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Port Charlotte Islay Youth Hostel Hostel

Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay, Scotland

Port Charlotte Youth Hostel is a converted whisky warehouse of the former Lochindaal Distillery, right at the shore of Loch Indaal on Islay. The youth hostel has all the amenities you would expect. For those looking for budget accommodation multi-share rooms are available, but the youth hostel is also family friendly and provides private rooms. Facilities include a spacious and well-equipped self-catering kitchen overlooking the bay and a common room for families and groups with a TV and comfy furniture. Port Charlotte Youth Hostel is perfectly located right beside a safe sandy beach. This charming youth hostel is situated in the village of Port Charlotte with its whitewashed cottages, numerous restaurants, eateries and tea and coffee spots. The endless beaches on Islay are sandy and deserted, while the distilleries in the area are world renowned Single Malt producers are found in breath-taking locations. Read more

91% Overall Rating 16 out of 16 customers would recommend this property based on 16 reviews

Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 88%

Location 86%

Safety 95%

Staff 99%

Value 88%

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Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Towels for hire

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).

Port Charlotte 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.
Late arrival and access outside opening hours is by pre-arrangement only. The front door is locked at 23.30.

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

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Isle of Islay?

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Port Charlotte Youth Hostel is a converted whisky warehouse of the former Lochindaal Distillery, right at the shore of Loch Indaal on Islay. The youth hostel has all the amenities you would expect. For those looking for budget accommodation multi-share rooms are available, but the youth hostel is also family friendly and provides private rooms. Facilities include a spacious and well-equipped self-catering kitchen overlooking the bay and a common room for families and groups with a TV and comfy furniture. Port Charlotte Youth Hostel is perfectly located right beside a safe sandy beach. This charming youth hostel is situated in the village of Port Charlotte with its whitewashed cottages, numerous restaurants, eateries and tea and coffee spots. The endless beaches on Islay are sandy and deserted, while the distilleries in the area are world renowned Single Malt producers are found in breath-taking locations. Read more

Shared Rooms

Standard 6 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 4 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Private Rooms

Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 4 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About Port Charlotte Islay Youth Hostel

Housed in a former distillery warehouse, spacious and friendly Port Charlotte Youth Hostel boasts wonderful sea views and is an ideal place to relax, unwind and explore the Isle of Islay.

Beautiful white sandy beaches, towering cliffs, an RSPB Nature Reserve, the Museum of Island Life and eight whisky distilleries will keep you entertained, as well as numerous restaurants and eateries. Port Charlotte is perfect for families, outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts alike.

The youth hostel sits in the village of Port Charlotte, right beside a safe sandy beach on the shore of Loch Indaal. Multi-share rooms are available, but the youth hostel is also family friendly and provides private rooms. Facilities include a spacious and well-equipped self-catering kitchen overlooking the bay and a roomy lounge with TV and comfy furniture.

Please note: the youth hostel is closed between 10.00-14.00. From 14.00 the lounge is open and guests who have already checked in will have access to their rooms.

Accommodation Information

The reception area is flooded with light from above.
The spacious lounge and large, well-equipped self-catering kitchen both have breathtaking views across the Bay of Loch Indaal.
There are washbasins in all rooms and the shared bathroom facilities are kept to a very high standard of cleanliness.

Location Information

Next to the youth hostel is a Natural History Visitor Centre and close by in the village is the award-winning Museum of Local History. Local events include a Whisky Festival and various music festivals throughout the year. Comprehensive information is available at the youth hostel on arrival.

There are a variety of dining possibilities in Port Charlotte Village for all budgets.

There is a local shop and petrol station.

Bicycle hire is available in the village.

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.