Free WiFi

Durness Smoo Youth Hostel

Free Cancellation Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

9.7
Superb
115 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 for a private room. There is a small charge of £7.50 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

9.7
Superb
115 Total Reviews
  • Security
    10
  • Location
    10
  • Staff
    10
  • Atmosphere
    8.8
  • Cleanliness
    9.6
  • Value for Money
    10
  • Facilities
    9.2

Check Availability

Check In
Check Out
Guests

Location

Latest Reviews

9.7
Superb
May 30, 2024
Very clean and nice big beds. Very nice staff and good if you’re looking for a peaceful area on the north coast.
show more
Female, 18-24
10
Superb
May 25, 2024
The hostel was exactly as described and met all of our expectations! Especially the man working the front desk! He was so so lovely, helpful and caring! We really appreciated him and he made the whole stay a 10/10!!
show more
Mixed Group, 25-30
10
Superb
Jun 24, 2023
No complaints.
show more
Male, 41+

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Parking
    • Microwave
  • Services

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

    • Meals Available
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities