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Loch Ossian Youth Hostel

Corrour, Loch Ossian, PH30 4AA, Scotland

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A traditional but homely eco-hostel situated in the remote wilderness of Rannoch Moor.

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Loch Ossian Hostel

Hostel Loch Ossian

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Sitting on the southern shore of Loch Ossian, this traditional but homely eco-hostel makes a perfect base for hillwalkers looking to explore the remote wilderness of Rannoch Moor.

Accommodation at the hostel is in male and female specific dorms, but groups and families have the option of booking a dorm for exclusive use. The hostel has a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, with fridge, and a small shop selling ready meals, a range of snacks, postcards and sundries. Drying is available on two overhead racks and boot stands by the fire - the perfect place to relax after a day on the hills.

Guests can now enjoy a welcome hot shower, thanks to the development of locally sourced hydro power complimenting the micro generated solar power supply. There’s also electric panel heating throughout and all bed linen is provided, so no need for sleep sheets or sleeping bags. Other green initiatives include composting toilets, a reed bed grey water drainage system - and even bat-friendly paint!

Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is only accessible by rail, bike or foot. Corrour railway station (Glasgow to Fort William line) is the highest mainline railway station in the UK and the hostel is a short, approximately 20 minute walk from the station along a well-made track.

Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to get away from it all. It has plenty of low and high level walks to choose from, including a variety of Munros and Corbetts. Popular with cyclists, star gazers, wildlife watchers, groups and families, it’s a great venue for a group getaway, or a peaceful break.

In extreme weather the hostel normally remains open during the day.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.


Prices are members' prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

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.
  • 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

  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 09:00 to 10:30
From 17:00 to 22:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)1397 732207

Fax. +44 (0)1786 891350



Située en pleine nature, l’auberge offre des équipements sommaires mais suffisants. Les espaces sont un peu étroits, la cuisine est bien équipée.


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Fri 01 Nov 2019

Superb location, excellent facilities at hostel given the remote location, good mix of people and NO BRATS !


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Sun 30 Apr 2017

Auberge dans le milieu de nul part, seul accès à pied en vélo ou en train. Magnifique endroit pour débuter un trek ou pour dormir en cas de fortes pluie. Attention pas de douche, ni de magasin (apporter la nourriture) Par contre paysage magnifique et plaisant.


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Mon 11 Aug 2014

I absolutely loved Loch Ossian - although we had a bit of an adventure getting there! A little more guidance about getting there would definitely be helpful for hapless travelers like myself. Beautiful setting, warm and cosy.


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Sat 02 Aug 2014

Jan the warden was very friendly and helpful.Everything was clean and tidy with a big warm fire going which was greatly appreciated on such a cold and wet day. Looking forward to my next visit.


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Sun 12 Jan 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

100km: Glasgow (train)
15km: Rannoch
100km: Oban: bus and/or train
Alternate Transport
2km: East of Corrour railway station No vehicular access
No access by car
2km: Corrour (from Glasgow or Fort William)
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


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


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Green energy supplies
  • Energy efficiency appliances
  • Double-glazing windows


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


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in toilet

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