Ulva Hostel, Ardalum House, Isle of Ulva, Isle of Mull, Argyll. PA73 6LZ

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  • Front elevation, exterior view of Ulva Hostel and campsite
  • Ulva Hostel's communal lounge with large bay window and great views
  • Ulva Hostel's communal self catering kitchen
  • 4 person dorm with wooden bunks
  • Double room with fantastic views of mountains through the window
  • Ulva Hostel's sauna
  • Exterior of yurt against a sunset
  • Interior of Yurt
  • Aerial view of Ulva Hostel , the yurt, it's grounds and the sea and islands and mountains beyond
  • View of entrance and side elevation of Ulva HOstel

Remote hostel on the Isle of Ulva

Situated on the community owned island of Ulva with a resident population of fewer than 15 people, Ulva Hostel gives guests the unique chance to experience the magic, solitude and serene beauty of a remote Scottish island. The island of Ulva lies just off the west coast of Mull and can be reached by a small, community owned but privately-operated ferry. There are no roads so cars are left at Ulva Ferry car park. Just bring your walking boots, your binoculars and an open heart.

The hostel, built in 1860 as a shooting lodge, has undergone extensive renovation and opened to its first guests in May 2023. It sleeps a max of 14 people across 5 beautiful rooms. There are 2 4-person dorms with bunks, 2 doubles and 1 double/twin. Book by the bed, the room or book the whole hostel. Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, a large living room, a separate dining room/workspace room and a sauna. There are also 2 family-sized yurts (dog friendly) in the grounds. The yurts share the facilities in the main hostel.

During the summer months the Boathouse on Ulva, is open for refreshments and lunches prepared from locally sourced produce.

The views, the silence, the dark skies and the wild life on the island are guaranteed to stay with you for the rest of your life.

This hostel is a 20 minute walk from the pier up past the church, in a secluded area of the island. Luggage transfer can be arranged if required.

Camping in the grounds is available for overflow guests.
Ulva hostel gives guests the unique opportunity to stay on a minimally populated island. The island of Ulva, lies just off the west coast of Mull and can be reached by foot passenger ferry from Mull. The hostel, originally a shooting lodge, sleeps 14 across 5 rooms. It has a fully equipped kitchen, large living room, dining room/workspace room and a sauna. There are also 2 family sized yurts and a camping area in the grounds.
Situated on the community owned island of Ulva with a resident population of fewer than 15 people, Ulva Hostel gives guests the unique chance to experience the magic, solitude and serene beauty of a remote Scottish island. The island of Ulva lies just off the west coast of Mull and can be reached by a small, community owned but privately-operated ferry. There are no roads so cars are left at Ulva Ferry car park. Just bring your walking boots, your binoculars and an open heart.

The hostel, built in 1860 as a shooting lodge, has undergone extensive renovation and opened to its first guests in May 2023. It sleeps a max of 14 people across 5 beautiful rooms. There are 2 4-person dorms with bunks, 2 doubles and 1 double/twin. Book by the bed, the room or book the whole hostel. Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, a large living room, a separate dining room/workspace room and a sauna. There are also 2 family-sized yurts (dog friendly) in the grounds. The yurts share the facilities in the main hostel.

During the summer months the Boathouse on Ulva, is open for refreshments and lunches prepared from locally sourced produce.

The views, the silence, the dark skies and the wild life on the island are guaranteed to stay with you for the rest of your life.

This hostel is a 20 minute walk from the pier up past the church, in a secluded area of the island. Luggage transfer can be arranged if required.

Camping in the grounds is available for overflow guests.

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

Availability

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Details

  • Beds & Rooms:

    18: Hostel 14: 2x4, 2x2 (double), 1x2 (double/twin). Yurts: 2 x 2/3. Plus camping
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    Dorm: £22pp. Double: £58 per room. Enquire for sole use. Yurts £68 for 2 people.
  • Booking:

    Book online or contact us via the website.
  • Directions:

    From the mainland (Oban, Lochaline or Kilchoan) you take the ferry (all carry vehicles), to Mull and make your way to Ulva Ferry. There are spacious car parks at the crossing. Once you have crossed to Ulva you walk a mile to the hostel, following the signs and passing the church on the way.
  • Public Transport :

    Ulva Ferry Community Transport (ufct.co.uk) run a scheduled request bus service for the community and visitors which must be booked no later than 4pm the day prior to travel. The ferries between Mull and the mainland (Oban-Craignure, Lochaline-Fishnish, Kilchoan-Tobermory) are operated by Calmac (calmac.co.uk), and the Oban and Kilchoan routes must be booked in advance.
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
By the Sea Dog Friendly Individuals welcome Camping Featured on David Attenborough Wild Isles BBC program Retreats IHUK Community Skye & The Hebrides

This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024 Available for Christmas 2023 Available New Year 2024 / 2025 Available February Half Term 2025 Available Easter 2025 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2025 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2025

Facilities

bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
jShowers
pClothes washing facilities
ZDogs by arrangement

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News & Offers from Ulva Hostel

Your chance to stay on an accessible hardly populated Scottish island.

June 20th 2024

The island of Ulva has a tiny population, plenty of space and stunning sea views. It lies just off the west coast of Mull, reached by foot passenger ferry, so is really easy to reach. Ulva Hostel, originally a shooting lodge, has private rooms, or you can book a bed in a shared room. There are also 2 family sized yurts and a camping area in the grounds.

A view of the ferry crossing from Mull to Ulva, with a sign for Ulva hostel
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Imagine waking up on almost deserted island with a view like this?

August 10th 2023

What’s more imagine that it will only cost from just £20 per night in a shared dorm or £56 per night in a double room. No need to stretch your imagination. It it is all true and all possible at the awesomely unique Ulva Hostel.
Situated on the car-less, road-less Scottish Isle of Ulva, (just off the coast of the Isle of Mull), Ulva Hostel makes an island escape adventure affordable for most wallets

The Isle of Ulva is accessed by foot ferry from Mull.  The island is community owned and has fewer than 15 (human) inhabitants.  The real inhabitants are of course those with feathers, wings, gills,  0, 4, 6, 8 or more legs!  The hostel, built in 1860 as a shooting lodge, has undergone extensive renovation and opened to its first guests in May 2023. It sleeps a max of 14 people across 5 beautiful rooms.  There are also 2 family-sized yurts (dog friendly) in the grounds which share the facilities in the main hostel. Plus there is space for overflow guests to camp in the grounds.  You can book a bed in a dorm, a room, a yurt, the whole hostel or the whole site.

Adventures make memories that last a lifetime.  Ulva Hostel is a place where adventures and memories go hand in hand.

View along a track over the sea to mountains beyond from Ulva Hostel on the Isle of Ulva
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Front elevation, exterior view of Ulva Hostel and campsite

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