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Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.7
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

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

From the youth hostel you can venture out to explore moorland, 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. Hillwalkers 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. 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 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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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    18 Aug 2018
    Great location with lovely views. Good clean cosy rooms with fresh bedding. Nice big kitchen and dinning room/couches for relaxing. Only downside is only 1 female shower in the block which meant there was some queuing in the morning but other than that I couldn’t fault it. Was just what I needed after driving up north. Good value for money.
    Scotland, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    18 Aug 2018
    Tam was brill.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    11 Jul 2018
    A good, clean, comfortable hostel. The staff (one man) was welcoming and friendly. The facilities are more than adequate with limited food and drink available to buy which is really useful.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 Aug 2018
    A great little Hostel perfect for exploring Smoo cave. Nice cosy living room with really good kitchen facilities. The only thing that let it down for me was the staffing. There was one guy working and he actually told me he didn’t want to be there and the only reason he was, was due to him covering for someone else. Not really the kind of thing you tell your guests.
    England, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Parking
Services
  • Towels for hire

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking

Things to Note

Hostelling Scotland is a charity aiming to inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons, gain knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery. In support of this aim, all bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night which is displayed as an inclusive rate. (Full, existing members of Hostelling Scotland and HI using this booking engine are not entitled to a membership refund).

Durness Smoo Youth Hostel reception is open 08.00-10.00 and 17.00-22.00, with check-in from 17.00 and checkout by 10.00. The hostel is closed between 10.00-17.00. Late arrival and access outside opening hours by pre-arrangement only.

From the age of 5 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and may be accommodated in a single-gendered shared room with the parent or guardian and other guests, at the discretion and responsibility of the parent or guardian. The young person/people, the parent/guardian and the other occupants of the room must be of the same gender.

Hostelling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation.

Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in designated family rooms, where available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots in a shared dormitory or private accommodation.

When booking for more than 9 people:
• Full prepayment is required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled
• The following cancellation charges will apply to the entire booking:
57 days or more - 20% of total cost
56 to 29 days - 55% of total cost
28 to day of arrival - 100% of total cost

No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.

Hostelling Scotland does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee.


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