Upon arrival this location did not disappointment! We had the now customary contact less check in which we had been notified about and that was organised perfectly. The pod itself was excellent and the views were incredible! We got to meet Ruth and her absolutely gorgeous dog Molly - so 10 out of 10 for the hosts. Unfortunately with great disappointment due to unforeseen circumstances we had to leave sooner than we had wished. But we would not hesitate in recommending this lovely accommodation & location to anyone!
With no idea what we were coming to, just the expectation of wild sealife, dark skies and remoteness, we were over the moon to park and wander down the track to Ruth's croft. My brother and I, on a budget trip to return to our homeland after many years in Australia, were trying to fit a lot in during ojur 3 week stay but I had insisted on a couple of nights in the highlands. We booked the dormitories and packed our earplugs but ended up having one each to ourselves as the pods are obviously much more popular. The dorm was very clean and cosy and in the main croft with a loo and shower room nust a few steps outside. Being in the main croft meant we had the chance to meet other travellers in the living/dining/kitchen area and not confined to a pod (rhough they looked very luxurious). The kitchen is well equipped and includes a cupboard of left behind bits of this and that so if you arrive having forgotten to bring food you could probably survive a day or so! Despite feeling so isolated, it is well supplied with shops, cafes and pubs - of high quality. The scenery is breathtaking, the walks plentiful, the host warm and accomodating and the bed very comfy. I would stay for a week next time to do this area justice.…
Stayed in a pod for a night in October and it was absolutely wonderful. We were really amazed by the pod which exceeded our expectations, beautifully equipped and very modern and warm! The hostel is lovely and full of character, and being so isolated really helps you to appreciate the natural beauty of the area. Host Ruth was very helpful with room information and directions, and her dog came to greet us on arrival! We'd love to come back again in the future
We stayed in one of Ruth’s Pods for 3 nights. Pod 3. There are amazing views from the Pod, kettle, tea, coffee, hairdryer all provided. The under floor heating is great so the pod is super toasty even when blowing a gale outside. The power shower in the pod en-suite is nothing short of amazing, very difficult to get out! Make sure you walk down to the little beach at the bottom of the stream next to the hostel. The star gazing is incredible so bring something to wrap up warm and a dram of whiskey to do some spotting of the Milky Way. A little piece of paradise away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Couldn’t recommend it more.
I booked here because my brother and I were climbing a couple of hills in the area. And boy what a fantastic find. We were met by Catherine but I had been in touch Ruth before hand.The walk in was hilarious with my brother using the supplied wheelbarrow at the top of the path and as we made our way down (5mins)it soon became clear that we were in for a treat. The pod was warm, clean, the shower, was hot and powerful. Tea, coffee and kettle all good to go. The hostel itself had everything inside. We cannot wait to come back.