Crianlarich Youth Hostel is a modern bungalow style building nestled below a forest in the Strathfillan Glen.
This friendly youth hostel is located just over an hour's drive from Stirling and provides a great base for families, groups and outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the northern area of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
Crianlarich Youth Hostel provides good budget accommodation and facilities include a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, multi-share and private bedrooms, a cosy lounge, large dining area and a drying room. There is also ramped access for wheelchair users, ample parking and a children's playground nearby.
The village of Crianlarich is the halfway point on the West Highland Way and provides a welcome rest for tired feet. Our other WHW youth hostel is 20 miles away at Rowardennan! Twenty Munros dominate the landscape with particular favourites being Ben More (1174m) and Ben Lui (1130m). There are many other walks in the local community woodland and nearby forest and trout fishing permits can be bought locally.
If you are looking for large group accommodation or holiday cottages then we have locations across Scotland perfect for groups and family gatherings on a budget. See below for availability or click here for more information and to enquire.
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- Fully Booked
- Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance
Food and Drink
- Alcohol Licence
- Groups meals service
- Individual meals service
- Self-catering kitchen
- Bike store
- Distance to nearest shop nearby
- Drying room
- En suite rooms available
- Family friendly
- Lockers/luggage store
- Private rooms available
- Suitable for groups
- Total beds 59
- Computers with internet access (FREE)
- WiFi access (FREE)
- Lounge/TV room
- Distance to airport 49 miles
- Distance to bus stop 0.25
- Distance to ferry 41 miles
- Distance to train station Nearby
- Parking nearby (free/charges apply) Free of charge
For more information please download the full access statement for this youth hostel here. This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.
Tel: 01838 300 260
Reception Opening Hours:
April to October 07:00 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 22:00
November to March 07:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00
April to October 15:00 - 22:00
November to March 17:00 - 22:00
Check out: 07:00 - 10:00
Access to the youth hostel lobby is available from 14:00 in inclement weather.
This is a licensed youth hostel.
There is a children’s play park located directly outside.
For a printable version of this information click here to download youth hostel fact sheet.
Please note that we do not accept stag or hen parties at any of our youth hostels.
A room key deposit may be required on arrival.
Tel: +44 (0) 1838 300260
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As part of our commitment to sustainability and environmental issues, our youth hostels are assessed by Green Tourism, the largest and most established sustainable certification in the world. The assessment covers areas such as energy saving, waste minimisation, social responsibility and travel.
Crianlarich Youth Hostel currently holds a Gold award for Green Tourism. To read more about SYHA Hostelling Scotland’s Sustainability Charter, please click here. There are some quick and easy ways that you can make a difference and help us achieve our Green Tourism goals - to read our Responsible Visitor Charter and find out more, please click here.
We encourage our guests to use public transport where possible when travelling to our youth hostels – please see travelinescotland.com to plan your route or speak to youth hostel staff. If you are touring Scotland on two wheels then sustrans.org.uk has a wealth of information on cycling routes, safety and sustainable travel.