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Isle of Arran – Lochranza Youth Hostel

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

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Overall Rating 95%

From 2 Reviews

Hostel rating (2)

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

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.

  • Dorm
    From $25.14
  • Private
    From $122.57
10 or more people?

Lochranza Hostel

Hostel Lochranza

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Situated in the north of the Isle of Arran in a beautiful lochside village is Lochranza Youth Hostel. Almost surrounded by the hills and complete with a thirteenth-century ruined castle, the village is a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life for a few days. Relax and enjoy yourself in this comfortable former hotel right on the water's edge. This is a place where you can observe nature, with spectacular wildlife right on the doorstep - red deer are abundant, there are seals on the rocks and eagles soar overhead. Lochranza is the ideal base for tackling the many trails and ridges of the Arran mountains including Goat Fell, the island's highest peak. For the less ambitious the Cock of Arran walk, the finest low level trek on the island, starts and finishes at the Hostel. But if you prefer not to walk too far, Arran has many other activities to offer including on and off-road biking, pony-trekking, fishing, golfing and watersports. There are also plenty of visitor attractions: Scotland's newest distillery is a few minutes away from the Hostel, Brodick Castle has fine gardens, the Standing Stone Circles of Machrie are impressive, to name but a few. Everything you might want to see and do is accessible by a good bus service, which offers a great value day pass. Don't miss: Goat Fell for the fit & well equipped ,Cock of Arran Walk, Brodick Castle and the circular drive/cycle right round the island - 'Scotland in miniature' Bike hire nearby. Internet access., Excellent high and low level walks start from the hostel and experienced cyclists will enjoy the challenge of the 58 mile ride round the island. for the less energetic you can spend time seeking out the local wildlife including red deer, red squirrel, seals, otters and golden eagle. Or how about a visit the the local distillery justa few hundred yards from the hostel.


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
  • TV room


  • 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

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)1770 830631

Fax. +44 (0)1786 891350

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



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


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Sat 08 Jun 2019

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


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Sun 23 Sep 2018

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


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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!


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Wed 20 Sep 2017

Me gustó que fuera un hostel muy nuevo. No me gustó que hubiera pocas duchas para todo el hostel y que las habitaciones estuvieran cerradas a partir de las 10 de la mañana para la limpieza.


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Wed 02 Aug 2017


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

Glasgow Airport or Prestwick Airport
Good regular bus services - ask at TICs for timetables.
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
Free parking at hostel.
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

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