Colonsay Backpackers Lodge, Colonsay Estate Cottages, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll, PA61 7YP
Call The Manager on 01951 200211
OverviewColonsay Backpackers Lodge is located on a peaceful and idyllic Inner Hebridean island to the south of Mull which boasts magnificent sandy beaches, ancient forests and beautiful lochs. The place is teeming with wildlife which includes dolphins, seals, otters and many rare species of bird. There are ancient standing stones and a 14th century priory with exceptional carved Celtic tombstones. The famous Colonsay House, gardens and café are open to visitors three times a week. The pub, café, shop and village hall, where there are regular ceilidhs, are all within three miles. The best oysters in the world are grown on Colonsay. Play a round of golf or treat yourself to a meal in the hotel. The lodge is a refurbished former gamekeeper's house with bothies. Centrally heated, it has 2 twin, 3 twin bunk and 2 three-bedded rooms. It has a large dining/cooking/sitting area and a sitting room with coal fire. Bed linen, towels and WiFi provided.
Beds & Rooms:16: 5x2, 2x3
Open:April to October. 24 hours
Price per night:£32pp twin, £27pp bothy
Booking:Payment required 24 hours in advance.
Directions:Ferry departs Oban every day April to October (rest of year Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat). Flights Thurs from Connel Airport, nr Oban. Transport from the harbour can be arranged if required.
Public Transport:Train and coach to Oban. Caledonian MacBrayne ferry to Colonsay takes 2.5 hours. Flights Hebridean Air from Connel
Walks:Long Distance Walks
Hostels with log burners and open fires By the Sea Available to Individuals IHUK Signage
This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable Easter 2022 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2022 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2022 Available August Bank Holiday 2022 Available Autumn Half Term 2022
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Back to the beach at Colonsay
May 10th 2021
It’s a difficult, if not impossible task finding better beaches elsewhere in the UK. This backpackers lets you delve into the delights of one of the islands best kept secrets.
There’s lots to get stuck into on the island. The beaches may be the main attraction but that’s just the start of it. Wildlife is prolific round the island, an avid watcher will be pleased to see a variety unlike anywhere else. From dolphins to seals and many types of rarer birds it’s very easy to get lost in spotting. But if you were to venture away from sea you can expect to find good food and drink at the local pub. Treat yourself to a location like no other at Colonsay Backpackers.
Colonsay Backpackers Lodge is closing for the Winter.
November 17th 2020
Guests old and new, please note that we are closing for the winter months. We will be opening again in April 2021. We look forward to welcoming you, your family and hopefully your friends too and sharing our magical island.
Colonsay Backpackers Lodge is open this Autumn and Winter with availability from 21st August.
July 29th 2020
The pristine eastern coastline of Colonsay – waiting for your return. We are ready to welcome you back!