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Newton Stewart Youth Hostel

Newton Stewart, Minnigaff, DG8 6PL, Scotland

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A former Victorian schoolhouse located in a quiet woodland area just five minutes from the picturesque market town of Newton Stewart.

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Minnigaff Hostel

Hostel Minnigaff

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Housed in an old primary school building, Newton Stewart Youth Hostel is located in a quiet woodland area just five minutes from the picturesque market town of Newton Stewart. It is a great base for outdoor enthusiasts, families and wildlife watchers looking for budget accommodation.

Newton Stewart Youth Hostel offers a self-catering kitchen, family sized bedrooms, a laundry and drying room, secure bike storage and ample on-site parking.

There are opportunities for fishing, pony trekking, wildlife watching and hill walking within the Galloway Forest Park and along the coast. The Forest Park also is the UK's first Dark Sky Park offering spectacular stellar viewing on a clear night. Mountain bikers can take the challenges at 7stanes forests at Glentrool and Kirroughtree, The Southern Upland Way is only 8 miles away and the Suntran Cycle Route 7 passes the hostel on the way to Highlands.


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

  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 15 Apr to 11 Sept

From 07:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 22:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)1671 402211

Fax. +44 (0)1786 891350

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Kirroughtree Forrest (3 to 5km)
  • Crafty Distillery (2 to 3km)
  • The Museum Newton Stewart (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



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Avatar for Inés


Thu 31 Jul 2014

We arrived at 22:00h with our bikes and we have no problem with the check-in, the receptionist was very friendly. The storage for bikes was safe and everything very clean. The hostel is very quiet, we had a 8 bedroom for 2 people in a Friday in July. Definitely worth to stay there.


Avatar for Javier


Wed 23 Jul 2014

Keurig hostel niet meer of minder.


Avatar for marien


Fri 06 Sep 2013

very friendly and helpful staff! Very recommendable!


Avatar for Caecilia


Mon 19 Aug 2013

la possibilité de discuter avec le web par mes propres moyen. Mais il faut dire que je suis qu'une nuit pour moi. Indispensable mais si une personne serait rester plusieurs jours. Je trouve que signaler un check-point web-wifi serait fort utile... sinon tout est classe. Nostalgie et la classe made in U.K


Avatar for ludovic


Wed 14 Aug 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m to 1km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500 m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Prestwick (Glasgow) airport 60km
500m Stranmer/Dumfries stations
40km to Stranmer port
Free parking at the hostel
25km to Glasgow and Stranmer stations. 50km to Dumfries station
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking / Hiking

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