As winner of the prestigious Green Tourism Business Goldstar Award 2011, Lochranza Youth Hostel is ranked as one of the UKs top ten greenest businesses. Lochranza Youth Hostel offers excellent budget and group accommodation but is also family friendly with private en-suite rooms, a spacious self-catering kitchen and laundry service available.
Lochranza Youth Hostel is situated on the banks of Loch Ranza, opposite a 13th-century ruined castle in beautiful countryside. The youth hostel is also located on the Cock of Arran trail, which provides a beautifully scenic low level trek. The youth hostel garden is a great spot to watch wildlife, including red deer, red squirrel, grey seals, otters and golden eagles. Lochranza Youth Hostel benefits from a great bus connection and the bus stop is only 5 minutes walk away.
A nearby distillery to Lochranza Youth Hostel is arguably the best in Scotland, and utilises the smooth water that trickles into the glen. Arran has many other activities on offer including off-road biking, pony-trekking, fishing, golfing and watersports.
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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- Fully Booked
- Access with limited mobility
- Suitable for wheelchair users
- Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance
Food and Drink
- Alcohol Licence
- Groups meals service
- Individual meals service
- Self-catering kitchen
- Bike store
- Distance to nearest shop 15 miles
- Dogs allowed
- Drying room
- En suite rooms available
- Family friendly
- Lockers/luggage store
- Private rooms available
- Suitable for groups
- Total beds 53
- Computers with internet access (FREE)
- 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 November and Exclusively yours...RentaHostel
Tel: 01770 830 631
Reception Opening Times:
April to September 07:30 to 10:00 and 17:00pm to 21:30 (22:30 Friday)
October to March 08:00 to 10:00 and 17:00 to 21:30 (22:30 Friday to end of October)
Check in from 17:00
Check out 10:00
Hostel Opening Times 07:00 to 22:00 and after 22:00 by keycard entry
The youth hostel sells a small range of frozen meals, pizzas, tinned goods and Arran ice-creams. 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.
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 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 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.