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

Call Gavin or Nicola on 01397 712315

Country hostel welcoming individuals and groups

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.

During October, November, and January we will not be taking bookings for fewer than four people, Sunday to Thursday inclusive. We know this impacts on single guests, and apologise, but it is the first time we have done this in thirty-one years. If we have others booked in during the week we will take single bookings.

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


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  • Beds & Rooms:

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

    All year
  • Price per night:

    From: £24pp (4 bed dorm). Twin £28pp. Small twin £26pp. Double £28pp. Double en suite £32.50pp. Min of 4 people in winter.
  • Booking:

    Booking is advised. For all bookings we ask for a 50% deposit and full payment prior to arrival date for large groups and on arrival for others.
  • 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. Walk with care along the A86 facing the traffic and stepping off the road as vehicles approach. Only suitable with a pack.
  • Walks :

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

Available February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


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 2022

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

Sunday to Thursday during winter 2022 we will require a minimum of 4 people staying to take a booking.  If your group is less than four get in touch to see if there are already people booked in for your dates.  It is also possible to book the hostel for the exclusive use of small and large groups, get in touch for prices.  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
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Escape for half term to the Highlands and base yourselves at Àite Cruinnichidh

January 18th 2020

We have private and family rooms available If you are looking to try out skiing the hostel, is well placed for Aonach Mor. Lots of good walks in Lochaber.

Àite Cruinnichidh is well placed for skiing and walking. The Ice Factor provides an indoor winter climbing experience and the 3 Wise Monkeys is an indoor climbing centre in the middle of Fort William.


Latest Blog about Aite Cruinnichidh

Many magnificent Munros!!!!

November 21st 2023

Whilst staying at Aite Cruinnichidh hostel, our intrepid blogger, Virginia, bagged 5 munros in 2 days. Read on to see how she did it.

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