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Lochranza Youth Hostel Hostel

Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Almost surrounded by the hills and complete with a thirteenth-century ruined castle, this waterside youth hostel is a wonderful place to relax. This is a place where you can observe nature, with spectacular wildlife right on the doorstep. Read more

88% Overall Rating 11 out of 12 customers would recommend this property based on 12 reviews

Atmosphere 80%

Cleanliness 98%

Facilities 83%

Location 88%

Safety 97%

Staff 87%

Value 87%

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What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 6.34USD
  • Towel 2.56USD

Important Information

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).

Lochranza Youth Hostel reception is open 07.30-10.00 and 17.00-21.30, with check-in from 17.00 and checkout by 10.00. Late arrival and access outside opening hours is 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

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking
  • Pet Friendly"

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Isle of Arran?

Contact us directly

Almost surrounded by the hills and complete with a thirteenth-century ruined castle, this waterside youth hostel is a wonderful place to relax. This is a place where you can observe nature, with spectacular wildlife right on the doorstep. Read more

Shared Rooms

Standard 8 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 6 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Private Rooms

Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 5 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 5

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 3 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 4 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Basic 4 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic Single Private Ensuite

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 5 Bed Family Room Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 5

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Basic 4 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

About Lochranza Youth Hostel

Award-winning Lochranza Youth Hostel sits in a beautiful lochside village in the north of the Isle of Arran. Surrounded by hills, on the banks of Loch Ranza and opposite a 13th century castle, it’s a wonderful place to get away from it all.

Lochranza is an ideal base for tackling the many trails and ridges of the Arran mountains including Goat Fell, the island's highest peak. For the less ambitious the Cock of Arran walk, which provides a beautifully scenic low level trek, starts and finishes at the youth hostel. Experienced cyclists will enjoy the challenge of the circular 58 mile ride round the island. Arran has many other activities on offer including off-road biking, pony-trekking, fishing, golfing and watersports.

Arran’s only whisky distillery is a short walk away and wildlife is abundant with seals, eagles and even red deer roaming in the grounds!
Excellent budget and group accommodation is available, but Lochranza Youth Hostel is also family friendly with private en-suite rooms, a spacious self-catering kitchen and laundry service. It’s also a popular choice as a RentaHostel for Exclusive Use. Winner of the prestigious Green Tourism Business Goldstar Award 2011, it’s ranked as one of the UK’s top ten greenest businesses.

The youth hostel benefits from a great bus connection, with the bus stop only a 5 minute walk away.

Dogs are now welcome when guests book a private room (small fee charged). Please book in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated.

Accommodation Information

All rooms have lockers, a chair and bedside lighting. Rooms which are not en-suite have washbasins. All washrooms have lockable doors and hairdryers.

Location Information

There are many trails and ridges in the Arran mountains, including the island’s highest peak, Goat Fell. For the less ambitious the Cock of Arran walk, the finest low level trek on the island, starts and finishes at the youth hostel. Arran has many other activities to offer, including on and off-road biking, pony-trekking, fishing, golf and water sports.

Cancellation Policy

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.