Hostels and Bunkhouses in Sutherland and Caithness

Travel and the Coronavirus pandemic

Self-catering accommodation in Scotland is now permitted to open.
Other accommodation businesses are expected to be able to reopen from July 15.

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.

Helmsdale Hostel, Helmsdale
Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband

Helmsdale Hostel    Helmsdale

Perfectly located for North Coast 500, Le-Jog, John o Groats Trail, and exploring the north of Scotland, Helmsdale Hostel offers very comfortable accommodation for groups, couples, families and individuals. Six en-suite rooms, well equipped kitchen, spacious living area, drying room, large garden, secure cycle shed, free WiFi, parking.

Housed in the former village school gym, the hostel has been sympathetically modernised to provide all comforts while retaining its quirky character. Located within the scenic coastal village of Helmsdale and a five-minute walk from an array of shops, restaurants and bars.

Durness Smoo Hostel, near Durness
Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband

Durness Smoo Hostel    near Durness

Sitting on the famous NC500, surrounded by a wild and spectacular landscape, Durness Smoo offers a true hostelling experience in simple, relaxed and welcoming accommodation.

A refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the hostel is an ideal base for exploring the local area, and offers guests a range of comfortable private and shared rooms. None of the rooms are en-suite but ample shower and washroom facilities are available.

Lazy Crofter Bunkhouse, Durness
No pets

Lazy Crofter Bunkhouse    Durness

The Hostel at Mackay's is hostelling at its 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.

North Star Glamping, Glamping
 2 - 4 Sleeps maximum 2 - 4 No pets

North Star Glamping    Glamping

With a stay at this cabin in Lybster, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Dunbeath Heritage Centre and Grey Cairn Camsters. Free self parking is available onsite.

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