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NTS Ben Lomond

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

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Overall Rating 96%

From 22 Reviews

Hostel rating (22)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 96%
Location 95%
Security 98%
Service 93%
Comfort 95%
Green rating 97%

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 $27.83
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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

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - 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 am making these comments on behalf of an American friend for whom I booked the night in the lodge as she was walking the WHW

90%

Avatar for Scott

Scott,

Wed 02 Oct 2019

Absolutely brilliant place. Arrived after walking from milngavie and a hot bath and a cuppa were just the job. Had the 6 man dorm to myself which I bet doesnt happen too often. Porridge and hot tea and toast in the morning before pushing onto Tyndrum.

100%

Avatar for John

John,

Mon 30 Sep 2019

Lovely space. Large lounge and good kitchen. Beds super comfortable! We only stayed for one night but it was a great getaway.

100%

Avatar for Kimberley

Kimberley,

Tue 10 Sep 2019

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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