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Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Surrounded by hills on three sides, this four star VisitScotland accredited youth hostel sits in an attractive lochside village in the north of the Isle of Arran. Close by, on a narrow peninsula extending into beautiful Loch Ranza, is the imposing ruin of a 13th century castle.

Perfect for groups, families and individual travellers, the hostel offers guests a wide range of comfortable hotel like private en-suite rooms and spacious shared accommodation, all with individual lockers and bedside lights. The excellent washroom facilities are all equipped with hairdryers. Guests can opt for a continental breakfast or take advantage of the large, well-equipped, self-catering kitchen.

Other facilities include free WiFi, a laundry and drying room and free onsite parking, as well as a secure cycle store for up to ten bikes. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine or local craft beer in one of the hostel’s two cosy lounges, one with a TV and both with excellent views over the loch. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.

The hostel benefits from a great bus connection, with the bus stop only a five minute walk away.
Lochranza is an ideal base for tackling the many trails and ridges of the Arran mountains, including Goat F
ell, the island's highest peak. Experienced cyclists will enjoy the challenge of the circular 58 mile ride round the island but, for the less ambitious, the Cock of Arran walk offers a beautifully scenic low level trek, starting and finishing at the hostel. Arran’s only whisky distillery is a short walk away and well worth a visit.

Dogs are welcome at Lochranza, for a small fee, when booking a private room. Please notify us in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is available.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Aug 2018
    Great hostel in great location with excellent staff really enjoyed our visit in August
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Aug 2018
    I would thoroughly recommend Lochranza YH. It’s rated as excellent in Scotland’s Lonely Planet guide and it’s well deserved
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    08 Aug 2018
    Lovely place in a very scenic location. Two tips if you are staying here, bring food as there are no shops in Lochranza and if you don’t have a car familiarise yourself with the bus timetable as they are few and far between, this wasn’t really an issue for me though
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 3.7

    Rating

    01 Aug 2018
    Did not enjoy my time here. The staff is unhelpful and rude. The front desk is only open from 7-10 am and 5 to 9 pm, and often no one is there. The hostel has an absurd policy where you cannot be in your room or even your floor between 10 am and 5 pm. There is no backpacker atmosphere, as most of the guests are families with children. The wifi only works in one room. They charge extortionate prices for poor breakfast because there are no stores nearby. It is cold everywhere.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
General
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking
  • Pet Friendly

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).

Lochranza Youth Hostel reception is open 07.30-10.00 and 17.00-21.30, with check-in from 17.00 and checkout by 10.00. Late arrival and access outside opening hours is 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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