Ratagan Youth Hostel
Small and intimate Ratagan Youth Hostel has a beautiful lochside location with an enviable view towards the Five Sisters of Kintail from the sitting room. Otters, seals and porpoises can be seen from the garden.
There are low level scrambles and ridge walks all within a short distance of the youth hostel. The garden is ideal for launching kayaks for a paddle in Loch Duich and world famous Eilean Donan Castle is only eight miles away.
Although surrounded by mountains, lochs and forests the hostel is just off the main road, with a bus stop only 1.5 miles away making it easily accessible.
Ratagan offers excellent value group accommodation in multi-share rooms but also has small private rooms for families. There’s a self-catering kitchen, laundry, drying room and bike shed as well as a small shop on site and luggage storage area. Wi-Fi access is free.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Breakfast Not Included
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Meals Available
- Mini Supermarket
- Non Smoking
- 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).
Ratagan Youth Hostel reception is open 08.00-10.00 and 17.00-22.00, 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.
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.
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By bus: take a bus to Shiel Bridge from Inverness, Glasgow, Edinburgh or Skye. From the bus stop it’s about 2 miles walk to the youth hostel
By train: take the train to Kyle, then bus, then 2 miles walk
By car: from Inverness or Fort William take the road to the Isle of Skye. Turn off A87 at Shiel Bridge (signposted Ratagan). After 0.75 mile turn right down to the youth hostel
On foot: from Shiel Bridge, walk 2 miles, following the signs for Ratagan. Walk through the village on the lochside to the youth hostel
Eilean Donan Castle (8 miles)
Glenelg Brochs (10 miles)
The Glenelg ferry to Skye (10 miles)
Kylerhea Otter Haven on Skye
Totaig Broch (5 miles)
Falls of Glomach (8 miles)