If there is one thing you need to do in your lifetime, it is to stay at Loch Ossian Youth Hostel. Not our words but taken from an article featuring the top places to visit in your lifetime.

Surrounded by Munros and only accessible by rail, bike or foot, this small, homely eco youth hostel is an excellent base for hill walkers, sitting on the banks of Loch Ossian with truly exceptional views.

Accommodation at Loch Ossian is only available in multi-share but groups and families 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. Other facilities include a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, hot showers, a fridge, overhead drying racks and boot stands by the fire and a small shop selling ready meals along with a range of snacking essentials, postcards and sundries.

The team at the hostel are very proud of the eco-hostel status, with locally sourced hydro power complimenting the hostels existing micro generated solar power supply along with other green initiatives such as composting toilets and a reed bed to soak away for grey water.

In extreme weather the youth hostel normally remains open during the day.

Please bear in mind that there is no road access to the youth hostel or to Corrour station. Arrive on foot from Corrour station (West Highlands Glasgow to Fort William line, 1 mile away).


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Hostel Services

  • 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. 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.


Corrour, By Fort William PH30 4AA Scotland

Tel: +44 (0) 1397 732207

Email: lochossian@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.

Loch Ossian Youth Hostel currently holds a Gold award for Green Tourism. To 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.

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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