Loch Lomond, the Trossachs & Lochaber: Bunkhouses, bothies & hostels

Self catering bunkhouses & hostels
Loch Lomond Trossachs Lochaber hostels

This map shows hostels and bunkhouses in the area inland from Mallaig including Lochaber and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The Lochaber area of the Scottish west Highlands covers Rannoch Moor and the west coast around Mallaig and Ardnamurchan, including much of Perthshire. It’s central town, Fort William, is known as the Outdoor Capital of Scotland. South of Lochabar is Loch Lomand and the Trossachs, a wild area easily accessible from the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. These landscapes are ideal for outdoor activities and Independent hostels, bunkhouses and bothies provide good value self-catering accommodation to use as a base.

Loch Lomond, Trossachs & Lochaber
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  • Profile picture of Fort William Backpackers

    Fort William Backpackers

    Surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery Fort William is a mecca for those with a spirit of adventure. You can start (or end) the ‘West Highland Way’ in Fort William, hike or bike along mountain trails, go for a boat trip on the sea loch or just take it easy amidst the wonderful scenery. Even in winter Fort William stays busy with skiing, snow-boarding, mountaineering and ice-climbing. Set on a hillside above the town, with wonderful views, this cosy hostel provides all you’ll need after a day in the hills.

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    Kings House Bunkhouse

    New for 2017, the Kings House Bunkhouse, is perfectly situated right on the West Highland Way amid spectacular Scottish mountain scenery. With 32 beds across 10 rooms you’ll find ample storage for your bags and each bunk has a locker, reading light, power socket, linen and towels. Ideal for travellers needing a stopping point or as a base to explore all that Glencoe has to offer and beyond. You’ll find skiing, walking and mountain biking on the doorstep. The Way Inn café also offers all day dining and packed lunches from 7am to 11pm each day. .

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  • Profile picture of Comrie Croft

    Comrie Croft

    Comrie Croft is a perfect rural retreat for mountain bikers, hikers, families and backpackers, just over an hour from Edinburgh & Glasgow. The 4* hostel offers cozy, home style rooms which are also available for exclusive group use and weddings. Onsite facilities include The Tea Garden cafe, bike shop and lots of grin enducing mountain bike trails, family-friendly valley routes and a well stocked farm shop. A footpath takes you to the vibrant village of Comrie and gives access to stunning glens and mountains beyond.

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    Àite Cruinnichidh

    Àite Cruinnichidh, 15 miles northeast of Fort William, occupies a unique sheltered spot adjacent to the Monessie Gorge where you can explore remote glens, mountain passes and lochs. There are numerous walks easily accessible from the hostel and seven magnificent canoeing rivers within 20 miles.

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    Inveraray Hostel

    The historic town of Inveraray, on the western shore of Loch Fyne is a superb location for exploring Scotland’s Southern Highlands and Islands. Inverarary Hostel, a purpose built wooden building, is perfect for independent holidaymakers who enjoy socialising with other guests from many different backgrounds. The hostel offers basic but comfortable accommodation in private rooms and dorms, there’s an excellent self catering kitchen plus dining and sitting areas.

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  • Profile picture of Smiddy Bunkhouse

    Smiddy Bunkhouse

    Find a friendly welcome at this warm & comfortable mountain hostel for your group or family. Enjoy the loch-side location overlooking the Caledonian Canal, 4 miles from Fort William & Ben Nevis with the meeting of the West Highland Way and Great Glen Way on your doorstep. Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast with advice/instruction/guiding from resident instructors for walking/climbing; river, loch and sea kayaking & dinghy sailing. Equipment hire available. AALS licensed & DofE Approved Activity Provider for expeditions.

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    Glenfinnan Sleeping Car

    Glenfinnan Sleeping Car provides unique, accommodation in an historic railway carriage next to the station. Your ideal location for the mountains of Lochaber, Rough Bounds, Moidart and Ardgour, Glenfinnan makes a great starting point for bothy expeditions and is a useful stop-over en route to Skye. The Sleeping Car has a fully equipped kitchen, showers & drying room. The dining coach provides excellent meals to give you a break from self-catering.

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  • Profile picture of Corran Bunkhouse

    Corran Bunkhouse

    Corran Bunkhouse, lies on the shore of Loch Linnhe, 8 miles south of Fort William and 7 miles north of Glencoe. With two fully equipped, 4* self-catering bunkhouses; one sleeping 12 and the other 20. it is an ideal base for small and large groups. All bedrooms are en suite. There are fully equipped kitchen/dining areas, drying room, central heating, laundry facilities, private parking and a steam room situated in the smaller bunkhouse. Children and pets welcome.

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  • Profile picture of By the Way Hostel and Campsite

    By the Way Hostel and Campsite

    By The Way Hostel & Campsite lies in the Loch Lomond National Park, halfway between Arrochar’s peaks and the grandeur of Glencoe. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts with excellent walking, climbing and white water rafting. The accommodation ranges from camping, basic trekker huts to a purpose built 4* hostel with twin, double and dormitory rooms, with great self-catering facilities. For more comfort still there are 2 chalets; one with three bedrooms, one with two.

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  • Profile picture of Balmaha Bunkhouse / Hostel

    Balmaha Bunkhouse / Hostel

    On the banks of Loch Lomond on the West Highland Way, Balmaha Bunkhouse offers quality accommodation. Continental breakfast, bedding, WiFi, tea & coffee are included. The bunkhouse is ideal for hen, stag and family get-togethers. A private self-catering chalet (The Roost) sleeps 4 and there’s B&B (en suite) in the main house. Kayaks and Canadian canoes can be hired on site

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  • Profile picture of Bute Backpackers Hostel

    Bute Backpackers Hostel

    Bute Backpackers 4* hostel enjoys idyllic views of Rothesay sea front. With 40 beds in single, twin, double & family rooms (some en suite), the main house has a sea front sun lounge, a fully equipped, self-catering kitchen and a panoramic dining room. There’s a separate self-contained cottage dorm. Sky TV, internet, WiFi, drying & laundry add to your comfort. Private parking for 12 cars and secure bike shed.

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  • Profile picture of Strathfillan Wigwams

    Strathfillan Wigwams

    Fancy glamping in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park? Your ideal base for hill walking, canoeing & fishing the Wigwams have electric lights, heating and a BBQ area, some are en suite. Or there are self catering lodges, a camping/caravan site, a farmhouse sleeping 12 and a yurt sleeping 5.

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  • Profile picture of Torran Bay Hostel

    Torran Bay Hostel

    With 16 en suite rooms Torran Bay Hostel lies at the southern end of Loch Awe and offers the perfect base for your Highland holiday. Enjoy excellent free fishing or launch your boat from Torran Farm land and spend the day on the 25 mile long Loch. Boats can be hired via the hostel. Other activities include hiking, cycling, bird watching or golf

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  • Profile picture of Knoydart Bunkhouse

    Knoydart Bunkhouse

    Knoydart is a remote peninsula on the west coast of Scotland reachable only by boat or long hike. A community enterprise, the bunkhouse runs on green principals and is just 2 mins’ walk to the beach and 10 mins’ to Inverie with its pub, post office, shop and ferry. There are 4 bedrooms and comfy communal areas. Bed linen and duvets provided. Ranger service and deer stalking available. Bring your own food and torch!

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  • Profile picture of Sheenas Backpackers Lodge

    Sheenas Backpackers Lodge

    The Backpackers Lodge, the oldest original croft house in Mallaig, offers a homely base from which you can explore the Inner Hebrides, the famous white sands of Morar and the remote peninsula of Knoydart. Mallaig is a working fishing village with all the excitement of the boats landing. You can see the seals playing in the harbour waiting for the boats, whale and dolphin watching trips are available from the harbour. The hostel provides excellent budget accommodation with two

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  • Profile picture of Callander Hostel

    Callander Hostel

    Situated in the town of Callander at the start of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Callander Hostel is a great location for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts alike. With outstanding views over Ben Ledi this Visit Scotland 5 star Hostel has recently been refurbished to a high standard. The comfortable beds, en suite rooms and fully equipped self-catering kitchen will ensure that you have all you need for the perfect retreat. The gardens have a children’s play area, BBQ pods and seating.

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  • Profile picture of Glebe Barn

    Glebe Barn

    Glebe Barn offers 4* homely accommodation on the extraordinary Isle of Eigg within 1 mile of the island shop & cafe/restaurant. The hostel boasts outstanding sea views and sleeps up to 22 in twin, triple, family and dorms. Perfect for individuals, families or groups. There’s also an adjoining 2 person mezzanine apartment.

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  • Profile picture of Glencoe Independent Hostel

    Glencoe Independent Hostel

    Glencoe Independent Hostel lies in secluded woodland midway between Glencoe village and Clachaig Inn with access to world class cycling, walking, climbing and kayaking. The Glencoe Ski Centre and The West Highland Way are just 20 mins away. The hostel has 4 rooms with comfortable communal spaces. Also available are an alpine bunkhouse sleeping 16, 4 luxury caravans and 3 luxury log cabins.

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  • Profile picture of Argyll Backpackers

    Argyll Backpackers

    If you enjoy spectacular views and watching wildlife in modern comfortable accommodation then you’ll definitely love Argyll Backbackers! Just minutes from Cycle Route 78 at the hamlet of Inverneil and centrally located for island hopping, our hostel offers double rooms, en-suite rooms for 4 or 6 guests as well as twin rooms. You’ll be able to stock up on supplies from Tarbert or Ardrishaig / Lochgilphead, depending on your route.

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    Bank Street Lodge

    Bank Street Lodge is situated 100 metres from Fort William High Street which has numerous shops, pubs, restaurants and banks. There is a fully equipped kitchen with cooker, fridge, microwave, cutlery and crockery provided. The common room lounge has a TV, it also provides tables and chairs for eating self prepared meals, and a snack vending machine. All bedding is provided. Some rooms are en suite (twins, doubles and family). WiFi is also now available in our lounge/TV room.

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  • Profile picture of Trossachs Tryst

    Trossachs Tryst

    Now specialising in group bookings with exclusive use, the 4* Trossachs Tryst sits amidst beautiful scenery on the edge of the Trossachs National Park and close to the vibrant town of Callender. The hostel is very well appointed and all rooms are en suite. Use the on-site cycling centre or enjoy the local outdoor activities such as hill walking, pony trekking, Go-ape, Segway treks, water sports and fishing.

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  • Profile picture of Backpackers Plus Oban

    Backpackers Plus Oban

    Many people’s favourite hostel thanks to its friendly atmosphere, the beautiful seaside town setting and its excellent facilities. Enjoy free WiFi, free breakfast, free all-day hot drinks, clean spacious rooms, secure bike storage, laundry service, communal areas, strong hot showers, comfortable beds and a well-equipped self-catering kitchen. The lively town of Oban has direct ferry access to the many beautiful Scottish Isles.

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  • Profile picture of Coorie Doon

    Coorie Doon

    Ideally situated next to NCN Route 78, the Caledonian Canal (route of the Great Glen Way) and close to the GGW, the West Highland Way, Nevis Range and the Glencoe Mountain Resort this 5* cabin offers easy access to world class hiking, climbing, skiing, mountain biking, or simply enjoying the amazing view. Es, the owner and accomplished mountaineer is happy to offer advice.After a day of adventures return to the luxury of a drying room,underfloor heating and sauna!

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This map of the Lochaber, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs shows bunkhouses, bothies & hostels around Fort William and near Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Part of Independent Hostels UK, the largest network of bunkhouses and hostels in the UK.

This map shows the area inland from the west coast of Scotland including Lochaber and the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The Lochaber area of the Scottish west Highlands covers from Rannoch Moor in the south to the west coast around Mallaig and Ardnamurchan, and as far east as Fort William ,the start of the Great Glen. It includes much of the county of Perthshire. The town of Fort William in Lochaber is often referred to as the outdoor capital of Scotland. Ben Nevis rises above Fort William and Loch Linnhe starts near the town. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park are south of Lochaber and easily accessible from the citys of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Here you can climb Munros such as Ben Lomond in the Arrochar or take to the waters of Loch Lomond by boat and explore the many islands.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park was Scotland’s first National Park and contains the geological fault line that divides the Highlands from the Lowlands. The Trossachs are not just for the outdoor enthusiast, this area was also much loved by Wordsworth, Coleridge and other famous writer and artists. The Steamer across Loch Katrine is called the Sir Walter Scott. The hostels and bunkhouses shown in these areas are well equipped for walkers, climbers, cyclists and people enjoying all sorts of outdoor activities. With drying rooms, lockable bike sheds and communal self-catering facilities they provide a comfortable end to the day