Glencoe Independent Hostel, Glencoe Independent Hostel, Glencoe, Argyll, PH49 4HX
Call Keith or Davina on 01855 811906
OverviewGlencoe 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
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 Walks
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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.
Eco Cabins in beautiful Glencoe
July 30th 2017
…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!”