Overview of Hostel
Newton Stewart Youth Hostel sits in a quiet woodland area just five minutes from the picturesque market town of Newton Stewart in the beautiful south west of Scotland.
Housed in an old Victorian schoolhouse, the youth hostel is a great base for outdoor enthusiasts, families and wildlife watchers
By bus: a bus is available from Newton Stewart to Minnigaff that drops off outside the youth hostel. Minnigaff is within walking distance of Newton Stewart
By train: the nearest train station is Stranraer (25 miles) - take bus 75x or 500.
From A75 follow signs for Newton Stewart. Look for Minnigaff signs by the bridge. Turn into the road by the Cree Inn and the youth hostel is 650 yards on the left.
From A714 (north) enter Newton Stewart, turn left for Minnigaff at junction, cross the bridge, then first left - the youth hostel is 650 yards..
Good local opportunities for walking, cycling, pony trekking, bird and nature watching and sightseeing. Galloway Forest Park is nearby and the Southern Upland Way is 8 miles away. Prime Mountain Biking is available at the 7stanes Mountain Biking Centres at Kirroughtree & Glentroll.
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