The Torridon area is a magnificent corner of the North West Highlands, boasting some of the finest mountain scenery in Europe. Walkers are spoilt for choice with numerous hills, coastal trails, historic passes and hidden glens to explore. For the best advice ask our youth hostel staff who will be happy to share their local knowledge with you.

Nestling at the foot of the mountain Liathach (The Grey One), and only a stone's throw from the sea (Upper Loch Torridon), the Youth Hostel is a great option for all those with an adventurous spirit, wishing to experience the real Scotland. The hostel is purpose built and offers modern, practical facilities for outdoor enthusiasts and visiting groups looking for good quality affordable accommodation. There's a spacious self-catering kitchen, two large panoramic lounges, a drying room and a range of private and family rooms as well as shared accommodation.

Whether you're scaling the heights, biking the trails, walking the coastal paths, discovering the local wildlife or sampling the fine local seafood while taking in the stunning scenery €“ the Torridon area has something for everyone. Other local activities include clay pigeon shooting, archery, kayaking and bike hire (from Torridon Activities).

With dog friendly accommodation available at Torridon 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

Torridon Youth Hostel has a webcam allowing you to view the scenery and conditions via your browser. For the latest images Click Here.

SYHA Activity Holidays being held at Torridon in 2017/18 include:

We're on the North Coast 500 driving route! Click here to find out how you can enjoy 10% off car hire. Say goodbye to piles of leaflets by downloading the NC500 App or find out more about the local area with this handy PDF guide to Wester Ross.


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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Food and Drink

  • Alcohol Licence
  • Groups meals service Conti Breakfast Only
  • Individual meals service Conti Breakfast Only
  • Self-catering kitchen

Hostel Services

  • Bike store
  • Distance to nearest shop 1 mile
  • Dogs allowed
  • Drying room
  • Family friendly
  • Laundry
  • Lockers/luggage store
  • Private rooms available
  • Total beds 47

Internet Access

  • WiFi access (FREE)


  • Lounge/TV room


  • Distance to bus stop nearby
  • 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 March to October. Open long weekends (Thursday to Sunday inclusive) in November and February (open all week for February half term).

Available for exclusive hire December and January. If you would like exclusive use of the youth hostel during the main season please contact us for more information.

Tel: 01445 791 284

Reception Opening Times 08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22.30.

Check in 17:00 - 22:30

Check out 08:00 - 10:00

Hostel opening times: To allow access for cleaning daytime access to the youth hostel between 10.30 and 14:30 is not available. During that time, an entrance lobby with access to a toilet and luggage store for early arrivals is available.

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

For information regarding public transport to Torridon Youth Hostel, please click here.

Please note that we do not accept stag or hen parties at any of our youth hostels.


Torridon, by Achnasheen, Ross-shire IV22 2EZ Scotland

Tel: +44 (0) 1445 791284



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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.

Torridon 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.

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Torridon Youth Hostel is supporting Zero Waste Week – this week and every week. Click here to find out how you can get involved: Zero Waste Week Free PDF - Reduce Waste and Save Money

Our next Beach Clean takes place Monday 22 May 10:00 - 16:00 at Red Point Beach near Gairloch, email to find out more.