The Highlands Hostels


The Highlands Travel Tips & Suggestions

Durness is an amazing place. I went there this summer and it may the most beautiful place that I have ever been. It is also wonderfully peaceful. I could have sat on those beaches for hours. I didn't want to leave.
Inverness is such a beautiful place. Take a walk at dusk along the canal and admire the beautiful old houses. Do a MacBackers tour through the higlands. Cheap as chips and a fabulous experience.
Durness sits in the far reaches of the Scottish Highlands. The area is widely uninhabited and the landscape is amazing. To reach Durness, you have to travel by a narrow, single-track road, which can sometimes be frightening if another large vehicle is coming down the opposite direction! Buses run fairly regularly from …
Situated close to Loch Ness, Glenmoriston is a river glen that covers a wide area. There is much to see and do in the highlands around the glen, although perhaps not in terms of parties or nightlife. It is not too difficult to reach Glenmoriston by bus or by car or cycle. Your Glenmoriston hostel is a good stopping …
Fort William, the second-largest town in the Scottish Highlands situated on Loch Linnhe and located just three hours from Glasgow, has some stunning scenery and is often used as settings for various movies and TV shows. The town has train and bus links, making it an easy place to reach for anyone on a budget. Fort …
Fort Augustus, Scotland, is located right in the centre of the Highlands in Northern Scotland, on the southern shore of Loch Ness. It is exactly halfway between Inverness and Fort William, and therefore could be the ideal place to base yourself if you don't want to keep moving from one accommodation to the other, but …
Carrbridge is a small village tucked in the Highlands of Scotland. Surrounded by forests and mountains, a visit to Carrbridge will delight any outdoor adventurer any time of year. Carrbridge hostels are not centrally located in the village, and you may have a difficult time reaching them if you are relying on public …
Inverness has become popular with tourists because of its close proximity to Loch Ness, and if you are looking for Nessie memorabilia, you won't leave Inverness empty handed. Along with hostels, Inverness also has the big shopping center area in the Highlands, and sports an abundance of malls and shopping centers, …
Newtonmore is a small village in the Scottish highlands, with a population of only around a thousand people. The town can be accessed by car, bus, or train. People who live in the village claim that Newtonmore is the exact centre of Scotland. There are plenty of walking trails -- including the Wildcar Trail and …
Ullapool, Scotland, is located in the far northern corner of the Scottish Highlands, on the east shore of Loch Broom. A hub for ferry boats coming in from the Outer Hebrides, it also also accessible by car, but other means of public transportation might be somewhat problematic, so it's better to have your own vehicle …
Kyle of Lochalsh is a quiet town in the Scottish Highlands, and is the gateway to the Isle of Skye, the link between Skye and the mainland. The bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh leads to Skye, and is the only way over to Skye by foot, unless you take a ferry across. If you are going to Skye, you will most likely end up in …
Ratagan, Scotland, is located in the northwest of the country, on the shore of the Loch Duich. Although the tiny hamlet has nothing else to offer but lovely scenery all around, it is definitely in a strategic location for some of the most important sights Scotland has to offer. Just around ten kilometres from …
Tongue is located in the far northwest of the Scottish Highlands, on the shores of the Kyle of Tongue and behind the mountains of Ben Hope and Ben Loyal. Although it is a small settlement of not more than a thousand inhabitants, your Tongue hostel will locate you in an impressive stone building near the kyle. It can be …