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

Call Marie on 07971 922356 or 07971 516287

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 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 North Coast 500 Land's End to John O Groats on foot LEJOG Land's End to John O'Groats by bike
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2022 Available Autumn Half Term 2022 Available for Christmas 2022 Available New Year 2022 / 2023 Available February Half Term 2023 Available Easter 2023 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2023 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2023


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
yYHA Affiliated
ZDogs by arrangement


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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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Great outdoor adventures in the North East Highlands

March 9th 2022

Helmsdale Lodge Hostel is the perfect accommodation to base yourself for a few days to create your ideal adventure. Providing large open plan lounge and self catering kitchen, all bedrooms are en-suite, large garden area for guests use and a secure shed for sports equipment. Situated on the spectacular coastline of Sutherland and Caithness there are a number of organisations that provide bespoke activities or create your own adventure all within easy access of the lodge.

Some of the Activities – The John O’Groats trail passes through Helmsdale allowing easy access to the route along with a number of challenging Marilyn Hills all within a short distance of the lodge too. Salmon fishing on the river Helmsdale or try your luck Gold Panning. There is a nine hole golf course in the village and a number of links courses close by. A variety of water sport activities are available from nearby local companies, mountain biking trails and bicycle hire also.
You will be spoilt for choice so come on make Helmsdale Lodge Hostel your next destination. Contact us either by email or telephone we are always happy to assist to help you create your perfect day.
www.helmsdalelhostel.com/ 07971922356

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Planning a holiday on the NC500!!!!!!

November 11th 2021

Why not come and stay at Helmsdale Hostel it is perfectly situated on the NC500 stunning east coast of the Scottish Highlands. Ideal for a base or an overnight stay on this spectacular route.

Helmsdale is a beautiful and friendly coastal village steeped in history with an award winning museum and heritage route, numerous walking options with a variety of events held throughout the year – one of the oldest Highland Games are held at the end of August each year.
Due to the location it is ideal to explore the east coast of the NC500, within easy walking or drive of all the main attractions – Timespan Museum, Emigrants Monument, Badbea Highland Clearance Village, recently opened ancient Ousdale Broch, Brora’s miles of sandy beach Dunrobin Castle, Ben Bhraggie, Forsinard Flows National Nature Reserve, Whaligoe Steps along with all the individual fishing harbours on this coast, to mention just a few of the attractions for you to explore.
A warm welcome always awaits you at Helmsdale Hostel so why not come and stay so we can share a locals knowledge with you, book direct for best deal.

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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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