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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Wonderful location, clean hostel, sympathetic warden - heaven! I hadn't visited this hostel before and will now choose it above the others when visiting Skye. My fellow inmates were interesting, friendly, chatty - not pushy- and it felt homelike very soon. Any tiny problems were attended to by Bartocz - yes, my spelling is rot !-efficiently and kindly

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Thank Annadundas
SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Ratagan Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Annadundas Thanks for your review following your recent stay with us at Ratagan,Im pleased to see you had a good time and enjoyed the company of our other guests(not inmates :) ) We hope to welcome you back soon Regards Dan More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We booked on the day. Beautiful location on the Loch. Room was really for 5 so for three seemed relatively expensive. Breakfast was disappointing, no fruit was provided. Nearby hotel was great for evening meal. Overall we will definitely want to return but will be more careful.

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Thank Kathy M
SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Ratagan Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Kathy M Thanks for taking he time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us,We appreciate all feedback and hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Dan More 

West Lothian, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

My brother booked this whole youth hostel for the weekend for his munro compleation & party afterwards. Ihad an amazing time. Fantastic youth hostel, very clean spacious, well stocked kitchen, comfy bed & room, excellent location over the loch. 40minute flat walk to the pub. Lovely freindly guy on reception. Would defnitely return. Not expensive either.

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Thank 304carol66
SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Ratagan Youth Hostel, responded to this review

HI 304carol66 Thanks for your review and its great to see you enjoyed our lovely hostel,I can see you booked the whole hostel which can be done in any of our rural hostels. I will pass on your kind words to the team at Ratagan who work tirelessly to ensure everyone leaves happy. We hope to welcome you back soon... More 

Elgin, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Great location in the picturesque area, just by Loch Duich. Eilean Donan castle is a short drive away, you also have a great view towards Kintail Sisters. We stayed in the hostel on two occasions - once in Dorm, few years ago, this year we had a double, seperate room - Dorms are spacious, other couple we had a conversation... More 

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SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Ratagan Youth Hostel, responded to this review

HI KateAnna Thanks for your kind review and its great to see overall you had a good time.We will have a look at your comments regarding the noise and see if we can do anything to ease that. We hope to welcome you back soon Regards Dan More 

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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Great self-catering kitchen and comfortable beds in a very quiet and picturesque localisation. May be a bit too dark or quiet for some, but the only drawback I found is that there is only one female and one male shower available.

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SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Ratagan Youth Hostel, responded to this review

HI Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us.Its great to see overall you had a good time and we hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Dan More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Situated right on the loch offering great views of Glen Shield this is the perfect place to unwind. Lovely evening walk along the lochside lane as far as you want to go. Free tea, coffee supplies and well equipped kitchen. Friendly warden and comfortable lounge. If you have never hostelled before then you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Paul H
SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Ratagan Youth Hostel, responded to this review

HI Paul H, Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us. Regards Dan More 

Livingston, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Arrived very late for an overnight stay so we could get an early start for our attempt on the South GS Ridge. The staff were excellent and left us breakfast out as we were up at 04:45. Can't fault the place. Very friendly, very cosy and very good value for money.

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Thank Stuart B
SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Ratagan Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Stuart B, Thanks for your kind review,Its great to see you had a good time and enjoyed the early breakfast,We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Dan More 

Boston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Hostel is very cosy, staff is extremely nice and helpfull. Everything is clean and well maintain. You can feel as a part of an hostel family. But whats the best in this place is its location. Just by the water with a incredible view. Sunrises and sunsets make you want to stay there forever.

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Thank Kajetan D
SYHAHostelling, Public Relations Manager at Ratagan Youth Hostel, responded to this review

HI Kajetan D, Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us,Its great to see you had a good time and as you point out the location is amazing as our the views which everyone enjoys We hope to welcome you back soon Regards Dan More 

United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

You can't top that location especially when the weather is fine and you can see the mountains in the background. Facilities and dorm were clean and tidy and there was everything you could possibly need. One improvement however would be for the shower as it had very very little pressure and only one curtain separating the stall from the rest... More 

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SYHAHostelling, General Manager at Ratagan Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Dear abovetheclouds67 Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us.Its great to see you had a good time and have noted your comments regarding the showers. We look forward to welcoming you back soon Regards More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The hostel is on a lovely place, right next to the water. It has a gorgeous view. The accommodation is what you've expecting from a hostel, the staff is nice and helpful. They have a small store at the reception if you've missed some shopping.

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Thank Ádám Ó
SYHAHostelling, General Manager at Ratagan Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Ádám Ó Thanks for your review following your recent stay with us.Its great to see you had a good stay and will pass on your kind words to the staff. Regards More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ratagan Youth Hostel has one of the best locations in Scotland. From the attractive lochside garden, the views across to the Five Sisters mountain range are breathtaking. Good facilities mean the hostel is popular with walkers and tourist alike. Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ratagan Youth Hostel

Address: Glenshiel, Ratagan IV40 8HP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Ratagan
Price Range: £41 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Not beach front but loch side.....even better.”
 of 5 bubbles 304carol66, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Standard dorm is fine for the hillwalkers. Families should try the family rooms to avoid the inevitable snorers.”
 of 5 bubbles AckyMitch, 7 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Room for 4 people (number 5 I think) had excellent views on the loch”
 of 5 bubbles eiola, 15 Nov 2013 | Read review
“If your are solo/couple - ask for room 6 at the ground floor next to the sitting area and facing the car park .It has a bunk bed and a single bed.p and single toilet/bath just opposite.”
 of 5 bubbles 18sergeiv, 24 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Si vous partez en août en famille, ne dormez pas là ! Vous payerez moins et aurez une prestations dix fois supérieure en B&B ! Et ce n'est pas un point de chute idéal pour l'ile de Skye comme nous l'espérions car l'auberge est coincée au bord d'un Loch du côté opposé il faut donc une demi heure pour arriver au pont qui relier l'ile au continent !”
 of 5 bubbles 370catherines, 23 Aug 2013 | Read review
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