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“Kieran is the man!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Inversnaid Bunkhouse
Ranked #1 of 2 Inversnaid B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Haywards Heath, England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Kieran is the man!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

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.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Falkirk
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75 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Stopped here overnight at the end of WHW day 2. Unfortunately we had forgotten to take the phone number with us to call for a lift up the hill from the Inversnaid Hotel location so had to hobble up the hill. We stayed in the lower level of the log cabin which was warm and comfortable; not in the main building. A stream flowing by just outside the door where it would be nice to sit and relax. The shower / toilet was shared with the next room which wouldn’t have been a problem if the late arrivals didn’t open and close toilet and external doors frequently for nigh on 2 hours after they arrived at 21:30. Maybe they didn’t have much planned for the next day except sit in the outdoor hot tub but we had a gruelling 14 miles to trek up the worst section of Loch Lomond. The menu is very nice and food very good but I must give special mention to the Cranachan which was excellent. You must try it. Drinks were a bit expensive though. Breakfast was continental which didn’t really suit me but my better half enjoyed it. Good food, good room, good friendly service and the chef gave us a ride back down to the shore in the morning to resume our walk. Little extras like this help make it special. Thanks guys. Recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Adding an extra day to the West Highland Way, we found ourselves at the Inversnaid hotel. Clean and comfortable, but a curious, parallel universe for a hiker. We were elated to find the Bunkhouse, stumbled upon after wandering about off trails in the hills for a few hours. We stopped in for tea, were rewarded with a history of the former church (complete with original documents) and returned later for a wonderful dinner, drinks, entertaining conversation and a gracious ride back down the hill to the hotel wishing we could have stayed the night. Many thanks to Bruce and company.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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64 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Spent a lovely night here with friends.

Staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, suggesting walks we could take and storing our food to keep it cold.

The rooms were basic but good value and we all had a great time upstairs in the restaurant/bar until late and felt very at home.

I'd definitely recommend this place to others, and would return again. Ideally we'd be able to book the lodge for a little more space (although good value, the rooms were a little small and we had a few bumps in the morning as the doors opened into the room and knocked into inhabitants inside) and also just to have our own shower space (there were 4 showers for the bunkhouse itself which resulted in some queues in the morning). The views were lovely and the staff very welcoming - we really enjoyed our stay!

Come the morning we opted not to have breakfast at the bunkhouse, but drove to Callander for brunch which was lovely - we would have stayed but we all fancied something more substantial than a continental breakfast, though it seemed good value at £4.50!

Wishing the team every success with the future.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Krakasmaraccas
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 1 night during our WHW walk. I didnt realise the distance, and also the hill from the actual WHW pathway to the Bunkhouse. I believe there is a shuttle avauilable if required but in actual fact the walk up (and down) the hilll was enjoyable. The Bunkhouse is a great place to stay. Our room in the lodge was basic, but clean and comfortable. The bistro in the upstairs area of the main building was excellent. Our evening meal was by far the best meal during our walk and was of exceptional value. I would recommend the bunkhouse for anyone travelling the WHW. The extra mile or so is worth it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cameron S
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Hamilton South Lanarkshire
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Stayed at Inversnaid bunkhouse on Saturday 14th September for 1 night with a small group of friends. Room was as expected for the price paid however the meal and service from staff (especially Bruce) was excellent. Hot tub was fun after a day of walking. Would recommend the bunkhouse dont listen to the moaners they are talking rubbish.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank katrina c
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Desio, Lombardia, Italy
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30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

I stayed for one night with my girlfriend, we slept in the lodge, it's little more expansive than the rooms in the main "church" but it was quiter and the shared bathroom is with another double room only.
the diner was really delightful and with quality food, the hot tub, after a 8 miles walk is wonderful! Our spirit was really heartened after an hour in the hot bubbling water.
I higly reccomand this place, it's one of the best choiche among the inn's and b&b along the WHW

Room Tip: the lodge is quiter and with a better bathroom, although is more expensive.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marco B
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Property: Inversnaid Bunkhouse
Address: Inversnaid, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK8 3TU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Inversnaid
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Inversnaid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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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