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Ratagan Youth Hostel

Glenshiel, Kyle, Ratagan, IV40 8HP, Scotland

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Overall Rating 95%

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Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 90%
Security 100%
Service 90%
Comfort 90%
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

From Ratagan Youth Hostel's attractive lochside garden, the views across to the Five Sisters mountain range are breathtaking. The building was originally built in the early 19th century with a view to setting up wool manufacturing and fishing on a large scale. There is comfortable accommodation for 40, a small store providing non-perishable foodstuff, and an attractive lounge looking on to Loch Duich. Ratagan is ideal and safe for families; kids will love exploring the stony beach right on the doorstep. For the serious mountaineer or Munro Bagger, an extended stay at Ratagan will be well rewarded. The Hostel has internet access and is a great RentaHostel location "Much loved Highland Hostel .. well situated for walking and exploring some of Scotland's most celebrated scenery" Scotland the Best! Private rooms available.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Charges Apply

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open from 31 Mar to 29 Oct

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 22:00
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



La vue sur les montagnes est sublime et les dortoirs sont bien tenus.


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Thu 19 Apr 2018

Wonderful location and well run hostel. The hostel staff helped us spot porpoises in the loch. Worth a special trip to stay here.


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Sun 24 Sep 2017

Super vacances dscette auberge de jeunesse


Avatar for veronique


Fri 21 Jul 2017

Good morning Not enough showers and restrooms for everybody


Avatar for Christophe


Sat 27 Aug 2016


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

120km to Inverness Airport. 160km to Glasgow Aiport. 190km to Prestwick Airport
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
Free parking is available at the hostel
Kyle of Lochalsh train statio is 29km from the hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

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

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