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Dunard Hostel

Castlebay, HS9 5XD, Scotland
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8/10/2017 9/10/2017
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“garden cabin” (7 reviews)
“bunk room” (7 reviews)
“common room” (8 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location of the hostel has the wow factor. A lovely view over Castlebay. Lots of parking nearby and easy to find and access the hostel. I liked the system whereby when you arrive your name is on the board telling you which room you...More

1  Thank Sportypants
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a bit of an unusual review, in that we (a group of 4 cyclists) didn't actually stay in the hostel itself as such. What happened was that earlier this week we arrived in the evening at Castlebay, utterly drenched in monsoon-like weather and...More

1  Thank PortyRambler
Response from outblueyonder, Owner at Dunard HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, and I am glad we could put a kayak shed roof over your heads! With the conditions as wet and wild as that it was the least we could do to help you out. We certainly don't make it a...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Barracuda is just the most beautiful place ever and the hostel is a nice clean and central place to stay. We stayed in the garden cabin which is a wigwam type unit. It was clean and if you make the effort romantic and cosy. Now...More

Thank john m
Response from outblueyonder, Owner at Dunard HostelResponded 18 August 2017

Many thanks for your review, and great to hear you enjoyed the twin cabin. You're are absolutely right, Barra is a very, very beautiful island.

Reviewed 13 August 2017

My wife and I stayed in the garden cabin. Years since we last did this kind of thing and I was a bit apprehensive! No need - the cabin was very comfortable indeed and the other hostel residents were a friendly bunch from a wide...More

Thank Fred D
Response from outblueyonder, Owner at Dunard HostelResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review, and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, the cabin really is very peaceful.

Reviewed 26 July 2017

Nice hostel. Perfect location in Castlebay, with wonderful views of the bay. I stayed in one of the bunk rooms for 6 nights. It was nice and clean, and the bed very comfortable. The only minor problem I found with the room was it was...More

Thank Karen F
Response from outblueyonder, Owner at Dunard HostelResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks so much for your review, and great to hear you enjoyed your stay. I have taken on board a previous suggestion of mirrors, and have them waiting to be hung, but thanks anyhow for letting us know. So glad you got on so well...More

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  • Kitchenette
  • Number of rooms
  • 5
  • Location
  • United Kingdom >
  • Scotland >
  • The Hebrides >
  • Outer Hebrides >
  • Isle of Barra
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  • Dunard Hostel Isle Of Barra, Scotland
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"We stayed in the garden lodge which was like a wigwam style unit."
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"Overlooks the harbour."
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"Don't take a garden shed room unless they provide power and light"
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"For privacy and quaintness book the garden room"
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