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Glen Affric Youth Hostel

Allt Beithe | Glen Affric, Beauly 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is the second time I've stayed at this hostel. First time was in 1993 and there was no electricity or hot water. The second time, what a difference! There is now solar and wind power to for electricity and a coal/peat fire to provide hot water. Even better, there is also a shower, even though it was a meagre... More 

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43 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel 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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11 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
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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43 hotel reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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