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Iona Hostel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

John, Collette and Misa created a heavenly environment which wrapped around us during our creative workshop which was held at the hostel. The location, next to a white secluded beach, could beat any Caribbean resort. The hostel lived up to and went beyond its eco credentials. John's devotion to the Island is evident in the sensitive way he has blended...

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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Despite the exciting weather, gale force winds and torrential rain we loved our stay on Iona. We stayed in the Shepherds Bothy. Very cosy and romantic, just what you need apart from a bathroom and toilet which is in the youth hostel. Such a delightful secluded spot, very special. From what we saw of the youth hostel would recommend that...

Thank annsandell
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Lovely place with friendly people. Warm welcome. Great common room with a wonderful kitchen, big table and cosy lounge. Very clean, good atmosphere - a real gem on the island! I don't think that was my last stay there :)

Thank Elisabeth F
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We knew Iona Hostel well before we chose to have our wedding and house party there and it was even more fantastic than we'd imagined! We booked the whole hostel for 4 nights and stayed with 20 family and close friends and it was perfect in every respect - including the warm welcome from John the owner, the discreet efficiency...

Thank Rachel C
john m, Owner at Iona Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks Rachel, it was a pleasure seeing you both and I'm glad that you had a happy time. Best wishes, John.

Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Never been to a hostel before, but this was an amazing experience. Such a friendly owner. Very clean. Quiet. Lovely common room. Setting, though a bit of a walk from the main part of town, is worth it for its views and solitude. I would definitely go back and stay longer.

1Thank J. Brent B
Wybunbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Five bedrooms (two with 6 beds (bunks), two with four beds (bunks) and one twin (not bunks). Good shower/toilet facilities, good kitchen/lounge - can get very crowded if everyone in there at the same time. 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...

1Thank Denise H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

I have been a regular visitor to the Iona Hostel since 2003 and can say without a shadow of a doubt it's the best hostel I have visited in the world. Amazing location looking out over the ocean at the north end of the island, comfortable bunk beds with (importantly) plenty of space to store your belongings even on the...

Thank Richard H
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We spent two very comfortable nights here in October, and enjoyed our stay. The hostel is in quite a special location, a very short walk across the machair to some beautiful beaches with soft, pale sand and craggy rocks. The hostel has a number of bunk rooms which are clean, modern, and plenty warm enough (the windows can be opened...

Thank HBunyan
Reviewed 4 September 2015

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.

Thank Joham101
Woburn, Massachusetts
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

John is a perfect host and the hostel is magical, perfect for any stay on Iona. The volunteers were helpful as well as delightful and the accommodation, the best in Scotland during a month long journey! Thank you for being a highlight of the trip by bringing together fascinating people to share in your unique environment. As a solo traveler,...

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Additional Information about Iona Hostel

Address: Lagandorain | Argyll PA76 6SW, PA76 6SW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Iona
Price Range: $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Iona Hostel Scotland, UK
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“Views in every direction”
 of 5 bubbles Maxieinaberdeen, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We loved the Bothy”
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 of 5 bubbles annsandell, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 is the twin room - book early if you want some privacy. Room 1 is noisy as next to the lounge/kitchen - 2 and 3 are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles denisehN6541QR, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Magnificent hostel one minutes walk from the most beautiful beach in the UK”
 of 5 bubbles JohnstonGlasgow, 26 Jul 2015 | Read review
“wi-fi available in the main hostel”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisB770, 16 Jul 2015 | Read review
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