Group Bookings

For group bookings either large or small, we are an excellent option. We have lots of smaller bedrooms as well as a large kitchen and 2 dining rooms and 2 lounges.

Bedrooms Typical Bedroom

We have always been very popular for groups of all sizes. With the recent refurbishment we now have even better facilities.

  • Large well equipped kitchen
  • 2 dining rooms means we can often give groups their own dining area
  • 2 Lounges, again groups may be able to have their own area
  • Mix of room sizes ideal for students and leaders
  • Keycode access to all bedrooms
  • Lockers in all rooms

SYHA classes a booking of 10 or more people to be a group. The Terms and Conditions of groups are different from families and individuals.

All customers making a reservation or staying in our hostels agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions

Our group bookings for this season show the wide range of people who use us a location for their activities. They include walkers, cyclists, religious groups, a kayak club, gymnasts, a silver band, a folk club and agricultural students

Groups often have very different needs from families and individual bookings. Please read our hostel information pages for the full details of our facilities. From here you should have a better idea of whether we are a suitable venue for your group. Please note we do not accept stag or hen parties.

If you want to discuss a booking please give us a call on 01770 830631.

Insider Tip. We get very busy, so it's always worth making a group booking well in advance if you want to visit.


We do not accept stag or hen groups at the hostel.

For groups not booking the whole hostel we can use various layouts. This way your group can have a great stay that does not spoil the enjoyment of other guests.

Why not consider a group booking during the Winter when we can offer sole use of the building as part of the Rent-a-Hostel scheme

School Groups

The Isle of Arran is a popular location for school groups, especially for Geology students. 'Hutton's Unconformity' is one of the most famous Geology sites in the country and is just one mile form the hostel.

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We are however not limited to just Geology. There are a whole range of subjects and activities on the island that make us an excellent location for a school trip.

As mentioned earlier, we have a very adaptable layout that allows groups of various sizes to use our hostel. Depending upon sizes, groups may be able to have sole use of a floor of the building, or for large groups sole use may be possible.

Whilst we do not offer cooked meals at the hostel, we may be able to arrange for a local company to deliver meals to the hostel.

Why not give us a call and we can discuss your needs in more detail


Youth Hostel - Overview of our facilities

Guest Areas - Details of the Lounges, Kitchen and other guest areas

Bedrooms and washrooms - Layout and sizes

Guest Information - Information for your visit

Recent Changes

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Cycling on the Isle of Arran

Walking Walking

Walks on the Isle of Arran

Youth Hostel Youth Hostel

Overview of the Youth Hostel