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

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Self catering accommodation in Helmsdale

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.

A perfect stopover en route to 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 essential).

Groups welcome, discount for sole use. Free WiFi. Free parking. Free tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk and sugar.

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


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  • Beds & Rooms:

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

    All year. Advanced bookings only from Nov-March. Check in 4-8pm.
  • Price per night:

    Adults from £30. 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
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


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
sComputer with internet
yYHA Affiliated
ZDogs by arrangement
9Best Price Guarantee


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Explore the striking Scottish coast at Helmsdale lodge Hostel.

October 14th 2023

Curl up in front of the wood burning stove in the living room with warm cups of tea, enjoy private or shared rooms with comfy and cozy beds and modern en-suits or explore the great outdoors in this quaint Scottish village.

Nestled in the picturesque Scottish town of Helmsdale, halfway between Inverness and John O’Groats, the Helmsdale lodge hostel offers en-suite rooms for small groups or families (and dogs) to enjoy. Helmsdale is known for its beautiful coast, vast array of wildlife (including dolphins and seals), ability to see the northern lights and collection of castles. This hostel is the perfect place for a countryside get away or as a stop on one of the many cycling and walking trails nearby. Situated perfectly along the North Coast 500 as well as lands end to John O’Groats route this hostel provides a comfy and cozy spot to rest overnight.

Sleeps: 24 (6×4 rooms all en-suite)

Price per night: Adults from £30. Children from £15. Dog £10 per stay. Private en suite from £70.

Perfect for: Cyclists, walkers, nature & sea life lovers and adventurers.



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Travelling the North Coast 500?

April 13th 2022

Helmsdale Lodge Hostel is an ideal place to stop on the NC500 road route. Explore this fantastic coastline and visit the archaeological sites, museums and castles this coast has in abundance. This lovely hostel has private rooms, family rooms, and dorms ideal for groups. With a friendly lounge and self-catering kitchen. Book direct here for the best deals.

Helmsdale Lodge Hostel staff have in depth local knowledge that they love to share, helping guests experience the best of this coast. Visit the website for more information or call for a chat – www.helmsdalehostel.co.uk

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Scottish Gardens of the Far North

November 4th 2019

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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