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By The Way Hostel and Campsite
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Everybody there was like minded, outdoorsy individuals, which was nice. A great space, with really nice kitchen facilities. And a drying room ! hurray!

Definitely well set up for anybody doing any kind of walking, hiking, biking etc.

There was a really nice common area, with lots of board games if you're with a group and also lots of books and magazines to peruse.

I swear I almost stayed there another night because it was so nice to just hangout there.

Oh and the wifi is great

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Emily L
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

We stayed at By The Way for two nights in June, what a lovely place. Warm and friendly owners and staff. We stayed in a Chalet, amazing was clean and more than we could of asked for. The site was very well kept, and everything was ready for our arrival. Would definitely recommend to other traveller`s. Already planning a return in the near future.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

I stayed at the hostel with a group of friends when we were walking the West Highland Way. We used a mix of hostels and inns for accommodation and this one was the poorest experience we had in the whole trip. No welcome, as such, just a grumpy reception when we arrived feeling tired and sore. Inadequate number of showers, no drying facilities, very limited power points for recharging mobiles etc. Overall if I were doing the walk again, I would look for alternative accommodation.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank FedScotland
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

I have stayed at By The Way many times over the last few years and it brill.

I am camped, stayed in the hostel and in the treker huts. Alway had a great sleep. Really looking forward to staying in one of the new hobbit huts soon.

Great value and fab service.

Many thanks :-)

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank johnnyFling
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Stayed here two nights whilst hiking the WHW. Very informative and interested proprietor who let me chill out there all day on my rest day. Very clean and comfortable rooms, great shower facilities! Also the first place that provided me with a sound weather forecast...

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Ullamina
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

stayed here recently on a walking holiday in a camping cabin having stayed here previously. The room was spacious enough with 2 single beds and a socket to charge my phone. The site also has toilets, showers and a little shop.

The site is just beside the LOWER Tyndrum train station but a bit further from the UPPER station and on the West Highland Way walk. If you do this walk and plan to finish a days walk at Bridge of orchy, I would advise you to get the train back to this site and then get the train back again in the morning to resume your walk and enjoy a more comfortable night here.

There is free wifi but I didnt seem to be able to pick up a signal from the camping cabin both times I have stayed here. The site is clean and spacious and I'd recommend it.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile


Of all the bunk houses I stayed at on the West Highland Way, this one was the best run.

The bunkhouse itself had good solid beds, clean, carpeted and modern with good showers. the enormous central area had adequate tables, a sofa area and a large, very well equipped kitchen.

The staff were helpful, one of the guys knew the mountains very well.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Additional Information about By The Way Hostel and Campsite

Address: Lower Station Road, Tyndrum, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK20 8RY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Tyndrum
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Tyndrum
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
By The Way Hostel and Campsite has varied accommodation. There is a bunkhouse that sleeps 26 people, two self contained chalets - one sleeps 6 and the other sleeps 4. There are three different types of huts - hobbit huts, camping cabins and trekker huts. The camping cabins and trekker huts take dogs as well. There is a heated toilet/shower/pot wash area for campers, as well as a very efficient drying room. ... more   less 
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