Hostels in Scotland : Independent hostel on the Land's End to John O'Groats route.


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

Reopened 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. 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.

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Rooms & Beds:

24: 6×4 (en-suite)


All Year (Nov-Mar group bookings only).

Price per night:

Adults from £25. Children from £15. En suite rooms from £70.


Advance booking not essential – book online, by email or phone.


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.

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is by the sea, is near mountains, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance, has availability this Christmas and this New Year and is on the , the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the present or past youth hostel page, the Land's End to John O' Groats Walk and the North Coast 500.

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