- Free Wi-Fi
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Bicycle Parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Common Room
- Cots available
- Free Parking
- Hair Dryers
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Meals available
- Reception (limited hours)
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels for hire
- Washing machine
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).
Gairloch Sands 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.
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.
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.
Hostelling Scotland does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee.
Check-in / Check-out
Earliest check-in: 17:00
- Child Friendly
- Credit Cards Accepted
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Pet Friendly"
- Taxes Included
Group of 15 or more traveling to Gairloch?
Standard 8 Bed Male Dorm
Standard 6 Bed Female Dorm
Standard 4 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom
Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom
Standard 5 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom
Standard 6 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom
About Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel
Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel is a cosy former hunting lodge built in the 1880s. It sits on the northern shore of Loch Gairloch with magnificent sea and mountain views and local sandy beaches.
Gairloch Sands is one of the oldest youth hostels in the Hostelling Scotland network and a popular choice with groups, families and individual travellers looking for budget accommodation. It's also a stop-off point for many cyclists exploring the West Coast and journeying to or from Skye.
With wonderful panoramic views over Gairloch and the Torridon hills, the hostel is one of the top five Scottish Marine Life Watch destinations. Boat trips to watch whales and dolphins are available from the village, which also boasts fine pubs, coffee shops, restaurants, fresh seafood, a weekly market, an award-winning heritage museum, visitor centre and leisure centre.
As well as being convenient for the famous Inverewe Garden there are many fine mountains only a short drive away, including Beinn Eighe, Britain’s first National Nature Reserve, and the Torridon range. Other local activities include pony trekking, kayaking, fishing, golf and traditional distilling.
Dogs are now welcome at Gairloch Sands, for a small fee, when guests book a private room. Please notify us in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated.
Private/family rooms are normally available (none en-suite)
As well as fine golden sand beaches and a turquoise sea there are many mountains only a short drive away, including the Torridon range and Beinn Eighe, Britain's first National Nature Reserve. The local village boasts fine pubs, coffee shops and restaurants as well as an award-winning heritage museum. Fresh seafood and whale and wildlife cruises are available from the harbour. The area has many scenic walks and spectacular scenery and we are conveniently located for Inverewe Gardens.
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.