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.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast Not Included
- Cable TV
- Card Phones
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free Parking
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Late check-out
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Reception (limited hours)
- Steam Room
- 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.
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Bus leaves from Port Askaig and Port Ellen Ferry Terminal (Last Bus 5pm) to Port Charlotte. There are no buses on a Sunday.
From Port Askaig or Port Ellen Ferry Terminal, take the A846 to Bridgend. At this junction take the A842 to Port Charlotte.
The bus stops outside the youth hostel gate in the village of Port Charlotte.
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.
Two daily flights from Glasgow to Islay by BA.
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
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.