Glebe Barn Hostel, Isle of Eigg

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I visited this hostel in 2000 (five years ago), when it was newly opened. The interior belies the stark exterior; it's very warm, spacious and comfortable. The ground floor has a large dining area, with an open-hearth fire in the middle, and a comfortable sitting area. Books and games are provided for truly inclement days, but then you don't come to the Hebrides for the weather, do you? The hostel is self-catering, but a large kitchen is available with all the necessary items provided. If the weather is dry and warm enough, you can sit outside and enjoy the views of the mountains on the mainland (10-50 miles away) and the Isle of Skye to the north.

The best thing about the Glebe Barn is ... that it is on Eigg. Although but a small island (5 by 8 km or 3 by 5 miles) it has everything: mountains, cliffs, lochs, rivers (albeit small), meadows, moorland, stupendous vistas and friendly people. It's a real place to be away from it all, and only a 75-minute ferry ride from the mainland at Mallaig. A must-visit!

Guido Blokland


Located on the Isle of Eigg off the west coast of Scotland, where sandy beaches, dramatic coastal scenery, spectacular wildlife, archaeological heritage, exceptional local cuisine and lively traditional music scene abound, this creates a unique island cultural experience – your perfect getaway destination.

The Glebe Barn, a charmingly converted 19th century building, provides comfortable shared accommodation ideally suited for individuals, family holidays, group get-togethers, school/university trips or for hosting events, conferences, workshops and retreats.

Centrally located overlooking the harbour and dramatic coastline of the Scottish mainland, the Glebe is within close walking distance from local facilities and provides an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Isle of Eigg.

The friendly, family run hostel accommodates up to 22 people in 5 bedrooms in the main building (1 double room, 2 triple rooms, a 6 bunk room and an 8 bunk room) and an additional 2 people accommodated in a separate self contained annexe.

The Glebe is a lovely spacious building with outstanding coastal views from all bedrooms and living room. There is a large open plan living/dining room with centrally located log fire, well provisioned with books, games, sound system and WiFi access throughout the building. The large kitchen is fully equiped with a large gas cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, blender etc, and plenty of storage shelves in the pantry. There is also a drying room/lobby, laboratory room, laundry room (equipped with industrial sized washing machine and tumble dryer) and toilets/showers on each of the three floors.

The living room opens onto our peaceful south facing garden with extensive views of the Scottish west coast. The garden provides outdoor seating and a BBQ for you to relax outside and enjoy this stunning hebridean landscape.

Please see our website for further information and booking enquiries

Location and Contact


Address: Eigg Pier, Inverness-shire, Isle of Eigg, Inner Hebrides, Scotland

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Website Glebe Barn Hostel Isle of Eigg
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1687 482417
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Facilities and Amenities

+50 Traveller

Family-Friendly Hostel

Party Hostel

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller


Luggage Storage

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

BBQ Grill

Clothes Dryer

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Outdoor Seating


Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup


Credit Card Payments

Lockers in Rooms


Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 17

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 2 nights

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)


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