About About this hostel

Campbeltown is situated at the end of the beautiful Kintyre Peninsula and is one of the largest towns in Argyll. It nestles in a deep bay sheltered by Davaar Island and the surrounding hills.

Campbeltown Backpackers is housed in a converted and refurbished church schoolhouse and located next to the Campbeltown Heritage Centre. Nearby are shops, restaurants, a swimming pool, gym and cinema. 

All bookings should be made by email. For further information, please email: or visit our website 

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Campbeltown Youth Hostel

Big Kiln, Campbeltown, Argyll PA28 6JF Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year

Check in

Arrange at time of booking


Guest Kitchen

Shopping Nearby

Secure Lockers

Suitable for Groups

Suitable for Wheelchair Users

Bike Store

Luggage Store

Free Wifi

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Reasons to visit

The bunkhouse is converted from an old, listed, church schoolhouse making it an interesting bed for the night. It's close to local attractions and an ideal base for exploring southern Kintrye.

You can walk in the footsteps of saints and kings, hike the spectacular Kintyre Way, surf at Machrihanish, visit Springbank Distillery, play golf on two championship standard courses and ride horses along beaches and forest trails.

A passenger/cycle ferry runs to Northern Ireland and Ayrshire while car ferries service the routes to the local islands of Arran, Gigha, Islay and Jura.

Campbeltown is close to the Gulf Stream and the temperature generally above the UK average. Look out for gardens with unprotected palm trees!

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