Hostels in Scotland : Hostel in Glencoe close to Ben Nevis


Glencoe Independent Hostel, Glencoe Independent Hostel, Glencoe, Argyll, PH49 4HX

Glencoe Independent Hostel, centred around an old highland croft in the heart of Glencoe, offers great value accommodation for groups, families and individuals. It is set in secluded and peaceful woodland midway between Glencoe village and the Clachaig Inn with immediate access to world class cycling, walking, climbing and kayaking. The hostel is 20 minutes from Glencoe Ski Centre and the West Highland Way and 40 minutes from Nevis Range. The hostel has 4 rooms, a lounge with open fire, cooking and dining facilities and offers private family and couples rooms when available. The alpine bunkhouse sleeps 16 in 3 rooms, ideal for outdoor activity and school groups. Also available are 4 luxury caravans for 2 to 4 people, 2 luxury en suite cabins for 2 people, and a log cabin for 2 to 3 people. Free WiFi in reception, top class drying room, bike storage, and mountains all around. Go Glencoe guided walks available.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Loch Ness, Fort William and Inverness and here is its own website.
Glencoe Independent Hostel | Hostels in Scotland :  Hostel in Glencoe close to Ben Nevis

Contact Glencoe Independent Hostel

or call Keith or Davina on
01855 811906

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Rooms & Beds:

65: hostel:26, bunkhouse:16, caravans: 4×2-4, cabins: 2×2, 1×3


All year (phone in Nov and Dec). 9am – 9 pm.

Price per night:

From £12.50 to £50 per person.


Booking advised all year, 30% non refundable deposit (min. £10).


From A82 south, take right turn for Clachaig Inn, 1 mile after pub on left. From north, take left turn for Kinlochleven, then immediate right to Glencoe Village. 1 mile out of village on right.

Public Transport:

1.5 miles from bus stop in Glencoe Village (crossroads). Citylink buses 914, 915 and 916 from Skye, Fort William, Glasgow. Bus 44 from Fort William and Kinlochleven. For West Highland Way take White Corries near Kingshouse Hotel to Glencoe Crossroads (20 mins) then 1.5 miles' walk.

This accommodation is near mountains, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee and has a pub within walking distance.

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Eco Cabins in beautiful Glencoe

Eco Cabins in beautiful Glencoe

…its all about the landscape…

When you choose to stay at Glencoe Independent Hostel, you know its going to be all about the landscape. They have a beautiful gallery of photographs on their website to browse through and whet your appetite.

Precipitous mountains, broad valleys, wild rivers, moorland and deer – you might already be dreaming the big dreams. The owners offer guided walks through the area or you’ve got immediate access to amazing cycling, walking, climbing and kayaking. They are only 20 minutes from Glencoe Ski Centre and the West Highland Way and 40 minutes from Nevis Range.  So much to do!

You can then retire back to their converted croft or choose from caravans or cabins. Look at the picture of the Eco-cabin, I’m tempted.

Their user reviews echo my opinions, unsurprisingly everyone talks about the amazing location.

“Stayed in an Eco cabin during June. Loved it! The cabin is beautiful and very cosy! Not to mention the views!!! It was a perfect start to our Highland tour! Wish we could have stayed longer!” 

New Year at the Clachaig Inn

New Year at the Clachaig Inn

Glencoe Independent Hostel, just 20 mins walk from the Clachaig, has availability for new year

Glencoe Independent Hostel is only 20 minutes’ walk to the Clachaig Inn, where New Year is legendary with live music every night over the New Year Period.  Very unusually our alpine bunkhouse is still available  for new year.  For New Year we offer a minimum 4 night stay with sole use booking of the bunkhouse. Arriving anytime from 27th December to 30th December. The alpine bunkhouse which sleeps 16 in 3 bedrooms is £225 per night.   The bunkhouse has access to the site drying room and is  only 20 minutes’ walk to the Clachaig Inn.

Buachaille Etive Mor from Glencoe Independent Hostel

Buachaille Etive Mor from Glencoe Independent Hostel

We rose early, threw down some breakfast and headed out for one of the best local mountains, the 2000 foot Buachaille Etive Mor.

We climbed the 3 star classic scramble ‘Curved Ridge’ and aimed at Agag’s groove, a rock climbing route on Rannock wall, that was far trickier than it should have been so I think we had drifted too far left and did something else! From there we gained the summit and had an early lunch.

The weather was glorious and I was very happy to be sat on one of my favourite mountains with excellent friends. The views down onto and across Rannock moor are always huge but I cannot remember having such clear far reaching views .

Despite over 30 years of climbing experience and having been on top of ‘the buckle’ many times we took an embarrassing amount of time picking our way around the summit looking for the down route! Eventually we found it and dropped down to our cars in an hour.

Contact Glencoe Independent Hostel:

01855 811906MessageView website