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Rowardennan Lodge SYHA

on the banks of Loch Lomond | By Drymen, Rowardennan, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G63 0AR, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're walking through on the West Highland Way, have no fear, this place will be just fine. I do have mixed feelings about this place, though. Some aspects are outstanding, some are really not good enough. Good: - Location. It doesn't get more beautiful than this, whether you're looking for walking, hiking, swimming, boating - you can do all... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful, huge, clean Youth Hostel with a huge self serving kitchen. The location is awesome, overlooking Loch Lomond, and the West Highland Way crosses right by. Great accommodation for backpackers!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had everything a youth hostel needed. Cheap, scenic location, bunk beds, self catering kitchen, nice lounge. The shower was not particularly hot or high pressure which was a bit disappointing when you are wet and cold. Didn't order any food as it was a bit pricy.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Rowardennan Lodge SYHA, responded to this review

Hello again, You are getting round the SYHA network, go you. Thanks for the feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We will have a look at the shower pressure as both showers are fairly new, so that shouldn't be happening. Thanks again, enjoy your travels. Lorna Padden More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here whilst walking the WHW in July, Ok for a short stay but had double room -bunk beds next to a shower room which went on for ages whilst we tried to sleep Building and surrounding area fab but room very basic Breakfast great and good value

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Rowardennan Lodge SYHA, responded to this review

Darren Thanks for this, we appreciate your feedback. We have tried to do our very best to make the building as comfortable as it can be in its present condition, and we do have plans to do a full refurbishment, money dependant in the next few years so all these issues will be addresses. Lorna Padden More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We spent our second night on the West Highland Way here. The check in process was tedious, especially when you have walked a long way and are desperate to sit down. It was reminiscent of booking a budget airline flight. We paid for,dinner, and it was generally very good, although the soup was a bit too peppery. Our room was... More

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Rowardennan Lodge SYHA, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time to post your feedback on here, we will look at the issues you have raised and see if we can action some of the easy fixes. Thanks again. Lorna Padden More

Ludlow, Shropshire
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166 reviews 166 reviews
141 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We booked 2 nights here intending to climb Ben Lomond before continuing on the West Highland Way;Our room was 3 bedded and was fairly standard with no view - just a wall! The booking-in process was quite officious and long-winded especially when one has walked all day and is soaked to the skin!Dinner was OK and fairly good value; breakfast... More

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Rowardennan Lodge SYHA, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for the post, sorry you didn't enjoy your evening meal, we will look into this. In terms of the lounge and the Youth Hostel itself, we do at some point in the next few years, money dependant, plan a full refurbishment at this Youth Hostel and the views you mention will be key to that. Thanks Lorna Padden More

Dunoon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stayed here while doing the west highland way. We had a triple room ensuite for myself hubby and my daughter. By hostel standards this place was brilliant. Very comfy bed, very clean toilet/shower huge almost as big as our room a bit tired but functional. We had booked breakfast, packed lunches and a 3 course meal. The food was excellent... More

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Rowardennan Lodge SYHA, responded to this review

Maggie C What a lovely post, thanks so much, we really do appreciate it. We will pass on all your wonderful comments to our team. Hope we will see you again. Lorna Padden More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for one night on the West Highland Way. Check in was a relatively smooth process, we had booked a private room and also included all our meals so the arrangements for these were discussed before we were directed to our room. The room itself was fine, enough room for 3 adults, there was only 2 of us so the... More

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Rowardennan Lodge SYHA, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for your post, and yes the views are great. Glad you enjoyed your breakfast, only sorry that dinner was not so successful. We will follow up this with our Chef and be sure to make sure we improve ASAP. Thanks Lorna Padden More

Irvine, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Arrived and checked in easy. Ordered 3 course meal for roughly £13, the price of a main course at the Rowardennan Hotel. Ordered cooked breakfast too. Dorms room fine. 4 bunks with wash hand basin. Got a shower, there are 4 and all work great. Very clean. Dinner was fantastic! Soup, lasagne and salad and cheesecake. Soup was lovely. Lasagne... More

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Rowardennan Lodge SYHA, responded to this review

Steevo 123456 Thanks so much for a great review, we really appreciate you taking the time to post on your experience at Rowardennan Youth Hostel. The team are really happy that you have given us 5 stars, that great, really and we will keep on improving, hopefully we will see you again soon. Lorna Padden More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This place is Ok by hostel standards but nothing special. Pros: Great location Attractive building A lot cheaper than the hotel Midge-proof Good sized and well-equiped self-catering kitchen Cons: Poor shower facilities Primary school children playing a game that involved running up and down corridors screaming whilst trying to get to sleep Cramped rooms Overheating in rooms and showers

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Rowardennan Lodge SYHA, responded to this review

John B Thanks for your review, we really do appreciate you taking the time to post it as it allows us to continue to improve. I am sorry to read that a school group kept you awake, group leaders from the school are allocated to groups to ensure that we don't have this kind of behaviour so our apologies that... More

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Address: on the banks of Loch Lomond | By Drymen, Rowardennan, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G63 0AR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Rowardennan
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Rowardennan Lodge is set on the banks of Loch Lomond at the base of Ben Lomond. The West Highland Way passes directly past its front door making it an ideal stop along the way. The youth hostel is accessible by car and on foot as well as via the Loch Lomond Waterbus which operates direct from the hostel. ... more   less 
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