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Ratagan Youth Hostel

Glenshiel, Ratagan IV40 8HP, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014
AckyMitch Wishaw, United Kingdom
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Recently spent two nights at Ratagan Youth Hostel with friends as part of a hill walking trip in this lovely part of Scotland. This is a great base for visiting the area and avoids the dreaded midge that is prevalent here. Ask the poor campers down the road at Shiel Bridge. The hostel is fairly comfortable with adequate facilities, i.e.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We were a couple of families with kids on a holiday to the UK from India. We had hired a car and drove ourselves. Due to the modest budget, we chose SYHA hostels. To our amazement we found that this experience was much better than staying in hotels and getting stereotype treatment. Ratagan youth hostel is located on the picturesque... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Wonderful location, breathtaking views, clean rooms, quiet, they even had rooms for wheelchair users, very friendly, helpful staff. Kitchen a bit busy because of a group staying at the same time, but very clean, would definitely stay again! Although it's a bit more expensive, at least you feel you're getting something for the money.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The locations is amazing.Very friendly staff, beautiful sitting area.Kitchen is not vey big and can be a bit crowded at times. great base for walking in Kintail.Got my own room and a huge bath/toilet next to it -almost en suite.What a a bargain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Stayed overnight prior to climbing the Forcan ridge. Only 10 mins away from the hill. Perfect for hillwalkers. As always with youth hostels, perfectly adequate cooking facilities and a decent drying room. Dormitory sleeping accomodation is more than made up for by the location. I always sleep well here either through hillwalking or food/ drink. No complaints.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Despite the Kindness of the personnal, we have been very unsatisfied by our two night staying in Ratigan's "familly room" that I consider not appropriate at all for a Familly, with not even a sink in the room like showed on the advertising. The Toilet was in the Corridor and the shower down stair. There was not any beside lamp,... More 

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Alford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Great hostel. Very clean and well equipped with a great kitchen, dining room and lounge. Lots of information on local activities. Plenty of wildlife to be spotted nearby. Location is stunning. Bring earplugs for the dormitory!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here on a spur of the moment bike trip to the west coast. We got wet on the way but thankfully there is a drying room. The guy at reception was friendly and helpful, the room was clean and we could even buy some beer and wine on the premises which is rare for a... More 

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Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This was our second visit to the Ratagan SYHA for just the one night stay this time. The views to the Five Sisters are wonderful and the managers friendly and helpful. The dining and lounge areas seem to have been altered/upgraded since our 2009 visit and while the decor may have improved the amount of seating seems to have decreased,... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Ratagan YH has always been one of my favourites but since my last stay they have replaced the dining room tables and chairs and upgraded the lounge. On top of the existing good facilities this is now a really excellent hostel. The family room we had was spacious clean and characterful. The location, by the loch and looking out over... More 

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