Ratagan Youth Hostel (SYHA)


Glenshiel, Kyle, Ross-shire, IV40 8HP

    Beautiful lochside location with an enviable view towards the Five Sisters of Kintail and nearby the world famous Eilean Donan Castle.

    Ratagan Youth Hostel is small and intimate in a stunning location surrounded by mountains, lochs and forests but is located just off the main road and a bus stop is only 1.5 miles away, making it easily accessible all year round.

    The youth hostel offers excellent value group and budget accommodation in multi-share rooms but also offers small private rooms for families. It is well equipped with a self-catering kitchen, bike shed, laundry and drying room, small shop on site, luggage storage area, internet access and Wi-Fi available as well as an alcohol license and helpful staff.

    Ratagan Youth Hostel has an amazing view of the Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range from the sitting room and otters, seals and porpoises can be seen from the garden. Low level scrambles and ridge walks are all within close distance of the hostel and the garden is ideal for launching kayaks for a paddle in Loch Duich, for example to the Eilean Donan Castle.

    4 Hostel
    Walkers Welcome Green Tourism Silver Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    2 Apr 2015 - 24 Oct 2015

    RentaHostel also available

    Prices from £17.50 (adults) and £15.50 (children)

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


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


    • Internet Access Small charge
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Lochside Location
    • Rural Location
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Families
    • Groups Welcome


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

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • WiFi Small charge

    Payment Methods

    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Road Directions

    From Inverness or Fort William take the road to the Isle of Skye. Turn off A87 at Shiel Bridge (signposted Ratagan). After 0.75 mile turn right down to the hostel.

    Public Transport Directions

    From Kyle Tourist Information Centre drive on A87 towards shore road round Loch Duich. At end of Loch Duiach turn right. At sign post Glenelg turn right towards Ratagan. The hostel is in the village.

    Getting there by rail: Take the train to Kyle, then the bus, then 1.5 miles walk.

    Getting there by bus: Take a bus to Shiel Bridge from Inverness, Glasgow, Edinburgh or Skye. From the bus stop it is approximately 1.5 miles to walk to the hostel.

    Getting there by air: From Inverness Airport travel to Inverness then A87 to Shiel Bridge and left to Ratagan.


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