Guest Information

If you need information about the hostel and its opening dates, availabilty, costs and much more then this is the page where you should find the answer to all your questions.

Lochranza Youth Hostel Lochranza Youth Hostel

Opening Dates

Until 11 February 2010 - Available for Rent-a-Hostel only

February 12 2010 to 25th October 2010 - Open Every day

25th October 2010 to February 2011 - Rent-a-Hostel


We stock a range of maps, walk guides and information leaflets for the island. We also have local souvenirs for sale including Arran Stonemen made in Lochranza.

There is no food shop in Lochranza. The nearest shops are the Co-Op in Brodick 15 miles away or a village store at Pirnmill, on the west of the island, about 7 miles from the hostel.

You can get a meal at the Lochranza Hotel, The Golf Club and Arran Distillery all of which are within walking distance. There is also The Sandwich Shop near the Lochranza ferry terminal.

Our shop stocks pasta, rice, soups, pasta sauces, ready meals, snacks and soft drinks. Sorry but because of the distances to the shops we are unable to offer bread or milk.

If you are wanting any ideas on things to do and places to see, we have lots of information available. We can also recommend good walks, bike rides and the best places to see wildlife


Don't risk turning up without a booking. If we are full then the chances are everywhere else in the village will be.

At the weekends it is not unusual for the whole island to be fully booked


Opening Times

Reception is open 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM (3:00 PM from Easter) to 10:00 PM.

The building is open all day, though areas may be closed for cleaning during the day.

The front door will be locked after reception closes in the evening, but you can use your keycard to get into the building. PLEASE be quiet and remember other guests may be sleeping.

Checking In

If you arrive before reception is open you are welcome to wait in the lounges or use the kitchen to make a drink.

At check-in you will be given an information sheet and a keycard to access your room. The keycard also opens the front door after reception closes. All bedding is provided all we ask is that you fit the pillowcase, fitted sheet and duvet cover.

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Check Out

Guests are asked to vacate the building by 10:00 AM on the day of checkout.

Please return the pillowcase, fitted sheet and duvet cover to reception as well as your keycard.

Book a Bed Ahead

SYHA hostels can get very busy, so it's always worth booking your next nights stay. We can check availability and make a booking for you at any other SYHA hostel. That way you know you have a bed waiting for you and can get on with enjoying your day, rather than chasing round trying to find somewhere to stay.


The prices at the hostel vary throughout the year. If you are not a member of SYHA or any Hostelling International organisation it is an extra £1 per person per night.

Prices for members during the 2010-11 season are as follows :-

Type From To
Adult dormitory bed £15.00 £17.50
Under 16 dormitory bed £12.00 £13.25
3 bedded en-suite room £48.00 £56.00
4 bedded family room £60.50 £68.00
4 bedded family room en-suite £64.50 £72.00
5 bedded family room £72.50 £81.00
4 bedded adult room £66.00 £76.00
4 bedded adult room en-suite £70.00 £80.00
4 bedded disabled family room en-suite £64.50 £72.00

We do not have any 2 bedded rooms at the hostel. If we are quiet in the week during school term times, we can sometimes offer a 4 bedded room at a reduced price. Please contact the hostel direct to enquire.


For full details on membership prices and joining, please visit the SYHA website


There are several ways to book your hostel bed.

  • Ring our central reservations department on + 44 (0) 845 293 7373
  • e-mail us at
  • Go to the SYHA website
  • Ring the hostel on +44 (0) 1770 830631
  • Book at any SYHA hostel

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

Bedrooms and washrooms - Layout and sizes

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