Colonsay Backpackers Lodge, Keepers Lodge, Colonsay Estate Cottages, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll, PA61 7YP

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Amazing backpackers lodge on the Isle of Colonsay

Colonsay 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.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    18: 6x2, 2x3
  • Open:

    April to October. 24 hours
  • Price per night:

    From £40pp in self contained cabin with ensuite; £35pp twin, £32pp 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 Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
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By the Sea Close to a Pub Individuals welcome Hostels with log burners and open fires IHUK Signage

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
pClothes washing facilities


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News & Offers from Colonsay Backpackers Lodge

Why not go for a beach holiday this spring bank with a visit to Colonsay

May 10th 2022

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.

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