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 of today are only interested in their computer games?
The only reason I didn't give a five star review is because of the value for money ... or lack of it. £24 per night for a bunk in a bunkhouse and a stay without food .... come on! That's almost £100 a night for a family. Maybe this partly explains the reason why there were no young people there? And would also explain the tents pitched outside when there was a cozy YHA available.
It makes me sad. The SYHA have lost there way and this reminds me of why I stopped using them twenty years ago. They concentrate on city hostels now with ensuite rooms, family rooms, wifi etc. etc. Hence the recent need for private hostels in rural places.
Still, Glen Affric hostel reminded me of my happy youth and the old fashioned hostels I used to frequent in my neck of the woods ... Glen Doll YHA, Dollar YHA, Falkland YHA. Sadly all closed.
- Also Known As:
- Glen Affric Youth Hostel Scotland/Scottish Highlands