Aite Cruinnichidh, 1 Achluachrach, By Roy Bridge, Near Fort William, PH31 4AW

Call Gavin or Nicola on 01397 712315


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. The location is ideal for climbing (rock and ice), mountain biking, skiing or just relaxing.

A warm, peaceful, friendly, country hostel in a converted barn, Àite Cruinnichidh sleeps 28 in eight rooms with all bedding supplied in simple accommodation. The hostel has a fully equipped kitchen/dining room, sitting room, excellent showers, sauna suite and garden. There is a good selection of maps, board games, magazines, books and a small reading room. No TV and, although the hostel has WiFi, guests are encouraged to socialise and enjoy the natural environment that the hostel has to offer. Advice available on walking/cycling routes.

Groups and individuals welcome. No wheelchair facilities but glad to accommodate people with disabilities.

This accommodation is featured on our map of North East Highlands of Scotland and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    28: 1x6, 4x4, 1x twin, 1x double, 1x family/double en suite.
  • Open:

    All year. At present vacate the hostel between 10.30-3.30 for cleaning.
  • Price per night:

    Beds in a 4 bed room £22pp. Twin room £25pp. Double room £27pp. Double/en suite £30pp.
  • Booking:

    Booking is advised. For group bookings we ask for a 50% deposit. At present we are not asking for deposits from small bookings but full payment seven days prior to arrival.
  • Directions:

    From Spean Bridge take A86 to Roy Bridge. Go though village and continue for 2 miles. Hostel is on right 100m after Glenspean Lodge Hotel on the opposite side of the A86 main.
  • Public Transport :

    Roy Bridge train station( West Highland line ) & bus stop (2 miles) has several connections to Fort William daily. Pick up from Roy Bridge, if we can, with advance notice. At present we are not offering this service (Covid).
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available New Year 2022 / 2023


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from Aite Cruinnichidh

Winter in the Scottish Highlands can be breathtaking. Snow capped mountains and crystal clear lochs.

September 3rd 2020

Come and enjoy a taste of a Highland winter. Àite Cruinnichidh has availability throughout winter 2021.

If you wish to book the hostel for exclusive use, the cost is £260 a night for up to ten guests. An additional £22 per person up to a maximum of fourteen.  Come and explore this beautiful area. If the night is clear, the night sky is beautiful, as we have no light pollution.

Autumn scene in the highlands of Scotland

The highlands are good to go

July 7th 2020

Aite Cruinnichidh is open with VisitScotland good to go certification. Escaping to the wondrous landscape of glens, lochs and mountains has never sounded better

Miles of peaceful beauty all around there really isn’t a better place to explore the rugged Scottish highlands. Perhaps take a stroll to the nearby Creag Meagaidh nature reserve, see some of Scotlands iconic wildlife. There’s a whole host of things to see, and now Aite Cruinnichidh has acquired the good to go certification you can be confident in a safe trip.

Aite Cruinnichidh good to go

Get to know a stranger over breakfast

May 2nd 2019

At Aite Cruinnichdh hostel in the highlands, guests get to know each other and share experiences.

We like out guests to socialise in the true tradition of hostel accommodation.  Its great to talk to one another, share experiences and to enjoy the natural environment that the hostel has to offer.

Aite Cruinnichdh does not have a TV but does have WIfi and a vast supply of board games and cards. There is a small reading room with a good selection of magazine and books.

breakfast at a highland hostel

Latest Blog about Aite Cruinnichidh

Roy Bridge : Hope for Snow

April 27th 2016

We aimed for Roy Bridge fifteen miles north east of Fort William. We based ourselves in Aite Cruinnichidh (the gathering place) close to the Monessie Gorge.

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