Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is a small, homely eco youth hostel, situated on the banks of Loch Ossian with exquisite views. Our eco hostel has a fully equipped self-catering kitchen and a small shop with 'Beyond the Beaten Track' ready meals, a range of snacking essentials, postcards and sundries, such as midge repellent! Drying is available on two overhead racks and boot stands by the fire, perfect after a day on the hills.
Please bear in mind that there is no road access to the youth hostel or to Corrour station.
For the first time in its 85 year history Loch Ossian Youth Hostel has hot showers. This, and other facility enhancements including a fridge, is thanks to the development of locally sourced hydro power to complement its existing micro generated solar power supply. Youth hostel staff are very proud of the eco-hostel status, with other green initiatives such as composting toilets and a reed bed to soak away for grey water.
Accommodation at Loch Ossian is only available in multi-share but groups and families do have the option of booking a dorm room for exclusive use. Children and families are most welcome at Loch Ossian Youth Hostel and there is a range of games and activities for families at the hostel. In extreme weather the youth hostel normally remains open during the day. Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is an excellent base for hillwalkers, as it is surrounded by Munros.Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is only accessible by rail, bike or foot. Corrour railway station (West Highlands Glasgow to Fort William line) is the highest mainline railway station in the UK and the youth hostel is a short, approximately 20 minute walk from the station along a well-made track. We've teamed up with ScotRail to offer a 10% accommodation discount when you book any Scottish Youth Hostel and travel with ScotRail!
Click here for more information on how to claim your discount.
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 or the Rannoch and Tummel Tourist Association
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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- Distance to nearest shop 15 miles
- Total beds 20
- Distance to train station 1 mile
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: 01397 732 207
OPEN ALL WINTER for groups & individual bookings
Reception open until 22:30
Check in 16:30 - 22:30
Check out 07:00 - 10:00
The youth hostel is closed 10:00 - 16:30
For a printable version of this information click here to download youth hostel fact sheet.
If you arrive when the youth hostel is closed you can leave your bags in the covered area by the dry composting toilets. SYHA Hostelling Scotland cannot accept any liability for the security of your belongings.
Please be environmentally aware and take your litter to the nearest place with proper rubbish collection.
Walkers are requested to use footpaths during the stalking season from August to October.
Please note that we do not accept stag or hen parties at any of our hostels.
Tel: +44 (0) 1397 732207
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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.
Loch Ossian 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.
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A very big thank you to our Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award volunteers for their help with customised deer proof tree guards to protect our new trees!