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

Call Tamsin or Stuart on 01687 315099


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

This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel' and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the ideal for retreats page and the Skye and the Hebrides map.

It has availability at August Bank Holiday and Autumn Half Term.


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
0VisitScotland Quality Assured


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News & Offers from Glebe Barn

Recharge yourself this Easter with a trip to Eigg

January 21st 2020

Easter is a magical time of year to visit Eigg. Before the arrival of most tourists and midges!

Away from pretty much everything lies the island of Eigg. Enjoy the peace and quiet of our island destination at this beautiful time of year. A haven  for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers and lovers of the great outdoors. The hostel sleeps 22 in a variety of private and dormatory rooms, there is also a private mezzanine apartment. Eigg is an ideal location to escape to this Easter, the fresh air and stunning scenery will wish you never have to leave.

Glebe Barn on Eigg

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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