Campbeltown Backpackers Hostel

Argyll & the Isles, Kintyre & Arran

Campbeltown Backpackers Hostel, is just off the town centre housed in an old church school (B listed) and about 10 minutes the ferry terminal. Our two dorm rooms provide 16 beds. We have excellent kitchen facilities, a dining area and lounge. There is also wifi, a drying room and a secure bike store.

Contact: Alan Millstead

Big Kiln
Argyll , PA28 6JF
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Tel: 01586 551188
Beds: 16

Hostel Accommodation Kintyre at Campbeltown Backpackers

Campbeltown Backpackers Hostel is excellent low cost accommodation with 4 stars from Visit Scotland.  The Hostel has every facility you need as a base for exploring this fascinating corner of Scotland.

Discover Kintyre  - Scotland's Best Kept Secret!

It may be best known for Paul McCartney’s bestselling ballad "Mull of Kintyre", but the Kintyre Peninsula has much more to offer than mists rolling in from the sea. If your heart’s desire is a wonderland of outdoor adventure, coupled with culture, arts and gastronomy, this is your holiday heaven.

At its heart is Campbeltown, the perfect hub for exploring the region. A five-hour journey by bus will transport you here through some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery. Alternatively, the weekend Calmac Ferry, with rail and bus links to Glasgow, sails from Ardrossan on the Ayrshire Coast and is an exciting way to arrive.

You don’t have to venture far to get a true taste of Kintyre. Why not visit Springbank Distillery, which makes four distinct whiskies and is the only distillery in Scotland still owned by the original family?

More adventurous visitors can walk part of the Kintyre Way. There are many route options but we recommend taking a bus from Campbeltown to Saddell and walking back – next day you can walk via Machrihanish to Dunaverty and return by bus.

Architecture is another strong attraction - there are more listed buildings in Campbeltown per acre than anywhere else in Britain.  Campbeltown was once known as "Little Glasgow", when Victorian residents competed with one another to build ever bigger and bolder homes.

The island of Davaar at the mouth of Campbeltown Loch, linked to the mainland by a natural shingle causeway crossed in 40 minutes, has a cave with a life-sized depiction of the crucifixion, painted in 1887 by local Archibald MacKinnon. 

With so much to do and see, you’ll need a relaxing to stay –there’s nowhere better than Campbeltown Backpackers. This self-catering facility costs only £18 per person and is convenient for local restaurants and bars. 



From £22.00 per person per night

Special Rate:

A dorm bed is £18.00 per night if booked in advance, otherwise the price is £20.00 per night

Reviews (10)

Campbeltown hostel = great place to stay

Reviewed on October 20, 2016

Very helpful person in charge. Immaculate facilities.

Stayed June 2016

Overnight stays in Campbeltown hostel

Reviewed on August 4, 2016

We also stayed another night a week later. On both occasions the overnight stay was necessary due to the timing of the Campbeltown-Ballycastle ferry. The hostel was perfect for us as regards comfort and location,

Stayed July 2016

Great hostel in good location

Reviewed on August 4, 2016

Modern well appointed hostel. Good kitchen, showers, loos clean and in good order. Bedrooms well furnished, clean and well kept. Good bike storage. Access code for 24 hr entry. Didn't see any staff, but didn't need to. Central location in Campbeltown but just out of the nosiy part to ensure peaceful nights sleep. Recommended.

Stayed June 2016

Great hostel with good facilities at a reasonable price

Reviewed on August 3, 2016

Clean and tidy with good facilities. Would definitely stay there again.

Stayed May 2016

Beautiful hostel in a beautiful location.

Reviewed on August 3, 2016

Spent a lovely evening in this hostel whilst on a cycling tour. Facilities were top notch and the owners had obviously put a lot of thought into making sure they had thought of almost any possibility. Bed was clean and comfortable. Difficult to comment on staff since I never actually met any! My only slight criticism was some traffic noise while trying to get to sleep but I soon dropped off.

Stayed July 2016

Clean quiet hostel. Small dormitory but we were only guys in, so luxurious!

Reviewed on August 3, 2016

Clean Quiet. We were only males ( father/son) good night in bunks. Would be quite tight with the bunkroom full .

Stayed July 2016