Thursday, 7 January 2016

New Scottish Independent members for 2016

We would like to welcome our ten new Members in 2016.  We are delighted that such a unique variety of  Independent Hostels, all based in stunning locations throughout Scotland are now members of our Association. 

Ardenbeg Bunkhouse, Grantown-on-Spey, Cairngorms

Ardenbeg Bunkhouse is part of Craggan Outdoors Activity Centre, offering good value accommodation for groups of up to 23 people in a variety of rooms; the 4-bed, 5-bed, 6-bed and 8-bed rooms all have their own private bathroom facilities.  Craggan Outdoors offers a range of outdoor activities for groups of all abilities. The Bunkhouse is located on a quiet road in Grantown-on-Spey just 15 minutes from Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park, with access to all that the area offers. 

Ardtornish Bunkhouse, Loch Aline, 

Campbeltown Bunkhouse, Mull of Kintyre

Campbeltown Backpackers in Kintyre is just 10 minutes from the ferry terminal. There are two dorm rooms providing 16 beds and excellent kitchen facilities, a dining area and lounge; wifi, a drying room and a secure bike store are also available for guests.  The Hostel is ideally situated for exploring the region for walkers and cyclists with the famous Campbeltown Whisky Distillery next door.

Inchnadamph Lodge, Near Lochinver, Assynt

Inchnadamph Lodge is a former Highland shooting lodge surrounded by the spectacular mountain scenery of Assynt in the Northern Highlands. It is an ideal base for walkers, climbers, families and backpackers to explore the area. The Lodge provides quality low-cost accommodation for groups, families and individuals in both hostel style dormitory rooms and private double rooms.

Isle of Muck Bunkhouse, Small Isles, Inner Hebrides

Visit the Isle of Muck for a total escape amongst wonderful wildlife and scenery. Muck, together with its neighbours Eigg, Rum and Canna, form the group of idyllic islands, the “Small Isles”. The Isle of Muck Bunkhouse is situated with views of the shore and sleeps up to 8 guests in 4 rooms with the option of exclusive use.

Loch Nevis Bunkhouse and Centre, Loch Nevis

Be a castaway with your group to the remotest bunkhouse in the West Highlands. With a spectacular mountain loch side location, Loch Nevis Centre is situated at Ardintigh Bay on the shore of Loch Nevis, accessible only by boat or on foot. It is owned by adventurer Tom McClean, the first man to row alone across the North Atlantic from Canada to Ireland, amongst other daring exploits

Boreland Loch Tay Bunkhouse, Highland Perthshire

Boreland Loch Tay Bunkhouse is a perfect getaway in the heart of Highland Perthshire. From the Bunkhouse there are outstanding panoramic views of Loch Tay. The Bunkhouse can comfortably cater for large groups, including stag and hen, or special occasion breaks with activity packages on offer. The Bunkhouse sleeps 20 guests and is newly refurbished to a high standard with excellent facilities

Skyewalker Hostel, Isle of Skye

True Scottish hospitality awaits you at the family-run Skyewalker Hostel on the Isle of Skye. The Hostel is an ideal base from which to explore the Cuillin mountain range, swim in the Fairy Pools, take a tour of Talisker whisky distillery, spot a sea eagle or a shooting star and see for yourself the spectacular, wild landscapes of the Isle of Skye. The hostel can sleep up to 40 people and has a variety of clean, comfortable rooms on offer, from private, 2-bed bunk rooms to a 10-bed dorm.

The Weem Inn, Highland Perthshire

The Weem Inn is a very historic building with original features, located in Highland Perthshire in a beautiful, natural setting near Aberfeldy. It is close to some of the most exciting activities in Scotland from white water rafting to kayaking , paintballing to mountain climbing, with kayaks and cycles available from the Inn. There is a choice of rooms, which are all ensuite, to suit all budgets with a self-catering kitchen and spacious lounge.

The Cowshed Boutique Bunkhouse, Uig, Skye

The 33-bed Cowshed Boutique Bunkhouse is in a wonderful spot overlooking Uig on the Isle of Skye with stunning coastal views and a great location to explore everything the island has to offer. With luxury bunks and excellent facilities, this is a not the traditional idea of a bunkhouse, very much designed with the comfort of guests in mind.  It is a luxurious but friendly retreat from exploring the beauty and wilderness of the Isle of Skye.

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