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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Well, what can I say. For a hostel this place is fab. Clean, spacious, great kitchen and showers. The staff were wonderful and it is set within beautiful scenery. This was my husbands first time in a hostel, he would rather a hotel, but he was very impressed. Super comfortable, clean bedding. Okay, the wifi is not great but we...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Lochranza Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Well thank you very much, what a great review, we will pass your kind commnets onto Natalia and Michal and we look forward to your return with your friends. Lorna Padden

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Pleasantly surprised at how nice this hostel is. Beautifully restored and modern. It is very well kept and clean. The kitchen is spacious and modern with everything you need. There is plently of space to dine and relax. There were some school/youth groups staying and they do take over areas a little bit. The dorm I took was nice with...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Lochranza Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, Thanks so much, what a lovely review, we will pass your kind commnets onto Michal. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Lorna Padden

Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Great location, great staff, great facilities. We had a brilliant double bed overlooking the bay. Kitchen is very clean and well maintained. Secure cycle storage. Two really nice lounges. Just wonder why they do not make more of a small shop there so that you can buy provisions given that there is nothing in the village and many people are...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Lochranza Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to post, we really appreciate it. We are reviewing our catering and retail offering over the winter so we will take your comments on-board. Thanks Lorna Padden

Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I stayed here with a group of people for one night. The rooms and bathrooms were clean. Bedding has been included, breakfast was fine and we could buy packed lunch for our walk of the next day. The location is stunning. The bay of Lochranza is in front of the hostel. Very beautiful. And the staff were very kind. It...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Lochranza Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, thank you very much. I will pass this onto our team. Lorna

Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

A welcome stop on a wet august evening. Great hostel. Good price. Cycle storage, drying room, kitchen, great staff, comfy bed and nice and clean. Job done! I'm always curious as to why SYHA is always in a different league to YHA E and W. This is no exception.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Lochranza Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, thank you very much, what a lovely review. We will be sure to pass your kind comments onto Natalia and Michal at Lochranza. Thanks Lorna

Devizes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Had the feel of a good old fashioned hostel (my wife had stayed here as a young lass in the '80's) but has been very smartly updated. We were in a twin room which had an excellent en-suite shower room. Great stopping off point on a tour of Arran

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Lochranza Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for your very kind review, much appreciated. Lorna

Dumfries
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I stayed here with 4 pals during a very wet ride round part of Arran. It was my first ever experience of a youth hostel and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I found the staff to be very welcoming and helpful. The rooms were a good size and well cleaned. The shower was good and a welcome...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Lochranza Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank so much for taking the time to post, we really do appreciate it, and will pass ou your kind commnets to our team. Lorna Padden

Esher, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I really liked this hostel, I suppose for the location, and because of the green philosophy. I stayed there just for a night. The rooms are comfortable, with a sink and mirror. The bathrooms outside the rooms were clean. The kitchen I so big and with lots of shelves and fridges to store your food. It has nice sofa's rooms...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Lochranza Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, thanks so much for your very kind review, we will pass this onto our team. Lorna

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed for one night as we posed through on our bikes. Great location close to lochranza ferry terminal. Facilities were good. We stayed in a two bunk room which we had to ourselves. Bathrooms were adequate. Great, well stocked kitchen. We played an extra £4.25 for a continental breakfast, which was great. Would have been nice...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Lochranza Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to let us know about your stay, we are really glad you enjoyed your stay and will pass your kind commnets onto our team. thanks Lorna Padden

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Youth hostel was clean and beds comfortable. We slept in a 4-persons room (2bunk beds). Shared showers and toilets were tidy and kitchen functionable. Remember to by food from Brodick as there is no shop in Lochranza. We ate at the bar near harbour, also whisky distillery has a cafe but not open in the evening. Kitchen also have a...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Lochranza Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for posting and letting us know about your stay, glad you enjoyed the views they are great. Thanks Lorna Padden

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As winner of the prestigious Green Tourism Business Goldstar Award 2011, Lochranza Youth Hostel is ranked as one of the UKs top ten greenest businesses. Lochranza Youth Hostel offers excellent budget and group accommodation but is also family friendly with private en-suite rooms, a spacious self-catering kitchen and laundry service available. Lochranza Youth Hostel is situated on the banks of Loch Ranza, opposite a 13th-century ruined castle in beautiful countryside. The youth hostel is also located on the Cock of Arran trail, which provides a beautifully scenic low level trek. The youth hostel garden is a great spot to watch wildlife, including red deer, red squirrel, grey seals, otters and golden eagles. Lochranza Youth Hostel benefits from a great bus connection and the bus stop is only 5 minutes walk away. 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 Lochranza Youth Hostel

Address: Lochranza KA27 8HL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Isle of Arran > Lochranza
Price Range: £32 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“One can choose to book an extra bed in a room to have more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles MarjonKaper, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book your room it seems a busy place”
 of 5 bubbles Bobbafett, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 101 was spacious and looked out over the loch”
 of 5 bubbles 884gillianr, 15 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Private room but it costs...”
 of 5 bubbles Graqlvel, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Zimmer 201 (Double en-suite) hat eine tolle Aussicht auf Lochranza Bay.”
 of 5 bubbles Snowflake215, 4 Oct 2014 | Read review
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