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Three Lochs Hostel

Come and join us by The Gareloch

We are a five minute walk from The Three Lochs Way and a 15 Minute drive from The Loch Lomond National Park,

Book by phone 01436430000, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via booking .com

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The Hostel is based in The Centre 81 Community Centre and can accommodate up to 34 persons with dormitory style accommodation,

Our accommodation consists of the following rooms

5 x six bedded bunk rooms with 2 main shower rooms,

Single beds in a dormatory available or a whole 6 bed room can be booked.

2 x  twin rooms  each with a private shower room

A new comfy sitting opened spring 2022

 MG 5211

Please note standard rooms are accessed by 2 flights of stairs

A barrier free dormitory which has its own en-suite with shower is available on the ground floor, please allow four weeks notice if this is required.

Free off road parking for visitors.

Sheets and kitchen facilities for self catering incuded but please bring your own towels.

The Hostel is based in Centre 81 Youth and Community Centre and all the Centre facilities are available for hostel users to use during our normal opening times.


Free off road parking.

Free WiFi

Free tea and coffee making facilities.

Sheets and kitchen facilities for self catering incuded but please bring your own towels.

The Hostel is situated close to the shore at the head of The Gareloch and is beautifully positioned for birdwatching and walks around the Loch.

 The following Centre 81 facilities are available for visitors

Gym By arrangement, please ask for details on arrival.

Access is by card system and a short induction is required.

Table Tennis (on request)

Route 81 Youth Project for 11 - 18 year olds

Join in with the many events held in the Centre Keep a look out for posters and updates on

Village Amenities

The Hostel is centrally placed in the village which has a varity of amenities

The village has a varity of small shops for food and general goods.

The Village hairdresser is situated on the main street

The Anchor Inn ( for Bar meals)

The Perch Cafe Brunches and Lunches, Coffee and Cake

Take aways can be found at Ali's (Kebabs, Pizza, Curries, Fish and Chips) and The Golden Valley (Chinese)

The Village also has a Post Office, Medical Centre, Pharmacy and Petrol Station

The Parish Church is opposite Centre 81.

Garelochhead Railway station is on the West Highland line with services east to Glasgow and Edinburgh and North west to Oban and Fort William.

Bus services

The Centre is close to the bus route east into Helensburgh or west around the Rosneath Peninsula with regular bus services to Helensburgh and Coulport (for Kilgreggan ferry)


Ferries from Kilgreggen (on the bus route) take you across the Clyde to Gourock and Greenock.


A short walk will take you to the West Highland Railway line where a small number of trains stop during the day linking to the centre of Glasgow, Oban and the Highlands. Please check timetables before walking up to the station.

Local Area

Find out more about our beautiful local area here


Centre 81

Our Community Hub for Clubs, Societies and Events

Telephone: 01436 430000   

email: reception@centre81.org.uk

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Active 81

Our community gym

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Route 81

Our award winning Youth group

Tel: 01436 430004

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