Overview of Hostel
Set in rugged scenery at the foot of the Cuillin Ridge, Glenbrittle Youth Hostel is just over a mile from the beach and close to the magical fairy pools and the famous Talisker Distillery. Eagles can often be spotted in the skies above.
This homely hostel has a long tradition as a base for walker
Please note there is no public transport to/from Glenbrittle. Contact us directly if you are unsure about how to get here and we’ll make sure that you make it!
By bus: the nearest bus stop is in Carbost, which is 7 miles away, but this is a limited service and not daily.
By car: A87 to Sligachan (signed Portree). A863 to Drynoch (signed Dunvegan), B8009 to Carbost, unclassified single-track road to Glenbrittle, 7 miles from the turn off.
By train: the nearest station is Kyle or Mallaig.
On foot: for the experienced walker there is a strenuous moorland track over the bealach from Sligachan (4.6 miles) before joining the road for a further 3 miles. The path is not suitable for cyclists..
Eating out: Old Inn (7 miles) Taigh Ailean Hotel (10 miles) Sligachan Hotel (14 miles) Don?t miss: Spectacular walking & wildlife & even the chance to see the Northern Lights! Talisker Distillery (7 miles) Nightlife: Old Inn (7 miles) Taigh Ailean Hotel (10 miles) Sligachan Hotel (14 miles)
Conditions & Policy
Credit Cards Accepted
All bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night. (Full, existing members of Hostelling Scotland and HI using these channels are not entitled to a membership refund.) From the age of 5 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and may be accommodated in a single-gendered shared room with the parent or guardian and other guests, at the discretion and responsibility of the parent or guardian. The young person/people, the parent/guardian and the other occupants of the room must be of the same gender. Hostelling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation. Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in designated family rooms, where available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots in a shared dormitory or private accommodation. No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel. Hostelling Scotland does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee. When booking for more than 9 people: - Full prepayment is required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled. - The following cancellation charges will apply to the entire booking: 57 days or more - 20% of total cost 56 to 29 days - 55% of total cost 28 to day of arrival - 100% of total cost