- Free Wi-Fi
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Bicycle Parking
- Common Room
- Free Parking
- Linen Included
- Reception (limited hours)
- Towels for hire
SYHA is a charity aiming to inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons, gain knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery. In support of this aim, all bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night which is displayed as an inclusive rate. (Full, existing members of SYHA and HI using this booking engine are not entitled to a membership refund).
Durness Smoo Youth Hostel reception is open 08.00-10.00 and 17.00-22.00, with check-in from 17.00 and checkout by 10.00. The hostel is closed between 10.00-17.00. Late arrival and access outside opening hours by pre-arrangement only.
From the age of 5 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and may be accommodated in a single-gendered shared room with the parent or guardian and other guests, at the discretion and responsibility of the parent or guardian. The young person/people, the parent/guardian and the other occupants of the room must be of the same gender.
SYHA advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation.
Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in designated family rooms, where available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots in a shared dormitory or private accommodation.
When booking for more than 9 people:
• Full prepayment is required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled
• The following cancellation charges will apply to the entire booking:
57 days or more - 20% of total cost
56 to 29 days - 55% of total cost
28 to day of arrival - 100% of total cost
No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.
SYHA does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee.
Check-in / Check-out
Earliest check-in: 17:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00
- Child Friendly
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Non Smoking
Group of 15 or more traveling to Durness?
12 Bed Female Dorm
12 Bed Male Dorm
Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom
Standard 4 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom
Standard 5 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom
Standard 3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom
About Durness Smoo Youth Hostel
Surrounded by a wild and spectacular landscape, Durness Smoo offers a true hostelling experience in simple and relaxed accommodation.
From the youth hostel you can venture out to explore mountains, sea cliffs, beaches and waterfalls. On a clear night the starry skies are incredible - especially if you’re fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights.
The hostel is relaxed and friendly, providing a simple base from which to explore the area on a budget. There are multi-share and private rooms, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, drying room and cosy lounge heated by a coal-burning stove.
Dogs are now welcome at Durness Smoo, for a small fee, when guests book a private room. Please notify us in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated.
Please note: reception is closed between 10.00 and 17.00
Rooms are separate from the main building. The youth hostel is closed between 10.00 and 17.00 but a small entrance lobby with toilet access is available outside these hours.
Sandwood Bay (10 miles)
Smoo Cave (nearby)
Cape Wrath (12 miles)
Handa Island RSPB Reserve (15 miles)
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.