Overview of Hostel
Sitting on the famous NC500, surrounded by a wild and spectacular landscape, Durness Smoo offers a true hostelling experience in simple, relaxed and welcoming accommodation.
A refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the hostel is an ideal base for exploring the local area, and offers
By bus: Late April to late September, Monday to Saturday, D&E Coaches leave Inverness at 08.50, arriving in Durness at 14.00
During July and August the service also runs on Sundays. Buses will drop you off at the youth hostel on request
By train: Monday to Saturday, Scotrail services depart Inverness for Wick/Thurso at 07.14 and 10.39, connecting at Lairg with the Royal Mail post buses for onward travel to Durness
By car: Durness is on the A894 from Ullapool, and the A838 from Tongue.
By foot: Walk along the A894 from Durness village going towards Tongue. After 1 mile the youth hostel is on the left..
Don?t miss: Sandwood Bay (10 miles) Smoo Cave (nearby) Cape Wrath (12 miles) Handa Island RSPB Reserve (15 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.) Please note that due to demand at this location shared accommodation can be unisex therefore children under the age of 16 can only be accommodated in a private room accompanied by an adult. 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