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Hartfield House Hostel Applecross

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Hartfield House is a Visit Scotland 4 star hostel standing at the foot of the majestic Bealach na Ba mountain pass, and just back from the North Coast 500 route. The hostel sleeps 50 in a mix of private, twin, triple, dorm and double bedrooms, and has ample hot showers and restful common areas. A great base to sample the delights of the Applecross peninsula and the North Coast 500 route. Ideal for groups and individuals, and perfect for those embarking on outdoor activity as there are trails from the doorstep, mountains all around, and the waters of the Sound just a five minute walk away. From £25 pppn.
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Free parking
Public wifi
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
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Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
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English, French, Spanish
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BlackcurrantSquash wrote a review Feb 2024
16 contributions12 helpful votes
We did a small roadtrip around the scottish Highlands and this was by far the nicest place we stayed. The facilities were clean and spacious, and the surrounding area was lovely. We stayed with a 1-year old, and the hosts were brilliant about this and provided us with a travel cot. I would recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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shuna m wrote a review Oct 2023
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Faultless stay. Comfortable family room with en-suite. Shower was powerful and great after a day of walking. We enjoyed the freedom of the lounge and self-catering kitchen. Badged as a hostel but so much more than that label.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Elizabeth D wrote a review Aug 2023
Inverness, United Kingdom8 contributions14 helpful votes
Can’t recommend this hostel enough. Had a lovely five days here reliving old memories of 50 years ago and making new ones. It’s a beautiful part of Scotland and the hostel is a wonderful resource for good value , comfortable and clean accommodation. The staff are all so friendly, helpful and kind, especially Jess, Ewan and Leanne. My single room was very basic but comfortable and had everything I needed. The bonus was the house martins nests outside my window. The communal areas are excellent, especially the kitchen which had free tea, coffee and milk provided. You are a bit away from the only shop but the hostel can sell you a ready meal for you to cook in the evening. You can also order croissants which are ready at 07:30 and warm. They are wonderful and definitely worth trying! The hostel has a brilliant leaflet of tracks and paths which is great for walkers. I walked daily and loved the scenery, wildlife and peace. There were quite a few visitors from France and Belgium and although my French wasn’t very good it was fun trying to communicate with them and the other folk. Sadly I didn’t catch the Applecross Inn open the two lunchtimes I tried, and the fish and chip van was also closed those lunchtimes. However one day there was another van, The Applecross Grill Society, and it sold very generously filled bacon rolls and tea or coffee. The banter was cheery too. The junction cafe seems to be permanently closed or so I was told. The “ Walled Garden” restaurant is well worth a visit and I did book two lunches there and was well pleased with my visits. Altogether I had a lovely stay and plan to book for a week next year. It’s worth noting that there is a minibus which goes from Inverness to Applecross return twice a week. It’s the only public transport so is a vital service for locals and tourists. Come prepared for all weather and midges though I was lucky and didn’t find either a problem.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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gay p wrote a review Jul 2023
Livingston, United Kingdom65 contributions54 helpful votes
Stayed here one night on our trip on NC500. Staff friendly and informative Lovely location and house Room lovely and bathroom big, shower very good. Bed for me wasn't comfy too small, bed was noisy everytime we got up too the loo at night. About 2 miles from centre of applecross. No breakfast but you can order croissants for the morning, there is a kitchen you can get tea/coffee from and make a meal. Price was good
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is available and plenty of walks near by
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P R wrote a review Nov 2022
A lovely hostel in a great location & well priced. Helpful & friendly check in staff. Marred by a ridiculously snooty mamangement on site holding a meeting in dining area kitchen, during breakfast time. Spitting dummies out in disbelief at guests actually trying to use the facility. ( Hold your meetings in an appropriate location or, after 10:30am maybe, so you dont get upset with or confuse your guests! ) Pathetic/ out of order!.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: Lovely place & check in staff. The senior management holding meetings in kitchen during...
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Response from Hartfield House, General Manager at Hartfield House Hostel Applecross
Responded 27 Jan 2023
Hi there. Glad you enjoyed the hostel, it is important to us that our guests enjoy their stay and we do take feedback seriously. We do sometimes have meetings in the dining room after check-out. You arrived at 10.25 to start making breakfast, only five minutes to check-out time. It was explained to you that you only had five minutes and that we would normally expect guests to have finished in the dining room by this time. I am sorry if you felt that was not the right location for a meeting but we don't have anywhere to hold our meetings and the hostel is closed from 10.30. I am not sure anyone was snooty or spitting dummies out in disbelief, but I am sorry you felt that way.
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Kerry R wrote a review Nov 2022
8 contributions5 helpful votes
My fiancée and I had a wonderful stay here. The hotel offers a lot for your money, great self catering facilities, clean rooms and friendly staff. We felt very much at home there and we will definitely return. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring nice food to cook in the well catered kitchen
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Response from Hartfield House, General Manager at Hartfield House Hostel Applecross
Responded 27 Jan 2023
Hi there Thanks so much for the great review. It is lovely to hear when people enjoy their stay, so thank you! Kind regards
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Susannah P wrote a review Aug 2022
Tiverton, United Kingdom1804 contributions385 helpful votes
A great place to stay when cycling the North Coast 500. Had a family room which was super clean and bright. Very good facilities, brilliant kitchen and a gorgeous sitting room. Dryer room was useful. There's also a washing machine and a dryer. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Hartfield House, General Manager at Hartfield House Hostel Applecross
Responded 27 Jan 2023
Hi there Thank you for the great review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards
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Joe C wrote a review Aug 2022
13 contributions4 helpful votes
Wasn’t expecting much from a hostel but after the treacherous Applecross pass in a bit of mist everything was welcome. Receptionist went well out of her way to make me aware of all the facilities. Bed was comfy and warm, shower was surprisingly powerful and the walled garden nearby do a great burger.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 27 Jan 2023
Hi there. Thank you for the fantastic review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards
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Been Roaming wrote a review Aug 2022
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Hartfield House enjoys a beautiful location in stunning countryside. The shared bathroom facilities and the kitchen are of a decent level for hostel style accommodation. What is not okay, however, is the bedclothes, the mattresses and the quilts. Most specifically Room 8 has a serious problem in this respect which robbed me of a decent night's sleep. Put simply, it stank, as if it hadn't been aired for ages. The following morning I wanted to make an official complaint in person, but no one was at reception during the main checkout time between 9 and 10am. Travellers should be wary of this problem. My group of friends stayed in the main building, not in the adjacent bunkhouse. We all had similar experiences and were happy we'd only booked the one night. I would have preferred to overnight in a tent, to be perfectly honest. Travellers, be wary.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Hartfield House, General Manager at Hartfield House Hostel Applecross
Responded 27 Jan 2023
Hi there. Thank you for your feedback. We do take it seriously. I am sorry you and your friends had a bad experience. It is a shame you did not speak to someone at the time as we could have done something for you. We do have staff on in the evenings until 9pm, out of hours staff on the telephone, and staff on again from 8.30 but they are not always in reception. We haven't had any other feedback about bedding smelling and I would be very concerned if this was the case. We have replaced all of our duvets, mattresses and pillows at the beginning of the summer season 2022, and we do obviously wash all of our bedding every day. But there may have been something that caused something to have not smelled right and I am sorry about this. We will ensure that we double check everything at the start of this coming season and replace anything that needs replacing. Please understand the severity of leaving a review warning other potential guests of an issue that, as you can see from 99% of our other reviews, is not shared by your fellow guests. We are a business that is working really hard to provide a good service - which we do successfully - and we have a great housekeeping team who do a thorough clean every day. We do have high standards because we want people to enjoy their stay. If you had an issue, we could have investigated it and resolved whatever was wrong but not one of your friends said anything at all. Please do consider the damaging effect of going about things this way.
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ClarissaScribblez wrote a review Aug 2022
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
Great comfy stay - we are travelling with our dog and we were allocated a huge well decorated room with 3 aspects, over the coast, the coos, the Belach na Ba. Staff were welcoming and friendly to and made sure we knew where everything was, a real can do attitude. The centre was clean, well equipped and well organised for us to cater for ourselves and also to relax. There were great walks from the centre. It’s not far from the beach and local amenities.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It’s in a quiet location It’s a hostel set up so take grub and Cook it yourself with their great...
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Responded 27 Jan 2023
Hi there. Thank you so much for the great review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards
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PRICE RANGE
£57 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Applecross SYHA
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsRoss and CromartyApplecross
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hartfield House Hostel Applecross
Which popular attractions are close to Hartfield House Hostel Applecross?
Nearby attractions include Applecross Photographic Gallery (2.7 miles) and The Coalshed (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hartfield House Hostel Applecross?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, meeting rooms, and laundry service.
Is parking available at Hartfield House Hostel Applecross?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hartfield House Hostel Applecross?
Conveniently located restaurants include Applecross Walled Garden, Applecross Inn, and The Junction.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hartfield House Hostel Applecross?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hartfield House Hostel Applecross?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hartfield House Hostel Applecross?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.