Ratagan Youth Hostel, Ratagan

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Small and intimate, Ratagan Youth Hostel is has a stunning lochside location with enviable views towards Skye.

Perfect for groups, families and individual travellers, this warm and welcoming hostel offers guests a variety of room types, all with USB charging points, and all able to be booked as private rooms. The accommodation is split over two floors and none of the rooms are en-suite, but ample shower and washroom facilities are available.

Guests can opt for continental breakfast served in the large dining room or take advantage of the well-equipped self-catering kitchen. Relax with a local craft beer or glass of wine in the hostel’s comfortable lounge, while enjoying stunning views over the Five Sisters of Kintail.

WiFi access is free for all guests and other facilities include a laundry, drying room, luggage store and secure bike shed. Basic provisions, including frozen ready meals, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.

Although surrounded by mountains, lochs and forests, the hostel is just off the main road, with a bus stop only 1.5 miles away making it easily accessible by public transport. Free parking is available onsite.

Ratagan is a popular choice with outdoor enthusiasts and there are a number of low-level scrambles and ridge walks within easy reach of the hostel. The garden is ideal for launching kayaks for a paddle in Loch Duich, home to porpoises, otters and seals. World famous Eilean Donan Castle is only eight miles away.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Location and Contact


• Bus: take a bus to Shiel Bridge from Inverness, Glasgow, Edinburgh or Skye. From the bus stop it’s about 2 miles walk to the youth hostel
• Train: take the train to Kyle, then bus, then 2 miles walk
• Car: from Inverness or Fort William take the road to the Isle of Skye. Turn off A87 at Shiel Bridge (signposted Ratagan). After 0.75 mile turn right down to the youth hostel
• Foot: from Shiel Bridge, walk 2 miles, following the signs for Ratagan. Walk through the village on the lochside to the youth hostel



Address: Glenshiel, Ratagan, The Highlands, Scotland

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Website Ratagan Youth Hostel Ratagan www.hostellingscotland.org.uk/hostels/ratagan/
Phone Number: +44 (0)1786 891400
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Groups (10+ people)



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons


Lockers in Lobby


Board Games

Clothes Dryer

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Airport Pickup

Luggage Storage


Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: Open March to September and RentaHostel

Reception Hours: 08.00-10.00 and 17.00-22.00

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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