Sheenas Backpackers Lodge, Harbour View, Mallaig, Inverness-shire, PH41 4PU

Call Ashley or Fraser on 01687 462764

Hostel on the West Coast of Scotland in Mallaig

The Backpackers Lodge, the oldest original croft house in Mallaig, offers a homely base from which you can explore the Inner Hebrides, the famous white sands of Morar and the remote peninsula of Knoydart.

Mallaig is a working fishing village with all the excitement of the boats landing. You can see the seals playing in the harbour waiting for the boats, whale and dolphin watching trips are available from the harbour. The hostel provides excellent budget accommodation with two rooms each with six beds, full central heating and fully equipped kitchen/common room with free WiFi. Scottish Tourist Board three star. All hot water and heating provided by renewable energy.

On site is the Tea Garden Café (open from 9am to 6pm March to November and 9am to 6.30pm June,July and August) serving quality meals, snacks, speciality coffee and home baking. See website for pictures of the restaurant and the beautiful countryside around.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    12: 2 x 6
  • Open:

    All year. 9am-8pm
  • Price per night:

    £25pp. We are operating under current COVID 19 rules so please phone for price and availability
  • Booking:

    Telephone ahead for availability and bookings. No email booking.
  • Directions:

    From railway station turn right, hostel is two buildings along.We are operating under current Covid-19 rules, please phone for price and availability.
  • Public Transport :

    Mallaig has a train station and services by Citylink coaches. For information on local buses phone 01967 431272.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
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aMixed dormitories
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities


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News & Offers from Sheenas Backpackers Lodge

Wash away your worries at Sheenas Backpackers Lodge

March 9th 2021

Thoughts drifting to a weekend break? Sheenas Backpackers Lodge is the perfect location.

Away from it all in the working fishing town of Mallaig there’s plenty opportunity to relax. Watching the seals out in the bay or just wandering through the town. Maybe whale watching will provide you with some lasting memories. The unrivaled beauty of Mallaig and the rest of the Inner Hebrides speaks for itself. Of course the choice of what happens is up to you. Sheenas Backpackers is ideally situated for your adventure, when restrictions allow.

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Inner Hebrides

March 6th 2018

Take a day trip to the Inner Hebrides!

Sheenas Backpackers Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore the Inner Hebrides. I highly recommend taking day trips to some of the Inner Hebrides while staying in Mallaig. The isles are beautiful and isolated, and filled with true artful Scottish culture! Pebbled streets and sandy paths, leading to quaint little museums or gorgeous undisturbed sandy beaches and coves!


Morar and Camusdarrach beachs

January 15th 2017

Visit the beaches where Local Hero was filmed while staying at Sheenas Backpackers

A visit to Sheenas Backpackers in Mallaig is a must for everyone who loved the scenery and local culture in the film Local Hero.  Morar beach and Camusdarrach beach, close to Mallaig,  were used in this classic film. If your fired up about Marine conservation then Mallaig has a Marine World where you can find out more about the wild life on this coastline.   Another tick for those gathering classic memories it to follow in Bonnie Price Charlies footsteps and take the ferry Over the Sea to Skye.  The ferry leaves from Mallaig on a daily basis (check for winter timetables) and give some tremendous views of the west cost scenery and opportunities to spot the local wildlife on the voyage.  Other boats from Mallaig include Whale watching trips and boats to the remote Knoydart peninsula and the smaller inner Hebrides islands of Rum and Eigg.   For further information of the locality have a look at the website Road to the Isles.

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