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Lochranza Youth Hostel

A841, Lochranza KA27 8HL Scotland
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#2 of 3 Specialty lodging in Lochranza
As winner of the prestigious Green Tourism Business Goldstar Award 2011, Lochranza Youth Hostel is ranked as one of the UKs top ten greenest businesses. Lochranza Youth Hostel offers excellent budget and group accommodation but is also family friendly with private en-suite rooms, a spacious self-catering kitchen and laundry service available. Lochranza Youth Hostel is situated on the banks of Loch Ranza, opposite a 13th-century ruined castle in beautiful countryside. The youth hostel is also located on the Cock of Arran trail, which provides a beautifully scenic low level trek. The youth hostel garden is a great spot to watch wildlife, including red deer, red squirrel, grey seals, otters and golden eagles. Lochranza Youth Hostel benefits from a great bus connection and the bus stop is only 5 minutes walk away. Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Laundry service
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Czech, Polish
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Kiki R wrote a review Oct 2020
West Lothian, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
My stay at Lochranza Youth Hostel was absolutely fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed both the building itself, the room, the facilities and the staff, who were amazing at explaining things to us. I was extremely satisfied by my stay. The private rooms were extremely pleasant- tidy and spotless! They also provided excellent views of the local setting! The hostel provided delicious breakfasts for us, which helped in fuelling us up before many days spent hiking and exploring the wonders that Arran had to offer. I can't recommend this place enough!
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: The private rooms sleep 4 people and provide excellent views of the area. They are spacious and...
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James M wrote a review Dec 2019
Dunblane, United Kingdom2 contributions
We stayed here for 4 nights with a large group of family and friends. The hostel is a Beautiful old building with character but in good repair. We had a private family room with en-suite. Very impressed with hostel, facilities, cleanliness, location, staff (Simon, great guy) all brilliant. 4 beautiful friendly stags made a regular appearance, 3 herons spotted, loads of curlews, cormorants as well a regular appearance of seals further south. Loads of walks and stunning scenery. 3G signal was patchy, as was DAB radio, though this didn’t bother us. Brodick is the largest town on the island with 2 co-ops and plenty of small independents, a good half hour drive away on a slow twisty road. Bedding (duvet, pillow etc) is provided, everything else is up to you. We would happily recommend this hostel, the family room downstairs sleeps 6, 1 bunk bed with single top/bottom, 1 bunk bed with double bottom and single top, and a single bed as well as an en-suite.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
AnneS wrote a review Jul 2019
Bearsden, United Kingdom33 contributions11 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night with husband and 2 kids in a “family room”. Didn’t get one with en suite but that wasn’t a huge issue and the communal showers were fine - long time since I have done the communal shower run back to room!!! Room itself was clean and basic but we had a fab view. Bunk beds which the kids loved and there was a sink. The well stocked communal kitchen was fine - ovens took ages to heat up so plan for that! Was busy at peak dinner/breakfast times but that’s to be expected and so long as everyone is respectful for others it’s all fine. Lochranza itself is beautiful and seeing deer just roaming about was an absolute joy. Hostelling is a great alternative to self catering/hotels and the kids really enjoyed their experience and want to go back!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Timothy Winn wrote a review Jul 2019
Blyth, United Kingdom1276 contributions218 helpful votes
This a very well managed YHA. Michele is a fountain of knowledge of the area. Nice guy to boot. Excellent accommodation. Plenty of space. Good sized lockers. Hot water in the shower was a real luxury. 10 mins walk from the hotel. Watch the deer cross in front of the hostel.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Michael S wrote a review Jun 2019
Saint-André-de-Majencoules, Languedoc-Roussillon, France54 contributions38 helpful votes
I came with a group of 10 French walkers, already familiar with British youth hostels, so they knew what to expect. However, what marked out this hostel for us was the welcome we received from all of the staff - they were wonderful, and keen to share their knowledge of the area. Yes, bunk beds are not always popular ( particularly if you are over 1.8m), and rooms can be rather crowded, but the ability to self-cater is a huge plus. The provision of towels was also a nice touch. We took the option of the continental breakfast, and this was excellent. The hostel is beautifully situated, and if coming by bus, the drivers will always drop you off at the door - another example of local hospitality. No complaints from my group, just lots of praise for a wonderful base to go walking.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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US$69 - US$136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandIsle of ArranLochranza
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lochranza Youth Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Lochranza Youth Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Lochranza Castle (0.1 km), Skipness Castle (7.6 km), and The Sailor's Grave (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lochranza Youth Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Is parking available at Lochranza Youth Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lochranza Youth Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Stags Pavilion Restaurant, The Sandwich Station, and Skipness Seafood Cabin.
Are pets allowed at Lochranza Youth Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lochranza Youth Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to Lochranza Youth Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Sailor's Grave (1.4 km).