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Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel

Recharn | By Lochinver, Lairg IV27 4JB, Scotland
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

One of those hidden gems. Formerly the village school. Converted to a SYHA hostel in the mid 20th century. Dormitory accommodation is in the annex (formerly the wardens accommodation). The hostel has seen various modernisation in recent years, but some areas are still rather dated – eg the annex and the toilet and shower facilities. Great location overlooking one of... More 

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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a small hostel in a stunning location, with good coastal walks nearby. There is a cosy lounge/eating area with large tables, a smaller one, some comfortable chairs and games and books. It's a nice room to chill out in. The managers are charming and friendly. We stayed in what we were told was a twin room - we... More 

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zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

It's a very small place, but that makes it so charming. It's one of my favourite Hostels. There is just one guestroom (you can separate the room by curtains), we got our own a two bed compartement. The kitchen andbthe livingroom is in the same room. One night we had schotish live music, it was great! And Achmelvich itself is... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Was looking forward to staying here after booking and paying for a room months previous. When we turned up we were told there was a problem and the people form the night before had not removed their belongings from the room. They stated they had only found this out some five minutes ago. All the blame was put on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Having stayed here a few times as a teenager I decided to take my girlfriend. We booked early to get the twin room and were delighted to discover it had a double-ish in it. The hostel itself had been tarted up since my last visit but is still basic. What is uniquely special is the location and size. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We went for one night and stayed for two. The hostel is situated on a beautiful part of the Sutherland coastline, with Achmelvich Beach a few minutes walk away, but other, even quieter beaches 5-10 minutes walk north. The hostel's simple, with a nice communal lounge/kitchen, where on our second night we were treated to the music of some traditional... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

We went to Achmelvich for 2 nights and stayed for 5! It's not the Ritz and yes it is closed during the day (as most hostels are) but it is in the most incredible place and the hostel itself is quiet, welcoming and charming and run by two lovely people. Its simplicity fits its surroundings entirely. If it's peace and... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Hostel is basic but comfortable enough for the straightforward types, although it could do with a refurbishment to bring it up to modern standards. I stayed at a quiet time (about 10 people there) during the "heat wave" in July. It really was great - the hostel fits in perfectly with this secluded corner of Sutherland. If you're after home... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

but then, I like my beaches clean, remote, and without any facilities that most people seem to find necessary. Take note. There are no ice cream shops, candy floss, bingo halls, fish and chips, amusment arcardes, or any activities laid on. It's a beach, a beautiful silver shell sand beach set in the far north west of Scotland in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

The hostel is small and basic, clean and friendly. Beds were already made up which was a wecomed surprise. The two lasses running the hostel were friendly and chatty. The surrounding area is just fabulous. Take a bottle of wine down to the beach, sit and watch the sun setting. Paradise

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