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Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel

Carn Dearg, Gairloch IV21 2DJ, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed with a friend for Celtman Triathlon. Although if was 4 miles from Gairloch it was a beautiful area, next to the beach and caravan park. The view out over the sea from the window was quite stunning. We shared with 4 other girls in bunk beds which were comfy. Bedding is provided. If was £23 each and an... More 

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

Hi FinnieGlasgow, Thanks for the review and hope you enjoyed the Celtman triathlon,Its great to see you enjoyed your time at the hostel and as you say the views are stunning,We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Dan More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Another Scottish youth hostel gem. Perfect location with stunning views. Staff are friendly and very welcoming. Standard hostel facilities are all clean and tidy. A great base to explore the surrounding coastline or the islands. For the views alone this is worth the price!

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

Hi Alex H Thanks for taking the time to review the hostel following your recent stay with us.As you say its a perfect location with stunning views.I will pass on your kind words to the hardworking team and we hope to welcome you back soon Regards Dan More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We stayed here with our walking club I having previously visited the hostel at the lighthouse at Rua Reidh some years ago. The location is stunning and when we arrived the view of the sun shining on the snow covered hills was breathtaking. After a horrendous forecast we were amazed to be able to sit outside admiring the view. The... More 

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SYHAHostelling, Manager at Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi LinM_49, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us,as you point out the views are amazing. I will pass on your kind words to Sara and the staff and have noted your comments regarding showers and toilets and look to see where we can improve this. We hope to see you... More 

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

One of those hidden gems in SYHAs stock of hostels. Victorian era stone built house in a magnificent location overlooking Gairloch and the Torridon mountains. Beach nearby. Parking on-site. Staff efficient, friendly and welcoming. Building is well maintained and decorated. Dorms spacious and comfortable. Modern toilets and showers. Guest kitchen modern and well equipped. Comfy lounge. Shops in Gairloch. Pleasant... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Lovely staff. Brilliant building. Nice facilities, good size kitchen. Parking is tight and big vehicles will struggle (anything longer than average estate or that has low ride height, rocky sloped and uneven parking except for four bays), would be five stars otherwise.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Stayed there in a private family room a few weeks ago. Very nice and friendly wardens. Rooms and communal areas were clean and the service was efficient. And views from our room were magnificient. However, I think it's overpriced for what you get. It is after all a Youth Hostel with no facilities in the rooms, in the room we... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Excellent hostel, great location with a fabulous lounge area - great views and a really good place to watch dark stormy weather outside!The room was a really good size, Ruth was absolutely lovely and the continental breakfast supplied was very good value for money - would definitely recommend staying here and look forward to returning some day.

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Escaped the midges to a warm welcome at Gairloch SYHA. Everything a hostel should be: friendly staff, clean facilities, cosy lounge and a great position. Would definitly go back however the kitchen would be a bit crowded if the hostel was full.

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Ayr
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

5 of us shared 2 family rooms. Damian and Ruth the wardens were pleasant, helpful and had lots of local knowledge. Views are stunning and kitchen, lounge qand dining room facilities had all we needed and more for our budget holiday. We will go again.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Stayed at Carn Dearg for fifteenth year in a row with a school group. It is an excellent centre with comfortable accommodation and a warm lounge from which the view is great and storms can be spectacular!

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Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel is a cosy former hunting lodge situated on the northern shore of Loch Gairloch with magnificent sea and mountain views. Built in the 1880's this is one of the oldest youth hostels within the SYHA network. Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel is a popular choice with groups, families and individual travellers looking for budget accommodation. The youth hostel offers a good range of facilities including an excellent dining room, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen and both multi-share and private bedrooms. The most commented feature by our guests is the lounge which boasts stunning panoramic views of the Torridon hills and Loch Gairloch. 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 

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Address: Carn Dearg, Gairloch IV21 2DJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Gairloch
Price Range: $58 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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