Helmsdale Hostel, Stafford Street, Helmsdale, Sutherland, KW8 6JR
Call Irene on 07971 516287 or 07971 922356
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. 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. This accommodation is featured on our map of North East Highlands of Scotland and here is its own website.
Rooms & Beds:24: 6x4 (en-suite)
Open:All Year (Nov-Mar group bookings only).
Price per night:Adults from £25. Children from £15. En suite rooms from £70.
Booking:Advance booking not essential - book online, by email or phone.
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
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 and is on the present or past youth hostel page, the North Coast 500, the and the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route.
Great for Winter Groups
August 28th 2018
Helmsdale Hostel offers spacious en suite accommodation with well equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge with log burner close to the Far North Marilyn Hills.
Great for Winter Groups. The newly refurbished Helmsdale Hostel offers spacious en suite accommodation with well equipped kitchen and a comfortable lounge with log burner. Ideal for exploring the Far North Marilyn Hills and the North East coast of Scotland famous from the North Coast 500 route.
On the North Coast 500 and the Lands 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.
Reopened after a major refurbishment
August 20th 2018
Helmsdale Hostel, the famous last nights stop on Lejog and great winter group accommodation, has reopened.
Reopened last week, Helmsdale Hostels has undergone sustainable refurbishments. Developments include renewable energy systems with an ethos to protect our natural environment and a complete refurbishment of the interior. Helmsdale Hostel is set in the scenic coastal village of Helmsdale (halfway between Inverness and John O’Groats). The hostel offers spacious en suite accommodation including fully equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge area with log burning stove.
Outdoor adventures at Helmsdale Hostel
February 3rd 2018
Receive a warm friendly welcome at Helmsdale Hostel in the perfect location for an adventurous outdoor holiday!
Receive a warm friendly welcome at Helmsdale Hostel in the perfect location for an adventurous outdoor holiday! With the scenic North Coast 500 route- named by the media Scotland’s own route 66, due to the scenery, famous landmarks, and culture; the iconic long distance cycling route, Land’s End John O’Groats; and the marvellous Marilyn Hill’s to hike you’re all set for an adventure of your life!