Welcome to

Dunard Hostel & Lodge

All bookings are made through our website, please use the form below

COVID 19. In light of the present COVID19 situation all 2020 bookings are now flexible, so any booking can be transferred to a new date free of charge.

Corona Virus update 16th March 2020. We will remain open to guests over the coming weeks. Please follow guidelines and common sense not to stay with us if you are feeling unwell or are showing any symptoms of Corona virus. We will continue to maintain our very high standards of hygiene in all areas of the building.

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 use our online booking service above.

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.