Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel (SYHA)


Recharn, Lochinver, Sutherland, IV27 4JB

    A traditional and remote rustic youth hostel from which to explore miles of unspoilt coastline, with many quiet secluded beaches to make your own.

    Situated next to a beautiful white sandy beach (listed in the Good Beach Guide) Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel is in an ideal location from which to watch the abundance of wildlife or walk the unspoilt coastal paths.

    The youth hostel is the ideal starting point for several beautiful coastal and hill walks such as Quinag, Suilven, Stac Pollaidh and Canisp. Some interesting walks are also organised in summer from the Achmelvich Beach car park by the local rangers. Water sports such as canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing are easily practised in the crystal waters.

    Rooms vary in size and include group accommodation, private rooms and one family room. There is also a small self-catering kitchen and spacious dining area.

    1 Hostel
    Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    19 Apr 2015 - 13 Sep 2015

    Exclusive use and RentaHostel also available

    Prices from £19 (adults) and £15 (children)

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Breakfast Available
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop


    • No Smoking Permitted

    Payment Methods

    • Delta Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Drying Facilities
    • Fridge
    • Gas Cooker
    • Kitchen
    • Microwave
    • Payphones Available


    • Coastal Location
    • Rural Location
    • Waterfront Location


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Public Transport Directions

    From Lochinver Tourist Information Office follow B869 for 3 miles north to Achmelvich, where the youth hostel is signposted. Drive right round to the beach car park.

    Getting there by rail: From Lairg Railway Station take A839 to Rosehall then A837 to Ledmore junction, to the outskirts of Lochinver. Follow B869 for 3 miles north to Achmelvich, where the youth hostel is signposted.

    Getting there by air: From Inverness Airport follow A9 to Tore roundabout, A855 to Ullapool then A835 north to Ledmore junction. Follow A837 to outskirts of Lochinver, then B869 for 3 miles north to Achmelvich, where the youth hostel is signposted.


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