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NTS Ben Lomond Bunkhouse

National Trust for Scotland Ranger Service & Bunkhouse Ardess Lodge, Rowardennan, G63 0AR, Scotland

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Overall Rating 95%

From 7 Reviews

Hostel rating (7)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 91%
Security 96%
Service 96%
Comfort 98%
Green rating 100%

Situated in Rowardennan, at the foot of Ben Lomond, and on the West Highland Way. Ben Lomond Bunkhouse is perfect as an overnight stop, or for those wishing to stay locally while climbing the Ben.

  • Private
    From $145.09
10 or more people?
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Rowardennan Hostel

Hostel Rowardennan

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Situated in Rowardennan, at the foot of Ben Lomond, and on the West Highland Way.. With spacious, comfortable bunk rooms, a large dining kitchen where you can cook your own meals, lounge with woodstove, hot showers and a great drying room, the bunkhouse is an ideal haven after your hard day in the great outdoors.
We have two bunkrooms each with private bathroom. At present, as per the Scottish Government current regulations, we can only offer private rooms versus individual beds in dorms. One bunkroom sleeps four and the other sleeps six. We are limited to a maximum of six* people (*children under 12 are exempt). Each room can only be used by one household. Our booking system is set up for a minimum booking of our four bed room however if you wish to book for more than 4 people please contact us directly on benlomond@nts.org.uk. Our charge is £23 per person over the minimum booking, up to a maximum of 6.* people.
When the bunkhouse is booked for exclusive use, dogs are welcome.
Run by the National Trust for Scotland, all profits from the bunkhouse help towards the path repair and other conservation work on Ben Lomond.

The Ardess Hidden History Trail is a 1 mile loop walk through the natural Oak woodland behind the bunkhouse, and gives a great insight into past lives in the area.

Prices

Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 17:00 and 19:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 19:00
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 16:00 to 19:00
Check-in:
From 16:00 to 19:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 01360 870224

benlomond@nts.org.uk

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • West Highland Way (At or next to the hostel)
  • Ben Lomond (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Fantastic experience, was un-manned some times, need more staff. Great Bunkhouse, and management.

90%

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Gurinder,

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Die Gastfreundschaft und Hilfsbereitachaft war herzerwärmend!

93%

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Ulrike,

Sat 15 Feb 2020

Excellent place. Highly recommended

100%

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Mark,

Sat 15 Feb 2020

A superbly comfortable stay in a first class hostel. Well stocked cupboards and fridge with an honesty box. Excellent.

100%

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Paul,

Wed 15 Jan 2020

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (3 to 5km)
  • National / State Park
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (500m to 1km)
  • Distance to Supermarket / Food store (5 to 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
30 miles away
Bus
7 miles away
Ferry/Boat
Local ferry on Loch Lomond 0.1 miles open March to Oct
Rail
20 miles away
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Windsurfing

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