THE HOSTEL (standard rooms) is an original highland croft sleeping up to 26, in 4 bedrooms of either 6 or 8 beds. During quieter times you can book sole use of a 6 bedded room for either 2 or 4 people so no sharing! It has a dining room, kitchen and lounge with open log fire. Hostel rooms are marked 'standard' in the search.
THE BUNKHOUSE (basic rooms) is more basic than the hostel although it has recently been refurbished. The bunkhouse sleeps 16 in 1 room of 8 and 2 rooms of 4. It has a central communal sitting/cooking/eating area. The bathroom is accessed externally. Bunkhouse rooms are marked 'basic' in the search.
In both properties bed linen is provided and beds are made for your arrival. Bunkhouse guests do not have use of the hostel facilities and vice versa.
We offer a basic continental breakfast for £2.75 which must be booked in advance.
We are located 'in the middle of nowhere' between Glencoe Village and the Clachaig Inn, with live music every Saturday night, local ales and over 100 whiskies for you to try. Our views are fantastic.
We are set in 2 acres of land, surrounded with native woodland, which is home to Roe and Red Deer, wild birds and the occasional Pine Marten. Come rain or shine, the scenery is breathtaking, with views of the ridge and the Pap. If all night partying is your thing you'll find it elsewhere, if you want fantastic scenery and love the outdoors this is the place for you!
We have several low level walks locally, plus several 'Munros'. Walking and cycling route advice is readily available. We have a have a purpose built drying room for your kit,.
Bike hire is available in the village - why not pre-book it?
Reception is open from 2pm to 9pm (late arrivals possible via prior arrangement), we have no curfew and don't close the hostel in the day, so if the weather is not great, then you can just chill out in front of the fire with a book.
Get off the CItylink bus at Glencoe Crossroads and we are 1.5 miles from there. Walk through the car park into Glencoe Village and turn right. In less than 5 minutes you will pass the NISA shop on your left hand side. If you don't see it you've gone the wrong way! Continue walking past the shop and out of the village, over the bridge across the river. Keep walking for one mile and you will see us on the right.
The local bus drops off at Glencoe Junction. Go into Glencoe Village and then follow the directions above.
Please be aware there is no street lighting between the hostel, Glencoe Village and the Clachaig so if you are planning to walk please bring a torch.
From Crianlarich and the south come through the valley of Glencoe and take the right hand turn signposted ''Clachaig Inn' and 'Glencoe Independent Hostel'. You will now be on an old singletrack road, continue on this past the Clachaig and for a further mile. We are on the left.
From Fort William and the North take the left hand junction signposted 'Kinlochleven and Glencoe', then take the immediate right into Glencoe Village. Continue past the Nisa shop and over the hump backed bridge across the river for another mile. We are signposted on the right.
Oour postcode is PH49 4HX. This will take you to the Clachaig Inn so best to follow the directions above.
West Highland Way
We are 10 miles from the Kingshouse stage. Groups of 3 or more are cheaper prebooking a taxi - 01855 811136 or 01855 811764.
Groups up to 3 are cheaper to use the Citylink bus from White Corries to Glencoe Crossroads, then follow the directions above.