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. 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.
Beds & Rooms:30: 2x2, 2x4, 1x6 all en suite
Open:All year. 24 hr access. Check in 2-8pm
Price per night:En-suite private rooms. 6 bed from £90 to £120. 4 bed £60 to £80, Twin rooms £50 to £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
This accommodation is in a National Park, is available to individuals, is a Green Business Award Winner and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the Scottish National Trail and the Rob Roy Way.
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Callander Hostel now taking bookings from 1st August 2020 to 31st May 2021
June 27th 2020
Five private en-suite rooms are now available for booking in the bustling town of Callander close to the Trossachs National Park
All our rooms are en-suite will now have a tea tray supplied. All rooms will be deep cleaned on departure then fogged.
We have put measure in place to manage the use of the guest kitchen safely. We will deep clean and fog the lounge and kitchen once a day. We are supplying each room with their own personnel kitchen and eating utensils and disinfectant wipes will be provided by the kettle, toaster etc. We have also put sanitiser stations in place as you walk in the kitchen. We have arranged our lounge into 5 socially distance areas so guests will be allocated their own table and area. We will also be putting up a time slot so guests can choose a time to use the kitchen.
We will now be doing self-check in. Payment for the rooms will be by bacs or contactless only. We will require payment prior or we will take the payment from the guest card on the morning of arrival. All guests will be texted or emailed a number for a key pad outside their room door which will give them access to their keys. We will email all guests 3 weeks prior to arrival to explain all procedures.
Callander Hostel is a VisitScotland quality assured, Green Tourism silver award winning accommodation!
May 11th 2019
These exemplary qualities are accompanied by a wide range of facilities and amenities.
Being within one mile of the National Cycling Network, we of course have a bike/equipment store and drying room. Our other facilities include a self catering kitchen, or we can cook you up delicious home-made meals as a luxurious alternative. As well as this we offer guest WiFi, a computer with internet, and a wide range of rooms to suit your individual needs.
Callander & Trossachs Summerfest
July 26th 2017
An annual summer festival of events and activities. 15th to 30th July 2017
Come along to Callander & Trossachs Summerfest, a fortnight of events and activities in this year’s summer festival. The festival includes kids’ activities, workshops, dance, films, music, walks, rides and family fun days. The five star Callander Hostel provides ideal accommodation for visiting the event. Comfortable beds, en-suite rooms and a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, all right in the heart of the town of Callander.