Helmsdale Lodge and Hostel, Stafford Street, Helmsdale, Sutherland, KW8 6JR

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Helmsdale Lodge & Hostel is set in the scenic coastal village of Helmsdale [halfway between Inverness and John O'Groats]. All six rooms at the Lodge are en-suite and each room sleeps up to four people. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable lounge area with log burning stove and a large garden with lockable bike shed and bike washdown area. On the North Coast 500 and the Land's End to John O'Groats routes, the Lodge 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. Pets welcome on request (dedicated room - advance booking only). Groups welcome, discount for sole use. Free wifi. Free parking. Free tea, coffee, milk and sugar

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    24: 6x4 (all private en-suite rooms)
  • Open:

    All year. Advanced bookings only from Nov-March - contact manager.
  • Price per night:

    Adults from £28. Children from £15. Dog £10 per stay. Private en-suite from £70.
  • Booking:

    Book online, by email or phone. Open all year - advanced booking only from Nov-March.
  • Directions:

    The Lodge is situated on the corner of Stafford Street/Old Caithness Road. From bus: walk up the slope for 100 metres. The Lodge 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. The Lodge 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 Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike North Coast 500
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Hostels with log burners and open fires By the Sea Accommodation for Cyclists Youth Hostels Eco Hostels Available to Individuals

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2021 Available New Year 2021 / 2022


bSingle sex 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
sComputer with internet
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
yYHA Affiliated
ZDogs by arrangement


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News & Offers from Helmsdale Lodge and Hostel

Festive Breaks in the Highlands

October 26th 2021

Exclusive use in a large warm environment large open plan dining and kitchen area to celebrate the festive period.

Five minute stroll from the centre of the village which offers a number of eateries, shops to browse and renowned local heritage museum.


Cyclists on the NC500 come and warm your bones by the fire

October 17th 2021

We’ve got plenty of room for you! A hard day in the saddle is always more rewarding when you can kick back and relax after it. Sit in front of our log burner and melt away the aches of a long ride. Come rain or shine it’ll be ready to set you up for another day out in our wonderful country.

You can also expect to find friendly faces and sublime scenery for your stay. But we won’t blame you if you’d like to just curl up in front of the log burner for the duration of your stay. We can’t wait to see you.


Helmsdale Hostel on the NC500

September 3rd 2020

Set in the scenic coastal village of Helmsdale, on the North Coast 500 road route. The hostel has en suite private rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge area with log burning stove. It is also a perfect stop on the way to Orkney. Dogs on request.

helmsdale hostel with Autumn sunset

Latest Blog about Helmsdale Lodge and Hostel

Scottish Gardens of the Far North

November 4th 2015

We were on a four day expedition to visit the Scottish gardens of the North. The hostel accommodation provided by Helmsdale Hostel was comfortable and fun and the gardens were aglow with colour.

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busy bee in Scottish Gardens
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