Argyll Backpackers is your home away from home!

About Us

We would love you to visit our new custom built hostel, you will be guaranteed a warm welcome and a comfortable stay!  Having had  a great season for our first year trading we want to do it all again - sharing our love of Argyll with guests from near and far.  There's lots to see and do and the spectacular scenery will ensure you enjoy every minute!

Our hostel is situated in the small hamlet of Inverneil, on the banks of Loch Fyne, just 2 miles from Ardrishaig (which marks the start and finish of the world famous Crinan Canal). Finding us couldn't be easier; we're on the main road connecting Glasgow to Campbeltown (A83). So whether you're on your way to Oban and the Isles, Bute, Arran, Islay, Campbeltown or even Ireland, we are ideally placed for a picturesque break en-route.

We will help you make the best of your time in this part of the country and there are easy transport links for cyclists, public bus, motorists and even canoeists or other boaties via Loch Fyne itself! 

When you're planning your visit, consider us for your stay. Singles, couples, families and groups are all welcome (although we regret, no hen or stag parties). As dog owners ourselves we're delighted to allow well behaved dogs too, as long as they sleep in your private room with their own bedding etc as they will not be permitted on beds or furniture. 

The inspiration for the hostel originated from Pam's (the owner/warden) parents.  They met while visiting hostels in Scotland during the late 1940s and Pam inherited the bug!  She designed and project managed the build starting from a piece of waste ground and during that time has learned to turn her hand to many different building skills.  The result is a fantastic purpose built hostel designed to offer comfortable and practical accommodation on a budget. We even have our mascot, Jack to greet you (a life size model of a backpacker, named after Pam’s Dad).

Our Rooms

Our rooms fit all group sizes (4 and 6 bedded have en-suite) and we have excellent facilities including disabled access. To check availability and reserve your bed - contact us now!

Our Staff

Argyll Backpackers is a small business and Pam the owner / warden will usually be on site to help ensure that you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. This is our home, and it's our mission to help you feel at home too!

We go out of our way.....

...to help you enjoy your stay! 

We love this area and enjoy letting our guests know about the great range of gems accessible from our doorstep -  the best scenic spots, watching wildlife, historical sites and the ancient Scottish culture.  

We have lots of information available for you, including maps, ferry and bus timetables, activities for the adventurous and we can also suggest island hopping routes and great day trips...if you don't ask you may miss the best of Argyll!


For the 2017 New Year celebrations we had our first group booking for the hostel.  Our guests thoroughly enjoyed their stay and we hope to welcome more groups during 2018, so why not contact us if you're organising a group getaway stay!