N°5 Drinishader, 5 Drinishader, Isle of Harris, HS3 3DX

Call Alyson Campbell on 01859 511255 or 07833 474743

Self catering hostel on the Isle of Harris

N°5 Drinishader is located on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, 5 miles from Tarbert and 8 miles from the famous white sandy beaches. Situated above Drinishader harbour, overlooking the beautiful East Loch Tarbert, the hostel and self-catering units provide a variety of accommodation for individuals, families and groups. Outdoor activities can also be organised. The hostel has a cosy lounge with open fire, a well-equipped kitchen, shower, WC and comfortable beds. Pick-up services from Tarbert can be arranged for a small cost if there are no bus services. Among the activities guests enjoy are coastal/hill walking, cycling, kayaking, boat trips, sightseeing and bird/wildlife watching. Breakfast and packed lunches are available. For full information on activities please visit the website. Arial Photo taken by Moray and Firth mx 5 owners club.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

  • Open:

    May. Closed for some of the winter months. Reception 7am-10pm
  • Price per night:

    From £21pp. Reductions for families, groups and longer stays.
  • Booking:

    Online booking available via website. Advisable to book in advance. Deposit required.
  • Directions:

    From Tarbert follow the A859 south. After 3.5km turn left along the Golden Road. The hostel is located just above the small harbour in Drinishader.
  • Public Transport :

    Caledonian MacBrayne ferries (01876 500337) from Ullapool to Stornoway or from Uig (Skye) to Tarbert. Drinishader is a 10 min bus journey from Tarbert (01851 705050). Bus stop at hostel. There are 3 - 5 buses each day.
  • Walks :

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

Available August Bank Holiday 2022


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
pClothes washing facilities
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from N°5 Drinishader

An Idyllic break perfect for a couple

February 12th 2021

The isle of Harris, Jaw dropping beauty for miles around. What better place to enjoy a well needed romantic break. All being well bookings are being taken for 2021. Relax and soak up Harris and all the wonder to be found.

The clearest water in the Isles and some of the best beaches to boot. The tranquil atmosphere can be felt wherever you venture. Walks by the edge of the sea or paddling through it by kayak, it’s very easy to get lost in the serenity. Such stunning views just out of window inspiring your plan for the day. Those particularly fond of nature can have a wonderful time spotting more rare wildlife here. Relaxing has never been so easy.

Calm water at Drinishader

Bring your canine companion to the Hebrides

September 23rd 2020

You and your dog can enjoy long walks taking in the fresh air on an island untouched by industrialization.

There simply is no better place. The white sands and clear blue waters, it can be hard to believe that you’re still in the UK. A peaceful atmosphere envelopes the island, sea lions, otters and dolphins are not unusual sights here. N°5 Drinishader has a cosy feel, an open fire and well equipped kitchen can tend to your every need. It goes without saying that there are more than enough walks right outside the door. A break for both you and your dog. The hebrides are calling…

Dog on Harris

Sunrise in the western isles!

December 30th 2017

I challenge anyone to rival the sunrises on the eastern side of the Isle of Harris- stay at No 5 Drinishader to see them for yourselves!

There are so many exciting things to do on the Isle of Harris, many activities being available at No 5 Drinishader.  But I’m not sure that anything can really rival getting up early to see one of these stunning sunrises.  The Cottage Youth Hostel has sea views so you won’t even need to leave the comfort of your accommodation.  


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