Scandinavian designed hostel with highland hospitality on the NC500


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

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 (1×6,1×4) 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 Highlands of Scotland and here is its own website.
Highland Haven | Scandinavian designed hostel with highland hospitality on the NC500

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or call Bronagh Braidwood (BB) on
01955 611499

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Rooms & Beds:

10: 1×6, 1×4 plus 2 sofa beds


All year. All day.

Price per night:

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


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.


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.

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

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