Converted Railway Carriages Hostel, Highland
Sleeperzzz- a unique hostel in three railway carriages in the heart of the Highlands of Scotland. It is perfect for walking, cycling, or simply watching the world or the trains go by! Honeymoon in the Showman’s Wagon. 10% discount for those arriving by train or bicycle.
The three carriages are named after Scottish whiskies – Clynelish, Glenmorangie and Glenfiddich.
Clynelish and Glenmorangie both have four bedroom compartments, sleeping two in each, (totalling 8 beds per carriage). Both carriages have a shared kitchen, dining room, living area and two toilets and showers.
Glenfiddich comprises two self-contained sections. One section has two beds in one compartment. The other has two compartments, sleeping two in each. Both sections have their own kitchen, dining room, living area, toilet and shower.
Dalmore is our Showman’s Wagon, which has a double bed and living area. Guests use the cooking and toilet facilities in the adjacent carriages.
We also have a renovated Bedford SB Bus, with two beds and a living area. Again, facilties are located in one of the nearby carriages. This is summer accommodation only.
In total, we have 26 beds.
Sutherland, in the Highlands of Scotlands, is a remote and beautiful area. Rogart is one of the few unspoilt crofting villages existing today. It is perfect for walking, cycling, bird-watching or simply watching the world go by! Fishing is available on the River Fleet.
The magnificent Dunrobin Castle is 9 miles/14 km away. Whisky can be tasted at Glenmorangie Distillery near Tain (18 miles/28 km) and Clynelish Distillery, Brora (14 miles/23 km). Brora is also a good place to spot seals. The Highland Wildcat Mountain Bike Trails in Golspie (8 miles/12km) have a great reputation. Head to Shin Falls (16 miles/25 km) to see salmon leap. Both Golspie, a pretty coastal village (8 miles/12km), and Sutherland’s ancient county town, Dornoch, (12 miles/19 km) have safe, clean, sandy beaches.
Sleeperzzz is an excellent base to explore the local area, as well as a good stop-off point for end-to-enders (Land’s End – John O’Groats).