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Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel

Recharn, Lairg, Achmelvich, IV27 4JB, Scotland

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Overall Rating 86%

From 2 Reviews

Hostel rating (2)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 83%
Location 93%
Security 83%
Service 87%
Comfort 77%
Green rating 90%

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

  • Dorm
    From $27.66
  • Private
    From $123.83
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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.
Please note that due to demand at this location shared accommodation can be unisex.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 12 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • 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.
  • 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 at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Laundry Facilities
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

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

  • Achmelvich Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • Hermitt's Castle (Europes Smallest Castle) (500m to 1km)
  • Suilven Mountain (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Es wurden uns die 10% emembership verweigert Es sollten die Toiletten getrennt werden für männlich und weiblich, dafür könnte der Waschraum im Nebengebäude verkleinert werden.


Avatar for Lothar


Mon 02 Oct 2017

La localisation, c'est vraiment chouette de pouvoir profiter de cet environnement !


Avatar for Géraldine


Wed 16 Aug 2017

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


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails
  • Distance to Gym (At or next to the hostel)
  • Hiking / Walking trails
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area
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
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Windsurfing

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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