Whatever outdoor activity you're into, Glencoe couldn't be better placed to meet your thrill seeking needs. Whether you're a hiker, runner, white water rafter or mountain biker there's something for everyone. Drive through the Glencoe Pass, one of Scotland's most iconic landscapes and we're sure your heart will be racing at the prospect of thrill seeking adventures in this amazing natural playground.
Glencoe Youth Hostel is ideally located away from the main A82 in the quiet countryside of Glencoe, surrounded by fields and trees with stunning view of the hills. The youth hostel is popular with walkers, climbers and families as it offers budget multi-share accommodation but also private family friendly rooms too. Glencoe Youth Hostel has a large open plan kitchen/ dining room with ample cooking facilities and dining tables. According to one of our guests, the youth hostel has one of the best drying rooms in the Scottish Highlands!
Glencoe Youth Hostel offers everything that a hosteller can wish for: great showers, comfy beds, a stunning location and most important of all dedicated staff, for whom guest come as strangers but leave as friends. Glencoe Youth Hostel is perfect if you are attempting a historic walk up the Lost Valley or tackling Britain's finest ridge walk, the Aonach Eagach (which ends at the youth hostel). Glencoe Youth Hostel is also only a 10min walk or stumble from the Clachaig Inn.
With dog friendly accommodation available at Glencoe Youth Hostel, your four-legged friend will be able to join in on all the fun! A small fee of five pounds per dog per night will be charged and must be booked in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated. For further information please refer to our Dog Guidelines
For inspiration and ideas of things to do in the Lochaber area take a look at the Outdoor Capital Diaries from our friends at The Outdoor Capital of the UK.
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
Food and Drink
- Alcohol Licence
- Groups meals service
- Individual meals service
- Self-catering kitchen
- Bike store
- Distance to nearest shop 1.5 miles
- Dogs allowed
- Drying room
- Family friendly
- Lockers/luggage store
- Private rooms available
- Suitable for groups
- Total beds 40
- Computers with internet access (FREE)
- WiFi access (FREE)
- Lounge/TV room
- Distance to bus stop 2 miles
- Distance to train station 20 miles
- Parking nearby (free/charges apply)
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.
Open All Year
Tel: 01855 811 219
October to March
Reception Opening Hours 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 21:00.
Check in 17:00 - 21:00
Check out 08:00 - 10:00
The Youth Hostel will also be closed between 10:00 and 17:00
April to September
Reception closes at 23:00
Check in 15:15 -23:00
Check out 07:00 - 10:00
For a printable version of this information click here to download youth hostel fact sheet.
Tel: +44 (0) 1855 811219
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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.
Glencoe Youth Hostel currently holds a Silver 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.