About About this youth hostel ....

Set in one of Scotland’s most spectacular and historic glens, this alpine-style hostel is a popular base for walkers and climbers of all abilities and offers a great range of accommodation from comfortable private rooms to shared dorms and a glamping pod that sits in the hostel grounds and comfortably sleeps two adults in a double bed with en-suite shower and toilet along with a fridge and microwave. It even has a small porch area to relax and enjoy the view.

To check availability and book the POD, please contact the hostel direct: +44 (0) 1855 811 219, call our reservation team: 0345 293 7373, or email:

WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include: a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, spacious dining room, a small, cosy lounge, private lockers and one of the best drying rooms in the Scottish Highlands! Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception. The hostel also offers on-site parking and a secure bike store.

Glencoe is a dog-friendly ‘WoofHostel’. If you would like to book yourself and your dog into the hostel, please phone the hostel direct on +44 (0) 1855 811 219 to check availability. There is a small charge of £7.50 per night for your dog when staying in our hostels.

‘Wee Breakfast’ and 'Heat it and eat it' evening meals available (please remember to pre-book your breakfast). 

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Why stay?

  • Fantastic location in one of Scotland’s most iconic glens
  • Great base for hillwalkers and climbers
  • Close to Glencoe Mountain Resort
  • Friendly team with expert local knowledge
  • Licensed, serving local beers and wine 

For more information on the hostel, accessibility and the local area please click here 

Glencoe Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
Glencoe, Ballachulish, Argyll PH49 4HX Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year

Reception Hours

07:30-10:00 and 16:00-21:30

Check in

16:00 - 21:30

Check out

By 10:00

Access Hours

The youth hostel is closed between 10:00-16:00


Pet Dogs Welcome

Family Rooms

Drying Room

Secure Lockers

Private Rooms

Access with limited mobility

Alcohol Licence

Catering Available (Breakfast Only)

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

'Heat it and Eat Meals' available

Free Wifi

Bike Store

Laundry Room

Luggage Store

Lounge/TV Room

Suitable for Groups

Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

Packed Lunches Available

Towel Hire

Guest Reviews

Reasons to visit

Whatever outdoor activity you’re into, Glencoe couldn’t be better placed to fuel your sense of adventure. Whether you’re a hiker, white water rafter, mountain biker or simply there to capture the changing light as the clouds slip across the mountain tops, there’s something here for everyone.

From avid mountaineers to more leisurely strollers there will be a walk for you in the famous Pass of Glencoe. 

Discover the Lost Valley or tackle Britain’s finest ridge walk, the Aonach Eagach, before relaxing and planning your next adventure at the Clachaig Inn, a ten minute walk from the hostel.

If it's activity sports you're after, there's mountain biking and winter sports in Glencoe and the nearby Kinlochleven Climbing Centre will help top up your adrenaline needs!

For a more relaxing afternoon, the National Trust Visitor Centre is great way to spend a few hours.

Glamping in Glencoe: The POD, the food and the scenery!

WoofHostelling in Glencoe

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