En-suite self catering accommodation

Bed linen and towels provided
Fully equipped kitchen
Drying room and laundry facilities
Free Wifi
Cycle Storage

A fully equipped kitchen allows guests to prepare their own meals and the spacious lounge / dining area promotes a friendly, tranquil atmosphere.  The hostel has six en-suite bedrooms, each sleeping up to four people. A mixture of double beds with a set of bunks and bunk bedded rooms allows a combination of single, double, twin, family or private occupancies.

The large garden has a drying green to facilitate outdoor drying of clothes as well as a seating and barbecue area. There is a drying room free of charge with attached chargeable laundry facilities. The hostel is located within the scenic coastal village of Helmsdale and a five-minute walk from an array of shops, restaurants and bars.

Open all year – group bookings only from November to March.

self catering at helmsdale hostel
log burner at helmsdale hostel
Garden seating at self catering hostel in Helmsdale


All the bedrooms at Helmsdale Hostel are en-suite and each can accommodate up to four people.

Dog are welcome by arrangement at £10 per dog per night.

Dorm rooms

Separate male and female en-suite rooms - each sleep up to four with two sets of adult sized bunks.

Prices £25 per person.

Double/Twin/Private rooms

Mixture of en-suite rooms with double bed and sets of bunks, each sleeping up to four people.

Prices for private room from £70 for up to two people and £100 for up to four people.

double room at helmsdale hostel
double room at helmsdale hostel

Hostel Facilities

Comfortable lounge area with wood burning stove
Large dining area
Self-catering kitchen
All bedrooms en-suite
Drying room
Laundry room
Pets welcome on request
Access with limited mobility
Free roadside parking beside hostel

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 and from Orkney offering day trips and tours. For independent travellers there are regular ferries to Orkney from Caithness.  The nearest airports are Inverness and Wick.