Call us on: 01838-400-333

Frequently asked questions

We’re right next to the West Highland Way (you actually walk past the front window of the Hostel Common Room!). Please see our ‘Where are we?‘ page for a map of where we are, but if you’re walking, you really can’t miss us!

We’re in Tyndrum village just off the A82. This is the only road that leads to the North and West Highlands, so it’s hard to miss Tyndrum if you’re driving this way. Please see our ‘Where are we?‘ page for a map of where we are, and advice on routes to get to our site.

Absolutely! We are right next to Tyndrum Lower Station (about 50 metres away). This is the Glasgow to Oban line (departs from Glasgow Queen Street station) with a journey time of around 2 hours. Glasgow is a major city with train services across the UK, so you can get to By The Way by train from virtually anywhere in the UK. If you’re coming from London, we can recommend the Caledonian Sleeper. This leaves London Euston station in the evening and arrives in Glasgow first thing in the morning. You can connect in Glasgow with the Oban train and be at By The Way by mid-morning.


Alternatively, there is Tyndrum Upper station, which is on the other side of the A82 from By The Way and is a 900 metre walk (about 12 mins). This is on the Fort William/Mallaig to Glasgow line (also departs from Glasgow Queen Street) and has a journey time of around 2 hours 10 mins.

We are 300 metres from the A82 road through Tyndrum, nestled in amongst woodland so you should not be disturbed by any road noise even when camping in tents.


Tyndrum Lower railway station is right outside By The Way campsite, but there are only 3 trains a day and all of them stop at Tyndrum (that means no express trains speeding through the station). Also, the first train in the morning is around 9:20AM (Oban to Glasgow) and the last train is 8:20PM (Glasgow to Oban) so your sleep shouldn’t be disturbed.

Check-in time for all accommodation at By The Way is 2PM onwards. Check-out time on day of departure is 10AM.

We are closed from the end of October until the end of March.

Dogs are allowed in our Trekker Huts, Camping Cabins and can stay with you in your tent if Camping. Dogs are not allowed in the Hostel, Hobbit Houses or Chalets.

We would please ask that you keep your dog under control whilst in the Campsite and that you clean up any fouling (although we are surrounded by countryside so plenty of places to take your dog for the toilet!)

Our deposit and cancellation policy is detailed on our Booking Conditions.

Yes, our free Wi-Fi covers the entire site so you should have no problem connecting your laptops, smartphones, etc to the internet in any of our Accommodation. The Wi-Fi is password protected so please be sure to let us know on check-in if you need Wi-Fi access.

Not found what you’re looking for?

We don’t like when that happens! Please give us a call on 01838-400-333, use our Contact page, or send us an email directly at and we’ll help you out.

Our Address

By The Way Hostel and Campsite
Lower Station Road,
FK20 8RY
(see location in larger map)

Tel: 01838-400-333
(or use our Contact page)

Free WiFi

We now have free WiFi across our entire site covering all accommodation.

Exploring the West Highlands

Tyndrum is an excellent base for you to explore all the activities and outdoor pursuits available in Scottish West Highlands – please check out the Activitiessection of our site for more info.

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From our Visitors Book

Great walking weather and the usual fantastic By The Way hospitality. Four great days in the loveliest place on earth.

We enjoyed a relaxing night in this gem of a hostel.