About About this youth hostel ....

Sitting in an attractive lochside village in the north of the Isle of Arran surrounded by hills, this four star VisitScotland accredited youth hostel offers a wide range of accommodation from comfortable private en-suite rooms to spacious shared dorms, all with individual lockers and bedside lights.

WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include: a large, well-equipped self-catering kitchen, two cosy lounges both with views over the loch, a laundry and drying room, secure cycle store for up to ten bikes and free onsite parking. The excellent washroom facilities are all equipped with hairdryers and basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.

Lochranza is a dog-friendly hostel. If you would like to book yourself and your dog into the hostel, please phone the hostel direct on +44 (0) 1770 830 631 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.

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

Lochranza Youth Hostel

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Lochranza, Isle of Arran KA27 8HL Get Directions

Facilities & Services


April to October (RentaHostel available all year)

Reception Hours

07:30-10:00 and 17:00-21:30

Check in

17:00 - 21:30

Check out

By 10:00

Access Hours

Hostel opening times 07:00-22:00 and after 22:00 by keycard entry


Pet Dogs Welcome

Private Rooms

Family Rooms

Catering Available (Breakfast Only)

Lounge/TV Room

Towel Hire

Luggage Store

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Free Wifi

En Suite Rooms

Suitable for Groups

Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

Laundry Room

Drying Room

Bike Store

Guest Reviews

Reasons to visit

Often referred to as Scotland in miniature, Arran is a popular place to enjoy the great outdoors with a number of activities on offer including hill walking, mountain biking and cycling, pony-trekking, fishing, golfing and water sports. 

The youth hostel sits on the Cock of Arran trail, a beautifully scenic low level trek offering stunning views of the surrounding area. The hostel garden is a great spot for local wildlife. Regular visitors include red deer, red squirrels and golden eagles, with grey seals and otters often seen in the bay.

The local deer that populate the hillsides surrounding the youth hostel can often be found wandering across the beach close to the hostel after dark.

The hostel is within easy walking distance of the local Lochranza Distillery which offers a range of tours and even the chance to sample a wee dram!

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