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

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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 and the Holidays in Isolation page.


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

Argyll Backpackers (in Argyll) is open: On the shores of Loch Fyne (a sea loch), with plenty of fresh air…why not join us for a wee break away?

March 17th 2020

We are in the lucky position of being rural, but only 2 miles south of Ardrishaig on the A83. Blow the cobwebs away while overlooking the sea loch opposite the hostel or enjoy forest cycling/walks.

We offer bedrooms of varying sizes to suit all, so can remain open for those wishing to get a away to a safe, clean and comfortable retreat during the upcoming Covid -19 virus.
Our normal high standards, now include further ‘deep cleaning’ to protect us all from Covid-19, and with your co-operation of personal hygiene practice, we can offer safe accommodation to folk wishing to get away for a few days respite during the inevitable outbreak.
All we ask is that you are well and virus free, bring your own hand sanitiser, personal towels and food….we are expecting our usual bulk delivery of toilet rolls any day now, but if you care to bring your own, it would be greatly appreciated!
Above the Hostel, is the ‘Wee Snug’, a private 1x double bedroom fully self-catering apartment, with an optional bed settee in the lounge for extra guests.
If unfortunately you are unknowingly a carrier without showing symptoms, and/or become ill while here and can’t return home…don’t worry, we can isolate you till you’re better and able to travel home.
All our rates, room options, T&C’s and contact details are shown on our website.


Argyll Backpackers has Easter availability

February 23rd 2020

Overlooking Loch Fyne this hostel offers astounding views with a calm atmosphere that only Scotland could provide. Whether its a stop on the way to Oban or Ireland or a few days to kick back away from it all Argyll is a hostel not to be missed.

With ample space, comfy beds and great self catering facilities Argyll makes a superb base this Easter. Cycling in the fresh air has never been so enjoyable, undercover storage and repair stand mean you don’t have to worry about bike mishaps. For those interested in the history of Scotland Kilmartin is just 8 miles away where you can see the Stone circles some believed to be over two thousand years old. Argyll Backpackers is great for any kind of Easter and don’t forget there’s lots of BIG hills around to roll your Easter eggs down.

Argyll backpackers

Away from it all, Argyll backpackers ticks all the boxes for retreats

February 15th 2020

On the peaceful shore of Inverneil lies Argyll Backpackers. The breathtaking views and fresh air all round make it a good choice for retreats

Ideal base for ‘sole use’ yoga/choir/etc group bookings as we are on the edge of the Hamlet of Inverneil with nobody to bother you. So few distractions, so much beauty stretching for miles around. The possibilities are endless.

View from Argyll

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