Located at the halfway point on the West Highland Way, Crianlarich Youth Hostel sits below a forest in the Strathfillan Glen and provides a most welcome rest for tired feet.

Just over an hour's drive from Stirling, this friendly hostel provides a great base for families, groups and outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the northern area of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

The hostel provides a range of shared accommodation and private rooms with facilities including a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, cosy lounge, large dining area and a drying room for those unfortunate enough to have been caught out by Scotland's unpredictable climate. There is ramped access for wheelchair users, ample parking and a children’s playground nearby.

Twenty Munros dominate the landscape that surrounds the hostel making it popular with hill walkers. For those wishing to discover the natural beauty of the area at a more leisurely pace, there are a number of walks in the local community woodland and nearby forest. If you're keen on fishing, trout fishing permits can be bought locally.


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  • Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance

Food and Drink

  • Alcohol Licence
  • Groups meals service
  • Individual meals service
  • Self-catering kitchen

Hostel Services

  • Bike store
  • Distance to nearest shop nearby
  • Drying room
  • En suite rooms available
  • Family friendly
  • Laundry
  • Lockers/luggage store
  • Private rooms available
  • Suitable for groups
  • Total beds 59

Internet Access

  • 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

Check in:

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.


Station Road, Crianlarich FK20 8QN Scotland

Tel: +44 (0) 1838 300260

Email: crianlarich@hostellingscotland.org.uk


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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 TourismTo read more about 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.

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