Sitting on the banks of Loch Ranza, opposite a 13th-century ruined castle and surrounded by magnificent countryside, the youth hostel offers a wide range of shared accommodation and private en-suite rooms, perfect for groups, families and individual hostellers. The hostel benefits from a great bus connection with the nearest bus stop 5 minutes' walk away.

Other facilities include a spacious self-catering kitchen and laundry service available on request.

The youth hostel sits on the Cock of Arran trail, a beautifully scenic low level trek offering stunning views of the surrounding area. The hostel garden is a great spot for local wildlife with regular visitors including red deer, red squirrels, and golden eagles with grey seals and otters often seen in the bay.

Often referred to as Scotland in miniature, Arran is a popular place to enjoy the great outdoors with a number of activities on offer including hill walking, mountain biking, pony-trekking, fishing, golfing and water sports. For those looking to take life at a more leisurely pace, the nearby Lochranza distillery is worth a visit.

With dog friendly accommodation available at Lochranza 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


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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  • Access with limited mobility
  • Suitable for wheelchair users
  • Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance

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 15 miles
  • Dogs allowed
  • Drying room
  • En suite rooms available
  • Family friendly
  • Laundry
  • Lockers/luggage store
  • Private rooms available
  • Suitable for groups
  • Total beds 53

Internet Access

  • WiFi access (FREE)


  • Lounge/TV room


  • Distance to bus stop nearby
  • Distance to ferry 0.5 and 14
  • Parking nearby (free/charges apply) Free of charge



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 and Exclusively yours...RentaHostel

Tel: 01770 830 631

Reception Opening Times:

07:30 to 10:00 and 17:00 to 21:30 (22:30 Friday)

Check in from 17:00

Check out 10:00

Hostel Opening Times 07:00 to 22:00 and after 22:00 by keycard entry


Continental breakfast and packed lunches available. The youth hostel also sells beer/wine, some confectionery and Arran Ice Cream. For a wider range of food there is a supermarket in Brodick.

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

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


Lochranza, Isle of Arran KA27 8HL Scotland

Tel: +44 (0) 1770 830631



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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.

Lochranza 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.

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