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 www.colonsayholidays.co.uk
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Hillwalking / mountaineering
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Long distance hiking
Near a loch
Near the sea
Places to eat nearby
Rural / Remote location
Tel 01951 200312
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.