of Islay.
Beautiful white sandy beaches, towering cliffs, an RSPB Nature Reserve, the Museum of Island Life and eight whisky distilleries will keep you entertained, as well as numerous restaurants and eateries. Port Charlotte is perfect for families, outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts alike.
The youth hostel sits in the village of Port Charlotte, right beside a safe sandy beach on the shore of Loch Indaal. Multi-share rooms are available, but the youth hostel is also family friendly and provides private rooms. Facilities include a spacious and well-equipped self-catering kitchen overlooking the bay and a roomy lounge with TV and comfy furniture.
Availability & RatesTo view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'
Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast Not Included
- Card Phones
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Late check-out
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- 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.
***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.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
Bus: bus leaves from Port Askaig and Port Ellen Ferry Terminal to Port Charlotte. The bus stops outside the youth hostel gate in the village of Port Charlotte, Last bus 17.00. There are no buses on a Sunday.
From Port Ellen take the A846 signposted Bowmore/Bridgend. Turn left at Bridgend onto A847, (signposted Bruichaddich/Portnahaven). Follow road for about 8 miles and the youth hostel is on the right as you enter Port Charlotte
From Port Askaig follow A846 for about 8 miles, turn right at Bridgend onto A847 (signposted Bruichladdich/ Portnahaven). Follow road for about 8 miles and the youth hostel is on the right as you enter Port Charlotte
Ferry: runs from Kennacraig to Islay 7 days a week. From Oban/Colonsay Wednesdays only. Please check with Caledonian MacBrayne for ferry timetables (0800 066 5000) and with Islay Coaches for the connecting bus services (01496 840273)
Air: two daily flights from Glasgow to Islay by BA
Next to the youth hostel is a Natural History Visitor Centre and close by in the village is the award-winning Museum of Local History. Local events include a Whisky Festival and various music festivals throughout the year. Comprehensive information is available at the youth hostel on arrival.
There are a variety of dining possibilities in Port Charlotte Village for all budgets.
There is a local shop and petrol station.
Bicycle hire is available in the village.