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Rowardennan Lodge Youth Hostel

Rowardennan by Drymen, Rowardennan, G63 0AR, Scotland

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Overall Rating 83%

From 6 Reviews

Hostel rating (6)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 78%
Location 93%
Security 80%
Service 83%
Comfort 73%
Green rating 85%

Idyllic location on the banks of Loch Lomond with unobstructed views and the West Highland Way passing by the gate.

  • Private
    From $168.50
10 or more people?

Rowardennan Hostel

Hostel Rowardennan

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Former hunting lodge set in a stunning location right on the banks of Loch Lomond, the hostel is 32km north of Glasgow. The area offers watersports, biking and hiking, particularly along the West Highland Way which is routed almost past the front door. There is capacity for 75 guests and facilities include laundry and self catering kitchen. Private and family 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 GPB 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
  • TV room


  • Suitable for wheelchair users
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • 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
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 22 Mar to 05 Oct

From 07:00 to 10:00
From 15:00 to 22:00
From 15:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)1360 870259

Fax. +44 (0)1360 891256

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Ben Lomond (At or next to the hostel)
  • West Highland Way (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cruise Loch Lomond (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Staff were very helpful. But due to a large group taking over the kitchen & dining room, we were unable to access these facilities until late evening and later in the morning.


Avatar for Debbie


Thu 16 May 2019

Top hostel !!!


Avatar for Rob


Sat 29 Sep 2018

Staff were very friendly, but front desk was totally overwhelmed by volume when we arrived and had to wait 30 mins to check in. I think more manpower up front at busy times is essential. Dinner was very good value. In a private room on the ground floor, light from the hallway penetrated the room from a painted panel above door. I suggest using an opaque paint to correct or just installing plywood/drywall.


Avatar for Peter


Fri 07 Sep 2018


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 (At or next to the hostel)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Nearest airports are Glasgow 50km away or 80km away for Prestwick airport 
Contact the hostel for bus schedule
Passenger Ferry direct to the hostel from Luss. Enquire directly for details.
Alternate Transport
36 Miles North of Glasgow city centre There is free parking at the hostel for residents.
Free parking at the hostel
Balloch station 20km from hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

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

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