Torridon Youth Hostel
Sitting at the head of Upper Loch Torridon in the shadow of the mighty mountain Liathach, Torridon Youth Hostel is a fantastic base for exploring some of the finest mountain scenery in Europe.
Towering immediately above the hostel, Liathach (3456ft) is the highest peak in the area and, with its spectacular pinnacles, is one of the most challenging ridge walks in Scotland. Equally enjoyable expeditions may also be taken to Beinn Eighe, Beinn Alligin, Beinn Liath Mor, Sgorr Ruadh, Maol Chean Dearg and Slioch. It’s a fantastic base for hillwalkers and climbers as well as those simply wishing to relax, enjoy the surroundings and watch the wildlife. Other local activities include clay pigeon shooting, archery, kayaking and mountain biking.
Our purpose-built youth hostel provides modern, practical facilities for outdoor enthusiasts and families alike, including comfortably sized private rooms, a spacious self-catering kitchen, a drying room and two large lounges with panoramic views of the mountains.
Dogs are welcome at Torridon Youth Hostel, for a small fee, when guests book a private room. Please note that dogs must be booked in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast Not Included
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Parking
- Linen Included
- Non Smoking
- Pet Friendly
- 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.
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).
Apr-Oct - reception is open 08.00-10.00 and 17.00-22.30, with check-in from 17.00 and checkout by 10.00. Nov-Mar - reception is open 08.00-10.00 and 16.00-21.00, with check-in from 16.00 and checkout by 10.00.
The hostel is closed between 10.30-14.30. You’re welcome to arrive after 14.30 and will have access to public areas and bedrooms from 17.00. Luggage store is available for guests arriving early.
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.
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.
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.
Hostelling Scotland does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee.
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By train and bus:
A local bus (operated by DMK Motors, tel 01520 722682 or 07551 980459) connects with the train from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh at Strathcarron at 12.30, Monday to Saturday.
Westerbus (tel 01445 712255) also run a school bus to and from Gairloch.
For full details please contact the youth hostel.
By car: Torridon Youth Hostel sits at the head of Upper loch Torridon at the east end of the village. Our flag is easily visible. Travel on the A896 from either Kinlochewe or Shieldaig to Torridon
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Kinlochewe Hotel (10 miles)
Ben Damph Lodge (7 miles)
Fabulous mountaineering throughout the year.
Sea Kayaking and instruction
Regular ceilidhs/music at Shieldaig Hotel
Mountain sunsets... the best ever