"The hostel is at the much quieter and more peaceful north end of the island, surrounded by fields and Hebridean sheep. The North End beach is a five minute walk across the field from the hostel, with clear sea and white sand. Lovely sunsets from here too."

– From a review left on Tripadvisor

A few links to some of our favourite things...

Things to see and do on and near Iona and Mull... - The official Isle of Iona website
Iona Abbey - Historic Scotland’s page on Iona Abbey
The Iona Community - The resident religious community at Iona Abbey
Alternative Boat Hire - Locally owned sailing boat and skipper for hire
Staffa Trips - The best way to see Staffa
Iona Heritage Centre - Discover more about the island’s history
Visit Mull and Iona - information about holidays on Mull and Iona
Dervaig Bunkrooms - a comfortable place to stay at the north end of Mull
Ardalanish - Nearby Organic Farm and Weaving Mill

Caledonian Macbrayne - Hebridean and Clyde Ferries
West Coast Motors - Buses on Mull
Iona Taxi - the only taxi on Iona and useful if you’d rather not walk!


RSPB - The Royal Society for the protection of Birds
Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust
Green Tourism Business Scheme
Slow Food
NTS - National Trust for Scotland
Scottish Independent Hostels
Responsible Tourism
Tourism Concern
Organic Places to Stay
Alasdair Sawdays
Gordon Bruce - Who maintains this website. Please let him know if you spot any errors!

Thanks to everyone who's sent me photos of over the years, some of which are used here. Particular thanks are due to Stephanie Mohr who supplied many of the most recent 'Polaroid' style images. Check our her postcards

"What a wonderful hostel - stunning location, great host and volunteers and a really sound environmental ethos. Perfect base for exploring Iona, for meeting a variety of fellow travellers, or just contemplating the incredible views."

– From a review left on Tripadvisor

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