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NTS Ben Lomond

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

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Overall Rating 98%

From 16 Reviews

Hostel rating (16)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 98%
Cleanliness 98%
Location 99%
Security 98%
Service 98%
Comfort 97%
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 $26.20
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

There are 2 single sex dorm rooms (10 people total) and 2 shower rooms (one with a bath) upstairs and 1 toilet, kitchen/dining room and living room downstairs. There is a wood burning stove which makes the living room lovely and cosy. Free tea and coffee is available too. What really made the stay great though was Fraser, the seasonal ranger. He is so welcoming and a lot of fun (and has a very cute dog!).

97%

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Gillian,

Mon 10 Sep 2018

Friendly and helpful staff, comfortable bunks and showers. The kitchens depended on guests to keep it clean though so sometimes there were unwashed mugs in the sink, crumbs on the countertops etc. Overall had a great and comfortable stay while doing the West Highland Way, thank you!

90%

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Xue Mei,

Sat 08 Sep 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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