Ratagan Youth Hostel

Ratagan Youth Hostel has been referred to as one of the best youth hostel locations in Scotland due to its beautiful loch-side location with garden and stony beach directly in front of the youth hostel. The youth hostel is small and intimate in a stunning location surrounded by mountains, lochs and forests but is located just off the main road and a bus stop is only 1.5 miles away, making it easily accessible all year round.

Ratagan Youth Hostel offers excellent value group and budget accommodation in multi-share rooms but also offers small private rooms for families. It is well equipped with a self-catering kitchen, bike shed, laundry and drying room, small shop on site, luggage storage area, internet access and Wi-Fi available as well as an alcohol license and helpful staff.

Ratagan Youth Hostel has an absolutely amazing view of the Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range from the sitting room and otters, seals and porpoises can be seen from the garden. Low level scrambles and ridge walks are all within close distance of the hostel and the garden is ideal for launching kayaks for a paddle in Loch Duich, for example to the Eilean Donan Castle.

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Food and Drink

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

Hostel Services

  • Bike store
  • Distance to nearest shop 1.5 miles
  • Drying room
  • Family friendly
  • Laundry
  • Private rooms available
  • Suitable for groups
  • Total beds 38

Internet Access

  • Computers with internet access (charges apply)
  • WiFi access (charges apply) £1/hour

Leisure

  • Lounge/TV room

Travel

  • Distance to bus stop 1.5 miles
  • Distance to ferry nearby
  • Distance to train station 16 miles
  • Parking nearby (free/charges apply)

Information

Accessibility:

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 March to October

Tel: 01599 511 243

Reception Opening Hours 08:00 - 10:00 & 17:00 - 22:00.

Check in 17:00 - 22:00

Check out 08:00 - 10:00

Hostel Opening Hours 08:00 - 10:00 & 17:00 - 23.30.

Daytime access may be available, please confirm with hostel.

For a printable version of this information click here to download youth hostel fact sheet.

Address

Glenshiel, Kyle, Ross-shire IV40 8HP Scotland

Tel: +44 (0) 1599 511243

Email: ratagan@syha.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.

Ratagan 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 www.travelinescotland.com to plan your route or speak to youth hostel staff. If you are touring Scotland on two wheels then http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ has a wealth of information on cycling routes, safety and sustainable travel.