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Achmelvich Beach SYHA

Recharn, Lairg, Achmelvich, IV27 4JB, Scotland

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Overall Rating 83%

From 2 Reviews

Hostel rating (2)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 70%
Location 100%
Security 80%
Service 90%
Comfort 70%
Green rating 100%

A traditional and remote rustic youth hostel situated just 300 metres from legendary white sandy beaches.

  • Dorm
    From $27.22
  • Private
    From $66.11
10 or more people?

Achmelvich Hostel

Hostel Achmelvich

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

A small rustic hostel situated next to a beautiful white sandy beach. The hostel has good self-catering facilities and is in an ideal location to watch the abundance of wildlife or walk the unrivalled coastal paths. Close to the Old Man of Stoer and within good proximity for climbing Suilven and many other mountains in the North West Highlands.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 17:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 22:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of GBP 3.00 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby - At or next to the hostel
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 27 Mar to 12 Sept

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 22:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)1571 844480

Fax. +44 (0)1786 891350

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Ardvreck Castle ()
  • Assynt Angling ()
  • Clachtoll Salmon Bothy & Ice House ()

See the full list of attractions



Liegt sehr abgelegen an einem schönen Sandstrand. Wer Ruhe und Natur braucht und einer einfachen Unterbringung gegenüber nicht abgeneigt ist landet hier einen Treffer. Uns hat es sehr gefallen.


Avatar for Franco


Thu 27 Apr 2017

A very basic hostel but was fine for our purposes.


Avatar for George


Mon 05 Sep 2016

Le personnel qui tient l'auberge est très agréable et très efficace. La cuisine à disposition est toujours propre et on peut cueillir des herbes fraiches (menthe...) dans le jardin. Une douche et un toillette supplémentaires seraient bienvenus. Le dortoir n'est pas très insonorisé car séparé par des rideaux.


Avatar for Hélène


Tue 02 Aug 2016

Aside from the fact that you definitely need a car to get there and that there is no Wifi (not even one you can pay for) or mobile reception, it is a very nice place. However no one should miss Achmelvich just because of these points! The beach is amazingly beautiful and the staff was very helpful. Also the common area is quite communicative...


Avatar for Alexander


Tue 06 Oct 2015

In the era of modern communications WIFI is now as essential as hot water was in the past. Perhaps utilising some of the monies from the sales of the art at Carbosdale to install free to use WIFI would be a fitting legacy for the future.


Avatar for Ian


Fri 19 Jun 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500 m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails
Getting to us

Getting to us

163km from Airport. Take Bus #3 via Ullapool (not available on Sundays).
Buss #67 or #61 from Inverness to Ullapool (Sat: bus #67). #67 from Ullapool to Achmelvich Beach.
63km to Ullapool by bus (not on Sundays).
Alternate Transport
5.5km North of Lochinver Free at the hostel
Free parking at hostel.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Energy efficiency appliances


  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities
  • Educational programs


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting


  • Water savers in toilet

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