Overview of 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
By bus: take a bus to Shiel Bridge from Inverness, Glasgow, Edinburgh or Skye. From the bus stop it’s about 2 miles walk to the youth hostel
By train: take the train to Kyle, then bus, then 2 miles walk
By car: from Inverness or Fort William take the road to the Isle of Skye. Turn off A87 at Shiel Bridge (signposted Ratagan). After 0.75 mile turn right down to the youth hostel
On foot: from Shiel Bridge, walk 2 miles, following the signs for Ratagan. Walk through the village on the lochside to the youth hostel.
Eilean Donan Castle (8 miles) Glenelg Brochs (10 miles) The Glenelg ferry to Skye (10 miles) Kylerhea Otter Haven on Skye Totaig Broch (5 miles) Falls of Glomach (8 miles)
Conditions & Policy
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 12 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 12 years) can only be accommodated in private rooms where available. Hostelling Scotland 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. 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. 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