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Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel

Recharn, Lairg IV27 4JB, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Was looking forward to staying here after booking and paying for a room months previous. When we turned up we were told there was a problem and the people form the night before had not removed their belongings from the room. They stated they had only found this out some five minutes ago. All the blame was put on the... More 

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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Having stayed here a few times as a teenager I decided to take my girlfriend. We booked early to get the twin room and were delighted to discover it had a double-ish in it. The hostel itself had been tarted up since my last visit but is still basic. What is uniquely special is the location and size. It is... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We went for one night and stayed for two. The hostel is situated on a beautiful part of the Sutherland coastline, with Achmelvich Beach a few minutes walk away, but other, even quieter beaches 5-10 minutes walk north. The hostel's simple, with a nice communal lounge/kitchen, where on our second night we were treated to the music of some traditional... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

We went to Achmelvich for 2 nights and stayed for 5! It's not the Ritz and yes it is closed during the day (as most hostels are) but it is in the most incredible place and the hostel itself is quiet, welcoming and charming and run by two lovely people. Its simplicity fits its surroundings entirely. If it's peace and... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Hostel is basic but comfortable enough for the straightforward types, although it could do with a refurbishment to bring it up to modern standards. I stayed at a quiet time (about 10 people there) during the "heat wave" in July. It really was great - the hostel fits in perfectly with this secluded corner of Sutherland. If you're after home... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

but then, I like my beaches clean, remote, and without any facilities that most people seem to find necessary. Take note. There are no ice cream shops, candy floss, bingo halls, fish and chips, amusment arcardes, or any activities laid on. It's a beach, a beautiful silver shell sand beach set in the far north west of Scotland in the... More 

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

The hostel is small and basic, clean and friendly. Beds were already made up which was a wecomed surprise. The two lasses running the hostel were friendly and chatty. The surrounding area is just fabulous. Take a bottle of wine down to the beach, sit and watch the sun setting. Paradise

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

The last review is a fair reflection but I would add that there are so many excellent things about this hostel. The wardens were both fantastic, it's kept very clean and beds were made up for your arrival. Whilst space was tight the people that we met made it all feel very comfortable. It reminded me more of the days... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2010

A hostel needs space for relaxation. Because Achmelvich beach hostel is closed during the day, it is not possible to relax in the bedroom or lounge, which I find really important during a holiday, especially in an area such as Achmelvich where it's never warm (or dry) enough to lie out in the grass for any period of time. You... More 

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east kilbride
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2010

Stayed her for 3 nights in April 2010. As slightly off season it was fairly quiet. 2 dorms with 12 beds in each, bunkbeds, and a separate annexe which also has around 12 beds. Did not see annexe as this was not opened Good bits; the location only about 200 metres from beach which is stunning. The peace an quiet... More 

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Address: Recharn, Lairg IV27 4JB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Lairg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 29
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