Stayed here on night 3 of the West Highland Way and really enjoyed it. The affable and amiable Kieran (hope I've spelled it correctly) runs the bunkhouse and does an extremely good job of both this and doubling up as the chef in the upstairs (obviously) Top Bunk Bistro shown in the thumbnail icon. This is a really very attractive space in the roof of this converted church where walkers can eat from Kieran's choice of half a dozen daily specials, drink from a well stocked cold bar (large fridge) of lagers, ales, ciders and soft drinks, or just chill out and relax.
The downstairs dorms are more than adequate and comfortable, and as you would expect from any good bunkhouse, there is a dedicated drying room which was a sight for sore eyes on the day I arrived having covered 14 miles in continuous rain. If I was to gripe, think the mens' loos and showers would benefit from a bit of an upgrade - can't comment on the female facilities!
The price is unbeatable, the bunkhouse will pick you up from the Inversnaid Hotel where the path comes out on the loch, the hotel will even make the call for you. What more can you want - a hot tub, also available for a small additional charge.
A must stop on the Loch Lomond stretch of the WHW, not only for Kieran's relaxed yet simultaneously business-like style and the conducive atmosphere he creates, but for the ideal environment the bunkhouse provides for meeting and talking with fellow walkers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inversnaid Bunkhouse primarily provides bunk accommodation for walkers on the West Highland Way and is also open for group bookings. The Top Bunk Bistro is situated upstairs which is a fully licensed restaurant open all day and available to everyone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inversnaid Bunkhouse Scotland