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

Call Kirsty Burnett on 01838 400333


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:

    26 hostel; 36 huts; 50 camping.
  • Open:

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

    Hostel dorms from £20pp. Huts vary. Camping £8pp.
  • 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
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Hostels with Camping Pods or Glamping Accommodation for Cyclists Camping Available to Individuals School Groups


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
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
ZDogs by arrangement


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News & Offers from By the Way Hostel and Campsite

By The Way Hostel and Campsite is Open!

May 14th 2021

In line with government guidelines, By The Way Hostel and Campsite is now open.

Boasting a great range of accommodation options from basic to luxury, this hostel is perfect for any outdoor enthusiast. Ramble, climb or raft your way through Loch Lomond National Park and take in the glorious scenery. You’re sure of an unforgettable trip.


Wishing the West Highland way a Happy 40th Birthday

October 6th 2020

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 wonder.

Drover trails, scrambles and lochsides. 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 days 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! So once again Happy 40th Birthday to The West Highland way, here’s to many more years of trekking.

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West Highland Way- Kings House Bunkhouse - Glencoe Mountain

By The Way Hostel and Campsite on the West Highland Way OPEN for pre-booked guests.

August 16th 2020

Between Arrochar’s peaks and Glencoe in In the Loch Lomond National Park close to excellent walking, climbing and white water rafting. The accommodation includes camping, chalets, hobbit houses, posh pods, glamping huts , camping cabins and the 4 star hostel .

By The Way is open and operating under current Government Guidelines.

Please note, it is essential to make a booking, as some accommodation will still be restricted.


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