Argyll Backpackers, Loch Fyne Lodge, Inverneil, Ardrishaig, Argyll, PA30 8ES
Call Pam Richmond on 01546 603366 Mobile:07786 157727
OverviewArgyll 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. Past guests have remarked on the wonderful 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.
Rooms & Beds:22: 2x2(dbl), 2x2(bunks), 2x4(bunks) en suite, 1x6(bunks) en suite.
Open:1st April until 31 October. 1st November - 31 March sole use only.
Price per night:£23pp (£21pp if 3 nights or more). Sole use: 1 Nov-31 Mar, £450pn; 20th Dec-6 Jan, £490pn.
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:Local Walks Long Distance Walks
Minibus day trips to view the fantastic sunset overlooking the Paps of Jura.
October 25th 2018
Argyll Backpackers has stunning views across Loch Fyne to Arran and the Cowal hills. This comfy friendly 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.
Celebrate Christmas or New Year on the shores of Loch Fyne
July 31st 2018
Argyll Backpackers is in the small hamlet of Inverneil, on the banks of Loch Fyne, just 2 miles from Ardrishaig and the world famous Crinan Canal. There’s a great range of Scottish gems accessible from our doorstep – the best scenic spots, amazing wildlife, historical sites and the ancient Scottish culture. At the moment we have availability for Christmas and Hogmanay for Sole Use Group Bookings with a minimum of 3 nights stay. The bunkhouse sleeps 22 guests in 7 bedrooms with self catering facilities and a large area for dining and celebrating. The rate is £480 per night, with no charge for dogs (which are welcome).
December 9th 2017
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.
November 7th 2017
Argyll Backpackers has availability for Christmas and Twixmas breaks. View details
March 27th 2017
We are now ready to welcome guests travelling through the spectacular scenery of Argyll. View details
January 26th 2017
Argyll Backpackers is a new purpose built hostel right on the shores of Loch Fyne close to Lochgilphead. View details