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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great self-catering kitchen and comfortable beds in a very quiet and picturesque localisation. May be a bit too dark or quiet for some, but the only drawback I found is that there is only one female and one male shower available.

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SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Ratagan Youth Hostel, responded to this review

HI Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us.Its great to see overall you had a good time and we hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Dan More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Situated right on the loch offering great views of Glen Shield this is the perfect place to unwind. Lovely evening walk along the lochside lane as far as you want to go. Free tea, coffee supplies and well equipped kitchen. Friendly warden and comfortable lounge. If you have never hostelled before then you won't be disappointed.

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SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Ratagan Youth Hostel, responded to this review

HI Paul H, Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us. Regards Dan More 

Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Arrived very late for an overnight stay so we could get an early start for our attempt on the South GS Ridge. The staff were excellent and left us breakfast out as we were up at 04:45. Can't fault the place. Very friendly, very cosy and very good value for money.

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SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Ratagan Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Stuart B, Thanks for your kind review,Its great to see you had a good time and enjoyed the early breakfast,We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Dan More 

Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Hostel is very cosy, staff is extremely nice and helpfull. Everything is clean and well maintain. You can feel as a part of an hostel family. But whats the best in this place is its location. Just by the water with a incredible view. Sunrises and sunsets make you want to stay there forever.

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SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Ratagan Youth Hostel, responded to this review

HI Kajetan D, Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us,Its great to see you had a good time and as you point out the location is amazing as our the views which everyone enjoys We hope to welcome you back soon Regards Dan More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

You can't top that location especially when the weather is fine and you can see the mountains in the background. Facilities and dorm were clean and tidy and there was everything you could possibly need. One improvement however would be for the shower as it had very very little pressure and only one curtain separating the stall from the rest... More 

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SYHAHostelling, General Manager at Ratagan Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Dear abovetheclouds67 Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us.Its great to see you had a good time and have noted your comments regarding the showers. We look forward to welcoming you back soon Regards More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The hostel is on a lovely place, right next to the water. It has a gorgeous view. The accommodation is what you've expecting from a hostel, the staff is nice and helpful. They have a small store at the reception if you've missed some shopping.

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SYHAHostelling, General Manager at Ratagan Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Ádám Ó Thanks for your review following your recent stay with us.Its great to see you had a good stay and will pass on your kind words to the staff. Regards More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

had a diving trip and stayed here. the hostel is incredibly well kitted out. comfortable, warm and tidy. the location is incredible, nothing wrong with this place! the person in charge took care of providing weather information daily and was very knowledgeable of the local area, so please do ask and don't venture out without this!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

SYHA hostel in buildings originally used by forestry commission. Tastefully converted and modernised providing a pleasant and comfortable hostel. Parking on-site. Staff efficient, friendly and welcoming. Building is well maintained and decorated. Dorms comfortable. Modern toilets and showers. Guest kitchen modern and well equipped. Large comfy lounge. Pleasant stay. Recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Recently spent two nights at Ratagan Youth Hostel with friends as part of a hill walking trip in this lovely part of Scotland. This is a great base for visiting the area and avoids the dreaded midge that is prevalent here. Ask the poor campers down the road at Shiel Bridge. The hostel is fairly comfortable with adequate facilities, i.e.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We were a couple of families with kids on a holiday to the UK from India. We had hired a car and drove ourselves. Due to the modest budget, we chose SYHA hostels. To our amazement we found that this experience was much better than staying in hotels and getting stereotype treatment. Ratagan youth hostel is located on the picturesque... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ratagan Youth Hostel has one of the best locations in Scotland. From the attractive lochside garden, the views across to the Five Sisters mountain range are breathtaking. Good facilities mean the hostel is popular with walkers and tourist alike. Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ratagan Youth Hostel

Address: Glenshiel, Ratagan IV40 8HP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Ratagan
Price Range: $53 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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