Durness Youth Hostel

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Free WiFi

Overview of Durness Youth Hostel

Durness Youth Hostel

2.0 star property

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Laundry
Smoo, Lairg, Lairg, Scotland, IV27 4QA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSmoo Cave4 min walk
  • Popular LocationDurness Beach8 min walk
  • Popular LocationTràigh Allt Chàilgeag2 min drive

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About this area


Located in Lairg, Durness Youth Hostel is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Smoo Cave and Durness Beach.

What's nearby

  • Smoo Cave - 4 min walk
  • Durness Beach - 8 min walk
  • Tràigh Allt Chàilgeag - 2 min drive
  • Balkaniel Beach - 4 min drive
  • Cape Wrath - 21 min drive


  • Sango Sands Oasis - 15 min walk
  • The Durness Food Spot - 4 min drive
  • Choraidh Croft Tearoom - 8 min drive

About this property

Durness Youth Hostel

Eco-friendly hostel with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free hostel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, a fireplace at reception and a reception hall are on-site. Bathrooms are shared.
Durness Youth Hostel offers 31 accommodations. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. 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.

Languages spoken


Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • 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

  • Breakfast available for a fee: GBP 4.25 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities


  • Garden


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Shared bathroom

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Check-in from 5 PM - 10 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 21 July and 31 March.


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 4.25 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

National rating

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

Property is also known as

Durness Youth Hostel Lairg
Durness Youth Lairg
Durness Youth Hostel Lairg
Durness Youth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Durness Youth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Lairg

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 3 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 3 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 3 reviews
3 - Okay 33%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 3 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 3 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

I booked a female dorm bed and it was coed, told that that allowed for more people to stay. Not on the website, not great, and one guy kept me awake all night with his snoring. The host there wasn't very friendly, either. Thankfully, the guests there were fun.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
better than average youth hostel
Stayed in a 10 bed dorm. It was surprisingly quiet. The common room was nice and typically had a wide variety of people. I tried two of their pre-frozen dinners, One was pretty good. Typically noisy in the kitchen in the AM. Only 2 toilets for 10 people but it seemed to work out. Make sure you bring a towel! They aren't supplied!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018