Overview of Hostel
Housed in a former distillery warehouse in the centre of the village, Port Charlotte Youth Hostel sits next to a safe sandy beach and boasts wonderful sea views.
Perfect for groups, families and individual travellers, this spacious and friendly hostel offers a range of comfortable room types, al
By bus: bus leaves from Port Askaig and Port Ellen Ferry Terminal to Port Charlotte. The bus stops outside the youth hostel gate in the village of Port Charlotte, Last bus 17.00. There are no buses on a Sunday.
From Port Ellen take the A846 signposted Bowmore/Bridgend. Turn left at Bridgend onto A847, (signposted Bruichaddich/Portnahaven). Follow road for about 8 miles and the youth hostel is on the right as you enter Port Charlotte
From Port Askaig follow A846 for about 8 miles, turn right at Bridgend onto A847 (signposted Bruichladdich/ Portnahaven). Follow road for about 8 miles and the youth hostel is on the right as you enter Port Charlotte
By ferry: runs from Kennacraig to Islay 7 days a week. From Oban/Colonsay Wednesdays only. Please check with Caledonian MacBrayne for ferry timetables (0800 066 5000) and with Islay Coaches for the connecting bus services (01496 840273)
By air: two daily flights from Glasgow to Islay by BA.
Next to the youth hostel is a Natural History Visitor Centre and close by in the village is the award-winning Museum of Local History. Local events include a Whisky Festival and various music festivals throughout the year. Comprehensive information is available at the youth hostel on arrival. There are a variety of dining possibilities in Port Charlotte Village for all budgets. There is a local shop and petrol station. Bicycle hire is available in the village.
Conditions & Policy
From 12.00-17.00 the youth hostel common areas (except for the kitchen) are open and those who have already checked in have access to their rooms. The front door of the hostel is locked at 22.30 and a coded door lock is in operation for guests to enter after that time. All bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night. (Full, existing members of Hostelling Scotland and HI using these channels are not entitled to a membership refund.) From the age of 12 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian of the same gender when booking a bed within shared accommodation. Parties with young children (under 12 years) can only be accommodated in private rooms where available. Hostelling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots. Hostelling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation. No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel. Hostelling Scotland does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee. When booking for more than 9 people: - Full prepayment is required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled. - The following cancellation charges will apply to the entire booking: 57 days or more - 20% of total cost 56 to 29 days - 55% of total cost 28 to day of arrival - 100% of total cost