En suite self catering accommodation

Complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk
Bed linen and towels provided
Fully equipped kitchen
Wifi Internet Access
Cycle Storage

Helmsdale Hostel has a large fully-equipped kitchen, a spacious dining area and a comfortable lounge area with a log burning stove. The hostel has six bedrooms, all en suite with toilets and shower rooms.   There are two family rooms with a double bed and bunks, two private rooms sleeping four in bunks and two spacious dormitory rooms with bunks sleeping 4 people.  All the bunks provide quality adult sized comfortable beds and come complete with bed linen.  The hostel has a large garden and barbecue area as well as a drying room, laundry room and cycle shed.  Ideal for those walking or cycling the LEJOG route.  Dogs are welcome by arrangement and groups are always welcome.  Sole use bookings of the whole hostel are available and there is also a full board option for groups on request.  Set in the small scenic coastal village of Helmsdale (halfway between Inverness and John O’Groats), the hostel is a two-minute walk from an shops, restaurants and bars.

self catering at helmsdale hostel
log burner at helmsdale hostel

All the bedrooms at Helmsdale Hostel are ensuite.  Each room can be hired as a private room or you can buy a bed in a dorm room.  You can also book the whole hostel for sole use.

Bed in a Dorm

There is a Male dorm and a Female each sleeping up to four with en-suite facilities.

Prices from £25 per person.

Double/Twin Room

A private en-suite bedroom for two with double or twin beds.

Prices from £65  for two people.

Family Room

A private en suite bedroom sleeping up to four in single bunk beds.  Ideal for small groups or families.

Prices from £100 for four people.


dorm at helmsdale hostel
double room at helmsdale hostel
rooms at helmsdal hostel

Hostel Facilities

Comfortable lounge area
Large dining area
Self Catering Kitchen
All bedrooms en suite
Wood Burning Stove
Drying room
Laundry room
Garden & barbecue area
Discount for groups
Dogs welcome by arrangement

all rooms are en suite at helmsdale hostel
all rooms are en suite at helmsdale hostel
all rooms are en suite at helmsdale hostel

Public Transport to Helmsdale Hostel

There is a bus stop beside the hostel and the train station is a ten-minute walk. There is also a bus service to Orkney offering day trips and tours.