Hostels on the Hebrides : Self catering hostel on the Isle of Barra


Dunard Hostel, Dunard, Castlebay, Isle of Barra, Western Isles, HS9 5XD

Dunard is a warm, friendly, family-run hostel on the beautiful island of Barra in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. The hostel has a cosy living room with a lovely fire, hot showers and spacious kitchen. There are bunk, twin and family bedrooms. Situated in Castlebay, the hostel has views over the castle to beaches and islands beyond. Close to the ferry terminal, a handful of shops, and bars which often fill with live music. During the summer the island is alive for ‘Feis Bharraidh’ a gaelic festival of music, song and dance. Take time and explore this truly beautiful island with stunning white beaches, quiet bays where otters hunt and seals bask on rocks, dunes and meadows carpeted in flowers, and wild windswept hills home to golden eagles. Join one of our friendly guided sea kayaking trips and paddle amongst sheltered islands for really close-up wildlife encounters, hire a sit-on-top kayak, or experience the ultimate adventure of coasteering, (no experience needed). Find out more on our Clear Water Paddling Website.

This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.
Dunard Hostel | Hostels on the Hebrides : Self catering hostel on the Isle of Barra


or call Katie or Chris on
01871 810443

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Rooms & Beds:

18: 3×4 5×2


All year, except Christmas and New Year, all day.

Price per night:

£20pp twin cabins and dorms. £45 per twin room. £65 per family room (sleeps 4). Sole use from £350.


Booking advised particularly in summer. Booking essential for groups.

Ask for:

Katie or Chris


From ferry terminal in Castlebay head up hill, turn left and we are the third house past the old school (200m from terminal).

Public Transport:

The hostel is a 3 minute walk from the ferry terminal in Castlebay. If using a local bus ask to be dropped at the hostel.

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is available to individuals and is on the Skye and the Hebrides map.

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Dunard Hostel on the Isle of Barra

Dunard Hostel on the Isle of Barra

The Independent Hostels UK network welcomes back Dunard Hostel

The Independent Hostels UK network welcomes back Dunard Hostel on the Isle of Bara.  Five hours sail from Oban on the West coast of Scotland lies the compact island of Barra near the south of the chain of islands known as the Outer Hebrides. The sea, the sand and the people make Barra what it is, special, and Dunard Hostel completes the holiday.

Contact Dunard Hostel:

01871 810443MessageView website