The communal area is open plan with a light and airy, well-equipped kitchen and a cosy sitting area with comfortable armchairs around the wood-burning stove which you are welcome to use if you bring along, or buy locally, kindling, wood and/or coal. The hostel also has central heating throughout. There is free Wi-Fi with good reception in the communal area.
There are three toilets and three showers with plenty of hot water - no fiddly meters or push buttons.
There is also an excellent drying room should the Scottish climate live up to it's reputation. . . There are also facilities to handwash clothing and a spin dryer.
It is worth noting that there is no mechanical dishwasher - we suggest you bring your own human one! There is a large fridge but no freezer within the hostel. Frozen food can be kept in a freezer in our garage if needed. Please be aware the communal areas may be hazardous for small children as we cannot guarantee other residents will not leave knives etc within reach so they should be closely supervised at all times.
The hostel sleeps 10 people comfortably and 12 at a squeeze in 3 rooms.
Imrich – sleeps 2
Banchor – sleeps 4/5
Creag Dubh – sleeps 4/5
The rooms have single bunk beds with an additional temporary bed (suitable for a child or small adult) available on request in the 4 bedded rooms.
Each bunk has bedding provided so no need to bring your sleeping bag. We ask those travelling by car to bring their own towels but one can be hired for £2 if you forget. Towels are free of charge for those arriving under their own steam – foot, bike or kayak. We know how inadequate a pack towel can be!
We are happy to accommodate dogs in the rooms (and communal areas if other guests agree) but ask that dogs are never left unattended in the hostel and that you “poop-scoop” any desposits left in the garden. If you are not comfortable around dogs please let us know when you book and we will, if possible not take any canine bookings during your stay. The hostel is cleaned thoroughly every day but for those with severe dog allergies unfortunately we can not ensure it will be completely allergen free.