Welcome to Helmsdale Hostel

Offering a warm welcome for travellers and visitors to this remote and beautiful area of Scotland.

Comfortable Beds

Comfortable beds in 6 en suite rooms each sleeping 4 people.

Self Catering

A well equipped kitchen meets all your self-catering requirements.

On the LEJOG & NC500 routes

A perfect overnight stop on the Land's End to John O'Groats and NC500 routes for tourers, walkers and cyclists.

Groups Welcome

Group bookings are welcome and there is a discount for anyone booking the hostel for sole use.

In the heart of the remote community of Helmsdale.

Congregate around the cosy wood burner after a day in the hills.

Great for accessing Helmsdale Harbour and Beach full of fossils.

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). Helmsdale Hostel offers spacious en suite accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge with log burning stove and a large garden area. Helmsdale Hostel is a well located as an overnight stop on the on the NC500 (Scottish North Coast 500) touring route and Lands End to John O'Groats long distance walk or cycle ride. The hostel is popular with "end to enders" as well as walkers, cyclists and tourers exploring the Far North of Scotland.

It is also well positioned for walkers hoping to bag some of the  far north "Graham" or "Marilyn" hills such as Morven, Scaraben and Beinn Dhorain. For travelers heading even further north Helmsdale Hostel offers a perfect stop on your way to and from Orkney.

Family's will enjoy the proximity to Helmsdale Beach which is well known for its fossils and rock pools as well as discovering the history of the area at Timespan culture and history centre where the past meets the futute.

Helmsdale Hostel is a great holiday location for groups particularly in the winter when the hostel can be booked sole use at a discount. After a day in the hills your group can cosy up around the wood burning stove for an evening of food, chat and cheer!

Great for beach walks, archaeology, geology, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, bird and wildlife watching. Dogs welcome on request. Groups welcome, discount for sole use.

In the heart of the remote community of Helmsdale.

Congregate around the cosy wood burner after a day in the hills.

Great for accessing Helmsdale Harbour and Beach full of fossils.