Argyll Backpackers

Argyll & the Isles, Kintyre & Arran

This is a fabulous, custom built, accessible hostel with stunning views of Loch Fyne to Arran and over to the Cowal hills. There are 7 various sized ensuite bedrooms for 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 guests. The spacious lounge / diner has patio doors leading to a wrap-around outside seating area. The well-equipped kitchen has 3 distinct cooking areas including one accessible for wheelchair users. Large purpose built BBQ/Firepit and various outside seating areas....purpose built under-cover secure bike store as well as an open but sheltered secure bike rail outside the bedroom windows...own lock required. A small beach is easily accessible from the hostel - great for a BBQ, wild swimming, canoe/kayaking or just chilling out after a day's travel/exploring or dog walking....

Contact: Pam Richmond

Loch Fyne Lodge,
Argyll, PA30 8ES
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Tel: 01546 603366
Mob: 07786 157727
Beds: 23
Open: April - October (during winter months hostel can be hired for exclusive use, see rates below)
Notes: Please check directly on Argyll Backpackers website for current rates . NB: A GOOD-HOUSEKEEPING DEPOSIT OF £500 IS REQUIRED FOR ALL 'SOLE-USE' BOOKINGS.....OBVIOUSLY, REFUNDED IF ALL LEFT AS FOUND.
Nearest Public Transport: Citylink bus to / from Glasgow / Campbeltown stops at hostel. Details of links for public bus services from Oban, Inveraray, Dunoon etc on request.
Nearest Shop/Pub: 2 miles

Purpose built self-catering Hostel accommodation at Argyll Backpackers, Loch Fyne

Argyll Backpackers is always ready to welcome guests travelling through the spectacular scenery of Argyll, situated in the small hamlet of Inverneil, on the shores of Loch Fyne, just 2 miles from Ardrishaig (which marks the start / finish of the world famous Crinan Canal).  We can accommodate singles, couples, families, groups and small Wedding Parties (although, not Hen or Stag parties please).  Well behaved dogs are allowed, as long as they sleep with their owner in a private room in their own bedding or owner's vehicle...they are not permitted on beds or furniture. 

Rooms for groups and disabled access

Rooms are suitable for all group sizes (4 and 6 bedded rooms have en-suite) and there are excellent facilities including disabled access. 

Private 1 bedroom fully contained apartment is now also available for those wishing to be on their own.....minimum of 3 night stay......FROM £90 per night for 2 guests (extra charge if bed settee is required).

Travel to Argyll Backpackers

There are easy transport links to the hostel for cyclists, public bus, motorists and even canoeists or other boaties via Loch Fyne itself! Argyll Backpackers is on the main road connecting Glasgow to Campbeltown (A83). For anyone en route to Oban and the Isles, Bute, Arran, Islay, Campbeltown or even Ireland, Argyll Backpackers Hostel is deally placed for a picturesque stay en-route.

About Argyll Backpackers

The inspiration for the hostel originated from Pam's (the owner/warden) parents.  They met while visiting hostels in Scotland during the late 1940s (SYHA) and Pam inherited the bug!  She designed and project managed the build starting from a piece of waste ground and during that time has learned to turn her hand to many different building skills.  The result is a fantastic purpose-built hostel designed to offer safe, comfortable and practical accommodation for travellers on a budget. They even have a mascot, Jack to greet you (a life size model of a backpacker, named after Pam’s Dad).



Dormitory Ensuite:

From £27.50 per person per night

Single Room Ensuite:

From £38.00 per person per night

Double/Twin Room Ensuite:

From £55.00 per room per night

Family Room Ensuite:

From £80.00 per room per night


From £110.00 per room per night

From £480.00 whole hostel per night

Exclusive Use:

From £480.00 whole hostel per night

Special Rate:

There's a discounted rate of £5 per booking of 3 or more consecutive nights. *************************** Why not have Your Wedding here? 'Tie the Knot' on the beach or in the Hostel...decorate and arrange 'Your Reception' in our 'Common-room' the way you wish (within reason naturally) can self-cater or arrange local outside caterers...accommodate your overnight guests (>24) in the main Hostel, while you can have your own private space in the 'Wee Snug' above...Talk to Pam about how 'Your Special Day' can be arranged, be it just the two of you, or with family/friends. 'The Hostel' starting from £1,200 for 2 nights, to allow for you decorate/arrange etc. 'The Snug' starting from £180 for 2 nights. Extra nights at a discounted rate. ************************** 'The Snug' is a private 1 bedroom fully self-contained apartment from £90pn (min 3 nights), suitable for couples or small family group as there's a double bed settee in lounge (at extra charge) and a single bed can also be added. For more details of options....please ask Pam.

Reviews (1)

Thank you Pam for having us! We enjoyed our time very much and appreciate your hospitality.

Reviewed on August 13, 2018

Modern, well equipped hostel worth staying in. Because the bus was late, we even got a lift to the next village to catch another bus to Oban. Thank you! Best regards

Stayed August 2018