Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel

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8.3 out of 10

Located 2.5 miles west of Gairloch in a stunning coastal position, this hostel is close to beaches and well set up fo walkers. Wood-panelled rooms and a large dining room/lounge offer comfort, but the real star is that view…magic!

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Situated on the northern shore of Loch Gairloch, Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel offers magnificent sea and mountain views. With free private parking, this youth hostel dates back to the 1880s. This former hunting lodge offers both private rooms and bunk beds in shared dormitories. The communal lounge boasts panoramic views of the Torridon Hills and Loch Gairloch. Guests are welcome to make use of the fully equipped self-catering kitchen and the spacious dining room. Laundry facilities are also available. The village of Gairloch is just 5 minutes’ drive away and is home to several fine pubs, coffee shops, and restaurants. One of the top 5 Scottish Marine Life Watch destinations, Gairloch also offers boat trips to watch whales or dolphins. Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel has sandy beaches on its doorstep and is an ideal stop-off point for many cyclists.

Important information

Full payment for all bookings will be charged at the time of booking. All major credit & debit cards are accepted excluding American Express. All bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night. (Full, existing members of SYHA and HI using these channels are not entitled to a membership refund). Individual reservations (Up to 9 persons) - can cancel free of charge until 7 days before the arrival date. If cancelled within the 7 days before the arrival 100 percent of the total price will be charged. Groups reservations (more than 9 persons) - different policies and additional supplements will apply. More than 8 weeks (57 days or more) 20% of total cost. 8 – 4 weeks (56- 29 days) 55% of total cost. 4 – 0 weeks (28 - 0 day) 100% of total cost. No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel. Should guests be entitled to a refund or part refund please note that these are processed by SYHA National Office, Stirling. It may take 7 to 10 working days from the date of cancellation request for the refund to be processed back onto the original card used. From the age of 5 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian of the same gender when booking a bed within shared accommodation. Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in private rooms, where available SYHA advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots. Check-in from 17.00 until 22.00 and check-out from 08.00 until 10.00. Please note the reception is only open from 08.00 until 10.00 and from 17.00 until 22.00.
Please inform Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Features of Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Family rooms
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Packed lunches
  • Wifi
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Beachfront
  • On-site parking


  • Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout


  • Laundry


  • Free WiFi available


  • Private parking