Great Glen Hostel, South Laggan, Spean Bridge, Invernesshire, PH34 4EA
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Former youth hostel near Loch Ness on the Great Glen WayNestled between mountains and lochs in the heart of the 'Outdoor Capital of the UK', 20 miles north of Fort William and 10 miles south of Loch Ness, the Great Glen Hostel is an ideal location whether you're touring the Highlands, bagging Munros or paddling rivers and lochs. What's more it is only a few minutes' walk from the Great Glen Way.
The hostel provides comfortable accommodation in twin, family and dormitory rooms. Hostel facilities include a breakfast and evening meals, small self-catering kitchen, drying room, laundry, bike and canoe storage, free internet access, hot showers and a small hostel shop where you can buy your essentials. Breakfast, packed lunches and locally sourced, hearty evening meals are available on request.
Book by the bed, by the room or book exclusive use of the whole hostel. Outdoor activities can be organised if required.
Beds & Rooms:50: 2x2, 2x3, 4x5, 2x6, 1x8
Open:All year. All day. Please call first Nov-March.
Price per night:Dorm beds from £23. Twin rooms from £26 pp. Whole hostel for sole use from £500 per night.
Booking:Booking recommended. Please telephone in advance or book online
Directions:We are located 11 miles north of Spean Bridge and 3 miles south of Invergarry on the A82 in a small settlement called South Laggan. Citylink buses stop 100m north of the hostel on the A82. If you are walking the Great Glen Way, stay on the Way until you see signs directing you to the hostel.
- Citylink bus services between Glasgow and the Isle of Skye, and between Fort William and Inverness will stop nearby. Nearest railway station: Spean Bridge. Nearest airport: Inverness.
- Long Distance Walks Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike Great Glen Way Cape Wrath Trail Scottish National Trail
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This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable New Year 2023 / 2024 Available February Half Term 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024
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Stay at the Outdoor Capital of the UK
September 15th 2023
Nestled amidst the breathtaking scenery of the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK,’ Great Glen Hostel is a hidden gem situated 20 miles north of Fort William and 10 miles south of the legendary Loch Ness. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer seeking to conquer Munros, an avid paddler yearning for lochs and rivers, or simply a traveller touring the Highlands, this hostel provides the perfect base for your Scottish escapades. Here’s what you can expect from your stay at Great Glen Hostel
Welcome to a Highland paradise
June 21st 2022
Great Glen Hostel has it all. If you love mountains, like bagging Munros, enjoy walking, cycling or paddling, relish being immersed in stunning Highland scenery or visiting historical sites ……………..Then a few days at the Great Glen Hostel in South Laggan will feel like paradise.
Munro Bagging: You will be spoilt for choice, Great Glen Hostel is surrounded by them. Choose from: Glen Garry, Glen Dessary, Glen Spean and the Great Glen.
Walking: The Great Glen Way (long distance footpath between Fort William and Inverness) is just 200m from the hostel.
Cycling: Sustrans route 78 runs through South Laggan, and the the hostel is only a 20 minutes’ drive from the mountain bike trails at Nevis Range. There are also easy sections of the Great Glen Way for day rides.
Paddling: The Great Glen Canoe Trail runs just behind the hostel.
Day trips to historical sites: Visit Glenfinnan, the Sands of Morar, Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, and the castles of Urquhart and Eilean Donan.
Enjoy the Highland scenery: Sit in our garden and absorb the 360 degree panorama of mountain magnificence