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Rowardennan Lodge SYHA

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here during our recent West Highland Way trip. We had three private rooms and had breakfast and dinner cooked for us in the restaurant. Accommodation and food all excellent value, and we even had a bottle of wine. We sat in the lounge afterwards with the most amazing view over Loch Lomond, while the children played Monopoly. Staff... More 

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Kolding, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a full day of rain I arrived at the reception - happy to be under a roof again. Then I see that they offer dinner, breakfast, packed lunch and wifi - most of this news to me after researching online - nice news though. I order breakfast and packed lunch, and ask for dinner. Dinner is all booked, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful, picturesque setting on the edge of Loch Lomond. Wonderful staff for whom nothing was too much trouble. Basic twin room with sink - that is what we expected. Toilet and shower facilities very good. Well-stocked shop and canteen facilities. We had dinner and breakfast. All more than adequate and good value for money.

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Thank wmi61
Darmstadt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there for one night along the West HIghland Way. The location and the outer appearance of the building are outstanding. The staff was friendly and the view through the lounge windows across Loch Lomond is definetely great. However, the number of toilets was quite limited, 2 of the 3 showers didn't work properly (hardly any pressure). The quality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here during our West Highland Way walk. The location is outstanding, right on Loch Lomand with a jetty and beaches. We went swimming in the lake which was amazing. The builing itself is a victorian hunting lodge and very picturesque. We were two couples staying in shared same sex dorms. The rooms were a little small but the... More 

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Bolton, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here after our 2nd day of walking the West Highland Way. Check in was easy, the room for 5 of us was of a decent size, drying room was sufficient and showering facilities were OK. The swimming facilities were awesome and definitely refreshing after a day of walking just a short walk....down to the Loch! We had the... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is brilliant, very welcoming and helpful staff. Second time Ive stayed here and if i was in the area not doing the West Highland way then I would defo be staying here again. Food is good and plentiful especially the breakfast which is massive. I adore sitting in the bay window looking out over the Loch and taking... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best hostels I have visited. All the usual facilities you would expect from a large hostel with the added bonus of a wonderful setting on Loch Lomond and surrounding views. Staff friendly and helpful, and the hostel very clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brioney and joanna were lovely.very helpful and accomodating . lovely hot cappuchino on a wet miserable day cheered us up and the girls were very friendly.thanks girls. nice quiet seating area. friendly atmosphere and cheap too

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Alva, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Stayed here for a couple of nights with a fairly large group of like-minded individuals. Very comfortable, slept like the proverbial log (but that was probably helped by quantities of whisky), relaxed and enjoyed the stunning and ever-changing views. The food was good, the service was good and the showers flowed freely and were hot.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Rowardennan Lodge SYHA, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your very kind comments, the team will be very pleased to read these and even more so by the kind commnets regarding their food. Thank you Lorna Padden More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rowardennan Lodge is set on the banks of Loch Lomond at the base of Ben Lomond. The West Highland Way passes directly past its front door making it an ideal stop along the way. The youth hostel is accessible by car and on foot as well as via the Loch Lomond Waterbus which operates direct from the hostel. 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 Rowardennan Lodge SYHA

Address: Rowardennan Youth Hostel On the Banks of Loch Lomond | By Drymen, Rowardennan, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G63 0AR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Rowardennan
Price Range: $51 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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