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 Glenfinnan Sleeping Car

    Glenfinnan Sleeping Car

    Glenfinnan Sleeping Car provides unique accommodation in an historic railway carriage next to Glenfinnan Station & close to Glenfinnan Viaduct (featured in Harry Potter films). An ideal location for the mountains, a good starting point for bothy expeditions & a useful stop-over en route to Skye. Fully equipped kitchen, shower & drying room. The dining coach provides excellent meals in the daytime & evening meals are available close by.

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    Corran House

    Experience a warm welcome & value accommodation in Oban for singles, couples, families and groups. Enjoy a large self-catering kitchen, spacious TV lounge, comfortable rooms & big beds. Corran House is perfect for exploring Argyll and the inner Hebrides & is close to the bus, train and ferry. Downstairs try Markie Dans bar for tasty meals, live music and great Highland hospitality.

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    By the Way Hostel and Campsite

    By The Way Hostel & Campsite lies in the Loch Lomond National Park, between Arrochar's peaks & Glencoe. There's excellent walking, climbing and white water rafting. The accommodation includes camping, various huts: hobbit houses, posh pods, glamping & trekker huts, camping cabins & a purpose built 4* hostel with twin, double & 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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    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 is perfect for independent holidaymakers who enjoy socialising with other guests from many different backgrounds. The hostel offers simple, comfortable accommodation in private rooms & shared dorms, an excellent self-catering kitchen, communal dining area and a cosy wee lounge.

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    Oban Backpackers

    Perfectly situated in the heart of Oban, the gateway to the Isles, just 10 mins' walk from the bus, train & ferry terminals. This friendly hostel is a great place to stay and unwind. The fabulous sociable lounge has a real fire, pool table, free WiFi, comfy sofas and unlimited free hot drinks. The kitchen is fully equipped, perfect for cooking your favourite meals. Large dorm beds come complete with bedding including 2 comfy pillows. The hot powerful showers are legendary! Knowledgeable and friendly staff will help you make the most of your time in Oban.

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    Argyll Backpackers

    If you enjoy spectacular views and watching wildlife in modern comfortable self-catering accommodation then you'll love Argyll Backbackers! Located on the banks of Loch Fyne, just minutes from Cycle Route 78 in the hamlet of Inverneil and perfect for island hopping to/from Arran and Islay. You'll be able to stock up on supplies from Tarbert or Ardrishaig / Lochgilphead, depending on your route.

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    Bute Backpackers Hostel

    Bute Backpackers is a well established 4* hostel, located on the seafront of Rothesay, Isle of Bute. It accommodates up to 45 people in 14 bedrooms (single/twin/double/family, some en suite). The main house has a sea front sun lounge with TV, free WiFi, a fully equipped self-catering kitchen & a laundry room. There are regular live music sessions & open mic nights. Plenty of free on street parking and a secure bike shed.

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  • Profile picture of Sheenas Backpackers Lodge

    Sheenas Backpackers Lodge

    The Backpackers Lodge, the oldest croft house in Mallaig, offers a homely base from which to 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 and take whale and dolphin watching trips. The hostel provides excellent budget accommodation with central heating, a well equipped kitchen/common room and free WiFi. Hot water and heating provided by renewable energy.

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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 Aite Cruinnichidh

    Aite 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. The hostel has a fully equipped kitchen/dining room, sitting room, excellent showers, sauna, seminar room and garden. All bedding is provided. There is a good selection of maps, board games and books. Guests are encouraged to socialise and enjoy the natural environment that the hostel has to offer.

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    Glebe Barn

    Glebe Barn offers 4* homely accommodation on the extraordinary Isle of Eigg within 1 mile of the island shop & café/restaurant. Outstanding sea views and sleeping up to 22 in twin, triple, family & dorm rooms. Perfect for individuals, families or groups. Also two person mezzanine apartment.

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    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, 5* self-catering bunkhouses; one sleeping 12 (plus 9 in an annexe) 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 are welcome.

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    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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    Knoydart Lodge

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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* Hostel has comfortable beds, en suite rooms and a fully equipped self-catering kitchen. Everything you need for the perfect retreat. The gardens have a children's play area, gas BBQ and seating.

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    Coorie Doon

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

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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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    Bank Street Lodge

    Bank Street Lodge is 100 metres from Fort William High Street with its shops, pubs & restaurants. There is a fully equipped kitchen with cooker, fridge, microwave, cutlery and crockery. The common room lounge has a TV, it also provides tables and chairs for meals and a snack vending machine. All bedding is provided. Some rooms are en-suite (twins, doubles and family). Some of the en-suite rooms have recently been refurbished. WiFi is also available in the lounge/TV room. 3 Star STB rating.

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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. Other activities include hiking, cycling, bird watching or golf. Prices includes continental breakfast and all rooms have TV, DVD and WiFi.

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    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 cosy, home style rooms which are also available for sole group use and weddings. On-site facilities include The Tea Garden café, 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.

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  • Profile picture of Smiddy Bunkhouse

    Smiddy Bunkhouse

    Find a friendly welcome at this warm & comfortable 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 for activity expeditions.

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  • Profile picture of Kingshouse Bunkhouse

    Kingshouse Bunkhouse

    Within the grounds of the famous Kingshouse Hotel, this brand new, purpose built bunkhouse is right on the West Highland Way amid spectacular Scottish mountain scenery. With 32 beds across 10 rooms there is 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. Open from 7am to 11pm daily.

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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. Community run, the Bunkhouse uses hydro electricity & promotes responsible tourism. Set amid wild, remote terrain overlooking a mesmerising beach. Ten mins' walk to pub, PO, shop & ferry at Inverie. 3 bedrooms and comfy communal areas. Ranger service & deer stalking available. Stunning dark skies, so bring a torch!

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    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. Ideal for hen, stag and family get-togethers. Plus a private self-catering chalet (The Roost) sleeps 4 and B&B (en suite) in the main house. Kayaks and Canadian canoes can be hired on site.

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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