Glebe Barn

Glebe Barn
Skye & the Small Isles


The beautiful Isle of Eigg is a haven for nature and wildlife lovers, photographers, artists and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Stunning beaches and coastal landscapes, fantastic wildlife, an abundance of archaeological heritage, exquisite local cuisine, lively traditional music scene and vibrant community create a magical hebridean holiday experience.

Hostel Accommodation
The Glebe Barn is a charming and characterful conversion of a 19th century building on the Island of Eigg in the Inner Hebrides. The accommodation has a relaxed and homely ambience with breathtaking views. Situated only one mile from the pier, where there is a licensed cafe/ restaurant, shop and craft shop, the Glebe Barn is ideally located for exploring the island.

The hostel sleeps up to 22 (twin room, two triple rooms, 6 bed dormitory and 8 bed dormitory), and there is a separate mezanine apartment which can be let in conjunction with the hostel, sleeping  2 people. 

The Glebe has a large lounge/dining area with solid maple floor, log fire, sound system and a small library and plenty of games and jigsaws for all ages. All the windows have fabulous panoramic views. The kitchen is superbly equipped with a large gas cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, blender etc and a separate pantry with ample storage for large groups.

A laundry room provides a commercial sized washing machine and tumble dryer. On the first floor there are three bedrooms of various sizes - one twin bedroom, one with 6 beds (3 bunks), and one 8 beds (4 bunks). Each room has its one wash basin, with shared toilets and showers (2 of each).

The top floor has two bedrooms, each with 3 single beds and a shared shower and toilet. An additional shower and 2 toilets (one equipped for disabled people) are located on the ground floor.

There is free wi-fi throughout the building. The building is fully central heated with hot showers and washing/drying facilities. Linen is provided but not towels.

Ideal accommodation for large groups. The large open plan lounge/dining area divided by a centrally located log fire has proved extremely versatile for the various groups, family groups and other special interest groups that have used the building over the years.

The Glebe provides an ideal venue for schools, universities and clubs; organisations wishing to host events, conferences, workshops and retreats; or simply meeting and holidaying with family or friends. The building is let as self catering, although full catering is available to groups by prior arrangement with our superb local catering team who provide delicious locally sourced, home cooked food.

Please do get in touch or visit our website to find out more about your holiday on Eigg.  It is essential all Glebe Hostel bookings are made in advance of travel to the island. 

The perfect place to stay for:

Hillwalking / mountaineering
Arts & culture
History & heritage

What's nearby:

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

£20.00 to £22.00 per person per night
4 star VisitScotland Hostel Rating
VisitScotland Hostel Rating
Ancestral Welcome Scheme
Ancestral Welcome Scheme
Children Welcome Scheme
Children Welcome Scheme
Cyclists Welcome Scheme
Cyclists Welcome Scheme
Groups Welcome Scheme
Groups Welcome Scheme
Walkers Welcome Scheme
Walkers Welcome Scheme

Key Info

Glebe Barn Eigg Isle of Eigg PH42 4RL

Tel 0330 221 0599

Mob 07951 785 531

Number of beds Beds 22
Nearest public transport

There are sailings to Eigg throughout the year from Mallaig with Caledonian MacBrayne, or from Arisaig with Arisaig Marine during the summer months.  Please check Caledonian MacBrayne or Arisaig Marine timetables to confirm which days they sail to Eigg before making a booking with the Glebe Barn. 

It is advisable to book ferry tickets with Arisaig Marine via their website or Caledonian MacBrayne by phoning 01687 310 240 (option 2). 

The Glebe Barn is just over a mile uphill from the Eigg pier.  We can meet groups with exclusive use bookings of the Glebe Barn to transport luggage to the hostel.  For individual/room bookings, please let us know if you need passenger transport and we can put you in touch with the island taxi. 


All Year Round
Bike store
Communal lounge
Self-catering kitchen
Family friendly
Laundry facilities
Drying room
Dorm Rooms
Private Rooms
Exclusive Use Bookings
School Groups
Towel Hire