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Isle of Arran – Lochranza Youth Hostel

Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HL, Lochranza, KA27 8HL, Scotland

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A chance to experience island life in the north of Arran, situated on the banks of Loch Ranza, opposite a 13th-century ruined castle in beautiful countryside.

  • Private
    From $65.27
10 or more people?
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Lochranza Hostel

Hostel Lochranza

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Surrounded by hills on three sides, this four star VisitScotland accredited youth hostel sits in an attractive lochside village in the north of the Isle of Arran. Close by, on a narrow peninsula extending into beautiful Loch Ranza, is the imposing ruin of a 13th century castle.

Perfect for groups, families and individual travellers, the hostel offers guests a wide range of comfortable hotel like private en-suite rooms and spacious shared accommodation, all with individual lockers and bedside lights. The excellent washroom facilities are all equipped with hairdryers. Guests can opt for a continental breakfast or take advantage of the large, well-equipped, self-catering kitchen.

Other facilities include free WiFi, a laundry and drying room and free onsite parking, as well as a secure cycle store for up to ten bikes. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine or local craft beer in one of the hostel’s two cosy lounges, one with a TV and both with excellent views over the loch. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.

The hostel benefits from a great bus connection, with the bus stop only a five minute walk away.

Lochranza is an ideal base for tackling the many trails and ridges of the Arran mountains, including Goat Fell, the island's highest peak. Experienced cyclists will enjoy the challenge of the circular 58 mile ride round the island but, for the less ambitious, the Cock of Arran walk offers a beautifully scenic low level trek, starting and finishing at the hostel. Arran’s only whisky distillery is a short walk away and well worth a visit.

Dogs are welcome at Lochranza, for a small fee, when booking a private room. Please notify us in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is available.

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
  • 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

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

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

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)1770 830631

Fax. +44 (0)1786 891350

lochranza@hostellingscotland.org.uk

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Arran Distillery (Less than 500 m)
  • Goatfell (5 to 10km)
  • Brodick Castle (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

A fantastic hostel in a great location. Hostel staff friendly and very helpful. Good Stuff!!

93%

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Stephen,

Sat 08 Jun 2019

Beautiful location, staff were helpful. I think when it comes to recycling and such more can be done.

97%

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Natasha,

Sun 23 Sep 2018

The hostel was very clean top marks and the staff extremely helpful

97%

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Helen,

Mon 09 Oct 2017

Die Lage ist schön an einer Meereseinbuchtung allerdings ist keine Laden im Ort zum einkaufen. Die Küche ist sehr gut und die Räume nicht zu klein!

87%

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Carla,

Wed 20 Sep 2017

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
Glasgow Airport or Prestwick Airport
Bus
Good regular bus services - ask at TICs for timetables.
Ferry/Boat
1km ferry from Claonaig & the Mull of Kintyre 22km ferry from Ardrossan.
Alternate Transport
22km north of Brodick close to Lochranza Castle Free at hostel
Car
Free parking at hostel.
Rail
Ardrossan then ferry & bus #324.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Abseiling
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Walking / Hiking
Sustainability

Sustainability labels

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