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“Somewhere between awful and absolutely incomparable” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Glen Affric Youth Hostel

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Allt Beithe | Glen Affric, IV4 7ND, Scotland   |  
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Somewhere between awful and absolutely incomparable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

How does a hostel sound with an incredibly cramped kitchen with only one stove and sink? Only two loos. No drying room. One shower. A dormitory which is literally an unheated outside shed. If it sounds terrible don't visit.
The wonder is that it's here at all. If you want the ultimate back-to-nature, get-away-from-it-all expereince this is for you. Three hours walk from the nearest road, you must carry all your food and a sleeping bag.
You will be rewarded with excellent camaraderie, character, friendliness, all in a truly outstanding location surrounded by high mountains. I slept like a log.
It was very popular and hard to book. The one downside was that a group of volunteer workers did rather dominate and take over the facilities, an especial pain when the weather was bad and drying clothes was difficult. Other than that I'd say it was in a class all by itself. Standard assessment is almost meaningless.
But do not try it if you really need your creature comforts.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Address: Allt Beithe | Glen Affric, IV4 7ND, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands
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Ranked #96 of 289 Specialty Lodging in Scottish Highlands
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Glen Affric Youth Hostel Scotland/Scottish Highlands

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