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Durness Smoo Youth Hostel

Group of 15 or more?

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvelous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvelous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Durness Smoo offers a true hostelling experience in simple and relaxed accommodation, surrounded by a wild and spectacular landscape.

From the youth hostel you can venture out to explore mountains, sea cliffs, beaches and waterfalls. On a clear night the starry skies are incredible - especially if you’re fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights. A refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, John Lennon himself holidayed in Durness for many years.

Local attractions include the infamous Smoo Cave (just beside the youth hostel), Cape Wrath, Handa Island and Balnakiel Craft Village (only a short distance away). Hill walkers will love Foinaven, Ben Hope, Ben Loyal and Cranstackie and, for those wishing simply to relax, Balnakiel Beach and Faraid Head are beautiful sandy beaches with large sand dunes to explore.

The hostel is relaxed and friendly, providing a simple base from which to explore the area on a budget. There are multi-share and private rooms, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, drying room and cosy lounge heated by a coal-burning stove.

Dogs are now welcome at Durness Smoo, for a small fee, when guests book a private room. Please notify us in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated.
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Durness Smoo Youth Hostel Located at Durness Youth Hostel, Smoo, Durness, Lairg, Durness.
Durness Smoo Youth Hostel
Durness IV27 4QA Durness Youth Hostel, Smoo, Durness, Lairg
83% 30
58.5637314 -4.7225332
Durness Smoo Youth Hostel
    Rooms available 12 Bed Female Dorm 12 Bed Male Dorm Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom Standard 4 Bed Private Shared Bathroom Standard 5 Bed Private Shared Bathroom Standard 3 Bed Private Shared Bathroom

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Tue 25 Oct 2016 - Fri 28 Oct 2016 Change

Room Summary

Day Accommodation Price Selection Total
Standard Flexible Booking:
Deposit payable today:
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Latest Review

" Great location for Smoo Cave, only stayed one night and so I couldn't comment on too much more. But it was very handy as a stop over during my road trip. "

- Aniita
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  • Free

    Linen Included Free Parking

  • General

    Common Room Bicycle Parking Parking Steam Room

  • Services

    Towels for hire



Child Friendly Credit Cards Accepted No Curfew Non Smoking

Things to Note

please note check in is from 5pm to 11pm and check out by 10am.

***Please note our Group booking policy:

• When booking for more than 9 persons, different policies and additional supplements will apply
• Please note that no stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.
• Full payment will be required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled
• Full SYHA Hostelling Scotland Terms and Conditions will apply and be issued to all group bookings.

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated above (see 'Things to Note' information).

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