Overview of Hostel
A lochside lodge, sitting on the northern shore of Loch Gairloch, with magnificent sea and mountain views and easy access to fantastic sandy beaches.
Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel is a great base for exploring the North West Highlands, offering guests a range of comfortable private and shared rooms
By bus: bus stop (2.5 miles) at Strath near Gairloch
By train: nearest rail station is Achnasheen, which is approximately 30 miles away
By car: from Inverness take the A9 then A835 at Tore to Garve, then take A832 to Gairloch. The youth hostel is 3 miles along the B8021 towards Melvaig on the right.
As well as fine golden sand beaches and a turquoise sea there are many mountains only a short drive away, including the Torridon range and Beinn Eighe, Britain's first National Nature Reserve. The local village boasts fine pubs, coffee shops and restaurants as well as an award-winning heritage museum. Fresh seafood and whale and wildlife cruises are available from the harbour. The area has many scenic walks and spectacular scenery and we are conveniently located for Inverewe Gardens.
Conditions & Policy
Please note : Cancellation policy: 72h Credit cards accepted on arrival Breakfast not included Taxes included 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