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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

A lovely, friendly, laid-back hostel, comfortable and clean. Rob and Val are very accommodating hosts. The location is remote and beautiful, saw some great bird life at the RSPB reserve nearby and the resident badger just outside the hostel!

Thank Alice P
Batley, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Came to photograph the Rattray head lighthouse which is surrounded by sand dunes you can get good shots from various vantage points on the dunes would recommend good sturdy foot ware there are also good coastal walks ideal for dogs although the beach as some debris

Thank 32tonyn
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Positives, the location is absolutely outstanding, we brought our wee dog, had a fantastic walk along the deserted beach and soaked up some of bonnie Scotland at her best. The owner very helpfully gave us a jump start (but "forgot" to ask if we were warm enough or had enjoyed our stay) Negatives, the hostel is very tired, very run... More 

Thank _HAPPY_cAMper_74629
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

I stayed at Rattray Head Eco Hostel for 5 nights and I am glad I did. Don't get me wrong it is a hostel with 4 bunk beds per room, shared facilities and self catering. If this is not for you then don't stay there. I came prepared. Prepared also for the bumpy ride along the pot holed lane. But... More 

1 Thank BiggiJ
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37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

It's taken me a while to gather my thoughts on reviewing this property. After reading all of the rave reviews I was so excited to stay here. Sadly, the stay was a disappointment. We checked out the location on google earth so we knew it was remote. That wasn't the issue. Upon arrival the property was unkempt and looked a... More 

1 Thank Flatlander3
Rob K, Owner at Rattray Head Eco-Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Flatlander3, Thank you for taking the time to carefully review our hostel, even if it was a poor rating. We're sorry that your stay was disappointing. It's too late to remedy your stay, but hopefully I can address most of your concerns here. We are an eco-hostel and pride ourselves on keeping our carbon footprint to a minimum. We... More 

Appin, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

I like the low-key nature of this place. It is nothing fancy if you stay in the old lighthouse keepers' houses (dorm-style), but it's comfy and warm, the bathrooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The kitchen had two refrigerators and a large freezer and a fireplace/stove. There is a DVD and VHS player with lots of films and... More 

1 Thank TartanCat57
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

We went there because of the really good Rating here in TripAdvisor but when we arrived there the hostel had closed.. So we just went to the beach for a second and then left the place. The beach is really beautiful so it is sad that the hostel is closed...

Thank Theresa N
rattrayhead, Owner at Rattray Head Eco-Hostel, responded to this review

We are sorry that you arrived at our hostel to find that we were on holiday for our daughter's wedding. There is always the risk of no vacancies or hostel closure without enquiring first. More 

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Reviewed 27 January 2015

I have stayed at the hostel twice now and both times the welcome as warm as the log burner in the lounge. Rob and Val are great hosts. The location for nature watchers is brilliant. The accommodation is basic but very comfortable and homily. Did I mention the log burning stove in the lounge just what was needed in January... More 

Thank 1212121234
Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2014

First, let me clarify that we did not know where exactly we had booked the hostel as we were travelling without a plan around Scotland in time for their festivals and major sports events, so most hostels in towns were booked or expensive. And this turned out to be the best for us as we got to see places we... More 

1 Thank MarusaB
Darmstadt, Germany
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

First, the very negative: When we came there in April, it was a beautiful, sunny day, but it was really cold in the evening and night. The living room stayed relatively cold and damp, in spite of the heater going on full throttle. But the bed was even worse: I kept shivering through the night because everything was just sooo... More 

2 Thank Bettina64291

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Former lighthouse shore station among huge dunes on an isolated 11 mile long beach. Come and relax in this gorgeous most easterly part of mainland Scotland, and enjoy one of its driest, sunniest, midge-free areas. The 1892 granite building has been renovated to form a modern, non-smoking, dog-friendly coastal retreat. The hostel has a self-catering kitchen, a double bedroom, and three bunkrooms with four beds in each. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rattray Head Eco-Hostel

Address: Lighthouse Cottages | Rattray, Peterhead AB42 3HA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Peterhead
Price Range: £12 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Rattray Head Eco-Hostel Peterhead, Scotland
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