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NTS Ben Lomond

Ardess Lodge Rowardrennan, By Drymen, G63 0AR, Scotland

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Overall Rating 95%

From 22 Reviews

Hostel rating (22)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 98%
Cleanliness 95%
Location 96%
Security 93%
Service 95%
Comfort 95%
Green rating 96%

Situated at the foot of Ben Lomond, and 50m off the West Highland Way, Ben Lomond Bunkhouse is perfect as an overnight stop, or for those wishing to stay locally while climbing the Ben.

  • Dorm
    From $26.39
10 or more people?
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By Drymen Hostel

Hostel By Drymen

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Situated at the foot of Ben Lomond, and 50m off the West Highland Way, Ben Lomond Bunkhouse is perfect as an overnight stop, or for those wishing to stay locally while climbing the Ben.
With spacious, comfortable bunk rooms, a large dining kitchen, large lounge with woodstove, hot showers and a great drying room, the bunkhouse is an ideal haven after your hard day in the great outdoors. Run by the National Trust for Scotland, all profits from the bunkhouse help towards the path repair and other conservation work on Ben Lomond.
The Ardess Hidden History Trail is a 1 mile loop walk through the natural Oak woodland behind the bunkhouse, and gives a great insight into past lives in the area. This is a great family walk for all ages. There’s also a pebble beach about 200m north, with endless supplies of stones for skimming and chucking.
Please note that we can no longer accept dogs.

Prices

Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 16:00 and 19:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 19:00
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 16:00 to 19:00
Check-in:
From 16:00 to 19:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 01360 870224

benlomond@nts.org.uk

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • West Highland Way (At or next to the hostel)
  • Ben Lomond (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

I really enjoyed my stay there and I would definitely come again. It is a beautiful place to stay and the people working there are very welcoming and helpful.

100%

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Kneser,

Tue 03 Oct 2017

I will recommend this hostel to anyone hiking on the west highland way. The only area that needs improvement is inadequate signage to guide weary walkers to the hostel. The tiny wee sign in the car park needs to be replaced with a much larger one. We wandered round for a long time and never saw it for almost an hour

97%

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Gavin,

Fri 08 Sep 2017

I really enjoyed my time in Ben Lomond Bunkhouse because it was warmly and the welcome was friendly. We were introduced to the other guests. We can enjoy a good time with the other guests in the lounge room. The kitchen was clean and full-equipped.

100%

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Julia,

Tue 22 Aug 2017

Comfortable relatively small hostel next to Ben Lomond (ptarmigan path) and West Highland Way. Only down side is that it is about 10 minutes walk from pub

93%

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Ian,

Sat 19 Aug 2017

Lovely little hostel with comfortable beds, spacious rooms, and excellent kitchen, and bath/shower facilities. Provides great base for walking including Ben Lomand, and then you can have a bath afterwards! Would recommend.

100%

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Imogen,

Sat 05 Aug 2017

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (500m to 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (5 to 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
30 miles
Bus
7 miles
Ferry/Boat
Local ferry on Loch Lomond 0.1 miles
Rail
20 miles
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Windsurfing

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