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 you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on 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.
  • 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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Small and intimate, Ratagan Youth Hostel is has a stunning lochside location with enviable views towards Skye.

Perfect for groups, families and individual travellers, this warm and welcoming hostel offers guests a variety of room types, all with USB charging points, and all able to be booked as private rooms. The accommodation is split over two floors and none of the rooms are en-suite, but ample shower and washroom facilities are available.

Guests can opt for continental breakfast served in the large dining room or take advantage of the well-equipped self-catering kitchen. Relax with a local craft beer or glass of wine in the hostel’s comfortable lounge, while enjoying stunning views over the Five Sisters of Kintail.

WiFi access is free for all guests and other facilities include a laundry, drying room, luggage store and secure bike shed. Basic provisions, including frozen ready meals, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.

Although surrounded by mountains, lochs and forests, the hostel is just off the main road, with a bus stop only 1.5 miles away making it easily accessible by public transport. Free parking is available onsite.

Ratagan is a popular choice with outdoor enthusiasts and there are a number of low-level scrambles and ridge walks within easy reach of the hostel. The garden is ideal for launching kayaks for a paddle in Loch Duich, home to porpoises, otters and seals. World famous Eilean Donan Castle is only eight miles away.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Oct 2018
    Had a fabulous stay, great hosts! and the scenery is amazing.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    29 Jun 2018
    Couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Amazing staff in an amazing place...otters and porpoises right outside the door...
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    25 Apr 2018
    Beautiful place to stay. Really friendly and helpful staff. The views from the hostel are fantastic.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    08 Jun 2019
    Great hostel with friendly staff! Good atmosphere and stunning setting. The only thing would change is the oven which could do with an upgrade. Would definitely stay again!
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Apr 2019
    Well equipped kitchen, great location, comfortable beds, and a nice social area. Host was exceptional and very helpful/welcoming and knowledgable.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    29 Sep 2017
    Stunning location - lovely old fashioned hostel with friendly helpful staff - so glad I booked this last minute.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    26 Jun 2018
    Amazing hostel!! A small cabin with a breathtaking view in front. I arrived on foot, and although the walk was tiring it was definitely worth it. The only thing is that there are not enough showers. But it's just a matter of planning.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    11 Sep 2018
    Stunning location. Facilities what you'd expect from a SYHA hostel.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    16 Jul 2018
    Ratagan Youth Hostel was a great experience. It is worth noting that most of the Hosteling Scotland associated hostels require you to clean and put up all dishes you use. The shared rooms were normal, but with 7 hours to prepare for guests, I thought that they would at least put the fitted sheets on the bed. Phil, the host, was exceptionally hospitable and offered really good recommendations for hiking and where to go next in Skye. Would absolutely stay here again given the remote location
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    13 Oct 2018
    Very beautiful location, in front of the lake, where the hostel provides benches and tables, so you can eat breakfast outside. Not much too do around, as it is a very small village, though you can do some hiking in the area or relax in the hostel for a couple of days. The facilities are more than okay, and the staff is quite helpful.
    Greece, Mixed Group, 18-24
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  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Board Games