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“An authentic experience”
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Acheninver Hostel
Brisbane, Australia
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“An authentic experience”
Reviewed 24 September 2013

I stayed at this hostel in September 2013 and loved every minute. It appears there are more than 1 route to get to the hostel and judging by reviews, both stunning. I accessed the hostel just north of Ullapool. Getting to this hostel is part of the experience, one of which I've never experienced before. The landscape along the way is breathtaking - lochs and mountains in every direction. Equally beautiful is the hostel surroundings. I stayed in the dorm room which was more than adequate. The kitchen is roomy and well stocked for self-catering and the eating area is very rustic and comfortable. The host was very knowledgable, welcoming and friendly and was most helpful. I enjoyed the walk down to the hostel as I did walking to the shore where I was able to sit, relax and watch a seal and sea birds. Other guests were very charming, social and interesting, who along with the host, made the stay really enjoyable. Day trips to the Summer Isles can also be organised from here which were amazing. This hostel is a gem. It is sad to think it might close.

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Reviewed 7 July 2013

I stayed one night in this tiny hostel while touring with a friend. We had to park in a small parking area on the minor dead-end road and then walk for 5 -10 minutes along a grassy track with stunning views of the Summer Isles and the sea looking silvery in the evening sunlight. The hostel is an old cottage appropriately converted with a gas stove and kitchen facilities. The dorm rooms are adequate though a bit cramped, and the toilets and shower are accessed by going outside.
We ate at the nearby Summer Isles hotel, which served tasty fish dishes in the bar, but a French group cooked their own full meal in the hostel.
I enjoyed an evening walk down to the beach as the summer days never really end this far north, and enjoyed the solitude, the bird song, and the stunning surroundings of mountains and islands. I would like to have stayed longer; unfortunately this hostel is due for closure next year due to low visitor numbers, so go while you can - it is only open May to September.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Acheninver Hostel
Address: Achiltibuie IV26 2YL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Ross and Cromarty > Achiltibuie
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Achiltibuie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Acheninver Hostel is a converted croft house set in the stunning scenery of the North West Geopark on the Ben Mor Coigach Reserve, overlooking the Summer Isles. The Hostel is a hidden gem within walking distance of Achiltibuie Village where you find world class food and music. For budget conscious travellers our accommodation offers great value for money, clean comfortable shared facilities and breathtaking wild beauty. Acheninver Hostel is ideal for groups, independent travellers and families, sleeping up to 23 in two 8 bed dorms in the main Croft House, one 4 bed private room and one 3 bed private room with a double bed in an adjacent Bothy. Guests have access to a fully equipped kitchen and spacious dining room. Acheninver is a walk-in hostel, 1/2 mile along the rough grass track that leads down to the yellow sands of Acheninver Beach. This adds to the special 'off the beaten track' appeal but makes the hostel unsuitable for wheelchair access. ... more   less 
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