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Iona Hostel, Isle of Iona, Scotland

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Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Iona Hostel, Isle of Iona, Scotland, sleeps 22 in 5 bedrooms.

Iona is a special place and Iona Hostel strives to reflect this unique quality. We are a 22 bed, independent, budget hostel situated at the north end of Iona, with fabulous views over the Inner Hebrides. Our own beach is a simple barefoot wander across the grass. We are a 15 minutes walk from Iona Abbay and 10 minutes more to the village.

The hostel is on my working croft of Lagandorain (The Hollow of the Otter)which specialises in producing top quality Hebridean mutton and gorgeous black woollen blankets from my black sheep. The croft extends to 60 acres and reaches from Dun I (the highest hill on Iona) to the lovely white sand beach of Traigh an t-Suidhe. The land has been worked for many generations, creating the familiar Hebridean patchwork of wildflower meadow, crops, and grazing land and home to an amazing variety of plants and birds.

We offer a shared and Green way of living and a quiet and respectful base from which our guests can explore our lovely island. Iona Hostel was built 10 years ago using simple technology and reclaimed materials, where possible. We promote a strong environmental ethos and strive to provide an excellent service for our guests whilst minimising the environmental impact of our activities.

The hostel offers quiet sanctuary for those who seek it. It's a friendly, relaxed sort of place. Iona has numerous religious centres and the so the hostel deliberately offers a neutral and inclusive space for guests from all backgrounds and beliefs. It's a place to catch you breath and do some serious staring into rock-pools ! When you're ready to rejoin the world, the activities of the wider island are in easy reach.

I hope you will come and visit.

Group Accommodation Details

Kitchen Details
We don't provide food, but we do provide a lovely kitchen and there is a good food shop in the village.
Dining Room
There is ample bench seating and table space for your group to eat together.
Sitting Room
The sitting room / kitchen is special. Built from timber reclaimed from the whisky industry it is a bright and lovely room with fabulous views.
TV and Music Facilities
We try to be a tech-free zone ! We don't invite technology into the shared spaces, but do have the smallest internet cafe in the world !
Telecom Facilities
WiFi provided.
Games Room
We do not have a games room.
Heating / Open Fires
The hostel has central-heating, is heavily insulated and has a wood burning stove.
There are five bedrooms sleeping between two to six people per room in bunks.
Prices include bedding, but not towels. We can rent you bath towels for £1.50.
There are plenty of showers (one of which is designed for disabled access), and a drying room.
Disabled Facilities
All accommodation is on the ground floor. We have a shower room designed for disabled access.
Children's Facilities
We love children and Iona was invented for them. We have beaches and space and a friendly welcome!
Outdoor Facilities
BBQ pit, endless sky, beaches and rock pools. Plus black sheep that like being fed toast.
Swimming Pool
We don't have a pool, but we do have our own beach and the Atlantic!
Only residents can bring their cars onto the island. You can walk to the hostel (25 minutes)from the passenger ferry, or get the Island taxi.
Smoking is not permitted.
As we are a working croft with livestock, I'm afraid that we do not accommodate pets.

Large Group Property Location

Tucked into the rocky outcrops at the north end of the island, Iona Hostel, on the croft of Lagandorain, has simply spectacular views.
Nearest Station
There is a train station in Oban.
Nearest Bus
There are coaches in Oban.
Nearest Airport
There are airports on Coll, Colonsay and Tiree and in Oban.
Nearest Town
Iona village.
Nearest Shop
Iona village.
Nearest Pub / Eatery
Iona Village.

Booking Information

Adults (each) 19.50 per night.Children (under 10) 16.50 per night.These prices include bedding but not towels. You can hire bath towels for 1.50.


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John MacLean

Iona Hostel, Isle of Iona, Scotland
Sleeps 22, Bedrooms 5, Dining 22
+44 (0)1681 700 781
Iona Hostel, , Argyll, Scotland

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