Glencoe Independent Hostel

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Address
Nr. Ballachulish, Argyll, Glencoe, The Highlands, イギリス
Coordinates
56.672782, -5.075169 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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Website
www.glencoehostel.co.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)1855 811906
Fax
01855 811906
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Amazing, peaceful, homey
we stayed in the cabin for a long weekend! the cabin was great! really cosy and tranquil! the views of the surroundings are something else to wake up to! the owners were really friendly an helpful! definitely recommend this place.
aaron huey
(scottish)
2008-10-07
  After years of using hostels (usually SYHA hostels) my friend and I decided to try this hostel. Very poor accommodation with things such as leaking toilet, window pane in front door smashed (had been dodgily covered with a little plastic sheet?!), the "hostel" was damp particularly in the toilet (this had equally dodgily been painted over, as if to disguise). No bedding whatsoever, at least with the SYHA hostels you are given clean bedding. We asked about this and were told we could hire sleeping bags at £1.50 per bag. Having no choice (no refunds given) we accepted, sleeping bags I should add I never knew the thickness (or lack of) existed. To top the whole experience off the hostel was not heated whatsoever! We were told that it was on a timer and would go on -- it did not! My friend and I ended up joining the two sleeping bags together and shivered on the same mattress to try to keep warm! A miserable and freezing experience. I'll be sticking to SHYA hostels who at least are monitored unlike this lot.
Extremely Unimpressed
2007-01-29
  I'm from the Netherlands. My friends and I were walking the West Highland Way. We stayed one night at this hostel and we enjoyed it very much. The next morning the people who run the hostel brought us back to the West Highland Way. They are very nice people. The bunkhouse was also very nice.
Mandy De Bont
2005-10-25
  Friendly, relaxed, warm atmosphere — what a joke! I've never met such a miserable hostel owner. The woman gave our (prepaid and reserved) beds away to other people who were deemed to be wetter and more in need of accommodation than we were (after we'd just returned to the hostel from a marathon climb up Ben Nevis). We received no apology for the extreme inconvenience, and the lack of apology very nearly descended into abuse from the owner of the hostel. We were then made to blatantly ignore all fire safety regulations displayed on the hostel notice boards by having members of our party sleep on the dorm floor or two to a bed. If you want to book a hostel in the knowledge that you'll have a room when you turn up, then don't book a room here.
Andy
2005-10-23
  Not very good or responsive. I spent a miserable few days there till we were able to book alternative accommodations. Be wary. It's cheap but straw-shack basic.
Anonymous
2005-02-09
  This hotel is very cold, and small, with no warm rooms and bad service. It is a freezer.
Anonymous
2005-01-07
  The hostel was really nice, warm and comfortable. Everything was new and although the people there were renovating the whole place it did not affect my stay. The people who run it are very helpful and friendly and I found this so nice. I will definitely go back there for a visit.
Anonymous
2004-11-25

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