Glenfinnan Sleeping Car, Glenfinnan Station, Glenfinnan, nr Fort William, PH37 4LT

  • Glenfinnan Sleeping Car Hostel
  • Hostel Lounge in a converted railway carriage
  • Steam train on Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Hostel Family room in a converted railway carriage
  • Hostel toilet in a converted railway carriage
  • Signage on end of Glenfinnan Sleeping Car Hostel
  • Glenfinnan Sleeping Car Hostel
  • Steam train on Glenfinnan viaduct

Quirky self-catering accommodation in Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan Sleeping Car provides unique, quirky comfortable compartments in a vintage railway carriage at Glenfinnan Station. Right next to the start of the Viaduct Trail to the viewpoint for the Glenfinnan Viaduct (as seen in the Harry Potter films).

An ideal location for the mountains of Lochaber, Rough Bounds, Moidart and Ardgour. Glenfinnan makes a great starting point for bothy expeditions and is a useful stopping-off point for the Cape Wrath Trail and on the way to Skye, Knoydart and the Small Isles.

Exploring the Munros around Glenfinnan? We are the perfect base. Use bus or rail to explore the rest of the 'Road to the Isles' and nearby Fort William.

The sleeping car has a fully equipped kitchen, a railway-style lounge, a shower, washroom and separate WC, a drying room and electric heating. Each room in the sleeping car is an original compartment with a sliding door. There are 3 x 2 person compartments with twin bunks and a family compartment sleeping 4 (1 x double and twin bunks). Your overnight stay includes free admission to the Glenfinnan Station Museum, housed in the Edwardian station buildings.

Breakfast and lunch available at the adjacent Dining Car carriage cafe, plus home-made frozen meals to cook in the Sleeping Car. Evening meals are available (walking distance) at the 2 hotels in Glenfinnan. BYO bedding and towels or you can hire bedding/towels for £9 per person.

The Sleeping Car can also be booked as a Whole Carriage (for exclusive use) for up to 10 guests - please email for details.

NB: Family compartment and Whole Carriage bookings are a two-night minimum. Dogs are only allowed in Whole Carriage bookings.
Unique, quirky comfortable compartments in a vintage railway carriage at Glenfinnan Station. At the start of the Viaduct Trail to the viewpoint for the Glenfinnan Viaduct (Harry Potter films). En-route to Skye (Mallaig ferry), Knoydart & the Small Isles. Kitchen, seating area, WC, shower & drying room. Breakfast, lunch, evening meals in walking distance.
Glenfinnan Sleeping Car provides unique, quirky comfortable compartments in a vintage railway carriage at Glenfinnan Station. Right next to the start of the Viaduct Trail to the viewpoint for the Glenfinnan Viaduct (as seen in the Harry Potter films).

An ideal location for the mountains of Lochaber, Rough Bounds, Moidart and Ardgour. Glenfinnan makes a great starting point for bothy expeditions and is a useful stopping-off point for the Cape Wrath Trail and on the way to Skye, Knoydart and the Small Isles.

Exploring the Munros around Glenfinnan? We are the perfect base. Use bus or rail to explore the rest of the 'Road to the Isles' and nearby Fort William.

The sleeping car has a fully equipped kitchen, a railway-style lounge, a shower, washroom and separate WC, a drying room and electric heating. Each room in the sleeping car is an original compartment with a sliding door. There are 3 x 2 person compartments with twin bunks and a family compartment sleeping 4 (1 x double and twin bunks). Your overnight stay includes free admission to the Glenfinnan Station Museum, housed in the Edwardian station buildings.

Breakfast and lunch available at the adjacent Dining Car carriage cafe, plus home-made frozen meals to cook in the Sleeping Car. Evening meals are available (walking distance) at the 2 hotels in Glenfinnan. BYO bedding and towels or you can hire bedding/towels for £9 per person.

The Sleeping Car can also be booked as a Whole Carriage (for exclusive use) for up to 10 guests - please email for details.

NB: Family compartment and Whole Carriage bookings are a two-night minimum. Dogs are only allowed in Whole Carriage bookings.

This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.

Availability

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Details

  • Beds & Rooms:

    10: 1x4, 3x2
  • Open:

    15 Mar-15 Nov (sole use winter stays possible, please email).
  • Price per night:

    Twin compartment £60 (£45 single). Family compartment £80. Sole use - please enquire. Bedding/towel hire £9pp (Pillow only £2pp, Duvet only £4pp, Towel only £3pp).
  • Booking:

    Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.
  • Directions:

    On the A830, 15 miles from Fort William and 30 miles from Mallaig with ferry connections to the Isle of Skye and the Small Isles
  • Public Transport :

    Bunkhouse is adjacent to Glenfinnan Railway Station on the West Highland Line (Glasgow-Fort William-Mallaig) and is 100m from a bus stop.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Cape Wrath Trail
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available October Half Term 2024

Facilities

cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
jShowers
pClothes washing facilities
ZDogs by arrangement

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Perfect for west coast wanderers

May 23rd 2024

Hiking, climbing, cycling or just wandering where your feet take you, the Glenfinnan Sleeping Car is a great base for local Corbetts and Munros, and local walks on surrounding estate land.
Many of our guests are on longer walks – we are a popular first night stop on the Cape Wrath Trail, for hikers to have possibly the last hot shower, comfy bed or hearty meal for several days, if not a week!
We’re also well-connected by bus and train for days out, including taking the Mallaig-Skye ferry.

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Can a railway carridge be an independent hostel?

May 23rd 2024

Yes, it can! It may be pretty quirky, but it’s homely, clean, has a fantastic location, and is just a roll out of bed away from another vintage Mk1 Carriage – the Glenfinnan Station Dining Car. A separate business, the Dining Car provides excellent breakfasts and lunches for our Sleeping Car guests, and we fully appreciate it being there. It also provides pre-prepared dishes which can be heated up in the Sleeping Car oven. It feels good to support fellow community members’ small businesses!

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