Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel, Gairloch

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Carn Dearg, Gairloch, Wester Ross, IV21 2DJ


01445 712219


gairloch at hostellingscotland dot org dot uk

On the northern shore of Loch Gairloch, with magnificent sea and mountain views and access to fantastic sandy beaches, this is a great base for exploring the North West Highlands on a budget, offering guests a range of accommodation from dorm beds to comfortable private rooms.

A light breakfast is available to pre-book or you can self-cater in the recently refurbished guest kitchen and dining room. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to buy from reception and the nearest shop is only a five minute walk away. In the evening, enjoy a beer, malt whisky or glass of wine while relaxing in the cosy lounge with panoramic views over Gairloch, the Torridon hills, Skye Cullins and outer Hebrides (on a good day)!

There’s onsite parking for 13 cars.

Gairloch Sands is one of our dog-friendly hostels. For more information, check the section on ‘travelling with your best friend’!

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.


Booking and Availability


Gairloch Youth Hostel



Lounge and Dining areas


The Beach at Big Sand, only a few hundred yards away!


Travelling around Wester Ross? Try our other hostels at

Torridon or Ullapool


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A simply beautiful part of the world. I stayed near Gairloch with my family recently, and we'll certainly be back.
Jeff Gilberston, Florida

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