Small and intimate Ratagan Youth Hostel has a beautiful lochside location with an enviable view towards the Five Sisters of Kintail from the sitting room. Otters, seals and porpoises can be seen from the garden.
There are low level scrambles and ridge walks all within a short distance of the youth hostel. The garden is ideal for launching kayaks for a paddle in Loch Duich and world famous Eilean Donan Castle is only eight miles away. 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.
Alltbeithe YHA is situated at the head of Glen Affric, one of Scotland's most picturesque glens. It can only be reached on foot (and finding it requires map and compass skills) but this hostel offers a unique experience in the heart of the mountains. Click through to the YHA site for details of facilities. The hostel is visited on our Glen Lichd/Bealach Sgairne circuit.