Coll Bunkhouse, Arinagour, Isle of Coll, Argyll, PA78 6SY
Coll Bunkhouse provides five star hostel accommodation in the Inner Hebrides. The beautiful Isle of Coll offers so much, whether you are into walking, stargazing, wildlife-spotting, diving, cycling, sailing or kayaking, you can do it all. The bunkhouse is bright and airy, with 16 beds in two dorms of 6 and one room which can be booked for exclusive use for up to 4 people. Ideal for small groups or independent travellers. The building is modern with level access throughout including one level access WC and shower room and a fully equipped kitchen. Individual rooms can be booked for exclusive use and discounts of between 10% and 55% are available for groups that book all rooms for 2 nights or more. Whether you’re looking for an island adventure or a quiet place to relax, a warm welcome awaits.This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.
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16: 2×6, 1×4
All year. 24 hours.
£22pp (dorm). Private rooms from £110 (quin), £80 (quad), £65 (triple), £50 (twin). Discount of 10% to 55% for sole use for 2 nights or more.
Not always essential but highly recommended especially in the busy summer months. Full payment is required at time of booking, or a deposit for a group booking.
Coll Bunkhouse is situated in the centre of the village of Arinagour, close to the local shop, cafe, hotel/bar. From the ferry follow the road until you see An Cridhe, the new community centre. The bunkhouse is next to the community centre on your left hand side. From the airport take the road to Arinagour. The bunkhouse is on your right hand side as you enter the village. Airport to the bunkhouse is a journey of approximately 6 miles. A taxi can be arranged.
Ferry from Oban takes 2.40 hours. Sailings every day in summer and five times a week in winter. Flights from Oban four times a week. Bikes are free on the ferry and can be booked onto trains to Oban. Free car parks in Oban.
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You’ve perhaps visited Scottish islands in the summer but have you tried the winter.
There’s nothing like it for dramatic scenery (not just here, but on the journey too), relaxation and the opportunity to experience real community life. After a day of cycling, walking, kayaking, and visiting our awesome beaches, or choosing a quiet spot to watch wildlife, you can relax in our 5-star bunkhouse (Visit Scotland), enjoy a pint and a natter with locals in the pub, and gaze at our awesome starry sky on your way back to the Bunkhouse . Did you know that Coll benefits from the warmth of the Gulf Stream – often considerably warmer than the mainland – and has some of the highest number of hours of sunshine per year in the UK.
Coll Bunkhouse has availability throughout January and February 2018 for individual travellers or groups. We have great offers available for ‘whole bunkhouse’ bookings (sleeps up to 16), ideal for groups looking for a unique location for a celebration, or for walking/ cycling etc. We also have a discount available for longer stays (5 nights or more) which is automatically applied on booking. Winter is a great time of year to relax and enjoy the sense of community on Coll, and a longer stay gives you the chance to experience the island at its best.
Come and see the unpolluted skies over the Isle of Coll
Visit Coll Bunkhouse in Winter for guaranteed Dark Skies and a possibility of the Merry Dancers. The island of Coll has been designated a Dark Sky Community by the International Dark-sky Association (IDA). The best time of year to see the beauty of the islands night skies is in the Winter months. With the increased frequency of electrical storms in recent years, many have seen the Northern Lights in the skies above Coll. Coll Bunkhouse provides great value, modern, comfortable accommodation all year around. You can always be sure of warmth in the bunkhouse and the Dark Skies are always waiting for you few steps away from the bunkhouse.
Coll Bunkhouse has availability over Christmas and New Year for stays of 3 nights or more
Coll Bunkhouse has availability over Christmas and New Year for stays of 3 nights or more. Recorded as one of the best Scottish islands for it’s white sandy beaches, the Isle of Coll is only a ferry ride from Oban. At Christmas the bunkhouse is available for individual or group bookings, so you can bring the extended family to celebrate in this stunning scenery setting or visit yourself and spend Christmas in a small island community. Hire of the whole 16 bed bunkhouse costs £252 per night, which is less than £16pppn if there are 16 people in the group.
There are already a few people booked in for New Year but there is room for a group or you can come along and join the existing party. Although it doesn’t often snow on the smaller islands, the winter photo shows a very unusual April snow.