Sheenas Backpackers Lodge, Harbour View, Mallaig, Inverness-shire, PH41 4PU
Call Norman or Sheena on 01687 462764
OverviewThe 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.
Rooms & Beds:12: 2 x 6
Open:All year. 9am-8pm
Price per night:£22 per person.
Booking:Telephone ahead for availability and bookings. No email booking.
Directions:From railway station turn right, hostel is two buildings along.
Public Transport:Mallaig has a train station and services by Citylink coaches. For information on local buses phone 01967 431272.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
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.
Over the Sea to Skye
October 15th 2015
The ferry from Mallaig to Armadale is the most scenic way to get to Skye, and the night before you can borrow a bed at Sheenas Backpackers Lodge
With the dramatic improvements seen in recent years to the roads from Fort William to Mallaig on the mainland side, and from Armadale to Broadford on Skye, the time difference between this route and the long drive around via Glen Shiel and Kyle of Lochalsh may not always work out the way you might expect.
And when you take into account the extra effort of driving miles around to the Skye Bridge it is no surprise to find that even though the tolls have been removed from the Skye Bridge, the Mallaig to Armadale Ferry is more popular than ever before.
Apart from everything else, if you travel this way you are travelling “over the sea to Skye”, and that the place you are going to remains beyond any question an island. For more details, visit Undescovered Scotland website.