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

Call Pam Richmond on 01546 603366 or 07786 157727

Budget, accommodation by the shores of Loch Fyne

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 ensuite rooms for 2, 3, 4 (5), or 6 and there is a self-contained flat sleeping 2 to 5 guests called the ‘Wee Snug’.

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 Scottish Borders, Glasgow, Edinburgh and South Scotland and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    29: Hostel 24: 1x2(dbl) ensuite, 1x3(dbl+bunk) ensuite, 2x2,1x4 ensuite,1x5 ensuite,1x6 ensuite. Flat: 5
  • Open:

    All year (restrictions in winter).
  • Price per night:

    £30pp (dorm), private rooms from £55 (£45 single occupancy). Sole use of whole hostel from £480. 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 LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2022 Available August Bank Holiday 2022 Available Autumn Half Term 2022 Available for Christmas 2022 Available New Year 2022 / 2023 Available February Half Term 2023


bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rAccessibility features
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

r Accessibility Info

There is a ramp from the carpark to a bedroom with accessible toilet and shower. All of the common areas are wheelchair friendly, including the kitchen where there is a lowered cooking area with hob and sink. ..Click for photos and more


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Argyll Backpackers has all the ammenities you could dream of for a wonderful stay!

January 28th 2022

Argyll Backpackers is a fantastic base from which you can explore Ardrishaig and the surrounding areas of Argyll. Some of the activities you could get your teeth stuck into include wild swimming, seal and dolphin spotting, cycling and walking routes, standing stones, burial cairns, rock art and castles and the famous Crinan canal. 

Argyll Backpackers has a mixture of private rooms and bunkrooms of varying sizes. So there is something to suit the needs of everyone who comes to stay from solo travellers and couples to families and groups!

Fancy a cup of tea before betime or even a midnight snack?! Well you’re in luck because at Argyll Backpackers, there is kettles and mugs in every room. And a few rooms even provide microwaves. Bring on that cuppa or microwave meal!

The kitchen is well equipt with everything you need to make a delicous meal after a long day exploring. No need to worry about losing food or not having enough crockery or cutlery becuase everything is provided and stored in lockable cupboards.

The common room has been thoughtfully separated into two spaces. Both spaces have a lounge and a dining area plus plenty of outside tables/seating. This is much better for relaxing with your family or group.

Tucked away above the main hostel, is the Wee Snug which is currently being re-designed to accommodate a double bedroom and a twin room. This will be ready for hire at the start of the season.


walk from Argyll Backpackers on the West Coast of Scotland

Motorbikes are always welcome at Argyll Backpackers

November 16th 2021

From groups that organise their annual runs and stay a few nights, to others that are passing through… the roads around here have proved a big hit with many of our various biker guests, some of whom are on fantastic vintage bikes. With the ‘Kilberry Loop’, the ‘Kintyre 66’ and the ‘Secret Coast’ being just a few of the routes enjoyed.



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Watch the antics of seals, otters and dolphins from the lounge!

December 30th 2020

If you love wildlife, castles, water and fresh air, read on.

Wildlife and castles. Ideas for your holiday on the shores of Loch Fynn

Aygyll Backpackers on the shores of Loch Fynn, invites you to spend your holiday exploring this fascinating corner of the West Coast of Scotland. There’s something for everybody. Including the dog!

walk from Argyll Backpackers on the West Coast of Scotland

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