Glebe Barn, Glebe Barn, Isle of Eigg, Inner Hebrides, PH42 4RL

Call Tamsin or Stuart on 0330 221 0599 or 07535 652286

Self catering hostel on the Inner Hebrides

Situated on the extraordinary Isle of Eigg in a charmingly converted 19th century building, the Glebe Barn offers 4 Star, homely hostel accommodation within 1 mile of the well stocked island shop and cafe/restaurant. The hostel boasts outstanding sea views, a well equipped kitchen, cosy log fire and wide range of books and games for all ages. Sleeping up to 22 in a combination of twin, triple, family and dormitory rooms, Glebe Barn is perfect for individuals, families or large groups. If you fancy more privacy an adjoining 2 person mezzanine apartment is also available. What better place than Eigg to relax or energise? A haven for nature and wildlife lovers, photographers or outdoor enthusiasts, with stunning beaches and coastal landscapes, traditional music sessions and exquisite local produce and cuisine, a magical Hebridean holiday.

This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    22: 1x2, 2x3, 1x6, 1x8.
  • Open:

    Groups all year; individuals from April to October. Open 24 hours.
  • Price per night:

    Dormitory bed: £21 (1-2 nights), £19 (3+ nights), £17 (6+ nights). Twin room £47 (1-2 nights), £43 (3+ nights), £39 (6+nights). Triple room £63 (1-2 nights), £57 (3+ nights), £52 (6+ nights). Contact for quote for groups.
  • Booking:

    Booking essential prior to boarding ferry. Deposit required.
  • Directions:

    1 mile from ferry pier. Take the shore road that forks right from the ferry pier. Pass a white cottage close to the road & continue uphill away from the bay. Take the track, signed Glebe Barn, on the right before reaching the church.
  • Public Transport :

    Passenger ferry (1 sailing per day) from Mallaig with Caledonian MacBrayne or Arisaig (summer only). Check Caledonian Macbrayne or Arisaig Marine ferry timetables before booking beds. Eigg taxi contact 01687 482404.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Autumn Half Term 2022


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


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News & Offers from Glebe Barn

Glebe Barn Hostel will be re-opening in July this year

May 21st 2021

Tranquil, historic and simply awe inspiring. The small isle is full of intrigue. From the wildlife to the scenery Eigg doesn’t disappoint. Glebe Barn offers a homely place to experience it all.

The Glebe Barn is used for a number of retreats including singing , walking, photography and geology groups as well as yoga and running retreats. The stunning landscapes and interesting diversity of wildlife along with the peace and solitude of island life make it ideal for retreats or specialised trips of all kinds.


Glebe Barn on the Isle of Eigg

February 22nd 2019

Visit this hostel and discover a vibrant island community.

Visit Glebe Barn and discover a vibrant island community on the Isle of Eigg. You can watch Golden Eagles soar over the island, walk to the famous Singing Sands, observe the wildlife and explore the island’s fascinating history and geology. Discover Eiggs island community, enjoy traditional music sessions and the great local cuisine. The Glebe Barn offers groups or individuals homely accommodation in a 22 bed (5 bedroom) house, with a separate 2 person apartment, on the beautiful Hebridean Isle of Eigg.

Glebe Barn - Independent Hostel - self catered

Glebe Barn on the extraordinary Isle of Eigg

December 19th 2017

Another reason to savour a visit to Glebe Barn on Eigg.

The last time I wrote about Glebe Barn, a lovely and homely bunkhouse overlooking the sea on the Isle of Eigg, I noted that the bunkhouse owners described their island home as ‘extraordinary’. I found out about its dramatic landscape centred around a towering igneous ridge and its fascinating history. For such a tiny island, though, Eigg keeps flinging more and more reasons to visit. 

This time round, my interest was peaked by issues of land ownership…Wait! Don’t yawn! It is better than it sounds. Eigg is one of those tiny communities which has been wholly owned by a landowner. See also Downham in Lancashire and Edensor in Derbyshire. Following neglect and under investment, the locals fund-raised to buy the island themselves shrugging off the feudal remnants and ushering in a new age in which the islanders generated their own energy; invested in their own infrastructure; and crucially managed their own tenancies. The stability and increasing prosperity this has brought has been shadowed by a growth in the creative arts. Have a look at their ‘government’s’ website and you’ll see evidence of writing, visual arts, and music. Artists can take up residence in the inspirational landscape around Sweeney’s Bothy, Musicians are fostered by the record Label ‘Lost Map’ as well as performances all year. 

In a way it reminds me of Iceland in that a dramatic landscape, a close knit community and a progressive government can create an environment of great creativity.  

Another extraordinary reason to savour a visit to Glebe Barn on Eigg.



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