We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Torran Bay Hostel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ford
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Torran Bay Hostel
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 73: English reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Super peaceful hostel in a magic location. I was up to complete the 40km of Loch Awe on a Paddleboard, solo and un suported. I could launch from the carpark. The owner was super helpful and for a small price he also picked me up from the head of the Loch (2 hour round trip) and brought me back. There...

Thank Roger C
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Myself and friends stayed at the hostel for the weekend to complete the Loch Awe Kayak Challenge. The hostel was amazing. It is situated in the bay which is peaceful and sheltered but with plenty of room for the boats, equipment and cars. The self catering faculties were spotless and clean and well stocked if you wished to make meals....

Thank Francesca S
Reviewed 20 September 2016

A very warm and friendly welcome. Yes, this hostel is more comparable to PremierInn Hotel. Free WIFI too. Spacious rooms, comfy beds, clean and modern en-suite with shower. We stayed to kayak Loch Awe arriving in the dark we had a wonderful surprise when we woke up. You'd be hard pushed to find this quality in such an idyllic place...

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 5 September 2016

There were six of us in 3 rooms and we were there to kayak Loch Awe. The first experience was the warm and friendly welcome we received. We were shown around the hostel and where to find everything. Everywhere was warm and spotlessly clean. The rooms were spacious and more than comparable with a Premier Inn. The beds were comfortable...

Thank exiledTaff
Richmond, BC, Canada
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We were 6 people on a short 4 day road trip and came across this property which felt like a lodge and not a hostel. It is located right on a lake where you can rent a boat. We upgraded to 2 - 3 person rooms with twin beds overlooking the lake. A beautiful setting and would have loved to...

Thank Barb M
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My husband and I spent a great weekend at Torran Bay. This was our first visit and my first staying in a hostel. A hostel isn't the type of accommodation I would choose but we stumbled on Torran Bay during a previous visit to the area and had a nosy. We were really impressed with the facilities and having your...

Thank MUALanarkshire
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Well it might be called a hostel, but think DIY 3/4 star hotel in terms of facilities, but what really makes it is the super friendly, super helpful hospitality. All delivered with a good dose of Irish humour. Good ask for better ! The whole set up is fabulous & we'll be back. We actually booked for one night &...

Thank ShrewsburyMeg
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Absolutely ideal place for a west coast stag do weekend getaway. Booked out the 7-room wing which meant we had run of a lounge and kitchen. All of the facilities were excellent; comfortable bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, well stocked kitchen, great bbq area. Surrounded by the beautiful environment this was the perfect place to celebrate with friends. Joachim has done a...

1Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Myself and friends stayed at Torren Bay Hostel for 5 nights and this establishment is outstanding. The facilities are excellent, the rooms are luxurious and the location is breathtaking, Joachim and Sheila are the most lovely, genuine and accommodating people, they cannot do enough for you, I would recommend this place to anyone and will return for sure.

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

My husband Graham and his brother Colin have their boat moored at Torran Bay and are regular visitors . Joachim, the owner is the nicest bloke you will ever meet, and nothing is to much trouble for him or Andre from ensuring the boat is safe, and assisting them with anything they need. Spotless accommodation with great self catering facilities....

Thank Cairne Q

53 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (43)
Hotel & Grounds (16)
View from Room (4)
Dining (1)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Room/Suite (3)
Other (18)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (10)
Room/Suite (3)
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Other (1)


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Is a self-catering accommodation with 16 en suite bedrooms and 2 large kitchens/lounge areas both fully equipped with cookers, fridges, freezers, cooking utensils microwaves, toasters, kettles, fryers, rice cookers. All crockery, cutlery and glassware provided. The hostel can accommodate up to 40 guests, rooms can be arranged in different combinations, twin, double, double + single. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Torran Bay Hostel

Address: Torran Farm, Ford PA31 8RH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Ford
Price Range: ₹ 3,405 - ₹ 6,129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Torran Bay Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms overlooking the Loch have superb views”
 of 5 bubbles exiledTaff, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Upgrade a few dollars for a lake front room with patio! Well worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles 457barbm, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Loch or Forest View”
 of 5 bubbles ShrewsburyMeg, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are spot on.”
 of 5 bubbles T302LMmartinc, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have tea and coffee, television with dvd player,”
  • early morning view from room
 of 5 bubbles anniestewart2015, 1 Nov 2015 | Read review
5 of 5