Hostels and Bunkhouses in Sutherland and Caithness

Durness Smoo Hostel, Durness

Durness Smoo Hostel    Durness

Durness Smoo offers a true hostelling experience in simple and relaxed accommodation, surrounded by a wild and spectacular landscape.

From the youth hostel you can venture out to explore mountains, sea cliffs, beaches and waterfalls. On a clear night the starry skies are incredible - especially if youíre fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights. A refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, John Lennon himself holidayed in Durness for many years.

Sandra's Backpackers, Thurso

Sandra's Backpackers    Thurso

Situated in a prime central location, Sandra's Hostel has recently been refurbished to make it one of the most modern and comfortable in Scotland.

The hostel is centrally located in the town within easy reach of amenities such as pubs, takeaways, restaurants, the nightclub, shops, gardens and more. It is also within short walking distance of both the sea-front and Thurso River. There are a wide variety of activities on offer as well as some stunning locations.

The Potting Shed Bothy, Rosehall
Pets by arrangement

The Potting Shed Bothy    Rosehall

This bothy is the perfect rest stop for the weary hiker or biker travelling the Highlands. It offers twin beds, table and chairs, microwave, tea & coffee making facilities, cutlery/crockery and sole use of a bathroom in the main B & B and stunning views. Pillow, pillowcase and mattress protector are supplied. Guests must supply their own bedding / sleeping bag and towels. A breakfast roll (bacon or fried egg) will be delivered to the bothy in the morning. Secure bike storage available.

Cost is £20 per person per night.

Lazy Crofter Bunkhouse, Durness

Lazy Crofter Bunkhouse    Durness

The Hostel at Mackay's is hostelling at itís best. Tastefully decorated, clean, well equipped, comfortable cheap accommodation for groups families and individuals. Durness is a totally unspoilt part of the UK, the far north west tip of the Scottish Highlands a perfect base for walkers, cyclists, student groups and global travellers alike. We offer a fantastic, convenient location, great facilities, views over the wild North Atlantic and above all a warm welcome.

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