You can not expect a lot from a former second world war army huts. But you will be suprised how much you can expect from its location. Hostel is little less than average, definitely needs some tlc. But as every other place it has a good points. First the location, just next to smoo cave, with a lovely ocean wiev and just a minute of walk to the lovely Durness beach.
There are two huts, one of them for rooms and the second one with a reception, kitchen and dining area with a fire place.
It isn't the cheapest place but it is hard to find anything cheaper in Durness.
If you travel with kids it is not a place for you. But if you are young and travel with your friends or alone you will be happy with that.
Hostel has a huge kitchen, great staff and you can be sure that you will find a great people who stay over there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Durness Smoo Youth Hostel is surrounded by wild and spectacular landscape. There are mountains, sea cliffs, beaches and waterfalls. On a clear night the starry skies are incredible, made even better if you are fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights. Durness provides a refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and John Lennon himself holidayed here for many years. Our Durness Smoo Youth Hostel is relaxed and friendly and provides a simple base in which to explore the area on a budget. There are both multi-shared and private rooms, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, drying room and cosy lounge which is heated by a coal-burning stove. Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding. ... more less
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