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Durness Smoo Youth Hostel

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9.3
Superb
102 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Sitting on the famous NC500, surrounded by a wild and spectacular landscape, Durness Smoo offers a true hostelling experience in simple, relaxed and welcoming accommodation.

A refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the hostel is an ideal base for exploring the local area, and offers guests a range of comfortable private and mixed gendered shared rooms. None of the rooms are en-suite but ample shower and washroom facilities are available.

Guests can opt for a ‘Wee Breakfast’ of cereal, Scottish yogurt, fresh fruit, tea and coffee, or take advantage of the well-equipped self-catering kitchen. The hostel is licensed so you can enjoy a local ale, malt whisky or glass of wine while relaxing in the hostel’s cosy lounge with its coal-burning stove.

WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include a small drying room and secure cycle storage. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception and local shops are only a 15 minute walk away.

The hostel has parking facilities for up to six cars and guests are welcome to use the car park at the nearby Smoo Caves, one of the area’s most spectacular attractions.

On a clear night the starry skies are incredible and if you’re lucky you might even catch the Northern Lights.

Durness Smoo is a dog-friendly hostel. If you would like to book yourself and your dog into the hostel, please phone the hostel direct to check availability. There is a small charge of £5 per night for your dog when staying in our hostels.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Please take time to read the house rules before booking accommodation for under 16year olds at this hostel.

Reviews & Ratings

9.3
Superb
102 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.3
  • Location
    9.7
  • Staff
    9.9
  • Atmosphere
    9
  • Cleanliness
    9.3
  • Value for Money
    9.1
  • Facilities
    8.6

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Latest Reviews

10
Superb
Aug 31, 2022
Really pleased with my stay here. Great location, staff were absolutely lovely, food was great. The comfiest bed I’ve encountered on my travels as well. Would definitely stay again.
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Female, 25-30
8.6
Fabulous
Aug 29, 2022
The location was great, the staff were helpful and friendly, definitely would recomend and will be staying again if I travel there again.
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Female, 25-30
9.1
Superb
Aug 27, 2022
Great hostel, very clean, friendly helpful staff, amazing location.
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Female, 41+

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Services

    • Towels for hire
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Meals Available
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities