Welcome to Helmsdale Hostel
Offering a warm welcome for visitors to this remote and beautiful area of Scotland.
Sympathetically renovated in 2018 to high environmental standards, Helmsdale Hostel is in the centre of the scenic coastal village of Helmsdale, halfway between Inverness and John O'Groats on the new John O'Groats Trail.
It offers spacious en suite accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen, open plan dining area, comfortable lounge with log burning stove and a large garden.
Helmsdale Hostel is ideal as an overnight stop on the on the Scottish North Coast 500 touring route and Lands End to John O'Groats long distance route. The hostel is popular with "end to enders" as well as walkers, cyclists and tourers exploring the Far North of Scotland. It is an ideal base for the new John O'Groats Trail, with transport options which enable exploration of the Trail for a number of days.
Families will enjoy Helmsdale Beach which is well known for its fossils and rock pools. You can also discover the fascinating history of the area and the Highland Clearances at the Timespan Culture and History Centre in the harbour.
Helmsdale Hostel is a good location for reaching the nearby range of Graham and Marlyn Hills, Morven, Scaraben and Beinn Dhorain. After a day in the hills your group can cosy up around the wood burning stove for an evening of food, chat and cheer! Groups are welcome all year and sole use booking of the whole hostel is available.
For travellers heading further north Helmsdale Hostel offers a perfect stop on your way to and from Orkney.
Helmsdale is great for beach walks, archaeology, geology, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, bird and wildlife watching.
Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement.