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Loch Ossian Youth Hostel Hostel

Corrour, by Fort William, Fort William, Scotland

Surrounded by stunning scenery, Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is an ideal walking location and the perfect place to stay for a peaceful break or a celebration. Read more

83% Overall Rating 102 out of 141 customers would recommend this property based on 141 reviews

Atmosphere 76%

Cleanliness 84%

Facilities 72%

Location 95%

Safety 87%

Staff 86%

Value 82%

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  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Linen Included
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Not Included"

Important Information

Loch Ossian Youth Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.

Check in from 16:30 to 22:00 .
Check out from 07:00 to 10:00 .
Late arrival and access outside opening hours is by pre-arrangement only.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. Hostelling Scotland does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

Reception: 07:00- 10:00 & 16:30- 22:30.
The hostel is closed between 10.00-17.00.

No curfew.
Non smoking.
No children under the age of 5 unless the room is booked privately. Children aged 6-15 must have a parent or guardian of the same gender to accompany them within the same gender shared dorms.

Hostelling Scotland 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 Hostelling Scotland and HI using this booking engine are not entitled to a membership refund).

All bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night. (Full, existing members of Hostelling Scotland and HI using these channels are not entitled to a membership refund.)

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.

Hostelling Scotland 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.

No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.

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

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 17:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Fort William?

Contact us directly

Surrounded by stunning scenery, Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is an ideal walking location and the perfect place to stay for a peaceful break or a celebration. Read more

Shared Rooms

Basic 4 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room


Shared Bathroom



Basic 4 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room


Shared Bathroom



About Loch Ossian Youth Hostel

Loch Ossian Youth Hostel sits on the southern shore of Loch Ossian in the remote wilderness of Rannoch Moor. With no road access, this traditional but homely eco-hostel makes a perfect base for hillwalkers looking to explore the area. It has plenty of low and high level walking to choose from, including a variety of Munros and Corbetts. Popular with cyclists, star gazers, wildlife watchers, groups and families, it’s a great venue for a celebration or a peaceful break.

All accommodation is multi-share, but groups and families can book a dorm room for exclusive use. Loch Ossian has a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, with fridge, and a small shop with ’Beyond the Beaten Track’ ready meals, a range of snacking essentials, postcards and sundries. Drying is available on two overhead racks and boot stands by the fire – perfect after a day on the hills. In extreme weather the hostel normally remains open during the day.

Thanks to the development of locally sourced hydro power to complement the existing micro generated solar power supply, Loch Ossian Youth Hostel now has hot showers. There’s also electric panel heating throughout and all bed linen is provided, so no more need for sleep sheets or sleeping bags. Other green initiatives include composting toilets, a reed bed grey water drainage system and even bat-friendly paint!

Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is only accessible by rail, bike or foot. Corrour railway station (Glasgow to Fort William line) is the highest mainline railway station in the UK and the youth hostel is a short, approximately 20 minute walk from the station along a well-made track.

Accommodation Information

There are 20 beds in two dorms:
• 1 eight-bedded
• 1 twelve-bedded

Groups and families can book a dorm for exclusive use.

Location Information

This is ideal walking country with plenty of low- and high-level routes including some fine Munros and Corbetts.

There are various activities available including fishing, cycling, nature walks, mountaineering and hill-walking.

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.