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Ratagan Youth Hostel

Glenshiel, Kyle, Ratagan, IV40 8HP, Scotland

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Overall Rating 94%

From 3 Reviews

Hostel rating (3)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 93%
Location 100%
Security 100%
Service 93%
Comfort 83%
Green rating 90%

Top lochside location with an enviable view towards the Five Sisters of Kintail and nearby the world famous Eilean Donan Castle.

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Ratagan Hostel

Hostel Ratagan

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Small and intimate, Ratagan Youth Hostel is has a stunning lochside location with enviable views towards Skye.

Perfect for groups, families and individual travellers, this warm and welcoming hostel offers guests a variety of room types, all with USB charging points, and all able to be booked as private rooms. The accommodation is split over two floors and none of the rooms are en-suite, but ample shower and washroom facilities are available.

Guests can opt for continental breakfast served in the large dining room or take advantage of the well-equipped self-catering kitchen. Relax with a local craft beer or glass of wine in the hostel’s comfortable lounge, while enjoying stunning views over the Five Sisters of Kintail.

WiFi access is free for all guests and other facilities include a laundry, drying room, luggage store and secure bike shed. Basic provisions, including frozen ready meals, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.

Although surrounded by mountains, lochs and forests, the hostel is just off the main road, with a bus stop only 1.5 miles away making it easily accessible by public transport. Free parking is available onsite.

Ratagan is a popular choice with outdoor enthusiasts and there are a number of low-level scrambles and ridge walks within easy reach of the hostel. The garden is ideal for launching kayaks for a paddle in Loch Duich, home to porpoises, otters and seals. World famous Eilean Donan Castle is only eight miles away.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

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

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - At Reception
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 31 Mar to 29 Oct

Reception:
From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 22:00
Check-in:
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range (3 to 5km)
  • Eilean Donan Castle (More than 10km)
  • Glenelg Brochs and Sandaig Beach (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

We loved the setting and openness at Ratagan.... ended up staying 3 nights. Thank you! Re the questions below.... it is unclear if I am answering in the positive or negative by highlighting t red X's. The responses are in the positive!!

93%

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Heather,

Thu 03 Oct 2019

Excellente auberge au bord d'un Loch et proche de l'ïle de Skye (voiture indispensable). Tranquilité, repos et calme. Très bon accueil

100%

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Alain,

Fri 31 May 2019

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

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

Getting to us

Airport
120km to Inverness Airport. 160km to Glasgow Aiport. 190km to Prestwick Airport
Bus
Bus stop to Skye Inverness Glasgow approx. 2km from hostel
Alternate Transport
About 2km off the A87 Skye-Inverness road exit at Shiel Bridge Free at the hostel
Car
Free parking is available at the hostel
Rail
Kyle of Lochalsh train statio is 29km from the hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking / Hiking
Sustainability

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