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Gairloch Sands SYHA

Gairloch, Gairloch Carn Dearg, IV21 2DJ, Scotland

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Overall Rating 89%

From 3 Reviews

Hostel rating (3)

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

A former hunting lodge with spectacular views over the sea and mountains and a golden sandy beach on its doorstep.

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Gairloch Carn Dearg Hostel

Hostel Gairloch Carn Dearg

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

A cosy former hunting lodge located next to the sea with good facilities and wonderful views over Gairloch and the Torridon Mountains. With sandy beaches nearby and boat trips to watch whales and dolphins, there’s lots to see and do. Gairloch also boasts fine pubs, coffee shops and local seafood., Gairloch Carn Dearg Youth Hostel is a cosy former hunting lodge situated on the northern shore of Loch Gairloch with magnificent sea and mountain views.

Built in the 1880's this is one of the oldest Youth Hostels within the SYHA network. Gairloch Carn Dearg Youth Hostel is a popular choice with groups, families and individual travellers looking for budget accommodation and a popular stop-off point for many cyclists. We are an ideal place to explore the West Coast or to rest on a journey to or from Skye.

Gairloch Carn Dearg offers a good range of facilities including an excellent dining room, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, laundry and both multi-share and private bedrooms. The most commented on feature by our guests is the lounge which boasts stunning panoramic views of the Torridon hills and Loch Gairloch.

There are excellent sandy beaches on our doorstep and boat trips to watch whales and dolphins are available in the village. Gairloch is one of the top five Scottish Marine Life Watch destinations with dolphins, whales, otters and other wildlife spotted from the Youth Hostel. The village also boasts fine pubs, coffee shops, restaurants, fresh seafood, a weekly market, an award-winning heritage museum, visitors centre and leisure centre.

As well as being convenient for the famous Inverewe Garden there are also many fine mountains only a short drive away, including Beinn Eighe, Britain’s first National Nature Reserve, and the Torridon range. Other local activities include pony trekking, kayaking, fishing, golf and traditional distilling.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

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
  • 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 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

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Internet Cafe Nearby - 2 to 3km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01/04/2016 to 19/09/2016

Reception:
From 22:00 to 17:00
From 08:00 to 10:00
Check-in:
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)1445 712219

Fax. +44 (0)1786 891350

carn.dearg@syha.org.uk

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Inverewe Garden (5 to 10km)
  • Torridon Hills (More than 10km)
  • Gairloch (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Very pleasant stay - would recommend.

97%

Avatar for George

George,

Mon 05 Sep 2016

Le lieu proche d'une jolie plage et la superbe vue sur la mer depuis l'auberge. Une auberge très sympathique, cosy avec de belles parties communes et un personnel accueillant. Seul bémol : un tout petit parking pour les voitures et pas d'autres possibilités de se garer à proximité.

100%

Avatar for Aurelie

Aurelie,

Fri 19 Aug 2016

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (3 to 5km)
  • Local market (3 to 5km)
  • Mountainous Area (5 to 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (3 to 5km)
  • National / State Park (5 to 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (3 to 5km)
  • Restaurants (3 to 5km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (3 to 5km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (3 to 5km)
  • Swimming pool (3 to 5km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (3 to 5km)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
90km to Inverness Airport
Bus
90km: To Gairloch from Inverness
Ferry/Boat
70km to Ullapool port
Alternate Transport
5km: West of Gairloch Free at the hostel
Car
Free parking is available at the hostel
Rail
30km to Achnasheen train station. 90km to Inverness station

Sustainability initiatives

Air

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

Energy

  • Energy saving lights
  • Energy efficiency appliances

People

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

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Composting

Water

  • Water savers in toilet

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