Colonsay Backpackers Lodge

Colonsay Backpackers Lodge
Argyll & the Isles


Backpackers hostel accommodtion in a refurbished former gamekeeper’s house and bothies on the Isle of Colonsay, an idyllic Inner Hebridean island south of Mull. Magnificent sandy beaches and wonderful wildlife. The island is rich in history - ancient standing stones and 14th century priory. Excellent walking and cycling.

Excellent hostel facilities, ideal for families and groups Colonsay Backpackers Lodge is centrally heated, has 7 twin rooms (2 triples on request), huge communal dining/cooking/sitting area and a sitting room with open fire. Bed linen provided; laundrette close by. Bikes for hire, fly fishing (boats and rods for hire), golf, excellent swimming.

The Colonsay House gardens (and café) are open three times a week. Ferries run every day Easter to October; four times a week October to Easter.

Contact Calmac for times and fares: 01631 566688. FROM OBAN: departs daily - takes 2 hours. FROM KENNACRAIG AND ISLAY: departs Wednesdays and Saturdays - takes one hour. Transport from Colonsay pier for £15 per person each way.

Self catering cottages and small hotel also available

The perfect place to stay for:

Arts & culture
Food & drink
Hillwalking / mountaineering
History & heritage
Long distance hiking

What's nearby:

Near a loch
Near the sea
Places to eat nearby
Rural / Remote location

£30.00 to £35.00 per person per night
3 star VisitScotland Hostel Rating
VisitScotland Hostel Rating
Anglers Welcome Scheme
Anglers Welcome Scheme
Cyclists Welcome Scheme
Cyclists Welcome Scheme
Golfers Welcome Scheme
Golfers Welcome Scheme
Walkers Welcome Scheme
Walkers Welcome Scheme

Key Info

Colonsay Backpackers Lodge Colonsay Estate Cottages Isle of Colonsay Argyll PA61 7YU

Tel 01951 200312

Number of beds Beds 16
Maximum number of people Sleeps 16
Nearest public transport

The hostel is 3 miles from the harbour along a single track road that has one steep hill. Luggage can be transported to the hostel for a £15.00 charge per person.


All Year Round
Check-in Time
Ferry time
Check-out Time
Bike store
Communal lounge
Dorm Rooms
Drying room
Exclusive Use Bookings
Family friendly
Private Rooms
School Groups
Self-catering kitchen