A lochside lodge, sitting on the northern shore of Loch Gairloch, with sea and mountain views and easy access to sandy beaches.

Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel offers guests a range of comfortable private and shared rooms. None of the rooms are en-suite but ample shower and washroom facilities are available.

Guests can opt for a breakfast of cereal, Scottish yogurt, fresh fruit, tea and coffee. Please note our well-equipped self-catering kitchen and lounge areas are currently closed due to Covid19 restrictions.

The hostel is licensed so guests can enjoy a beer, malt whisky or glass of wine while relaxing in the cosy lounge with panoramic views over Gairloch, the Torridon hills, Skye Cullins and outer Hebrides.

WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include lockers, a laundry and a small drying room. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception and the nearest shop is only a five minute walk away.

The hostel has onsite parking facilities for up to 13 cars. The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 2 Sept 2013.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


Availability

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Room type
Sleeps
 
2 single beds
2 single beds
and
1 bunk bed
1 single bed
and
4 bunk beds
1 single bed
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Is it quiet at night?
    yes
    Answered on 5 January 2020
  • Are sheets and towels included?
    sheets are always included, towels are included when booking a private room or can be hired for £3
    Answered on 5 January 2020
  • Do you have secure storage for a bicycle?
    We are able to store bikes in the large front porch of the hostel, where they can be locked and secured.
    Answered on 5 August 2022
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?
    when the sun is shining
    Answered on 5 January 2020
  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    only after check in
    Answered on 5 January 2020
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Property surroundings *
Facilities of Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel
Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
View
  • Garden view
  • Sea view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Beach
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking
Services
  • Pet bowls
  • Lockers
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

17:00 - 22:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

08:00 - 10:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Groups

When booking for more than 9 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Solo Discover JCB Diners Club Bankcard Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Full payment for all bookings will be charged at the time of booking. All major credit & debit cards are accepted excluding American Express.

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).

Dogs are welcome at Gairloch Sands, for a small fee, when guests book a private room. Please notify us in advance to ensure there is a dog friendly room available.

Individual reservations (Up to 9 persons) - can cancel free of charge until 3 days before the arrival date. If cancelled within the 3 days before the arrival 100 percent of the total price will be charged.

Groups reservations (more than 9 persons) - different policies and additional supplements will apply. More than 8 weeks (57 days or more) 20% of total cost. 8 – 4 weeks (56- 29 days) 55% of total cost. 4 – 0 weeks (28 - 0 day) 100% of total cost.

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

Should guests be entitled to a refund or part refund please note that these are processed by Hostelling Scotland National Office, Stirling. It may take 7 to 10 working days from the date of cancellation request for the refund to be processed back onto the original card used.

From the age of 12 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian of the same gender when booking a bed within shared accommodation. Parties with children under 12 years will only be accommodated in private rooms, where available.

Hostelling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots.

The hostel is normally closed during the day between 10.00 and 17.00. Later arrival and access outside opening hours is by pre-arrangement only.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Please inform Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.