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Glebe Barn Hostel

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#2 of 3 guest houses in Isle of Eigg
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We provide comfortable self-catering accommodation for large groups, families and individual backpackers. Full catering is available to groups by arrangement. Situated on the extraordinary Isle of Eigg in a charmingly converted 19th Century building, the Glebe Barn offers Four Star, homely hostel accommodation within 1 mile of the well stocked island shop and cafe/restaurant. The hostel boasts outstanding sea views from every room, well equipped kitchen, cozy log fire and a library of books and games for all ages. Sleeping up to 22 persons in a combination of twin, triple, family and dormitory rooms, the Glebe Barn is perfect for individuals, families or large groups. If you fancy more privacy, an adjoining 2 person Glebe Barn Apartment can be let in conjunction with, or separately from the hostel.
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Heather M wrote a review Apr 2023
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What a great location, mid island so perfect for everything. Made to feel so welcome, met off ferry and bags transported. Glebe Barn has everything you need to make your stay brilliant. Comfortable, clean, a well appointed kitchen, comfy sitting area and sun room off it. Plentiful showers and toilets. One couple of our group stayed in the self-contained annexe and were delighted with it, lovely, clean and everything you need for an extremely enjoyable stay. The views are amazing. What a great place on a beautiful peaceful island.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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George wrote a review Sept 2022
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This is our second stay at this hostel. It's in a stunning location over looking the harbor. The facilities are great, clean and it's warm. We met lots of lovely people who were staying too, on the evening we had the log burner going. Its a really wonderful place.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Inge T wrote a review Aug 2022
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We (family of three) stayed in this hostel in August 2022. It was just wonderfull and amazing. It has stunning views on the sea and other parts of the island. Facilities were very good: a large well equipped kitchen, toilets and shower neat and very clean. A nice breakfast/dining area. A large living room with plenty of books and games. The hostel is situated about 2 miles from the large pier. If you don't mind a little hike, you can walk to it. You can go by taxi as well. Charlie will take you there giving you a lot of information about Eigg. We've visited Laig Bay, the Singing Sands, the church ruins of Kildonnan and were fishing on the old pier. Had some fresh fish for dinner. The Isle of Eigg is a little treasure and so is this hostel! I would recommend this for your stay. @ Tamsin: you run a beautiful hostel. Thank you for your hospitality. We're hoping to get back here.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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EpicCreator D wrote a review Jul 2022
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I over all had a great time in eigg and at the barn the people are very welcoming and caring. With the views all around from the hostel I will most definitely go back agin. Had a great time with the group of 15 who went.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Eleanor P wrote a review Jul 2022
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Fantastic place to stay. We block-booked the whole hostel for our group and had a magical week on the island (magic seems to come easily on Eigg). The bedrooms were comfy, plenty of bathrooms/showers, and a well equipped kitchen. The huge lounge/dining room and sunroom meant there was space to hang out, and we managed to fit 12 bikes (hired from Eigg Adventures at the pier - also recommended) in the bike store. The hostel is handy for both ends of the island, and there's gentle downhill access to the shore. Tamsin was super welcoming, and ran all our luggage up and down to the ferry. Excellent place to host a group and would definitely come back again with the family, a group or solo.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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ScottishExplorer92 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Stayed at the Glebe Barn with a group of 15. The hostel was a perfect base for exploring the island, around a 20 minute walk from the Eigg Pier and ideally situated near the top of the hill for accessing either side of the island. Rooms are simple and well kitted out for groups or individuals travelling. Great kitchen with plenty facilities for cooking and storing food. Tamsin was a great host, offering a bag collection and pick up from the pier on Eigg and checked in on us regularly to make sure we were all okay. The walk to and from the hostel is really lovely and a nice way to land on the island.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Gregor D wrote a review Jul 2022
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Great amenities and very close to many highly recommend places to visit in Eigg Plenty of space and brilliant views from the hostel and the rooms especially out towards the coast of Eigg. Eigg is also very beautiful island with spectacular wildlife such as eagles and otters!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Abby E wrote a review Jul 2022
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I had an amazing week here. An excellent hostel on a beautiful island. It's a lovely building with plenty of space, comfy beds, a well equipped kitchen and spectacular views. Tamsin and Charlie were very welcoming and helpful. Very good for large groups. Hopefully come back one day!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Georgina M wrote a review Jun 2022
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I hadn’t stayed in a hostel for 30 years and was so pleasantly surprised by our fabulous stay in June! The hostel is a large, gorgeous farmhouse with an ocean view. It is really well set up for singles, families or groups. It has a huge fully equipped kitchen, living room, sunroom, laundry room and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. If you’re pulling luggage, I’d recommend hiring Charlie, the local taxi driver who also gave us a great tour on a rainy afternoon!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ruth S wrote a review May 2022
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Excellent bunkhouse in a unique island location. The public rooms and kitchen are spacious, well equipped and welcoming and the bedrooms are clean, fresh and comfortable. Our host, Tamsin was so welcoming. Great for a group like us or for individuals. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glebe Barn Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Glebe Barn Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Isle of Eigg Shop (0.9 miles), An Sgurr (1.1 miles), and Blaze (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Glebe Barn Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, kids activities, and laundry service.
Is Glebe Barn Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Isle of Eigg.
Are pets allowed at Glebe Barn Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Glebe Barn Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.