Free off road parking.

Free WiFi and  IT suite: IT suite available 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday, other times on request.

Free tea and coffee making facilities.

Sheets and kitchen facilities for self catering incuded but please bring your own towels or towels can be hired for £2

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 day passes £5

More details here for the Centre 81 Gym and Fitness suite    (opens in a new window)

Access by card system and a short induction is required.

Table Tennis (on request)

Route 81 Youth Project for 11 - 18 year olds more details here  (opens in a new window)

Join in with the many events held in the Centre Keep a look out for posters and updates on the Centre 81 website (opens in a new window)

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.

Village hairdresser 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.

Regular bus services to Helensburgh and Coulport (for Kilgreggan ferry)


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