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

Call Alyson on 01859 511255 or 07833 474743


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 shut 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

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is by the sea, is available to individuals and gives a Best Price Guarantee. It is on the The Hebridean Way and the Skye and the Hebrides map.

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


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
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
ZDogs by arrangement
9Best Price Guarantee


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News & Offers from N°5 Drinishader

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.  


Guided kayak tours available for all ages

August 23rd 2017

A great way to explore the Bays of Harris in the Outer Hebrides

Guided kayak tours at available from Number5 Drinishader.  The Bays of South Harris in the Outer Hebrides encompass the many sea inlets that scatter the eastern shoreline, blurring the line between land and water.  These are ideal conditions for safe Kayaking and the intermingling of land and sea allows peaceful kayakers to see sea otters, seals and other land and marine wildlife.   A great way to explore the Bays of Harris,  suitable for adults and children.

Kayaking in the Bays of Harris

Explore the white sandy beaches of Harris.

December 25th 2016

No5 Drinishader provides self catering holiday accommodation on the Isle of Harris

If you like empty beaches of white sand, with otters and sea lions, then you will love a summer holiday on the Isle of Harris.  Harris is one of the Outer Hebrides Islands, skirted by low lying beaches and separated from the Isle of Lewis by a Mountain.  Basking in the Gulf Stream the Hebrides do not experience the extreme weather of central Scotland and have a peace and tranquility which makes the ferry ride well worth while.   To see a list of great value self catering accommodation on the Hebrides, with a map showing locations look here.

Hebrides white sand beach

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