Three Lochs Hostel at Centre 81


Old School Road, Garelochhead, Argyll & Bute, G84 0AT

    Recently refurbished hostel with twin and 6 bedded rooms available. Would make an excellent base for Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

    Centre 81 is a recently refurbished community centre with hostel accomodation situated at the head of the Gare Loch in the picturesque highland village of Garelochhead on the Clyde coast.

    In a rural setting yet with frequent train access to Glasgow, we would be perfect accommodation for a weekend break and the seasoned traveller alike.

    We can provide you with anything from just a bed for the night to dinner, bed & breakfast, a spot of kayaking or canoeing, indoor sports hall, ICT suite, seminar room, party venue with disco, bouncy castle and/or indoor climbing.

    4 Hostel
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening times 2014
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Open and staffed
    Mon - Fri 9am - 9pm
    Sat 9am- 1pm

    Accommodation bookings welcome 7 days a week.

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Bed in dormitory
    £16.00 per person per night (room only)
    Private 6 Bed Dormitory
    £85.00 per room per night (room only)
    £37.00 per room per night (room only)

    Light Breakfast - £4.50pp Packed Lunches from - £5.50pp Evening meals from - £9.50pp Limited self catering facilities available. Hire of Kitchen available for self-catering groups. Prices available on request.

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Self Catering Holiday
    • Cheap Holidays


    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome


    • Tumble Dryer
    • Kitchen
    • Freezer
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Iron Available
    • Covered Drying Facilities Available
    • Private Bathroom on request
    • Linen Provided
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Shower
    • Shared Bathroom
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Drying Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Bunk Beds

    Leisure Facilities

    • WiFi Free
    • Indoor Recreational Facilities Table tennis
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities
    • No Television
    • Entertainment Available Cinema screen available

    Payment Methods

    • No credit cards accepted
    • Cash
    • Cheque


    • On Public Transport Route On West coast train line. 10 min walk from station. Half hourly buses to/from Helensburgh where there are half hourly trains to Glasgow.
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Free Parking On-Site


    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Kiosk/ Shop open daily selling sweets, snacks & hot/cold drinks
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Vegan Meals Available on request
    • Breakfast Available Cold or cooked breakfasts available on request
    • Kosher Meals can be provide on request
    • Evening Meal Available on request
    • Bring Your Own Bottle
    • Halal Meals on request
    • Vegetarian on request
    • Gluten Free on request
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Vegetarian Food Available
    • Snack Bar Open 10-2 Mon - Fri
    • Lunch Available cafe open for lunch - larger parties can pre-order a meal
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site Hot/cold drinks & snacks available daily Hot/cold food served 10am - 2p
    • Dairy Free on request
    • Dinner Available Dinners can be provided on request
    • Nut Free Meals available on request

    Dietary Options

    • Nut Free Meals


    • Disabled Access
    • Internet Access Free Wi-Fi ICT suite £1/h
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Smoking Restricted No smoking within the building
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Fax/Email Facilities


    • Village Location
    • Rural Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Remote Location
    • Waterfront Location
    • Coastal Location
    • Sea/Loch View

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Single Travellers
    • Non smokers
    • Groups Welcome
    • Business Travellers
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Children Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Families
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Hen/Stag Parties Welcome
    • Young People
    • Allergy Sufferers All diets catered for on request

    Road Directions

    Centre 81 can easily be found in the Village of Garelochead.

    From South -  take the A82 north from Glasgow. The follow the coast road through Helensburgh A814 to Garelochhead. On entering the village take the first left just infront of the Church. Centre 81 can be found a few houses down on your left.

    From North or West - Take the A83/A82 to Arrochar, then follow the coast road A814 (signposted Helensburgh) for 8 miles to a roundabout. Go straight on at roundabout and follow road down into the village. Take the second right and Centre 81 will be on your right.

    From East - Once on the A82 go North along Loch Lomond. Take the A817 on the left (signposted Garelochhead) 9miles. At the 1st roundabout go left, at the 2nd go right. On entering the village take the first left just infront of the Church. Centre 81 can be found a few houses down on your left.

    SATNAV - G84 0AT

    Public Transport Directions

    Train - A short walk form Garelochhead train station. London - Fort William Sleeper service stops here.

    Bus - A half hourly bus service runs from Helensburgh.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by a ramp or lift :
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to a public toilet
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the gym/leisure centre

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • There are separate shower units:
      • fitted with support handrails
      • fixed shower seats or shower chairs provided
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • level entry shower
      • separate shower unit
    • Bathrooms with emergency call system available
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest
    • WCs in bathrooms fitted with handrails available


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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