Ullapool Youth Hostel
From its spectacular location on the seafront, Ullapool Youth Hostel offers wonderful, ever-changing views over Loch Broom and the Beinn Dearg mountain range.
Ullapool is one of the prettiest fishing villages in the Highlands and a vibrant Highland community with regular music nights, festivals and arts events. If you want a relaxing stay you’ll enjoy its restaurants, bars, leisure centre, swimming pool, museum and the Macphail Theatre. If you’re looking for outdoor activities there are opportunities for hillwalking, kayaking, climbing and cycling close by.
Ferries leave daily for Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis whilst cruises visit the Summer Isles from April to October. The whole of the North West coast with its iconic mountain scenery, beaches, sea lochs and islands can be easily explored from this small fishing village.
Close to the ferry, bus, pubs, cafes and seafood restaurants, our popular youth hostel offers a range of facilities including a dining area with views over the harbour. Knowledgeable, friendly staff can provide information on local attractions and wildlife.
Rooms in the hostel vary in size, including private rooms (one ensuite) and multi-share. There’s also a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, two small lounges and excellent laundry and drying rooms. WiFi access is free.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Breakfast Not Included
- Card Phones
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Late check-out
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Meals Available
- Non Smoking
- Reception (limited hours)
- Steam Room
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
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).
Ullapool Youth Hostel reception is open 08.00-10.00 and 16.30-22.30, with check-in from 16.30 and checkout by 10.00.
The hostel is closed between 10.30-16.30, though guests staying more than one night can get access to the quiet room until midday. Front door is locked at midnight.
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 bus: to/from Inverness-Ullapool pier, Monday-Sunday, 300 metres.
By ferry: Stornoway-Ullapool, Monday-Sunday, 300 metres.
By car: off the A835, on Ullapool sea front.
By train: Garve 30miles, or Inverness 55 miles.
On foot: 300 metres from bus station on Ullapool seafront.
Nature cruises to the Summer Isles - seabirds, dolphins, porpoises
Knockan Crag geology & sculpture trail (highly recommended)
Corrieshalloch Gorge (National Trust)
Ullapool Harbour & Pier
Handa Island Bird Reserve
Award-winning Museum of Local History
Day trips to the Outer Hebrides (Wednesdays + Fridays -July & August)
Guided - Ranger led wildlife walks
Arts and Crafts courses
Lots of pubs