Housed in an old primary school building, Newton Stewart Youth Hostel is located in a quiet woodland area just five minutes from the picturesque market town of Newton Stewart.
The youth hostel offers a range of shared accommodation and private rooms and is a great a great base for outdoor enthusiasts, families and wildlife watchers looking to discover the Galloway Forest Park and surrounding area.
Other facilities include a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, a laundry and drying room, secure bike storage and ample on-site parking.The area is very popular with outdoor enthusiasts and local activities include mountain biking, cycling, fishing, pony trekking, wildlife watching and hill walking within the Galloway Forest Park and along the coast.
The Park is the UK’s first Dark Sky Park offering spectacular stellar viewing on a clear night. Mountain bikers can take the challenges at 7 Stanes forests at Glentrool & Kirroughtree, The Southern Upland Way is only 8 miles away and the Sustrans Cycle Route 7 passes the youth hostel on the way to Highlands.
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.
- Available & RentaHostel
- RentaHostel only
- Call Hostel for Availability
- Fully Booked
Food and Drink
- Self-catering kitchen
- Bike store
- Distance to nearest shop 0.5 miles
- Drying room
- Family friendly
- Private rooms available
- Total beds 26
- Lounge/TV room
- Distance to bus stop 0.5 miles
- Distance to ferry 28 miles
- Parking nearby (free/charges apply)
Open for RentaHostel only.
Tel: 01671 402 211
Check in 17:00 - 22:30
Check out 10:00
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) 1671 402 211
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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.
Newton Stewart Youth Hostel currently holds a Bronze 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.
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.