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Ratagan Youth Hostel Hostel

Glenshiel, Kyle, Ratagan, Scotland

Ratagan Youth Hostel has one of the best locations in Scotland. From the attractive lochside garden, the views across to the Five Sisters mountain range are breathtaking. Good facilities mean the youth hostel is popular with walkers and tourist alike. Read more

85% Overall Rating 14 out of 16 customers would recommend this property based on 16 reviews

Atmosphere 84%

Cleanliness 88%

Facilities 79%

Location 86%

Safety 88%

Staff 94%

Value 80%

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Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Meals available
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • 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).

Ratagan 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.

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: 15:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Ratagan?

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Ratagan Youth Hostel has one of the best locations in Scotland. From the attractive lochside garden, the views across to the Five Sisters mountain range are breathtaking. Good facilities mean the youth hostel is popular with walkers and tourist alike. Read more

Shared Rooms

10 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

10 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Private Rooms

Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

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

Standard 5 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 5

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 8 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 8

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About Ratagan Youth Hostel

Small and intimate Ratagan Youth Hostel has a beautiful lochside location with an enviable view towards the Five Sisters of Kintail from the sitting room.

Otters, seals and porpoises can be seen from the garden. There are badgers, pine martins and red deer in the area and on the mountains you can find ravens, ptarmigan, sea and golden eagles and mountain hares.

There are low level scrambles and ridge walks all within a short distance of the youth hostel. The garden is ideal for launching kayaks for a paddle in Loch Duich and world famous Eilean Donan Castle is only eight miles away.

Although surrounded by mountains, lochs and forests the hostel is just off the main road, with a bus stop only 1.5 miles away making it easily accessible.
Ratagan offers excellent value group accommodation in multi-share rooms but also has small private rooms for families. There’s a self-catering kitchen, laundry, drying room and bike shed as well as a small shop on site and luggage storage area.

"Much loved Highland Hostel... well situated for walking and exploring some of Scotland's most celebrated scenery" - Scotland the Best!

Accommodation Information

Day access may be available - please contact the youth hostel beforehand.

Location Information

Eilean Donan Castle (8 miles)
Glenelg Brochs (10 miles)
The Glenelg ferry to Skye (10 miles)
Kylerhea Otter Haven on Skye
Totaig Broch (5 miles)
Falls of Glomach (8 miles)

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.