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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.

  • Dorm
    From $27.38
10 or more people?

Loch Ossian Hostel

Hostel Loch Ossian

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Surrounded by stunning scenery, Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to get away from it all. With no road access to the youth hostel or Corrour Train Station, Loch Ossian offers a traditional but homely hostel situated in the remote wilderness of Rannoch Moor. Our eco-hostel has a fully equipped self-catering kitchen and a small shop with 'Beyond the Beaten Track' ready meals, a range of snacking essentials, postcards and sundries, such as midge repellent! Drying is available on two overhead racks and boot stands by the fire, perfect after a day on the hills.

For the first time in its 85 year history Loch Ossian Youth Hostel has hot showers. This, and other facility enhancements including a fridge, is thanks to the development of locally sourced hydro power to complement its existing micro generated solar power supply. Youth hostel staff are very proud of the eco-hostel status, with other green initiatives such as composting toilets and a reed bed to soak away for grey water.

Accommodation at Loch Ossian is only available in multi-share but groups and families do have the option of booking a dorm room for exclusive use. Children and families are most welcome at Loch Ossian Youth Hostel and there is a range of games and activities for families at the hostel. In extreme weather the youth hostel normally remains open during the day. Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is an excellent base for hillwalkers, as it is surrounded by Munros.

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


Prices are non-member 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.
  • 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 07:00 to 10:00
From 16:30 to 22:30
From 16:30 to 22:30

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)1397 732207

Fax. +44 (0)1786 891350



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


Avatar for John


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.


Avatar for Siméon


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.


Avatar for Madeleine


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.


Avatar for alex


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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