Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel

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Beach
Free WiFi
Free WiFi
Free WiFi

Overview of Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel

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Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel

3.0 star property

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Map
Carn Dearg, Gairloch, Scotland, IV21 2DJ

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBig Sand Beach4 min drive
  • Popular LocationGairloch Heritage Museum4 min drive
  • Popular LocationGairloch Beach7 min drive

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About this area

Gairloch

Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel is located in Gairloch. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Gairloch Heritage Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Big Sand Beach and Gairloch Beach. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale watching.

What's nearby

  • Big Sand Beach - 4 min drive
  • Gairloch Heritage Museum - 4 min drive
  • Gairloch Beach - 7 min drive
  • Inverewe Gardens - 13 min drive
  • Redpoint Beach - 19 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Barn - 15 min walk

About this property

Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel

Beach hostel in Gairloch with free parking
A restaurant, coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a garden and a picnic area.
Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel offers 30 accommodations. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.
This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–9:00 AM: GBP 5.50 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Handrails in stairwells

More

  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • No plastic soft drinks bottles
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only
  • Smoke-free property
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Shower

More

  • LED light bulbs
  • Recycling

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Check-in

Check-in from 5 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
The host will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Host will greet you

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 5.50 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Sands Youth Hostel
Gairloch Sands Youth
Sands Youth
Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel Scotland
Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel Gairloch
Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Overall score and ratings

3.7

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 11 reviews
5 - Excellent 27%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 11 reviews
4 - Good 45%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 11 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 11 reviews
2 - Poor 9%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 11 reviews
1 - Terrible 9%

4.0/5

Cleanliness

3.9/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

3.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.0/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Gairloch Beach Hostel
Very helpful staff. Couldn't do enough for me. Great room, although up 2 flights if old stairs. Lovely aspect & views. Remote - that's why I chose it anyway Nice evening meal. Good choices for breakfast, despite no use of self catering kitchen due to COVID restrictions
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Incredible location, lovely room and helpful staff
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I did not stay there. After making reservations I received an email from the location that they were unable to process payment on my cc. I then phoned the location and after numerous attempts they were still unable to process the payment so I was told by their staff that she would have to cancel my reservation because of this issue. I made reservations elsewhere however this location ended charging my card as a no show.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great hostel in beautiful place. About 5 mins drive to town/ restaurants
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018

3/5 Okay

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Leider kann man erst ab 17 Uhr einchecken. Die Dame an der Rezeption war sehr freundlich.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019