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Gairloch Carn Dearg Youth Hostel

Youth Hostel | Carn Dearg, Gairloch, Gairloch IV21 2DJ, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013
MGS44 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Stayed there in a private family room a few weeks ago. Very nice and friendly wardens. Rooms and communal areas were clean and the service was efficient. And views from our room were magnificient. However, I think it's overpriced for what you get. It is after all a Youth Hostel with no facilities in the rooms, in the room we... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Excellent hostel, great location with a fabulous lounge area - great views and a really good place to watch dark stormy weather outside!The room was a really good size, Ruth was absolutely lovely and the continental breakfast supplied was very good value for money - would definitely recommend staying here and look forward to returning some day.

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Escaped the midges to a warm welcome at Gairloch SYHA. Everything a hostel should be: friendly staff, clean facilities, cosy lounge and a great position. Would definitly go back however the kitchen would be a bit crowded if the hostel was full.

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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

5 of us shared 2 family rooms. Damian and Ruth the wardens were pleasant, helpful and had lots of local knowledge. Views are stunning and kitchen, lounge qand dining room facilities had all we needed and more for our budget holiday. We will go again.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Stayed at Carn Dearg for fifteenth year in a row with a school group. It is an excellent centre with comfortable accommodation and a warm lounge from which the view is great and storms can be spectacular!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The hostel has amazing views that are nothing short of spectacular. It has a rustic feeling which only adds to the charm. The rooms are basic, but clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

Stayed here for 2 nights. Characterful place. Rudimentary loos and bedrooms. Excellent kitchen and lounge with a view to die for, right by the water's edge and looking across to the Torridon mountains and North Skye. The overflow car park is a bit of a challenge and don't expect to walk to the pub!

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Address: Youth Hostel | Carn Dearg, Gairloch, Gairloch IV21 2DJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Gairloch
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Gairloch Carn Dearg Youth Hostel is a cosy former hunting lodge situated on the northern shore of Loch Gairloch with magnificent sea and mountain views.Built in the 1880's this is one of the oldest Youth Hostels within the SYHA network. Gairloch Carn Dearg Youth Hostel is a popular choice with groups, families and individual travellers looking for budget accommodation and a popular stop-off point for many cyclists. We are an ideal place to explore the West Coast or to rest on a journey to or from Skye. Gairloch Carn Dearg offers a good range of facilities including an excellent dining room, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, laundry and both multi-share and private bedrooms. The most commented on feature by our guests is the lounge which boasts stunning panoramic views of the Torridon hills and Loch Gairloch.There are excellent sandy beaches on our doorstep and boat trips to watch whales and dolphins are available in the village. Gairloch is one of the top five Scottish Marine Life Watch destinations with dolphins, whales, otters and other wildlife spotted from the Youth Hostel. The village also boasts fine pubs, coffee shops, restaurants, fresh seafood, a weekly market, an award-winning heritage museum, visitors centre and leisure centre. As well as being convenient for the famous Inverewe Garden there are also many fine mountains only a short drive away, including Beinn Eighe, Britain’s first National Nature Reserve, and the Torridon range. Other local activities include pony trekking, kayaking, fishing, golf and traditional distilling. ... more   less 
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