Tobermory Youth Hostel, Tobermory

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I'd have to say the dorm I stayed in was not spacious at all. I thought it was quite cramped and the bed was terrible, one of those saggy metal bunk beds that sways and creaks whenever either occupant moves. Great location, good kitchen, and friendly staff, though.


Tobermory Youth Hostel is found on Main Street in Tobermory, the "capital" of the Isle of Mull. It is painted pink so it is difficult to miss although many nearby buildings are also painted suitably garish colours as well and have become a tourist attraction in their own right.

The rooms in the hostel are large and although a little rundown it is kept fairly clean. The bunkbeds are comfortable and the lounge area has a TV, plenty of seating, and tourist material. The bathrooms are even more rundown hot water should not be a problem, although water pressure can be a little unreliable.

One small complaint is that check-in does not start until 5 although luggage can be left there until then. Overbooking is a terrible practice and whilst mistakes do happen, overbooking in a hostel which has only 39 beds and only opens check in at 5 it is even more worrisome.

Tobermory is a small town, but there is a well stocked supermarket nearby (the Co-op) and some specialty shops selling chocolates and other delicacies. The nearby pubs may not be too welcoming of "incomers" at first but after a few drinks and a little singing, the atmosphere becomes almost friendly.

By public transport, getting to Tobermory can be tiring. Local (and very expensive) local buses meet ferries when they arrive into Craignure and travel up to Tobermory. There are limited other buses during the day to other parts of Mull and travelling to Fionnphort and the Isle of Iona can take virtually a whole day because of the bus timetable.

David Halliday

Quiet, cozy hostel right on the main street alongside the harbor. The front rooms have great sea views. There are some excellent shops close by try the Island Bakery for local cheeses and baked goodies, and the Co-op supermarket is well stocked for self caterers. There are numerous restaurants around. The hostel has a spacious, well equipped kitchen, dining room and lounge, outdoor patio area (if it ever stops raining) and spacious dorms. I had the dorm to myself, as it was a quiet time. This is a small hostel and attracts walkers and cyclists, and is ideal for those looking for a quiet break that is accessible by public transport.


This is a small cozy hostel on the main street in Tobermory and has the advantage of being accessible by public transport. Main Street runs along the harbor and is packed with colorful buildings. There were some wonderful shops nearby for self-caterers and plenty of eating out options. I was one of few guests there and I had the six-bed dorm to myself. The other guests were a group of cyclists apparently. I never actually saw them. However, I really enjoyed the break in a beautiful place and I liked the hostel very homely and comfortable. The self-catering kitchen and dining room was well equipped and the lounge was comfortable, both offering great views. For a night or two, this is a good place to relax.



Located on the main street, surrounded by shops, galleries, bars and restaurants, Tobermory Youth Hostel is one of the many brightly painted buildings sitting on one of Scotland’s most colourful and attractive harbours.

Perfect for groups, families and individual travellers, the hostel offers guests a variety of room types, many with enviable sea views and all available to be booked as private rooms. None of the rooms are en-suite, but ample shower and washroom facilities are available.

Guests can opt for a continental breakfast in the dining room, watching the fishing boats come and go from the harbour, or take advantage of the well-equipped self-catering kitchen. The hostel is licensed and you can relax in the evening with a local craft beer or glass of wine.

WiFi access is free for all guests and other facilities include a comfortable lounge with TV and DVD player, excellent laundry, drying room, cycle storage and a small enclosed garden at the back with a picnic table - ideal for morning coffee or lunch.

Parking is on the main street, but there’s also a car and coach park five minutes’ walk away at the end of Main Street. Currently parking in Tobermory is free.

Curving round a sheltered bay Tobermory is an ideal holiday location for wildlife watchers, hill walkers, seafood enthusiasts - and families. It’s also a great place to base yourself for exploring other areas of the island, whether on bike or on foot.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Location and Contact




Address: Main Street, Tobermory, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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Website Tobermory Youth Hostel Tobermory
Phone Number: +44 (0)1786 891400
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel


Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons



Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Airport Pickup

Lockers in Rooms


Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: Open April to September and RentaHostel

Reception Hours: 08.00-10.00 and 17.00-22.00

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)


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