By the Way Hostel and Campsite, Lower Station Rd, Tyndrum, FK20 8RY

Call Kirsty Burnett on 01838 400333

Campsite and hostel on the West Highland Way

By The Way Hostel and Campsite can be found in the Loch Lomond National Park halfway between Arrochar's peaks and the grandeur of Glencoe. The site is aimed primarily at outdoor enthusiasts and with great walking (the West Highland Way passes by the hostel), climbing, and white water rafting. There is lots to be enthusiastic about, Munro-baggers can find 50 Munros within 20 miles. Accommodation options range from camping (with a pot wash area and campers' drying room), basic trekker huts/cabins, as well as glamping huts, hobbit houses and posh pods, (own cooking utensils required) to a purpose built four star hostel with twin and double rooms as well as dormitory accommodation, great self-catering facilities and drying room. For more comfort still there's a three bedroom chalet and a two bedroom chalet. By The Way is in Tyndrum with the village pub, shops, and café nearby. The Glasgow to Fort William road is 250m from the site (far from the madding traffic noise) and both the Glasgow Oban and Glasgow Fort William trains stop in Tyndrum.

This accommodation is featured on our map of North East Highlands of Scotland and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    52: 26 hostel, 36 huts. Plus 50 camping & 2 chalets.
  • Open:

    Hostel/huts open from April-end Oct. Camping open from April to end Sept. 8am - 10am & 2pm - 8pm.
  • Price per night:

    Dorms£25pp. Twin/double £50. Huts vary. Camping £12pp.
  • Booking:

    Always phone in advance. Deposit (Visa/Access) guarantees bed.
  • Directions:

    GR NN 327 302. Travelling on A82 follow sign in village for Tyndrum Lower Station. Hostel is immediately before station.
  • Public Transport :

    Intercity coach and rail service pick-up points in Tyndrum to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fort William and Oban. Sleeper service to London.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks West Highland Way Land's End to John O Groats on foot
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
ZDogs by arrangement


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This Hostel is a Hot Spot for West Highland Way Walkers, Here’s Why

August 24th 2023

Conveniently located at the edge of Loch Lomond National Park, halfway between the majestic peaks of Arrochar and the awe-inspiring grandeur of Glencoe, lies a hidden gem that outdoor enthusiasts won’t want to miss: By The Way Hostel and Campsite. This haven for adventure seekers has gained a reputation as a hot spot for West Highland Way walkers, and there are plenty of reasons why.

A Paradise for Outdoor Enthusiasts

The West Highland Way, one of Scotland’s oldest and most famous long-distance trails, passes right by the hostel, offering a convenient starting or resting point for intrepid hikers. But that’s not all – the surrounding area boasts incredible opportunities for climbing and white-water rafting, ensuring that every adventurer’s craving for excitement will be satisfied.

Accommodation for Every Taste

The accommodation options at By The Way are as diverse as the landscape itself. For those who prefer the simplicity of camping, the campsite provides a pot wash area and campers’ drying room, making it a haven for backpackers. Basic trekker huts and cabins offer a cosy retreat, while glamping huts, hobbit houses, and posh pods provide a touch of luxury for those who still want to feel close to nature. The purpose-built four-star hostel boasts twin and double rooms, as well as dormitory options, complete with self-catering facilities and a drying room.

Village Charm and Accessibility

By The Way is conveniently located in Tyndrum, with the charm of a village pub, shops, and cafes just a stone’s throw away. Despite its accessibility, the hustle and bustle of traffic noise is very quiet, thanks to its strategic positioning 250 meters from the Glasgow to Fort William road. The Glasgow Oban and Glasgow Fort William trains also make stops in Tyndrum, ensuring that even those without their own transport can easily access this outdoor haven.

Your Adventure Awaits

Whether you’re a Munro-bagger seeking the thrill of conquering 50 Munros within a 20-mile radius, a hiker embarking on the legendary West Highland Way, or an outdoor enthusiast craving the beauty of Loch Lomond National Park, By The Way Hostel and Campsite beckons. Prices per night are budget-friendly and there is lots of accommodation to choose from such as hostel dorms, chalets and camping.

To secure your spot in this haven of adventure, make sure to book in advance by phone, and a deposit will guarantee your bed. So, pack your bags, lace up your hiking boots, and get ready to experience the natural wonders of Scotland like never before at By The Way Hostel and Campsite. Your next outdoor adventure awaits!

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Directly on the route of the West Highland Way at Tyndrum, 53 miles from Milngavie and 45 miles from Fort William.

October 6th 2020

Choose from walkers’ huts or twin, double & dormitory rooms in the 4* hostel . Meals are available locally and bedding is provided. There are also secure bike storage facilities.

Opened on October 6th, 1980 the west highland way remains one of Scotland’s most popular long-distance walks. A perfect opportunity to see some of Scotland’s wonders.

Drover trails, scrambles, and lochside. The range of this superb path is just fantastic. A perfect way to experience highlander hospitality. Out in the fresh air each day surrounded by nature helps calm the soul, and after each day’s trekking, you can stay in some of the finest hostels that Scotland has to offer. By the way hostel is practically on the trail at around the midpoint. Offering warm beds and friendly service. A drying room is also present which after a day of traipsing in the rain is always a sight of sore eyes!

West Highland Way- Kings House Bunkhouse - Glencoe Mountain

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