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Durness Smoo Youth Hostel

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Spent a night here as part of a North Coast 500 trip. To be honest i wasn't enthusiastic about staying in a hostel but it was perfect. The hostel takes the form of two world war two huts: one as common space, and the other...More

1  Thank Skihardeatcake
Response from SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Durness Smoo Youth HostelResponded 13 June 2018

Hi Skihardeatcake Thanks for the great review and I will pass on your kind words to the team at the hostel,Its great to see you had a good time and we hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Dan

Reviewed 9 June 2018

Stayed for a night with my partner - not a bad place to stay, lounge was good to sit in before bed and watch netflix in (through headphones ofc) and a short walk to Smoo Cave and Smoo Cave Hotel, where we went for dinner....More

1  Thank AberdeenLassAlways
Response from SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Durness Smoo Youth HostelResponded 13 June 2018

Hi AberdeenLassAlways Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay,Great to see you had a good time and we hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Dan

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Had a great time here. Fantastic location and excellent hostellier. This is your typical old fashioned hostel ideal for hikers/cyclists etc. Very comfortable and clean with a well equipped kitchen. Well organised and managed. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Lee W
Response from SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Durness Smoo Youth HostelResponded 13 June 2018

Hi Lee W Thanks for the great review and we hope to welcome you back soon Regards Dan

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Pretty standard youth hostel fare, enhanced by notably friendly and helpful staff. The best place was packed when I stayed, which made for a hot, noisy and slightly stinky dorm, so I didn't get the best night's sleep, but that's the gamble with a cheap...More

1  Thank Sam R
Response from SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Durness Smoo Youth HostelResponded 25 September 2017

Hi Sam R Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay at Durness.Good to see overall you had a pleasant stay. We hope to welcome you back soon Regards Dan

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

A lovely comfortable stop while on the NC500. This basic hostel meets the needs of the traveller, although do note it is wholly self catering. Popping down to Smoo Cave provided an enjoyable evening stroll and the home made tablet from the box in the...More

1  Thank rowlie42
Response from SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Durness Smoo Youth HostelResponded 22 July 2017

Hi rowlie42 Thanks for your kind review and we hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Dan

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"Very close to smoth cave"
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"Wifi works only in reception hut."
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"If the hostel is not busy you can pay a bit more and have a private room"
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