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Glen Affric Youth Hostel

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Allt Beithe | Glen Affric, IV4 7ND, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hostel perfect for walking the hills right on the doorstep. Basic accommodation and facilities, walk in from Cluanie Inn is bog factor 5! It would be possible to cycle up Glen Affric as it’s a decent track. Warden was very helpful.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This hostel makes the perfect base for bagging some of Scotland's most remote munros (plus one corbett!). It's appeal for me is the effort to get here - reasonable from east or west but a nightmare mud-fest via the right of way An Caorann Mor from the south. Don't expect luxury here - rustic and basic is how it's best... More

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Innerleithen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I would love to tell people not to go there. Just so I could have it all to myself next time I go. It was a welcome sight to us as it came into view. We had walked from the Glen Affric carpark on the Cannich side. It was a really enjoyable walk. Plenty wildlife. We did have a hairy... More

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Helensburgh, Argyll
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Stayed 2 nights after cycle in from Glen Affric. Lovely cosy kitchen/eating area/lounge. Good mix of folk staying including walkers and a group planting trees. All very cheery and happy to be in this hostel last weekend as it closes for winter shortly. Accomodation rather spartan but the kind of people who make the effort to get to this location... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

This is everything a youth hostel should be/ used to be. Small, cozy, simple, bunkbeds and likeminded people. I was last here in the 1980s when you had to be under twenty-five to be a member of the YHA. This time around there wasn't one person present who was under forty-five years of age. Sad ... maybe the young people... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This is a brilliant place. Situation perfect. The warden - Audrey - is so welcoming. The craig is brilliant. i was with my 2 teenage kids and we were climbing the mountains nearby. We stayed 2 nights - we trekked in from Affric and we trekked out to Ratagan youth hostel on Loch Duich. Could not recommend it highly enough.

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Edinburgh
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Our two nights here were the highlight of a four-day walking trip on the wettest/windiest and coldest May Day Bank holiday I can remember. Our party used various different high and low-level approach routes, all arrived soaked to the skin and were all greatly appreciated the constantly on-the-boil kettle, the two wood burning stoves, the hot, clean and powerful showers... More

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Penicuik, Scotland
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12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We walked in from Glen Affric - its 10 miles, but with packs on our backs it took a bit longer than we'd expected at 3.75 hours (we went in via the north shore - which is basically a path and came back on the south shore which is a track, though it took effectively as long, though of the... More

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Chaddesley Corbett, United Kingdom
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42 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

If you are expecting ensuite rooms, fancy beds, breakfast, fridge, wifi, trouser press or a TV room, then this is not the place for you! The electricity supply is sporadic and is dependent upon the wind turbine and solar panels. You need to take your own food supplies, sleeping bag, pillow case cover and to carry out your rubbish. The... More

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london
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

On the long walk from Loch Affric to Loch Duich with the rain driving hortizontally it was an incredibly welcome sight to see the tin roof of the youth hostel. Colin the very friendly warden welcomed us in, made us a cup of tea and let us warm ourselves by the stove. Although we didn't stay the night (we should... More

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Address: Allt Beithe | Glen Affric, IV4 7ND, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands
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Ranked #132 of 291 Specialty Lodging in Scottish Highlands
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Glen Affric Youth Hostel Scotland/Scottish Highlands

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