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Glen Affric Youth Hostel

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a wonderful three days at this cosy, friendly and extremely well-run hostel and would love to return. Wet and tired when we arrived at about 6.30pm, we were welcomed by Hanne with scones and a big smile. We had one of the twin rooms and slept like logs. A hot shower was a surprise bonus, and we enjoyed... More 

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SYHAHostelling, Owner at Glen Affric Youth Hostel, responded to this review

HI Steppinglightly, 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 enjoyed all Glen Affric has to offer,I will pass on your kind words to Hanne who works tirelessly to ensure everyone has a good experience. Regards Dan More 

Middlesbrough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Hard to find places in the UK which feel really remote but this ticks all the boxes. Weather wasn't great low clouds and mist when we climbed but didn't really detract from the experience. Have stayed in alpine huts but preferred this as small and cosy. I had one of the rooms in main building with bunk beds and although... More 

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

Hi StuffofStars, Thank you for reviewing the hostel following your recent stay with us. We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Dan More 

London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

I camped outside here while two of my friends stayed inside. We'd been told by SYHA that the hostel was welcoming to campers, and that we'd be able to pay a couple of pounds to use the showers. However the woman running the hostel made us feel completely unwelcome and said using the facilities cost £11 - needless to say... More 

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

Hi kiltacos, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent visit.As you will be aware form the location of the hostel the hostel's obligation is first and foremost to provide accommodation and facilities to guests who have paid for rooms or beds. However when the hostel is quiet (less than 50% occupancy) we... More 

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

we recently spent a weekend in this bunkhouse hostel, where we had an excellent welcome from the warden, Hanne. whichever direction you arrive from it is a walk of four or more hours, with lots of streams to jump over. once there you are surrounded by mountains. the amenities are basic but the atmosphere warm and friendly.

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SYHAHostelling, Manager at Glen Affric Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi David Y Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us.As you point out this really is a unique hostel in tranquil surroundings. I will pass on your kind words to Hanne. Regards More 

Dingwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

arrived to tea and scones,then proceeded to get talking to most of people who were staying overnight,what a great night of conversation with all involved,well looked after by the hostel manageress.comfy beds hot shower sweet tea.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic stay with a lovely warm welcome from Audrey. Facilities were brilliant with everything there we needed. Room, toilets and shower were lovely and clean. It made a long cycle the next day a lot easier knowing that we had a good sleep and warm breakfast. Thank you.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We walked to the youth hostel from Glen Affric lodge and arrived at this youth hostel in the middle of nowhere to a warm welcome from Hannah. She had made scones with cinnamon and dates freshly baked - delicious! What a fantastic place. Our party of shared a dormitory and the facilities were perfect - glamping! The Buchan family

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We arrived in the rain, and the rain and wind continued to be a part of our three days hill walking, but thankfully this warm haven of tranquillity revived the spirits (and dried the cloths) every evening. Hanna's low key warden style complimented the friendly atmosphere of this remote hostel retreat, and there was a constant stream of similar minded... More 

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Omagh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Really comfortable and welcoming hostel surrounded by great mountains and walks. Wonderful place to walk or simply to relax and enjoy the scenery. I can see why it is so many people's favourite hostel

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Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A great experience. A well run hostel, clean, warm and cosy. The weather was awful when we arrived, soaking wet and very tired. Hanna, the warden, made us tea and helped us to dry our gear by the wood burning stoves. No mobile signal, 9mile walk in carrying all you need, great views, a warm welcome plus we met some... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
len Affric Youth Hostel is a unique and remote youth hostel in a wide river valley surrounded by high mountains. Situated 8 miles from the nearest road, our remote Eco-Hostel offers an unforgettable experience. A former stalking bothy on the Glen Affric Estate it is a haven for walkers, nature lovers and those seeking solitude. On the doorstep are 15 Munro hills and good tracks through the valleys for both walking and mountain biking. The youth hostel is only accessible on foot or by mountain bike, please allow at least 3-4 hours for the walk in. (see How to find us for more information). The location is very special and it is the closest you will get to an Alpine Hut in Scotland. A great experience awaits those who are prepared to make the effort to visit. 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 Glen Affric Youth Hostel

Address: Allt Beithe | Glen Affric, Beauly IV4 7ND, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Beauly
Also Known As:
Glen Affric Youth Hostel Beauly, Scotland
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