Lochranza Youth Hostel

Lochranza Youth Hostel run by the SYHA, has recently re-opened following a major refurbishment. With its excellent facilities and stunning lochside location it makes a great place for a break on the beautiful Isle of Arran

Lochranza Youth Hostel Lochranza Youth Hostel

We are delighted to confirm that following our recent assessment by the Scottish Tourist Board, Lochranza Youth Hostel has been awarded
4 Star Rating.

During 2009 the hostel was closed to allow a £500,000 refurbishment of the building. These works have included

  • All bedrooms upgraded, including a new ground floor disabled en-suite bedroom and 5 new en-suite rooms
  • New kitchen and 2 dining rooms
  • Original lounge now made into 2 lounges and an area with internet terminals
  • Wi-fi throughout the building (charges apply)
  • New reception area
  • Keycode entry to all bedrooms
  • Energy saving motion sensor lighting in all public areas and corridors
  • Heat exchange unit which uses extracted heat to run the radiators
  • Rainwater harvesting used for flushing toilets
  • Exterior of the building repainted
  • New garden furniture

Whilst the hostel has been extensively refurbished, some things remains the same, the stunning views, the wonderful wildlife and the friendly locals.

view from Lochranza Hostel View from the hostel

Lochranza Youth Hostel can now accommodate up to 58 guests in 13 rooms. Groups need to be aware that with 3 double beds this may reduce the capacity to 55.

We hope that you will come and stay with us in 2010 and enjoy everything that this beautiful island has to offer.

Whether it is by yourself, with friends, your family or with a group, we look forward to seeing you soon.


Hostel Details


The hostel reception is normally open from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM and from 5:00PM to 10:00PM (10:30 Friday and Saturday). We have a small supply of snacks and drinks available as well as maps, guidebooks and local souvenirs.


We have 13 bedrooms spread over 3 floors. Entry to all rooms is by a keycard system which also opens the front door of the hostel. The rooms have top quality bunks and lockers (own padlock required). 6 of the rooms are en-suite the rest have a sink.


As well as the en-suite rooms there are several toilets and showers around the building

Lochranza Hostel Lounges

There are 2 comfy lounges overlooking the loch for you to relax in

Catering Area

We have 2 dining rooms and a large well equipped kitchen

Lochranza Kitchen Kitchen


We have an internet suite with 2 terminals as well as wi-fi. Access to the SYHA website is free.

Access to other sites is by a voucher obtained form reception. The cost is £1 for 20 minutes or £3 for one hour.

Other Areas

Washing machines and dryers, a drying room for wet clothing and boots and a small lockable cycle store complete the facilities.


There is a patio area at the front of the hostel with picnic benches and a grassed area beyond. Red deer and red squirrels are often seen in the garden, whilst local sheep help keep the grass trimmed.


There is parking for around 12 to 15 cars along the hostel drive and further parking in the village.



Guest Information - Information for your visit

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

Bedrooms and washrooms - Layout and sizes

Recent Changes

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Overview of the Youth Hostel