On the shores of Loch Fyne, near Ardrishaig and the world famous Crinan Canal


Argyll Backpackers, Inverneil Bridge, Inverneil, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA30 8ES

Argyll Backpackers is a fabulous, custom built, accessible hostel with stunning views across Loch Fyne to Arran and over to the Cowal hills. The hostel has rooms for 2, 4, or 6, including three with en suite facilities. The spacious lounge / dining room has patio doors leading to a wrap round outside seating area. The well equipped kitchen has 3 distinct cooking areas including one accessible for wheelchair users. As it is located right on the A83 which connects Campbeltown with Glasgow. Argyll Backpackers is the perfect place for an overnight break if you are on your way to Oban and the Isles, Bute, Arran, Islay, Campbeltown or even Ireland. For those who want to experience the area, the hostel is just 2 miles from the start of the world famous Crinan canal and is a great base for canoeing, cycling and walking in the area. Well behaved dogs are welcome but please bring their own bedding etc.

This accommodation is featured on our map of The Trossachs and Lochaber and here is its own website.
Argyll Backpackers | On the shores of Loch Fyne, near Ardrishaig and the world famous Crinan Canal

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01546 603366 Mobile:07786 157727

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Rooms & Beds:

22: 2×2(dbl), 2×2(bunks), 2×4(bunks) en suite, 1×6(bunks) en suite.


1st April until 31 October. 1st November – 31 March sole use only

Price per night:

£22pp (£20 3 nights or more). Sole use: 1 Nov-31 Mar, £440pn; 20th Dec-6 Jan, £480pn


Via email or telephone/text


On the A83 from Lochgilphead to Campbeltown. Approx 5 miles south of Lochgilhead. Next to Inverneil Bridge.

Public Transport:

926 Bus to Campbelltown from Glasgow stops outside.

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is by the sea, is near mountains, is available to individuals and gives a Best Price Guarantee.

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Argyll Backpackers

Argyll Backpackers

…purpose built, modern, wheelchair accessible, homely and bright…

Argyll Backpackers Hostel might be the only example, certainly the only one I can think of, of a purpose built hostel. Normally they’re converted from chapels, mills, barns or buildings from other uses. But, in this case, Pam (the owner) has designed and built a modern, wheelchair accessible, homely and bright Hostel. It has a range of small and smallish rooms from 2 bed to 6 beds.

The on-line reviews and recommendations highlight Pam’s personal touch and local knowledge, particularly as a guide to the best of local attractions. I wonder if that might include a distillery?

This part of the Scottish Coastline is rightly popular with visitors, either passing through to get to Oban and the Isles, Bute, Arran, Islay, Campbeltown or even Ireland or settling in to explore the wilderness of wooded hills and the weaving in-and-out of the sea lochs.

The hostel looks out over Loch Fyne.  Certainly, in this area your eyes are drawn to the water. There is good canoeing and kayaking. If you’re lucky you’ll be paddling with seals, porpoises or perhaps even basking sharks. Also, I’ll bet there’s some excellent seafood to found locally. 


Argyll Backpackers is Open

Argyll Backpackers is Open

We are now ready to welcome guests travelling through the spectacular scenery of Argyll.

Argyll Backpackers is now open and welcoming guests travelling through the spectacular scenery of Argyll.   A great place to stop on your way to Oban and the Isles, Bute, Arran, Islay or Campbeltown. Situated on the A83 in the small hamlet of Inverneil, on the banks of Loch Fyne, just 2 miles from Ardrishaig and the Crinan Canal.  The haostel has Spectacular loch views looking south to the Isle of Arran.

Contact Argyll Backpackers:

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