• Kip In The Kirk Hostel
  • Open all year
  • West Highland Way hostel in Drymen
Kip in the Kirk is a hostel in Drymen on The West Highland Way and is also the start of the western end of the Rob Roy Way. It's large rear hall comfortably accommodates eight guests in full size bunks, with bed linen, towels and two sparkling new shower rooms. Ideally suited to walkers on a budget, families or groups of friends travelling together. Also available in the main part of the Old Church are an en suite family room and a double room with private facilities. Pick up and drop off in Gartocharn for walkers of John Muir Way.

Accommodation Features

  • Children Welcome
  • Golf Friendly
  • cycling friendly
  • bikers friendly
  • walking friendly
  • fishing friendly
  • Wifi Access
  • On site Parking
  • Disabled Friendly
  • dog allowed

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Your Host : Frances & Jonny
Kip in the Kirk was recently converted and fully modernised from the Old Church Hall. Located in the centre of Drymen along the Stirling Road, it's just a minute's walk from the village green and plenty of places to eat and drink. On a Thursday night in July or August you can hear a local pipe band play, and Sunday nights may even find you at a ceilidh – this is Scotland, after all.

Our accommodation is suited to all kinds of guests, including backpackers, climbers, cyclists, hostelers, families, and groups. With a choice of superior bunk room style beds and family/double rooms, you really couldn't hope for a better night's kip. Verily a unique stay in a unique building.

On site we also have a Bed and Breakfast: Kip in the Kirk has an en suite family room (which can be used as a double, twin or family room), and a double room with private facilities. We're delighted to welcome guests with home made afternoon tea, and a delicious freshly prepared continental breakfast will set you up for the day – including our next door neighbour's famous homemade marmalade!

Here's some Guest Quotes from Kip In The Kirk

“First stop of the WHW this place is BLISS!!!” Place is immaculate, the bunkroom is massive with comfy beds just perfect after first day of walking!

“Great place to stay for tired West Highland Way traveler” Great dorm, the room was big and light, clean shower and toilet, great breakfast and most of all, the hostess was just so friendly and helpful.

"A great place" Slept in the bunkhouse attached to the main building, this was very clean and fresh. The bed was really comfy and the shower was amazing as was the bedding and towels.

Walking The John Muir Way? Gartocharn is directly on the John Muir Way and is nearby to Drymen. If you are walking the John Muir Way and looking for good value quality Hostel Accommodation Kip in The Kirk can provide a FREE pick-up and drop-off service(this must be mentioned at time of booking).

Price Range

Bunkhouse price of £27.50pp pn
For those looking for a little more luxury we also have a B&B.

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Satnav: 56.066427, -4.450681

Gartocharn has the following facilities