Hostels in Scotland : Self catering hostel on the Moray Coast


Cullen Harbour Hostel, The Sailors Store, Portlong Rd, Cullen, AB56 4AG

Cullen Harbour Hostel’s special location on the shores of the Moray Firth offers guests a relaxing break with the sound of the sea at night and coastal walks by day. Accommodation is spacious with wooden details, slate floors and sumptuous fabrics. The solid single beds have thick curtains around them. The kitchen has a wood burning Rayburn and comfortable seating. There is a power shower and a separate bathroom. The hostel has been awarded 4 stars by VisitScotland. Next to the hostel is a holiday cottage sleeping 4, this has a single room, an upstairs sitting room with single bed and a magnificant double bedroom with sea views. Cullen is at one end of the Speyside Way and on the National Cycle Route 1. Outdoor activity groups enjoy sea kayaking, surfing, rock climbing and wildlife watching. Dolphins are seen from the hostel. Children enjoy the sandy harbour and rock pools. Pubs and food are readily available.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Cairngorms and Moray and here is its own website.
Cullen Harbour Hostel | Hostels in Scotland :  Self catering hostel on the Moray Coast


or call Ruth or Howard on
01542 841997, Mob: 07432 591201(Ruth) 07912 079416(Howard)

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Rooms & Beds:

14 + 4: 2×6, 1×4 en-suite (family room) + 4 in holiday cottage.


All year/all day. Check in by 21.00. Phone enquiries 07.00 to 20.00.

Price per night:

£20pp. Four-bed family room with en suite shower: £88 for four people, £72 for three and £52 for two. Cottage from £280/week.


Book by e-mail or phone. Group and peak season bookings pay in advance by bacs. Other bookings pay by cash on arrival.



Public Transport:

Nearest station Keith (12 miles). Taxi from Keith is economical if there are a few people, or bring a bike!

This accommodation is available to individuals and gives a Best Price Guarantee.

News & Offers

Dolphins and the Otter

Dolphins and the Otter

Stay at Cullen Harbour Hostel and explore the Moray Coast

Dolphins appear fairly often at Cullen Harbour Hostel.  We are right on the harbour and if they are here, you see them. The otter on the other hand is more elusive.  We’ve seen him/her just twice in the last few months. Makes it more exciting when you do.  Cullen Harbour Hostel

This hostel is a favorite with our bloggers, with three blogs published in the last year (links below).  Maybe you should pay a visit and find out why they are so fond of it ?  Independent Hostel Guide

Seaside Cottages click here

Exploring old Banffshire click here

Moray Coast by Bike and Foot click here

Moray Coast Walking Weekend

Moray Coast Walking Weekend

Stay at Cullen Harbour Hostel and walk to The Sail Loft at Portsoy

If you love the coast and fancy walking somewhere new, plan a stay at  Cullen Harbour Hostel on the Moray Coast.  Cullen Harbour Hostel has direct access onto the coast path.  A picturesque walk of  7 miles along this coast  will bring you to Portsoy.  A harbor villages where the remake of Whisky Galore was filmed and home to another gorgeous Moray Coast hostel, The Sail Loft.  After a night at the Sail Loft you can return to Cullen Harbour along an inland route to enjoy another night sleeping soundly and listening to the waves.

Valentines Weekend in Cullen

Valentines Weekend in Cullen

Romantically located on the shores of the Moray Firth, Cullen Harbour Hostel is the ideal getaway destination this Valentines.

Romantically located on the shores of the Moray Firth, we are the ideal getaway destination this Valentines.

We offer you the relaxing break you deserve with spacious, comfortable accommodation. You can take beautiful coastal walks in the day and relax and sit back listening to the sound of the sea at night. With plenty of activities to do and so much to explore, you and your partner will be spoilt for choice.

Call us on 01542 841997 to book your stay before it’s too late!

Contact Cullen Harbour Hostel:

01542 841997, Mob: 07432 591201(Ruth) 07912 079416(Howard)MessageView website