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Loch Voil Hostel-Scottish Highlands

Entire house hosted by Les
12 guests3 bedrooms10 beds2.5 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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95% of recent guests rated Les 5-star in communication.
Our cosy hostel is located in the Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park. It is surrounded by mountains and located on the waterside of Loch Voil - the ideal hideout for bikers, hikers (with a car) or "roadtrippers". We welcome families or groups of friends who search for a spot to celebrate special occasions like birthdays.
The hostel sleeps up to 12 people in three rooms and it offers two bathrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped and the living room area offers enough space to sit.

The space
The hostel is spacious and offers enough room for up to 12 people. It has one double room which sleeps two people in a double bed. The dorm sleeps 6 people in bunk beds. The two bathrooms offer basic facilities, i.e. a shower, toilet and sink.
The kitchen is fully equipped and you will find everything you need during your stay - it offers a big fridge, a gas stove, an electric oven, a kettle, a toaster, a microwave, a coffee grinder, a good selection of knives and pans/sauce pans etc.
Enjoy a bonfire outside the hostel at the little fire place.
There is full central heating and hot water. The hostel also provides excellent Wi-Fi (the router is located upstairs the hostel - i.e. a good connection is ensured).
Parking is possible in front of the Hostel and there is space for several cars. The track to the Hostel is quite bumpy but if you drive carefully it is accessible with a small car, i.e. that is you do not need a 4x4.
The surrounding area is full of wild life including deer, foxes, otters, pine martens and many varieties of birds. Walking is possible along the loch side and up the surrounding hills including Munros Ben Mor and Stabinion and adjacent Corbetts. Fishing and boating on the two lochs is also an option. We are happy to provide you with fishing permits - please contact us in advance about that. National Cycle Routes pass nearby.
This place is unique as it is a microcosm of all that is best about the Scottish Highlands. The beauty of the landscape and the closeness to nature are unrivalled. This is the place for people who want to stay in comfort but have a taste of adventure in the wild.

Guest access
Guests can use all the Loch Voil Hostel facilities. We offer free Wi-Fi and Wellington boots are also available.
Information for disabled/elderly people: The hostel is accessible by a ramp made of concrete (see picture). There are no big steps. Yet, at the porch is a small threshold. One of the bathrooms is partly equipped for disabled/elderly people, i.e. it offers handles for the toilet and sink. However, the shower does NOT have a shower seat and there is a threshold to enter it.

Other things to note
You should be aware that the cabin is accesible either along a 4 mile forest track on the south side of Loch Voil or by ferry or stepping stones from the North side of the Loch. Ask Monachyle Mhor hotel if you can park in their 2nd car park and use their phone to call us on 01877384740 if you need the ferry service.

1. This is a working sheep farm so no dogs are allowed and we ask you to shut closed gates and respect hay fields etc.
2. We have NO rubbish collection from here so please take all your rubbish away with you. Talk to me if you cannot and I will keep here in our own rubbish spot. DO NOT EVER DUMP in the bins on the track as I will get SEVERE TROUBLE !!!
Also DO NOT stop and stare/photo the house half way along the track as that is OPPRESSIVE for the people that live there and I get SEVERE TROUBLE and may have to close down the hostel completely.
Our cosy hostel is located in the Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park. It is surrounded by mountains and located on the waterside of Loch Voil - the ideal hideout for bikers, hikers (with a car) or "roadtrippers". We welcome families or groups of friends who search for a spot to celebrate special occasions like birthdays.
The hostel sleeps up to 12 people in three rooms and it offers two bathrooms. The kitc…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
6 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 2 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Iron
Essentials
Heating
Fire extinguisher
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hair dryer
Hangers

Accessibility

Getting inside

No stairs or steps to enter
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance

Moving around the space

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide hallways

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Location

Balquhidder, United Kingdom

This is a quiet and remote place - you will not be bothered by traffic noise etc. Our closest neighbours are the Monachyle Mhor Hotel on the other side of the loch. Other neighbours are about one mile away. However, as we rent out other cabins, there are more guests on the site.

Hosted by Les

Joined in December 2012
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Love travel, especially in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Have visited India, China, USA and Mexico and even Siberia. Love countries with indigenous cultural traditions - like our very own Gaelic-speaking Scotland. Worked in Gaelic animation for 20 years. Before that there was the Book of Am and now there are 7 grand-children...
Love travel, especially in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Have visited India, China, USA and Mexico and even Siberia. Love countries with indigenous cultural traditions - like…
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During your stay
We will greet you when you are arrive and are available if you need help but otherwise your time is your own! During your stay you can find help upstairs in the hostel.
  • Languages: Français, Español
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
No smoking
No pets

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