Argyll Backpackers, Loch Fyne Lodge, Inverneil, Ardrishaig, Argyll, PA30 8ES

Call Pam Richmond on 01546 603366 Mobile:07786 157727


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 7 rooms for 2, 3, 4 (5), or 6, including three with en suite facilities. Past guests have remarked on the wonderful custom made Euro sized comfy beds, giving them their best sleep ever in a hostel!!! Each bed has it's own bedlight, USB socket and dooket for specs/mobile etc. There is also free WiFi, a large private car park, undercover bike storage, bike repair stand, tyre pumps & bike/surfboard washing facilities, as well as a BBQ area and fire pit. The comfy lounge / dining room has patio doors leading to a wrap round outside seating area. The well equipped self-catering kitchen has 3 distinct cooking areas including one accessible for wheelchair users. Located right beside 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, 8 miles from Kilmartin where you can explore the ancient Standing Stones, Burial Cairns, Stone Circles & Rock Markings, or for canoeing, cycling and walking in the area. The hostel has a 9 seater minibus and day trips are available around local landmarks and to view the fantastic sunset overlooking the Paps of Jura. Well behaved dogs are welcome but please bring your own pet beds.

This accommodation is featured on our map of The Trossachs and Lochaber and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    24: 1x2(dbl), 1x3(dbl+bunk), 2x2,1x4 ensuite,1x5 ensuite,1x6 ensuite.
  • Open:

    1st April until 31 October. Winter period open with restrictions.
  • Price per night:

    £24pp (£23pp if 3 nights or more). Sole use: From £480pn. Enquire for weddings,xmas & New Year.
  • Booking:

    Via email or telephone/text.
  • Directions:

    On the A83 from Lochgilphead to Campbeltown. Approx 2 miles south of Ardrishaig, next to Inverneil Bridge/Farm road.
  • Public Transport:

    No. 926 Bus Glasgow/Campbelltown stops right beside us. Local busses also meet Calmac Portavadie/Tarbert, Lochranza/Claonaig and Islay/Kennacraig ferries.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is by the sea, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee and is an 'Eco Hostel'. It is on the Wedding Venue page.

It has availability at Easter.


bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from Argyll Backpackers

‘Wee Snug’ added and now a Wedding Venue too

November 1st 2019

Argyll Backpackers can now offer ‘DIY Weddings’ for the Happy Couple to be hand-on and decorate/arrange their Special Day the way they want (within reason of course). Venue & accommodation package.

Fancy a beach Wedding? Opposite the Hostel is Loch Fyne (a sea loch), with views over to Cowal and down to the north end of Arran. You may even have some of our local seals in your wedding pics!! The ‘Common-Room can also be set for an indoor Wedding, but still have the same views if the weather is not being kind.
Self-catering or why not get local caterers, your choice. The ‘Common-Room’ lounge/diner has seating for a max of 26 for a ‘hostel style’ formal meal, or maybe you prefer a buffet to be able to mingle.
The Hostel, all on the ground floor has 7 bedrooms of various sizes, accommodating up to 24 (23+ z-bed), and includes disabled access/facilities.
The ‘Wee Snug’ on the 1st floor, is the perfect haven for the Happy Couple to be able to slip away to.
To enable the Wedding Party/guests time for all the preparations plus the Big Day and the clear-up, we can offer as a 2 night or 3 night package.
If you are planning a smaller Wedding, with or without your own witnesses …this can also be offered.
Just get in touch with Pam to discuss all options and costs.


Argyll Backpackers, on the shores of Loch Fyne has got even ‘greener’!!!

October 24th 2019

Earlier this season Solar Panels were fitted to the roof and south facing gable with battery storage, will make the hostel even ‘greener’ than it already is by further reducing its carbon footprint.

Another addition is for guests wishing ‘sole use’ on a smaller scale than hiring the whole hostel.. Now available is a 1 bedroom self-catering apartment lounge/diner (with bed settee in the lounge), fully equipped kitchen and WC/shower-room for a couple (or two), or a small family group.


Why not get married on the West Coast of Scotland ?

October 1st 2019

Argyle Backpackers is able to provide full use of a venue, couple & guest accommodation and time to decorate and arrange as you required. Weddings (2 nights) cost £1,380 including guests accommodation for up to 24 people.

Get in touch with Pam at Argyll Backpackers to discuse your requirements.

Argyll Backpackers self catering on the shores of Loch Fyne

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