A magnificently situated stone lodge, set on the romantic shores of the Kyle of Tongue. Once a former hunting and fishing lodge dating back to 1891, Tongue Hostel offers wonderful views of Ben Loyal, Ben Hope and Rabbit Island. Located just a short walk from Tongue Village, the Youth Hostel provides budget accommodation and is the perfect base for hill walking, cycling, fishing, photography, nature and bird watching with plenty of white sandy beaches to explore.

Tongue Hostel is relaxed, friendly and beautifully furnished. Many visitors describe this as a boutique hotel, rather than a hostel. There are large spacious bedrooms (including private and family rooms), a well-equipped self-catering kitchen with excellent cooking facilities and small drying room.

Local attractions include Castle Varrich ruins which overlook the Kyle of Tongue, Strathnaver Museum and Trail located in Bettyhill and Cape Wrath located in Durness. The atmosphere of this remote area is quite special. To truly leave the hustle and bustle of life behind, you must escape to the edge of Scotland.

Visit Tongue Hostel's website - Tongue Hostel and Holiday Park

For information please contact the hostel directly

Phone: +44 (0) 1847 611789
Email: kothostelandhp@btinternet.com


  • Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance

Food and Drink

  • Café
  • Groups meals service
  • Individual meals service

Hostel Services

  • Bike store
  • Distance to nearest shop 0.5 miles
  • Drying room
  • Family friendly
  • Laundry
  • Private rooms available
  • Total beds 36

Internet Access

  • WiFi access (FREE)


  • Distance to airport 65 miles
  • Distance to bus stop 1 mile
  • Distance to ferry 45 miles
  • Distance to train station 37 miles


Hostel open all year - contact for details.

Tel: 01847 611 789

Check out: 8am-10am & Check in: 4pm-8pm


Tongue, By Lairg, Sutherland IV27 4XH Scotland

Tel: +44 (0) 1847 611789

Email: kothostelandhp@btinternet.com


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