At Argyll Backpackers we continue doing our very best by providing accommodation in accordance with Scottish Government (SG) restrictions, helping us to protect our guests, our local community and ourselves. We can now resume our usual ‘Hostel’ service, but the following changes have been made due to 'public perceptions/expectations' of accommodation, and now apply to all bookings.
Each of our rooms are fully ensuite, with all bedding and micro-fiber towels (NB: not towels when 'Sole Use' booking), breakfast-bar or small table...please note that due to a few guest(s) misuse and spills on top bunks, tea/coffee making facilities are now not within rooms, please use the self-catering kitchen & dining areas only.
Prices are either per private room, (not per bed), though the twin rooms (in bunks), do have single/sole occupancy discounts...OR, per bed for our 'solo travellers' willing to share with others in a dorm room 'hostel tyle' wall the same facilities as the 'private' rooms.
So, Argyll Backpackers is ideal for those who do and those who don't, wish to mix and/or socialise with other guests in the shared 'common-room' lounge/diner and kitchen areas.
When choosing 'group' accommodation, you also now have the option to book a 'private' 4 and/or 6 bedded bunkroom for your party's 'sole use', on a travel-lodge styled ‘room only’ basis with a microwave so you are able to re-heat ready-meals or take-aways, plus a coolbox to keep your food/drinks chilled. This option includes covered outside seating & tables. If you don't bring your own, crockery/cutlery can be supplied on request...the self-catering kitchen and 'common-room' facilities are also open for these rooms too though...so our bunkrooms can have the 'best of both worlds'.
* You can even combine 3 or 5 various sized 'private' bedrooms to form a 'unit', which includes use of the self-catering kitchen and 'common-room' lounge/dining area. For option* it is essential that you contact us directly if staying 3 or more nights, prior to using the online booking system for a rate reduction. Please complete the booking enquiry form here or call Pam directly on 07786 157727 when enquiries will normally be answered as soon as possible (daily hostel duties permitting) and within 24 hours.
Individual private/dorm room bookings may be made instantly 24/7 via Freetobook using our 'Book Now' button, or again by contacting Pam if wishing to pay by Bank Transfer and Pam to 'diary your booking' for you. For all other bookings ('Unit' & 'Whole Hostel Sole Use'), please contact Pam.
SELF-CATERING 'UNITS': Three options are now available for grouping rooms together as follows:
2 - 4 guests: 1x double & 1x twin room with shared kitchen, 'Common-room' (dining/lounge) area.
6 - 9 guests: 1x twin 1x triple & 1x 4 bedded rooms with shared kitchen, 'Common-Room' (dining/lounge) area.
10 - 13 guests: by combining all 5 'inside' rooms as follows: 1x double, 2x twins, 1x triple & 1x 4 bedded rooms, with 'sole use' of full 'common-room' and kitchen.
Contact Pam for info/availability/rates.
HOSTEL: Our ensuite bedrooms fit all 'household' sizes and we have excellent facilities, including a fully disabled bedroom with level access to the indoor 'Common' areas. All bedding and microfibre towels are supplied, with tea/coffee, with free self-serve 'Basic Breakfast' available in the kitchen...(NB bedding only supplied for Group/Sole Use bookings). Check availability and reserve your private room/bunk via the 'Book Now' button.
Hostel Staff Responsibilities
Scottish Government regulations/guidelines have constantly changed to be in line with the current "Science", therefore it is your responsibility and essential that you check these prior to making a booking.