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:Closed due to Covid. Re-opening late March 2021
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 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 timesAvailable May Day Bank Holiday 2021 Available August Bank Holiday 2021 Available Autumn Half Term 2020 Available for Christmas 2021 Available February Half Term 2022
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Helmsdale Hostel is planning to re-open in late March 2021.
November 25th 2020
The hostel is open to take enquires and bookings before then.
Availability from 1st October 2020 and 20% off all direct bookings
September 3rd 2020
Helmsdale Hostel on the NC500 is available for sole use bookings by up to three households. Book direct by phone or email to get 20% discount. Marie 07971 922356, Hostel Office 07927933721
Helmsdale Hostel is an ideal base to explore some of the most northern Marilyn hills.
July 27th 2020
Helmsdale Hostel offers six en-suite bedrooms with a well equipped kitchen, dining area and comfortable lounge with log burner stove – an ideal base to explore some of the most northern Marilyn Hills.
The layout of the building offers flexibility of accommodation arrangements since all bedrooms are en-suite and sleep up to four people. Discounts available for groups staying three nights or more.