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Ben Lomond Bunkhouse at Ardess Lodge

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Rowardennan, Rowardennan, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G63 0AR Scotland See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Kitchenette
Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There are 2 single sex dorm rooms (10 people total) and 2 shower rooms (one with a bath) upstairs and 1 toilet, kitchen/dining room and living room downstairs. There is a wood burning stove which makes the living room lovely and cosy. There are also...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

I used this accomodation to first overnight stay when walking West highland way (WHW). The bunkhouse is led by park rangers, and has everything: Perfect location (below Ben Lomond), Hospitality of rangers, Well-equiped kitchen, Reasonable price, Cosy common room,... There are two dormitories (male and...More

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Response from Alasdair E, Manager at Ben Lomond Bunkhouse at Ardess LodgeResponded 4 September 2018

Really glad you enjoyed the stay here, and hope the rest of the West Highland Way trip has gone well! All the best, Alasdair

Reviewed 18 June 2018

The bunkhouse was exceptionally clean, well-maintained and full of charts, maps and info to help plan the next section of your journey. Much preferred staying here than the other accommodation in the same area. Excellent value for money and a great way of supporting the...More

Thank Simeonovo
Response from Alasdair E, Manager at Ben Lomond Bunkhouse at Ardess LodgeResponded 22 June 2018

Thanks for staying with us Simeonovo and for the review, and as you say for supporting the work of the National Trust for Scotland at Ben Lomond. Cheers

Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

If you are going to walk the west highland way....you are probably going to overnight in Rowardennan or Balmaha. If you can get here....get here ! My first experience of a hostel....but what an experience ! Stunning surroundings....under Ben Lomond....just off the Way. Beware if...More

Thank Garry W
Response from Alasdair E, Manager at Ben Lomond Bunkhouse at Ardess LodgeResponded 22 June 2018

Thanks for your review Garry, and for taking the time to describe your stay so well. Glad that you enjoyed the bunkhouse and I hope the rest of the West Highland Way walk went to plan!

Reviewed 1 June 2018

After an enjoyable 2nd leg of the West Highland Way we arrived at National Trust for Scotland run Ben Lomond Bunkhouse. What a fantastic place! The facilities were very good, clean and in top notch order. The staff were informative, helpful and passionate about their...More

Thank Alan D
Response from Alasdair E, Manager at Ben Lomond Bunkhouse at Ardess LodgeResponded 22 June 2018

Many thanks for your review Alan, and glad you enjoyed the stay at the bunkhouse. Hope your West Highland Way trip went well!

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Ben Lomond Bunkhouse, at Ardess Lodge, Rowardennan, accommodates up to 10 people. The bunkhouse sits at the base of Ben Lomond, only 50m from the West Highland Way, and 10 minutes walk north of the More Rowardennan hotel and car park. There is a spacious lounge, large well equipped kitchen, drying facilities, & secure area for bag drop off. Good sized bunkrooms; one sleeping 6, the other 4. Two bathrooms, both with showers, & one with bath. Cost £20pp inc of bed linen and tea and coffee. Ben Lomond Bunkhouse may be guaranteed for group private use for £200 per night. All income from the bunkhouse goes to support the conservation work at Ben Lomond managed by rangers and volunteers of the National Trust for Scotland. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
2
Price range
US$25 - US$250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Ardess Lodge & Bunkhouse
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Rowardennan
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
2
Price range
US$25 - US$250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Ardess Lodge & Bunkhouse
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Rowardennan
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Traveller (31)
Room & Suite (6)
Dining (1)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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"Excellent facilities and a great welcome"
762aland
1 Jun 2018
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"At the Base of Ben Lomond"
rakesh_mateti
15 Jun 2017
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"Very close to the lake and Ben Lomond"
942ulrikb
2 Nov 2016
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"Only to I would give is BOOK IT!"
637laineys
20 Apr 2014
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