Glen Affric Youth Hostel (SYHA)


Allt Beithe, Glen Affric, Beauly, Inverness-shire, IV4 7ND

    Surrounded by breathtaking mountains and wonderful scenery, our remote eco-hostel offers an unforgettable experience in what is often regarded as one of the most beautiful glens in Scotland.

    Glen Affric Youth Hostel is a unique and remote youth hostel in a wide river valley surrounded by high mountains. Situated 8 miles from the nearest road, this former stalking bothy on the Glen Affric Estate is a haven for walkers, nature lovers and those seeking solitude. On the doorstep are 15 Munro hills and good tracks through the valleys for both walking and mountain biking. The youth hostel is only accessible on foot or by mountain bike, so please allow at least 3-4 hours to walk there. The location is very special and it is the closest you will get to an Alpine Hut in Scotland. A great experience awaits those who are prepared to make the effort to visit.

    There are no signs to the youth hostel so a good map, compass, torch and appropriate clothing are essential.

    Glen Affric Youth Hostel offers multi-share accommodation as well as two private rooms.

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

    Prices from £23 (adults) and £21 (children)

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • No Smoking Permitted

    Special Requirements

    • Groups Welcome


    • Gas Cooker
    • Kitchen
    • Lounge


    • Mountains area
    • Remote Location

    Road Directions

    This hostel is in a very remote location with the nearest road access approximately 7.5 miles away. The nearest road access is from either the A831 Cannich or A87 Cluanie Inn – the most used path – but walking is quite difficult in places.

    Please note that a compass and map are required for navigating to the hostel. We recommend you bring appropriate outdoor clothing.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by rail: Kyle of Lochalsh is approximately 26 miles and Inverness approximately 46 miles away.

    Getting there by air: Inverness is approximately 46 miles away.


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