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

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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.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Mull, Arran and West Coast of Scotland and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    16: 5x2, 2x3
  • Open:

    March to October. 24 hours
  • Price per night:

    £28pp twin, £22pp 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

This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance.

It has availability at August Bank Holiday, Autumn Half Term, Christmas, New Year, February Half Term, Easter, Spring Bank Holiday and Whitsun Half Term, May Bank Holiday and August Bank Holiday.


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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Colonsay, the jewel of the Hebrides

June 21st 2019

Just 2 hours from Oban, sparkles the Isle of Colonsay.

Colonsay, the jewel of the Hebrides, is surprisingly easy to reach…

Start your holiday with a mini cruise on the modern and very comfortable ferry from Oban, which will deliver you to the white sandy beaches of Colonsay.

Colonsay 10 mile strecth is blessed with peaceful acres are covered with wildlife including a bird sanctuary and delicate wild flowers.

The island has just over 100 inhabitants who contribute to a local community atmosphere, that is always interested in meeting new people. Local industries include agriculture (oyster and honey farming) arts and crafts and a brewery. There are signs of the islands habitation stretching back over 4000 years with some internationally renowned archaeological sites. So there is plenty to explore as well as relaxing on the white sandy beaches.

Come and join us on Colonsay for your summer holiday for a friendly welcome.

Colonsay Backpackers Lodge

Sunshine and Beaches – the perfect getaway location

December 25th 2017

Looking for sunshine and glorious beaches? Look no further. The southern Hebridean island of Colonsay has it all.

It might be off the coast of Scotland but the stunning island of Colonsay boasts the highest sunshine hours and most beautiful beaches in the country- Some would argue the world! Just over a 2 hour trip on the ferry from Oban will bring you to this island with glistening beaches, stunning countryside and amazing wildlife! What more could you want from an island holiday? There is plenty to do especially if you like walking, cycling, history and wildlife.  The well equipped Colonsay Backpackers lodge is the perfect location for a Colonsay Island holiday. 


Colonsay: everyone says its idyllic

July 22nd 2017

…a rare rustic retreat…

In an old gamekeeper’s house and two adjacent bothies, Colonsay Backpacker’ s Lodge, sounds like a rare rustic retreat. And it is. There can’t be many better places in the British Isles to explore, to experience the landscape and the wildlife, to say nothing of the local hospitality.

The Isle of Colonsay one of the Inner Hebrides, just south of Mull. It is not a big island and the word most used to describe it is idyllic. Teeming with wildlife, like an episode of Springwatch, you’ll have the opportunity to see otters, seals, dolphins from the epic empty beaches. They claim to have ‘the best oysters in the world’ and certainly seafood is a s fresh as it can be on Colonsay.  

Have a look at their website to see the cosy accommodation that could await you as you return.  Its says, in insistent CAPITAL LETTERS, ‘free WIFI’. So what’s not to like?

Colonsay Bunkhouse on a scottish island

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