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

Call Keith or Davina on 01855 811906


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 the Nevis Range. The 3 star 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. All of the private accommodation is rated 4* by Visit Scotland. Free WiFi, top class drying room, bike storage and mountains all around

This accommodation is featured on our map of North East Highlands of Scotland and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    65: hostel:26, bunkhouse:16, caravans: 4x2-4, cabins: 2x2, 1x3
  • Open:

    All year (phone in Nov and Dec). 9am - 9 pm.
  • Price per night:

    From £13.50 to £50 per person.
  • Booking:

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

    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.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is near mountains, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page and the page of hostels with en suite rooms.


aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
7Green Tourism Award: Silver
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
9Best Price Guarantee


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Glencoe Gathering

December 14th 2019

After doing the Jura Fell race in June this was only my second race of the year, so much anticipated.

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Glencoe Independent Hostel is open for Autumn 2020 and Winter staycations

July 24th 2020

We are offering sole use of the hostel for groups of up to 3 households. The newly renovated Alpine bunkhouse is available to individuals and smaller groups with kitchens, bathrooms and all communal areas socially distanced. Cleaning materials and reduced occupancy will help keep everyone safe. Minimum 3 night stay applies due to the increased cleaning involved between stays.

Rates for sole use are from £120 per night for the Alpine and £225 for the hostel.  A perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family.   Call us on 01855 811906 to book.


Ben Nevis

June 27th 2019

Some top tips on walking Ben Nevis from a local mountain guide.

Keith has written some handy hints and tips after being a mountain guide for a few years. Click here to read them! 


Buachaille Etive Mor from Glencoe Independent Hostel

August 14th 2018

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.

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