Loch Ossian Youth Hostel
8 spaces available
See below for trip information:
Please bear in mind that there is no road access to the hostel or to Corrour. Any information you can give us about your arrival time & travel method would be useful to us & reduce unnecessary concern.
The weather can be quite intense up here (408 m, 1,339 ft. above sea level), so please be prepared! It's very easy to find the hostel from the station - walk straight up the jeep track, & when the main track swings left, keep straight on when you see the hostel and the loch in front of you.
If you’re arriving at night, please remember to bring a torch and check your batteries.
If you do wish to check weather try http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gfhdvtyrh#?fcTime=14... or MWIS or, which we are finding quite reliable
Recent sampling by the Highland Council Environment Unit has identified that the water supply here at Loch Ossian is at risk from bacterial contamination.
We do provide an urn of boiled drinking water, as all water must be boiled before drinking, cleaning teeth, and preparing food which will be eaten uncooked. We are also providing sterilizing tablets! Alternatively bottled water may be used. Tap water is okay for hot drinks, cooking and washing.
Be aware that coming north from Glasgow the train splits at Crianlarich. Make sure you are in the right section, listen to train announcements & make yourself known to conductor as the platform at Corrour is very short & you must be at the correct door for leaving the train.
Please remember to book any BIKES onto the train, as there may not be places otherwise!
Train departs Bridge of Orchy at 1449 and 2045 on Friday 16th June.
Returns Sunday 1230 and 1825.
We stock a range of Easy Outdoor Food ready meals from Beyond the Beaten Track on sale at the hostel.
The Station House Restaurant will be open from April 1st. E-mail email@example.com for opening times & table bookings. Booking for large parties is advisable.
Check in is from 4.30. Please vacate the dormitories by 10.00. The hostel is closed for cleaning between midday and16.30pm. If you wish to drop bags at the hostel, you are welcome to leave them on the porch by the toilets where they are sheltered, although we can't guarantee security!
We have just been connected to the hydro electricity, which is generated on the estate. So we can announce with great pleasure that we now have hot showers! Should you wish to hire towels the fee is £2.00 per hire.
As we now have a laundry, we do provide all bed linen including duvets & pillows.
Our toilets are dry compost toilets they are located in the building next to the hostel.
There is a fully equipped kitchen with two cookers with ovens, microwave & a fridge. We supply environmentally friendly washing –up liquid and cleaning materials for our guests’ use & encourage you to bring bio degradable soaps & shampoos etc., if possible.
Please separate & take all rubbish with you when you leave as we have no rubbish collection. recycling bins (plastic bottles, paper & tin cans) are available at Fort William & Glasgow Queen St. stations. There is a container by the sink for compost.
Early Morning Departures
If you are leaving the dormitory early in the morning please be considerate of other sleepers, pack the night before (i.e. not early in the morning in the dormitory), & refrain from coming & going unnecessarily, especially wearing boots!