Helmsdale Hostel, Stafford Street, Helmsdale, Sutherland, KW8 6JR
Call Marie on Marie 07971 922356 or Hostel Office 07927933721
OverviewReopened in August 2018 after a major refurbishment, Helmsdale Hostel is set in the scenic coastal village of Helmsdale (halfway between Inverness and John O'Groats). The hostel has en suite private rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable lounge area with log burning stove plus a large garden with lockable bike shed and bike washdown. On the North Coast 500 and the Land's End to John O'Groats route, the hostel is popular with 'end to enders' and walkers exploring the far north Marilyn hills such as Morven and Scaraben. An ideal stop when travelling to and from Orkney and great location for beach walks, archaeology, geology, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, bird and wildlife watching. Dogs welcome on request. Groups welcome, discount for sole use.
Beds & Rooms:24: 6x4 (en-suite)
Open:All Year (Nov-Mar group bookings only).
Price per night:Adults from £26. Children from £15.Dog £10.Ensuite from £70/room.
Booking:Book online, by email or phone. Advance booking is recommended but not always essential.
Directions:The hostel is situated on the corner of the A9 and Old Caithness Road. From bus: walk up the slope for 100 metres. The hostel is after the old church on your left. (200 metres). From train: Cross over the old bridge, turn right along Dunrobin Street, then left up Stafford Street. Hostel is 200m up the slope on the left.
Public Transport:Helmsdale is served by the City Link bus service and is on the railway line from Inverness to Thurso.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is by the sea, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel' and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the present or past youth hostel page and the North Coast 500.
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April 2nd 2020
Helmsdale Hostel is temporary closed in support of the worldwide effort to battle COVID-19 and to keep our communities safe. We will be guided by the Government as to when we can re-open and will update accordingly. We are conscious guests who have already booked will no doubt be reassessing their plans in such uncertain times. Please be assured a full refund will be issued regardless of what month you have booked by contacting us via our email.
This is a challenging time for all of us, but we are certain we will overcome this unprecedented situation the world is in, if we all respect Government guidance and continue to look after each other.
Stay safe! Irene Drummond – Owner Helmsdale Hostel
Great for Winter Groups
August 28th 2018
Helmsdale Hostel offers spacious en suite accommodation with well equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge with log burner close to the Far North Marilyn Hills.
Great for Winter Groups. The newly refurbished Helmsdale Hostel offers spacious en suite accommodation with well equipped kitchen and a comfortable lounge with log burner. Ideal for exploring the Far North Marilyn Hills and the North East coast of Scotland famous from the North Coast 500 route.
On the North Coast 500 and the Lands End to John O’Groats route, the hostel is popular with ‘end to enders’ and walkers exploring the Far North Marilyn hills such as Morven and Scaraben.
Helmsdale Hostel, the famous last nights stop on the Lands End to John O Groats Cycle ride Lejog
August 20th 2018
The hostel offers spacious en suite accommodation to walkers and cyclists, including fully equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge area with log burning stove.
Reopened last week, Helmsdale Hostels has undergone sustainable refurbishments. Developments include renewable energy systems with an ethos to protect our natural environment and a complete refurbishment of the interior. Helmsdale Hostel is set in the scenic coastal village of Helmsdale (halfway between Inverness and John O’Groats). The hostel offers spacious en suite accommodation including fully equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge area with log burning stove.