Hostels in Scotland : Former youth hostel in Inveraray in the southern Highlands


Inveraray Hostel, Dalmally Road, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8XD

The historic town of Inveraray, on the western shore of Loch Fyne is a superb location for exploring Scotland’s Southern Highlands and Islands. Inverarary Hostel is perfect for independent holidaymakers who cherish an opportunity to socialise with other guests. The communal spaces and affable staff promote a convivial, cooperative atmosphere where travellers from many different backgrounds have a chance to meet, exchange stories, and relax in an informal environment. The hostel offers basic but comfortable accommodation in private rooms and shared dormitories from £17 per person. Inverarary Hostel has a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and wee lounge, and a lovely garden with picnic tables, continental breakfast, day-time access & towel hire. Inveraray is less than an hour and a half’s drive from Glasgow airport and boasts a fine range of shops, pubs and eateries, as well as a magnificent 18th century castle in wooded grounds. There’s woodland walks where you might spot red squirrels and roe deer, and, not too far away, are mountains. Access points for Munros in the Arrochar Alps, Glencoe and the Trossachs can be easily reached by car.

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Inveraray Hostel | Hostels in Scotland : Former youth hostel in Inveraray in the southern Highlands


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01499 302 454

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Rooms & Beds:

28: 4 x 4, 6 x 2, all bunk beds


March to October. Sole-use only Nov- Feb. Reception 3.30pm – 9.30pm.

Price per night:

From £17pp. Breakfast £3.90.


Online booking available. Groups of more than 12 please phone or email.

Ask for:

Dawn or Ruben


From A83 at Inveraray take A819, hostel 200m on left.

Public Transport:

Bus 926 or 976 from Glasgow (about 6 per day, 7 days). Bus 976 from Oban (3 per day, 7 days). Bus 926 from Campbeltown.

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Something of the past often survives into the present, but rarely does this happen to an entire village…Auchindrain is a unique place!

Auchindrain was the last “township” in Scotland to be inhabited and worked, and it is the most complete and well-preserved example that you can visit today. In townships people lived and worked together in order to survive in the Highland landscape.  Auchindrain was established as a community before 1500. Its people began to leave in the 1890s but the buildings remained and became cowsheds, stables and potato stores. The last family moved away in 1967. In Auchindrain you have a chance to explore how ordinary people lived all those years ago. A visit will take you back to a vanished way of life. Auchindrain is on the A83, six miles south of Inveraray. It is set in a beautiful and dramatic landscape with excellent walks nearby.

Exceptional Seafood !!!

Exceptional Seafood !!!

The Loch Fyne Oyster Bar & Restaurant is situated in Cairndow at the point where the mountains meet the waters of Loch Fyne. Cairndow is an ancient village on the shores of Loch Fyne just 8 miles from Inveraray!

In the centre of the village is the Stagecoach Inn which is one of the oldest coaching inns in Scotland. Notable visitors include Queen Victoria, who changed horses here in 1875, Dorothy Wordsworth, sister of the famous poet, and the poet Keats. Kilmorich Parish Church is one of only two churches in Scotland to be built with an interesting hexagonal shape.

It is a beautiful location to explore the Scottish glens with enchanting walks, to enjoy mountain views and crystal clear waters of Loch Fyne.

Alongside the idyllic setting, the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar offers world-class seafood from the loch.

Nearby is the ancient home of the MacNaughton clan, Dunderave Castle. It is very photogenic but hard to photograph, unless you find the right layby on the road to Inveraray!

The lovely flowers embarrass me, They make me regret I am not a bee…

The lovely flowers embarrass me, They make me regret I am not a bee…

Crarae Garden is a fine example of a exotic Himalayan-style woodland garden.

Operated by the National Trust for Scotland, Crarae Garden has a good collection of woody plants centred on the Crarae Burn, which is spanned by several bridges and tumbles through a rocky gorge in a series of cascades. A wide variety of shrubs and trees chosen for spring flowering and autumn colour grow in the shelter of towering conifers, and the lush, naturalistic planting and rushing water gives the feel of a Himalayan valley. A good path takes you up to the top of the burn and loops back round. Crarae Garden is a tranquil site and good place to relax. The hillside layout of woody plants radiating out from the burn creates a wonderful natural effect. There are also dippers feeding in the burn; crossbills, woodpeckers, red squirrels may also be seen. It is a magical spot at any time of year, with the earlier flowers of countless rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and magnolias being replaced later in the season by the rich tints of foliage and fruit. Crarae Garden is just 10 miles S of Inveraray and the bus stop is near the garden entrance!!!


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