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 rooms for 2, 4,or 6 guests including 3 ensuite. 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. A small beach is easily accessible from the hostel - great for a BBQ or just chilling out after a day's travel/exploring or dog walking.

Contact: Pam Richmond

Loch Fyne Lodge,
Argyll, PA30 8ES
 Send email
Tel: 01546 603366
Mob: 07786 157727
Beds: 22
Open: April - October (during winter months hostel can be hired for exclusive use, see rates below)
Notes: The hostel can also be hired for exclusive 'Sole-use' for family/friends gatherings during the season (1 April - 31 Oct) at £430 per night; during the winter months (Nov - March) at £440 per night, and over the festive season (20 December - 6 January) at £480 per night. Sole-use is based on a minimum of 2 consecutive nights.
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 banks 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 and groups (although, not Hen or Stag parties please).  Well behaved dogs are allowed, as long as they sleep with their owner in a private room with their own bedding and 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. 

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 are ideally 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 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 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).



From £22.00 per person per night

Dormitory Ensuite:

From £22.00 per person per night

Single Room:

From £33.00 per person per night

Double/Twin Room:

From £22.00 per person per night

Family Room Ensuite:

From £22.00 per person per night


From £22.00 per person per night

Exclusive Use:

From £430.00 whole hostel per night

Special Rate:

There is a discounted rate at £20 per person per night for booking of 3 or more consecutive nights.

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