West Coast of Scotland
Market Garden, Inverie, Knoydart, By Mallaig, Inverness-shire PH41 4PL
Purpose built Knoydart Lodge offers hotel quality accommodation for couples, families & groups at bunkhouse prices. Situated on the magical Knoydart peninsula, accessed only by ferry, visitors will enjoy a unique sense of isolation.
Glenfinnan Station, Glenfinnan, nr Fort William, PH37 4LT
Glenfinnan Sleeping Car provides unique accommodation in an historic railway carriage close to the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. Ideal for the mountains of Lochaber, Rough Bounds, Moidart and Ardgour and a useful stop-over en route to Skye. Visit the station museum and dining coach for excellent meals.
Lael, Lochbroom, IV23 2RS
Set in the stunningly beautiful North West Highlands surrounded by lochs and mountains (including 22 munros) Forest Way Bunkhouse nestles between the Lael Forest Garden walks and the River Broom with an abundance of wildlife and delightful walks nearby.
Lime Park, Broadford, Isle of Skye IV49 9AE
Skye Basecamp in Broadford on the Isle of Skyeis aimed at lovers of the great outdoors, with hot showers, comfy beds and a good drying room. Active staff and guests create a fantastic atmosphere and pubs and shops are nearby.
Croft No 9, Badrallach, Dundonnell, Ross-shire, IV23 2QP
Badrallach Bothy & Campsite on the tranquil shores of Little Loch Broom, overlooks one of Scotland's finest mountain ranges, A fine base for walking, climbing, fishing in the rivers, hill lochs and sea or simply to enjoy the flora and fauna. Great value spotless accommodation and total peace.
Craig Achnashellach, Strathcarron, Wester Ross, IV54 8YU
The iconic Gerrys Hostel, in Achnashellach West Scotland, close to the Coulin Pass, is now run by Gerrys son. Situated in an excellent mountaineering and wilderness area on the most scenic railway in Britain, the Cape Wrath Trails and The T.G.O Challenge Route. Comfy beds in dorms and private rooms.
Galson Farm House, South Galson, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0SH
Galson Farm Hostel on the Isle of Lewis enjoys stunning views of the Atlantic coast. Explore sandy beaches, wildlife, historic sites and culture on the doorstep. A short walk through the croft, with its network of footpaths, takes you to the shore and river, where otters are regular visitors.
Cornaigmore, Isle of Tiree, PA77 6XA
Tiree is an idyllic Hebridean island surrounded by white beaches and crystal clear seas. Millhouse Hostel provides 4 star accommodation on the Isle of Tiree, perfect for outdoor & wildlife enthusiasts. You can hire bikes, visit the lighthouse museum, watch the seals or enjoy watersports.
Sanachan Bunkhouse, Kishorn, Strathcarron, Ross-shire, IV54 8XA
Sanachan Bunkhouse, in Kishorn, is the perfect base for walking, climbing, kayaking, cycling & sailing in Wester Ross, Strathcarron. After a fun filled day, return to a warm fire, comfy bunks, hot showers and simple living. There is parking for 6 cars, beds for 15 and well equipped self-catering.
Main Street, Tarbert, Isle of Harris, HS3 3DJ
Backpackers Stop in the village of Tarbert, Isle of Harris, is a comfortable hostel for travellers on the Outer Hebrides. Close to the ferry, bus, shops, bars and restaurants. A handy base for exploring Harris or walking or cycling the islands. Kitchen, lounge, Free WiFi, breakfast and hot drinks.
Inchnadamph, Assynt, Nr Lochinver, Sutherland, IV27 4HL
Inchnadamph Lodge Assynt is a grand house tastefully converted to provide luxury hostel accommodation in the Scottish Highlands. At the foot of Ben More Assynt, overlooking Loch Assynt, it is a great base to explore one of the wildest areas in the Highlands. On North Coast 500 classic road route.
5 Drinishader, Isle of Harris, HS3 3DX
Situated above Drinishader harbour, overlooking the beautiful East Loch Tarbert, N°5 Drinishader Hostel provides self catering accommodation for individuals,families & groups. Discover the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides with its famous white sand beaches, island culture, wildlife & landscapes.
Isle of Lismore, PA34 5UG
Lismore Bunkhouse is a warm & comfy bunkhouse from which to explore a beautiful Inner Hebrides Island. Just 7 miles by car ferry from Oban, The Isle of Lismore is a tranquil, unspoilt island surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. Perfect for lovers of peace wildlife & history, walkers & cyclists.
Kinlochewe by Achnasheen, Wester Ross, IV22 2PA
Walkers, climbers and mountain bikers enjoying the Torridon Mountains and wilderness areas will be warmly welcomed at the Kinlochewe Hotel and Bunkhouse. Situated on the North Coast 500 road route, there are over 20 Munros within 20 miles and this is a great base from which to explore them.
Craignure Bunkhouse, Craignure, Isle Of Mull, Argyll And Bute, PA65 6AY
Craignure Bunkhouse, on the Isle of Mull, is a superior eco-sensitive bunkhouse, set on the water's edge close to the Oban ferry. The Craignure Inn, next door, provides traditional island hospitality. Private rooms and spacious well appointed communal area ideal for cooking, dining and relaxing.
14 West Argyle St. Ullapool, IV26 2TY
The Ceilidh Place in Ullapool on the West Coast of Scotland is a bar, music venue & hotel with a bunkhouse providing great value group accommodation. The village of Ullapool is a small exciting port & fishing town, with ferries to the Outer Hebrides. Hill walkers & families especially enjoy visiting
Main Street, Arisaig, Inverness-shire PH39 4NH
Arisaig bunkhouse is superbly located opposite the harbour and close to the Crofter's Rest pub. Recently renovated with modern kitchen and private & bunk rooms. Welcomes individuals and groups. Perfect location for travelling between islands and the mainland
The Old Inn, Carbost, Isle of Skye, IV47 8SR
Feet from the edge of Loch Harport, Isle of Skye, with breathtaking views of the Cuillins, Waterfront Bunkhouse is purpose built, stylish & comfortable and an ideal base for hill walkers or sightseers. There is spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife in the surrounding hills and glens.
The Old Post Office, The Green, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9BT
Originally the post office, Portree Hostel on the Isle of Skye sleeps 60 in small family rooms and dorms. Close to the bus terminal, it is an ideal base for touring the island and is within an easy walk of a wide variety of shops. From the hostel there are pleasant coastal & woodland walks.
Glebe Barn, Isle of Eigg, Inner Hebrides, PH42 4RL
Glebe Barn offers 4 star self catering accommodation on the extraordinary Hebridean Isle of Eigg. A haven for nature and wildlife lovers, photographers or outdoor enthusiasts, with stunning beaches, traditional music sessions and exquisite local produce and cuisine. A magical Hebridean holiday.
Laxdale Holiday Park, 6 Laxdale Lane, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0DR
Laxdale Bunkhouse on the Hebridean Island of Lewis lies within a small holiday park in peaceful leafy surroundings close to Stornoway. An ideal base for exploring the culture, landscape and ancient sites of the isle of Lewis. The bunkhouse has four rooms of four bunks and spacious lounge & kitchen.
Arinagour, Isle of Coll, Argyll, PA78 6SY
Coll Bunkhouse 5 star self-catering hostel accommodation is a mile from the ferry & close to local amenities on the Hebridean Island of Coll . The island is quiet with beautiful spaces, deserted white beaches and peaceful wildlife. Enjoy fine island hospitality. A warm welcome awaits you.
Craignure, Isle of Mull, Argyll, PA65 6AY
The Shielings are the perfect base at Craignure for all Mull has to offer. Right on the sea, with views to Ben Nevis. Unique carpeted cottage tents. Clean, spacious and with real beds. Stroll to the ferry, pub, café, and swimming pool. Catch the bus for Tobermory, Iona and Staffa.
Harbour View, Mallaig, Inverness-shire, PH41 4PU
Sheenas Backpackers Lodge, the oldest croft in Mallaig, offers a homely base from which to explore the Inner Hebrides, the famous white sands of Morar and the remote peninsula of Knoydart. Mallaig is a working fishing village. See the seals in the harbour and take whale & dolphin watching trips.
25 Kenneth St, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2DR
The Heb Hostel is a family-run backpackers hostel in the heart of Stornoway on the enchanting Isle of Lewis. It is an ideal stay for travellers visiting the Hebrides. Cyclists, walkers, surfers, families and groups are all welcome. Clean, comfortable and friendly with a common room with peat fire.
Benmhor, Kyleakin, Skye, IV41 8PH
Whether your visit to Skye is to tackle the mighty mountains, meet the legendary faeries or simply to chill out, Skye Backpackers is ideal. In the fishing village of Kyleakin surrounded by mountains & sea, the hostel has private rooms, kitchen and a cosy lounge with a real fire & spectacular views.
Isle of Muck, Port Mor, Isle of Muck, PH41 2RP
Isle of Muck Bunkhouse overlooks the ferry at Port Mor, close to the islands tearoom, craft shop and community hall. The Isle of Muck is just 2 miles long and has a population of 38 people. With a rich cultural heritage and amazing wildlife, Muck is the perfect place to unwind.
Inverie, Knoydart, By Mallaig, Inverness-shire PH41 4PL
Knoydart Bunkhouse is on the remote Knoydart peninsula on the west coast of Scotland reachable only by boat or long hike. A community enterprise, the bunkhouse runs on green principals and is just 2 mins' walk to the beach and 10 mins to Inverie with its pub, post office, shop and ferry.
5a Gearrannan Carloway Isle of Lewis HS2 9AL
Gearrannan Blackhouse Hostel is a crofters cottage in an ancient black house village on the Isle of Lewis. With solid drystone walls and thick thatched roof it has been refurbished to provides warm self catering accommodation. A perfect base for surfing, country walks & exploring local archaeology.
This map of the West Coast of Scotland shows hostels, bunkhouses, and bothies on the West Coast and on the Isle of Skye and the islands of the Hebrides.
<p? These hostels are all part of the Independent Hostels UK network, the largest network of bunkhouses and hostels in the UK, and provide great value self catering accommodation.
Travel up the west coast by road from Kyle of Lochash to Ullapool, a curving route past beaches and white sand bays with mountains providing the backdrop to the views. A slow route through true wilderness, now incorporated into the North Coast 500 road route.
Or take the bridge to Skye and travel up the Hebrides hop scotching by ferry from island to island. Then back to the mainland from Stornoway on Lewis to Ullapool on the mainland.