Highland Haven, St Johns, East Mey, Thurso, Caithness KW14 8XL

Call Bronagh Braidwood (BB) on 01955 611499


The Highland Haven is on the NC500 route in the Highlands of Scotland, between Thurso and John O'Groats. The perfect place to switch off and relax in glorious surroundings. The Scandinavian inspired bunkhouse has 2 bunk rooms (1x6,1x4) each with bespoke pods equipped with reading light,USB socket, privacy shutters. Each room has a large en-suite shower room and extra towels are available for a small charge. Everything is provided to make a delicious breakfast and evening meals can be provided for large groups. The comfortable communal area has a well-appointed kitchen and open plan dining/lounge area all centered around a wood burner with views over to Dunnet Head (the most Northerly point on the mainland). The garden has wonderful uninterrupted views to the neighbors in Orkney, with Gill's Bay ferry terminal (regular Orkney crossings) just a short drive away. There is a secure bike shed, private parking and drying facilities. A perfect base for walking, cycling, surfing, fishing and stargazing... A perfect #Highland Haven. This accommodation is featured on our map of North East Highlands of Scotland and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    10: 1x6, 1x4 plus 2 sofa beds
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    Burrow (sleeps 4) £140. Barn (sleeps 6) £200. Sole use (10 + sofa bed) £300.
  • Booking:

    Book Online. Individual and group bookings. B&B (Bunk&Breakfast) or self catered. We offer discounts for sole use of the hostel for 3 days or more. Winter discounts also apply.
  • Directions:

    Take the A836 out of Mey towards John O'Groats after 1.5 miles look out for the bunkhouse sign and turn left, 500m later you will see the hostel.
  • Public Transport:

    Stagecoach no.80 bus leaves every 2 hours from Thurso Station to John O'Groats, alight at the stop is before Gills Ferry.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is by the sea, is available only to groups, gives a Best Price Guarantee, is an 'Eco Hostel' and is on the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the , the IHUK signage page, the ideal for retreats page, the North Coast 500 and the page of accommodation near Castles.


aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
wGroups Only
9Best Price Guarantee


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Latest Blog about Highland Haven

Wild and Wonderful Scottish North Coast Accommodation

January 4th 2019

The Highland Haven feels like it is at the edge of the world right up on the Scottish North Coast. Brian Sutherland visited with his family and experienced a warm welcome to this newly renovated innovative hostel. A must visit if you are looking for Scottish north coast accommodation.

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News & Offers from Highland Haven

The Highland Haven are lowering their prices in May and June to celebrate a year of hosting wonderful guests on the Scottish North Coast.

May 8th 2019

You can rent the whole bunkhouse exclusively ( for up to 10 guests ) from £200/ night.

The Highland Haven has a stunning location on the Scottish North Coast looking over to Orkney and Dunnet Head. Our bespoke box beds are unique in design, spacious and very comfy. The perfect place to snuggle after a long days adventuring. We provide breakfast essentials, unlimited wifi and lots of room to relax in our open plan kitchen, dining, living room.  With 3 beaches in walking distance, its the ultimate group getaway.

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Hogmanay in the Highlands

November 4th 2018

The Highland Haven offers a Hogmanay you will never forget, with an amazing backdrop to your New Year celebrations.

The Highland Haven offers a totally unique experience for those visiting the far North.  Promising a New Year you will always remember.

Newly opened in 2018,  The Highland Haven on the North Coast of Scotland provides a totally unique experience for travelers, groups and families. It has a stunning location on the NC500 road route, close to the Castle of Mey, with spectacular views of the Orkneys and deserted beaches to explore.

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BB's Bunkhouse has changed its name to The Highland Haven

October 26th 2018

If you looking for a half term holiday with hidden beaches and a relaxing cosy environment, this is the place for you.

The Highland Haven on the Scottish North Coast has availability for Autumn half term.
The Highland Haven has a large open plan living/kitchen area and bunk pods each with a charger and reading light. There are en-suite shower rooms and a wholesome, continental style breakfast is included in the price. There are lots to see and do on this East coast stretch of the North Coast 500, from wonderful hidden beaches to the breathtaking vantage points

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