We run a small, cosy but well-equipped hostel just a few minutes walk from the ferry terminal, shops, cafe, bank, post office and pub. The views over the castle and the bay to the islands beyond make it a wonderful place to spend a few days while exploring the lovely island of Barra.
The hostel facilities consist of:
Our hostel is a small, family run hostel set in a stunning location. Dunard is Katie's family home which has been converted into the hostel you will find to day. If you ae looking for en-suite, or bed & breakfast then we suggest you try booking one of the lovely B&B's that are in the village. However if you enjoy hostel life and are happy sharing the facilities with other hostellers then we think you will love your stay with us.
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.
In contrast to the usual faceless B&Bs that get booked by employers it was lovely to stay somewhere where I felt really welcome. Facilities were more than adequate and well looked after, and convenient location. Castlebay is a small community where everyone seems to look after each other, and this is the feeling I took away from Dunard too. Thanks guys!
- Dave, London