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NTS Ben Lomond

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

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Overall Rating 98%

From 15 Reviews

Hostel rating (15)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 98%
Cleanliness 99%
Location 99%
Security 98%
Service 98%
Comfort 97%
Green rating 98%

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 $27.97
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

Wir sind den West Highland Way gelaufen und haben generell B&Bs bevorzugt, da wir nicht mehr die allerjüngste Reisegruppe waren. "Trotzdem" hat es uns sehr gut gefallen. Alex war sehr gut zu erreichen, hat alle Fragen schnell und ausführlich beantwortet. Sie kam uns sogar entegen als wir uns etwas verspätet hatten, um nach uns Ausschau zu halten. Zum Frühstück mussten wir zum nächstgelegenen Hotel laufen. Wenn man "nur" eine Übernachtung sucht, ohne Gesellschaftsraum etc ist man genau richtig.

93%

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Swantje,

Wed 15 Aug 2018

Best place ever for walkers and nature lovers. Alex and Allister were really the best: caring and present. We keep a very nice memory of this place

100%

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Carlo,

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Amazing place to stay to explore the area around Ben Lomond, the staff were so friendly and the lodge was really cosy. Would definitely visit again :)

97%

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Molly,

Tue 14 Aug 2018

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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