Port Charlotte Islay Youth Hostel

Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay, Scotland, Distance from city centre: 8.6km

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Port Charlotte Youth Hostel is a converted whisky warehouse of the former Lochindaal Distillery, right at the shore of Loch Indaal on Islay. The youth hostel has all the amenities you would expect. For those looking for budget accommodation 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 common room for families and groups with a TV and comfy furniture.

Port Charlotte Youth Hostel is perfectly located right beside a safe sandy beach. This charming youth hostel is situated in the village of Port Charlotte with its whitewashed cottages, numerous restaurants, eateries and tea and coffee spots. The endless beaches on Islay are sandy and deserted, while the distilleries in the area are world renowned Single Malt producers are found in breath-taking locations.

The youth hostel has wonderful sea views and good facilities and is popular with families, cyclists, walkers and independent travellers.

Along with its outstanding natural beauty Islay is also famed for its diverse and plentiful wildlife, and is home to two RSPB nature reserves. With its excellent accommodation and facilities, the youth hostel (and the attached Wildlife Centre) is an ideal base from which to explore all that Islay has to offer - along with visits to neighbouring wild Jura.

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Bicycle parking
  • Breakfast not included
  • Cable TV
  • Card phones
  • Common Room
  • Fax Service
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Towels For Hire

Cancellation Policy

This 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 Info

This 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.

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By Bus:
Bus leaves from Port Askaig and Port Ellen Ferry Terminal (Last Bus 5pm) to Port Charlotte. There are no buses on a Sunday.

By Car:
From Port Askaig or Port Ellen Ferry Terminal, take the A846 to Bridgend. At this junction take the A842 to Port Charlotte.

On Foot:
The bus stops outside the youth hostel gate in the village of Port Charlotte.

By Ferry:
Daily ferry service (inc. Sundays) from Kennacraig on the Kintyre Peninsula (on the A83 Glasgow to Campbeltown road). Ferry from Oban (via Colonsay) on a Wednesday only.

By Air:
Two daily flights from Glasgow to Islay by BA.

Located Near

Next to the hostel there 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 also 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.

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