Situated on the banks of Loch Lomond, Rowardennan Youth Hostel features a self-catering kitchen, dining room and offers a menu with meals, snacks and drinks. The hostel is within Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, where guests can enjoy hiking, climbing and watersports. A vanity unit with sink and mirror are provided in each room at Rowardennan Hostel, and many come with views over the loch or forest. Guests can also relax in the communal lounge which features picturesque views across Loch Lomond. Boat cruises can be taken directly from the hostel’s jetty, and free private parking is provided on site. Guests can wakeboard along Loch Lomond, with the facilities just 15 minutes’ walk from the hostel.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
2 single beds
1 bunk bed
1 single bed
1 bunk bed
1 double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Rowardennan
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  • Gabriela
    Poland Poland
    Great place to stay for Ben Lomond hikes. Quite an old building, but well equipped and maintained. Fully equipped kitchen area, lots of tables to eat (despite a large number of guests). Spacious lounge to relax in the evening. Rooms OK,...
  • Rajdeep
    India India
    It was very warm and welcoming at the end of a long day of hiking. The building and the location are both spectacular, and are worth a visit just for those. The hostel was fully functional with kitchen and Laundry. We stayed in the double room,...
  • Randal
    United States United States
    The location on the West Highland Way...and the scenery...can't be beat. We stayed in a private, ensuite room. It was basic, but clean. Staff were very friendly. We had dinner, breakfast and a packed lunch and thought all were very good. We were...

Property surroundings

Facilities of Rowardennan Youth Hostel

Most popular facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Private beach area
  • Breakfast
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun terrace
  • Private beach area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
  • Beach
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Pet bowls
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Lockers
    • Luggage storage
    • Packed lunches
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Entertainment and family services
    • Board games/puzzles
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key access
    • 24-hour security
    • Carbon monoxide detector
    • Designated smoking area
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Family rooms
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Lower bathroom sink
    • Toilet with grab rails
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules

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


    From 16:00 to 22:00

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


    From 07:00 to 10:00



    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 are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

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

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    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).

    Individual reservations (Up to 8 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 young 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.

    Check-in is from 16.30 until 21.30 and check out is from 07.30 until 10.00.Reception is open from 07.00 until 10.00 and then from 16.30 until 21.30. Late arrival and access outside opening hours is by pre-arrangement only. If you’re staying for longer than one night, access during the day is available after check-in using a security code at reception. The main lounge is accessible to new arrivals prior to check-in.

    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.

    Please inform Rowardennan 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.

    FAQs about Rowardennan Youth Hostel

    • Rowardennan Youth Hostel is 1.8 miles from the centre of Rowardennan. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Rowardennan Youth Hostel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking
      • Fishing
      • Beachfront
      • Private beach area
      • Beach

    • The prices at Rowardennan Youth Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Check-in at Rowardennan Youth Hostel is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.