Welcome to

Dunard Hostel & Lodge

Our location is perfect, aside from the fabulous views across the bay to the castle, and beaches and islands beyond we are also just a few minutes’ walk from the ferry terminal, tourist information office, shops, cafe, post office and bank.. not to mention the pub!

As a base for exploring we can help you get the most from your visit to the island with guidance for walking, wildlife spotting, beautiful beaches and can arrange activities such as sea kayaking and paddleboarding.

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Prices 2024

We have named our rooms after Outer Hebrides islands. Rest assured if your room is called Mingulay or some other island you don't actually have to go to that island to find your bed!

2+ nights and more have a discounted price. 1 night stays will be at the undiscounted price


 2+ nights stay Family Room £100 (room price). (1 night stay £110)


2+ nights stay Twin Room Hostel £65 (room price). (1 night stay £80)


2+ nights stay Twin Room Lodge £70 (room price). (1 night stay £85)


2+ nights stay Bunkroom £30 (per person). (1 night stay £35)


2+ nights stay Garden Camping Pod £60 (pod price). (1 night stay £75)

We have two garden camping pods (1 twin and 1 double). Toilets and showers are in the hostel, 30 metres away

We provide bedding. Please bring your own towels. Towels can be rented £2.50pp. Just ask the warden on arrival and put money in the honesty jar.
We are dog friendly, all we ask is you leave £5.00 in the honesty jar for any extra cleaning


Planes and ferries can be disrupted by the weather and as deposits are non-refundable so we strongly recommend you take out holiday insurance to cover any cancellations.

Group Bookings, Stag and Hen Parties: If you wish to book a group of 5 or more please contact us first. Sorry we do not accept stage and hen parties in our hostel.

About our Garden Camping Pods: We have two small garden camping pods, one twin and one double (see photos in gallery). There are no facilities in the pods except beds. When you book the pods you have full use of all the hostel  facilities which is 30 meters away. Access to the pods involves some steps. If you want real peace and quiet then you will love the pods. If you want easy access to all the hostel facilities then you may be better booking a twin room in the hostel itself.

Dogs: We do accept well behaved dogs. Owners must be responsible for their dog at all times. Please inform us if you intend to bring a dog. You would need to book a twin room or garden cabin only.  There is a £5.00 charge for any extra cleaning.

We do not have a reception but have p/t hostel wardens on site who meet all guests when the main Calmac ferry arrives as well as being available from 9am- 12 noon daily.  If you arrive outwith thsese times, we welcome you to find your rooms and  make yourself at home. There is  complimentary tea and coffee availabe and please feel free to light the fire. Security lockers are available on request (see warden for key). Towels are also available for rent. Our doors are never locked but please be considerate of others guests and keep noise to a minimum after 10pm.