At Argyll Backpackers we are doing our very best to provide accommodation in accordance with Scottish Government restrictions, helping us to protect our guests, our local community and ourselves. Until we can resume our usual ‘Hostel’ service, the following changes will be applied to all bookings. During Covid conditions, our prices are now based on a room rate (but discounted for sole occupancy) or a new rate for self catering units;
For all new bookings with more than one household please contact us directly prior to using the online booking system;
When choosing your accommodation you now have the option to book on a Travel Lodge style ‘room only’ basis or booking a self catering unit which will include your bedroom(s), lounge / dining area and kitchen facilities.
SELF-CATERING UNITS: Two new options are now available, each with it's own private entrance & outside seating for either: 4 guests by combining a double & twin room with kitchen and seating area; 6 guests, (or 8/9 when restrictions allow), by combining a mix of a twin & 4 bedded and/or double (triple) rooms with kitchen, dining/lounge area. Contact Pam for info/availability/rates.
HOSTEL: Our ensuite bedrooms fit all 'household' sizes and we have excellent facilities, including a fully disabled bedroom and access to the indoor 'Common' areas when available and COVID-19 restrictions allow. Each room has tea/coffee making facilities, with optional 'Breakfast Bag' available. To check availability and reserve your private room. Contact Pam for info/availability/rates.
Hostel Staff Responsibilities
An extract from current Scottish Government guidance is noted below but guests are advised to check for updates before booking or travelling.
In the event that a guest develops symptoms whilst staying away from home, they should immediately book a test through NHS Inform or, if they can’t get online. by phoning 0800 028 2816.
In accordance with Test and Protect, people with symptoms are required to self-isolate for at least 7 days, and everyone in their household should isolate for 14 days. If the test is negative, everyone can end isolation. If the test is positive, everyone should continue to isolate, and the NHS Test and Protect team will be in touch to start contact tracing. Those contacted through the Test and Protect programme will be required to self-isolate for at least 14 days.
If guests who are isolating can travel home safely to isolate, avoiding the use of public transport, they should do this.
In the event that this is not possible, the guest should discuss this with the NHS Test and Protect team. The guest may be signposted to the National Assistance Helpline on 0800 111 4000 if they need help to isolate and cannot arrange it themselves or through friends and family.
In some circumstances further discussion may be required with the local Health Protection Team and local authority to ensure that the person has suitable accommodation to isolate safely and effectively.
After the required period of self-isolation, guests and anyone else in their party who has been affected can then return to their main place of residence.