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Durness Youth Hostel

Sitting on the famous NC500, surrounded by a wild and spectacular landscape, Durness Smoo offers a refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and a true hostelling experience in simple but relaxed and welcoming accommodation. Nearby sandy beaches and numerous coastal paths make it a great choice for dog walking.

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Located next to the spectacular Smoo Caves, the hostel provides a simple but comfortable base for exploring the local area, offering guests a range of basic but comfortable private rooms. None of the rooms are en-suite but ample shower and washroom facilities are available. On a clear night the starry skies are incredible and if you’re lucky you might even catch the Northern Lights. Guests can opt for a ‘Wee Breakfast’ of cereal, Scottish yogurt, fresh fruit, tea and coffee, or take advantage of the well-equipped self-catering kitchen. Packed lunches are available for groups of 5+ if booked in advance and 'heat it and eat it' evening meals are available to purchase for your convenience. The hostel is licensed so you can enjoy a local ale, malt whisky or glass of wine while relaxing in the hostel’s cosy lounge with its coal-burning stove. WiFi is available in the communal areas (lounge, kitchen and dining room) and is free for all guests. Other facilities include a small drying room and secure cycle storage. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception and local shops are only a 15 minute walk away. The hostel has parking facilities for up to six cars and guests are welcome to use the car park at the nearby Smoo Caves, one of the area’s most popular attractions. The hostel is only available on an exclusive private hire basis between October and April.


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Listing Updated: 10/11/2021


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Listing Address

Durness Youth Hostel
Smoo, Nr. Durness
Lairg
Sutherland, Scotland
IV27 4QA
01971 511 264
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Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended

No


Exercise Area

Yes


Wheel Chair Access

No


Owner Has A Dog

No


Limit On Dog Size

No Limit


No. Of Dogs Allowed

Please enquire


Charge For Dogs

Yes


Miscellaneous Notes

Dog Treats on arrival. Towels and Poo Bags available from reception.


Dog Welcome Pack

No


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