Welcome to

Dunard Hostel & Lodge

For all 2020 booking please phone 01871 810443 or email info@dunardhostel.co.uk

COVID-19 Update

We will be opening from the 1st August. For the remainder of 2020 we have a minimum 2 night stay policy

After a very long, but understandable wait, the Scottish government has given accommodation providers the go ahead to reopen with all the necessary security measures in place from the 15th July

Although we now have the green light to open up for visitors we have decided that the right thing as owners of Dunard Hostel is to hold back from opening until 1st August.

We hope this gives time and space for families to come home for long awaited family reunions.

From 1st August we will be operating Dunard Hostel as a self catering unit for up to 3 households as stipulated by the Scottish Government. We will not be opening up for the more normal 'hostel' multi use.

Welcome to Dunard Hostel & Lodge. We're a small, family run hostel in Castlebay on the stunning Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides. We have shared rooms available in the hostel and private accommodation in the adjoining Lodge. Individuals, families and organised groups are all welcome. The hostel is open at all times and you are free to come and go as you please.

Our location is perfect, aside from the fabulous views across the bay to the castle, and beaches and islands beyond we are 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 coasteering.

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Prices 2020 - Please phone or email before booking.

Minimum 2 night stay

Family Room £70 (room price)

Twin Room £48 (room price)

Garden Cabin £45 (room price)

Twin in Lodge £50 (room price)

Bed in Bunk Room £20p.p  

(Bunk rooms are shared rooms with 4 beds, we try to keep rooms single sex, but this is not always possible)

​We provide bedding for the hostel rooms, lodge rooms and cabins. Please bring your own towels. Towels can be rented £2 each


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 Cabins: We have two small garden cabins, one is a twin cabin and the other a double (see photos in gallery). There are no facilities in the cabins except beds. When you book the cabins you have full use of all the hostel  facilities which is 25 meters away. Access to the cabins involves some steps. If you want real peace and quiet then you will love the cabins. 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.