Rowardennan Lodge Youth Hostel
Rowardennan Lodge Youth Hostel sits in an idyllic location on the banks of Loch Lomond with its own jetty and panoramic views across the loch.
The lodge offers a wide range of private rooms and comfortable shared accommodation with separate washroom facilities.
Guests can opt for a continental breakfast, lunch or evening meal served in the dining room, or choose prepare their own in the large, well-equipped self-catering kitchen.
Relax with a local craft beer or glass of wine in the hostel’s large and cosy lounge, while soaking up the spectacular view across the loch. Other facilities include a laundry and drying room, while basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception. WiFi is free for all guests.
Located in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with its breathtaking mountains and glens, moorlands and forests, and with the West Highland Way passing by the gate, Rowardennan Lodge is the perfect choice for groups, couples and individual travellers.
The hostel is a popular venue for events and is available for exclusive private rental.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Breakfast Not Included
- Card Phones
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- House Keeping
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Meals Available
- Non Smoking
- Reception (limited hours)
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- 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).
Rowardennan Lodge Youth Hostel reception is open 07.00-10.00 and 15.00-22.30, with check-in from 15.00 and checkout by 10.00.
The main lounge is accessible to new arrivals prior to check-in and day access is available for guests staying longer than one night. Late arrival and access outside opening hours is by pre-arrangement only.
From the age of 12 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian of the same gender when booking a bed within shared accommodation. Parties with young children (under 12 years) can only be accommodated in private rooms where available. Hostelling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots.
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.
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. This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.
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Note: there is NO coach access to this location after Balmaha. The largest transport allowed on this single track road is a 16-seater mini-bus.
By bus: nearest bus stop is 8 miles away. Buses run from Balloch to Balmaha, then walk or taxi 8 miles.
By car: follow the A811 to Drymen and turn into the village. Follow the sign in Drymen for the east side of Loch Lomond (B837). Drive past Balmaha and follow the road to the very end. The youth hostel is 12 miles from Drymen.
On foot: follow the B837 past the Rowardennan Hotel, then go through the car park to the youth hostel.
By ferry: services to Rowardennan from Tarbet and Luss are operated by Cruise Loch Lomond. Current ferry times -
• Tarbet 8.45 to Rowardennan 09.30
• Rowardennan 9.30 to Luss 10.00
• Luss 16.15 to Rowardennan 16.45
• Rowardennan 16.45 to Tarbet 17.30
Rowardennan Hotel (1 mile)
The Oak Tree Inn (8 miles)
Boat trips from Balmaha (8 miles)
Loch Lomond Shores Visitors Centre - Balloch (25 miles)
West Highland Way