Callander Hostel, 6 Bridgend, Callander, FK17 8AH
Call Patricia on 01877 330141
OverviewSet in one of Callander’s oldest and most distinctive buildings, Callander Hostel offers private en-suite rooms where each bunk bed comes with a reading light, plug socket and USB charging ports. They also boast four brand new luxury glamping pods, one of which is fully disabled accessible and comes with a hoist. Each have their own beds, kitchen areas and bathrooms. Please note that the accessible pod needs to be booked directly and will only be let to customers with additional needs. The hostel includes a free parking area for guests and a garden with brilliant views across to the neighbouring Ben Ledi. Indoors, the hostel has a spacious lounge, free WIFI and a well-stocked kitchen although access to these areas might be restricted while Covid is around. Situated within Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Callander is often referred to as the “Gateway to the Highlands”. Unsurprisingly, it is an intersect point for a variety of tourist routes: multi-day walks (the Rob Roy Way); touring routes (Heart200) and National Cycle Route 7 (Glasgow to Inverness). The town has various amenities, such as supermarkets, cafés and a laundrette, yet still benefits from the beautiful rural setting. Cyclists and hikers are welcomed, with the hostel offering bike storage. The town is within easy driving distances (or in many cases, just a short walk from) numerous popular walks, hikes and other tourist attractions. Whilst staying at Callander Hostel, many guests hike up the nearby Ben Ledi or the stunning Ben A’an. There are easier local walks to the picturesque Bracklinn Falls or following the River Teith along short sections of the cycle path. Guests also enjoy visits to Blair Drummond Safari Park, Doune Castle (used in the filming of ‘Outlander’ and ‘Monty Python & the Holy Grail’), Go Ape Adventure Park and the Walter Scott Steamship on Loch Katrine. Towel hire is available. Both individual rooms and the main entrance operate with electronic locks. Callander Hostel is a social enterprise run by Callander Youth Project Trust (CYP). The hostel allows CYP to offer employability training and opportunities to young people from the local area, with the profits being re-invested in other CYP projects.
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Beds & Rooms:30: 2x2, 2x4, 1x6 + Pods: 2x2, 1x3/4, 1 x accessible
Open:All year. 24 hr access. Check in 2-8pm
Price per night:Private rooms: 6 bed from £90 to £120. 4 bed £60 to £80, Twin rooms £50 to £95. Pods: from £95
Booking:Debit/credit card secures booking
Directions:Callander Hostel is less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh Airport. Travelling north on the M9, take exit 10 and follow the A84 past Blair Drummond Safari Park towards Doune. Continue on the A84, following the signs for Callander. Proceed along the Main Street until you reach the traffic lights – turn left here (following the sign ‘A81 – Glasgow). Just after turning at the junction you will cross a bridge; Callander Hostel’s distinctive building is easy to spot on your right (opposite the primary school).
Public Transport:Callander can be reached by bus from Stirling via First Bus Service 59/C59. These buses run approximately every hour throughout most of the day; the journey lasts roughly 45 minutes. The First Bus timetable can be found via their website, alternatively TravelineScotland offer excellent information for all public transport journeys within Scotland.The bus stops at the War Memorial on Ancaster Square. From here (facing the church across the road), follow the road left until you reach the traffic lights. Turn left here and cross the bridge – Callander Hostel’s distinctive building should be easy to spot on your right (opposite the primary school).
Walks:Long Distance Walks Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike Scottish National Trail Rob Roy Way
Accessible to disabled people Hostels with Camping Pods or Glamping Accommodation for Cyclists Helping others during the Corona Virus pandemic Eco Hostels Available to Individuals
This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable Autumn Half Term 2021 Available February Half Term 2022 Available Easter 2022 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2022 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2022 Available August Bank Holiday 2022
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Callander has a brand new luxury glamping pod with fully disabled accessible.
July 16th 2021
FULLY ACCESSIBLE GLAMPING POD The pod has a bed with a hoist, accessible kitchen area and level access bathroom. Please note that the accessible pod needs to be booked directly and will only be let to customers with additional needs.
Luxury glamping pods have arrived at Callander Hostel
May 24th 2021
Newly arrived 4 self-contained luxury glamping pods. They are the perfect solution for travellers who are looking for a little extra privacy. Each pod has unrivalled views of Ben Ledi.
From 2021, guests seeking a more exclusive experience can choose one of our newly-built, luxury pods. These units are situated in the Hostel Garden, providing all of our guests with an unrivalled view of nearby Ben Ledi.
This glamping option offers the perfect solution for guests seeking a little extra privacy, with each lodge boasting its own kitchenette and full en-suite facilities. Being located on the same site as Callander Hostel, the pods still offer the perfect combination of easy access to both the high street and the local countryside.
No two pods are the same, with each having been built with its own unique customisations. That being said, whichever pod you choose, you can be sure that you’ll have the following:
A well-equipped kitchen area, with a fridge, a two-ring hob, a microwave, an instant boiling water tap and crockery.
A double bed (with all bed linen and towels provided).
A functional bathroom (including an electric shower)
Underfloor heating, to help ensure that your stay is comfortable all year round.
A covered porch, allowing you to sit outside and enjoy the spectacular view.
To book contact the hostel direct on 01877 330141 or go to www.cyp.org.uk
A gem of a hostel in a bustling wee Highland town
May 14th 2021
Take in the wonders of south Scotland at Callander Hostel, set in Callander’s oldest and most unique building. This bustling town also benefits from a lovely rural setting, as well as close proximity to a number of tourist routes and attractions. There’s so much to see, it makes for an ideal Scottish holiday.