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Hostels and Bunkhouses in Sutherland and Caithness


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.

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.


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