Lochranza Youth Hostel (SYHA)

Hostel

Youth Hostel, Lochranza, Isle Of Arran, KA27 8HL

    An award-winning youth hostel in a beautiful lochside village in the north of the Isle of Arran.

    Lochranza Youth Hostel sits on the banks of Loch Ranza opposite a 13th century ruined castle. The village of Lochranza itself is almost surrounded by hills and is a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life for a few days.

    The youth hostel garden is a great spot to watch wildlife, including red deer, red squirrel, grey seals, otters and golden eagles. The hostel benefits from a great bus connection with the bus stop only 5 minutes walk away.

    Lochranza is an ideal base for tackling the many trails and ridges of the Arran mountains including Goat Fell, the island's highest peak. For the less ambitious the Cock of Arran walk, which provides a beautifully scenic low level trek, starts and finishes at the hostel. Experienced cyclists will enjoy the challenge of the circular 58 mile ride round the island.

    A nearby distillery to Lochranza Youth Hostel is arguably the best in Scotland, and utilises the smooth water that trickles into the glen. Arran has many other activities on offer including off-road biking, pony-trekking, fishing, golfing and watersports.

    As winner of the prestigious Green Tourism Business Goldstar Award 2011, Lochranza Youth Hostel is ranked as one of the UKs top ten greenest businesses. Excellent budget and group accommodation is available, but the hostel also family friendly with private en-suite rooms, a spacious self-catering kitchen and laundry service available.

    Dogs are now welcome at Lochranza when guests book a private room (small fee charged). Please book in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated.

     

    Gradings
    4 Hostel
    Awards
    Cyclists Welcome Walkers Welcome Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open
    13 Mar 2015 - 18 Oct 2015

    Open Friday-Saturday from 19 October 2015 to February 2016. RentaHostel also available

    Prices from £16.50 (adults) and £12.50 (children)

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday

    Domestic

    • Fridge
    • Gas Cooker
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Payphones Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • TV Lounge
    • WiFi Small charge

    Payment Methods

    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Catering

    • Breakfast Available
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Kiosk/ Shop
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop

    Facilities

    • Internet Access Small charge
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Location

    • Island Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Dogs Welcome Please book a dog friendly room in advance
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome

    Public Transport Directions

    From Brodick Tourist Information Centre, take bus number 324 which will stop right outside the youth hostel.

    Getting there by rail: Train connection to Ardrossan harbour - ferry from Ardrossan harbour - Brodick - take bus number 324 to Lochranza which will stop right outside the youth hostel.

    Getting there by air: Via Glasgow or Prestwick airport - train connection to Ardrossan harbour - ferry from Ardrossan harbour - Brodick - take bus number 324 to Lochranza which will stop right outside the hostel.

    Getting there by ferry: From Ardrossan Harbour - Brodick. By car or bike - turn right from pier and follow directions for Lochranza - 15 miles. Foot passengers take bus number 324 to Lochranza which will stop right outside the hostel.

     

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