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Loch Lomond Youth Hostel

Arden, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Alexandria G83 8RA, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014
KathrynS S Alliston, Canada
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Alliston, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

When my family and I travelled through Scotland, we didn't want to stay in the generic hotel setting, we had done enough of that. We decided to stay in Loch Lomond because we weren't looking for a fancy hotel, we were looking for a hostel with decent prices, basic necessities and a place we could make out own food. Loch... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I don't know how one would usually get to the hostel? We arrived at the train station late in the evening. Took a bus and then a long, dark and rainy walk along a high way. Something out a scary movie. The castle and surrounding area is beautiful. But not much else to do. One night was sufficient for us.... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Ok, it does look like a 'true castle, the best YHA property', but, unfortunately, it's just the building and a couple of common rooms inside. It stands aside from the main road, so getting there by foot could be a challenge. We got a room with a back view, while the girls' toilets had a magnificent lake view! There are... More

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Milan, Italy
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I read in one of the latest reviews rumors that the hostel is closing. I did some resarch on Google and it's sadly true! On the SYHA website I noticed that you can only book rooms until the 24th of September. I wonder why they are closing what they say it's the most beautiful hostel in Scotland and what they... More

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Huntington Beach, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

My teen sons and I spent one night here in transit to Glasgow. The 19th century "castle" is quite stunning, and many of the original features have been left intact. The grounds are bucolic and it's an easy walk from the bus stop on the adjacent motorway. The self-catering kitchen was large and well-eqipped and staff were appropriately helpful.

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Brussels, Belgium
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29 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

Want to stay in a Scottish castle? This youth hostel is in a beautiful 19th century castel with spectacular views over the countryside. The location is great, but after that it is just a youth hostel. The people on duty were very helpful and friendly, and the evening meal and breakfast we had were very nice. But room was nothing... More

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Haifa, Israel
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I only just noticed that someone posted that this place is closing! What a shame....it is the most impressive looking youth hostel I've ever stayed in. A Scottish palace with loads of character and atmosphere, mosaic floored lobby, stag heads mounted on the walls, wood panelling and a huge fireplace. It must have been a sumptuous home in its better... More

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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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97 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

I have stayed here twice over the last year. I visited last summer during a John O'Groats - Lands End cycle ride, and then I just had to come back and explore the area properly. The Youth Hostel is in a lovely old building not far from the banks of Loch Lomond. Its a bit of a walk from the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Never again! This is how we could summarise our stay at Loch Lomond Youth Hostel. Have paid about £50 for twin room which was not worth this price: - we found twin room to be a room with IKEA - like bunk bed for teenagers - small, to small mattresses - dirt, dirt, dirt EVERYWHERE like no cleaners for weeks!... More

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Fredericia, Denmark
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

The place is beautifully located and the place looks nice but there were some aspects on which the place were lacking. In particular that you had to book in advance for breakfeast the next morning when all you wanted was serial and toast. Another thing is that we had to leace the hostel between 10 am and 3 pm. This... More

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Address: Arden, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Alexandria G83 8RA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Alexandria
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