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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."

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Ratagan Youth Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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 8.7

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Sep 2019
    The Location was amazing. When looked out our windows we were in nature pure, directly on the banks of a loch. The staff was super friendly and gave us tips on what to see and what to avoid on the aisle of Sky. It is a great location to use as base when traveling around the region.. I would come back again, with no hesitations!!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 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+
  • 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
  • 9.1


    11 Sep 2018
    Stunning location. Facilities what you'd expect from a SYHA hostel.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    17 Jul 2019
    Great location for Munro bagging. Otherwise a pretty standard Scottish youth hostel. Beautiful view to the 5 sisters on a clear day.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 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
  • 6.3


    25 Jul 2019
    Fantastic location. The rooms had insufficient ventilation. One tiny window for a room with 8 bunks. The skylight could not be opened because of the midges and wasps (must be a nest nearby)—no screen, which would be so easy to fix. Women had just one toilet, sink and shower. Always occupied. The common room also very stuffy. A heater was stuckn on high and it was impossiblentonopen the windows because of the midges. We couldn’t sleep a wink, a shame considering the amazing location and potentia.
    Sweden, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games