Perfect location for getting away from it all. Very relaxing stay with all mod cons although you need to make sure you've got food with you as 'it's a lighthouse' so no shop around the corner! But complementary drinks available. Rob is a great host, always checking everything is OK. I was travelling on my own but had the whole of an upstairs flat to myself for a couple of nights before having to move downstairs but was then compensated by 3 nights in a double bed with still a room all to myself, so luxury for a hostel and all for £15 a night. What's not to like. A wonderful beach awaits which is a very short walk over the amazing sand dunes. A wildlife paradise with many seals close to shore, gannets diving, lots of other birds around and bats. Wouldn't hesitate to go there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Former lighthouse shore station among huge dunes on an isolated 11 mile long beach. Come and relax in this gorgeous most easterly part of mainland Scotland, and enjoy one of its driest, sunniest, midge-free areas. The 1892 granite building has been renovated to form a modern, non-smoking, dog-friendly coastal retreat. The hostel has a self-catering kitchen, a double bedroom, and three bunkrooms with four beds in each. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rattray Head Eco-Hostel Peterhead, Scotland