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Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Nothing special about the hostel, just being normal, but tidy and comfy. The thing makes this place so special is that astonishing beach, such a beautiful experience to enjoy this beach. If you're lucky enough, the sunset might be among very top of list in your whole life, life, seriously. I'll definitely come visit here again if I can.

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

Hi Henry H Thank you 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 the beautiful beach right next to the hostel. We hope to welcome you back soon Regards Dan More 

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

You get what you expect with the SYHA experience. The location and the road is is stunning but the accommodation very basic when you get there. For "twin room" read curtained off cubby hole with bunk beds. Showers are in a different shed. But hey!, warm, dry, remote and incredibly relaxing.

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SYHAHostelling, Manager at Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi chriswatson25, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us.Great to see you enjoyed the stunning location and ambience of this unique hostel in a wonderful setting. I will pass on your kind words to the staff and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - glad you enjoyed your stay! More 

Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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80 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel is a traditional and remote rustic hostel situated just 300 metres from the legendary white sandy beach (listed in the Good Beach Guide). There are miles of unspoilt coastline here to explore, with many quiet secluded beaches to make your own. This former school building and cottage has been tastefully transformed into a 22-bed youth hostel. Rooms vary in size and include group accommodation, private rooms and one family room. There is also a small self-catering kitchen and spacious dining area for guests to use. 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. 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 Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel

Address: Recharn | By Lochinver, Lairg IV27 4JB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Lairg
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Price Range: $54 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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