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“Small hostel in downtown Mallaig” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mallaig Backpackers Lodge

Mallaig Backpackers Lodge
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Mallaig Backpackers Lodge
London
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Small hostel in downtown Mallaig”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2010

Just 2 dorms, a kitchen / dining room, and lounge. Basic and informal. Great kitchen. A bit like staying in a student house.... in a good way. Would suggest making a reservation before you arrive, as can get quite busy with late night arrivals on the last train to Mallaig.

  • Stayed July 2007, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2009

We arrived at this hostel on the 2nd September having travelled from the Inner Hebrides. Due to ferry times we knew we would be arriving late and therefore we had been in the day before to book beds as well as having multiple conversations with the Hostel during the day of arrival to keep them informed. However upon arrival we were confronted by what seemed to be the Hostel manager for that night who was both rude and unwelcoming. She said we were lucky to have our beds even though we had been in contact with them throughout the day. She then proceeded to read us the "Riot act" and demanded that we be in by 11.30pm despite there being a late key available to hostel residents.

This seems like a nice hostel which looks to be clean, warm and in a good location. Other members of staff were pleasant but we felt we could not stay in a place where one particular member of staff was so patronising and disrespectful. Highland Hospitality was severely lacking in this Hostel. On this basis we cannot recommend it to any travellers
or friends of ours who may find themselves in need of a bed in Mallaig.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2009

This is a very useful stopover - the only hostel in this busy fishing village and gateway port to Skye, Knoydart and the Small Isles. There are just twelve beds in two dorms, a kitchen, sitting room and two bathrooms. It's clean and well-equipped, and the people who run it are friendly. Good value at 14.50 GBP in 2009.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dhmellor
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St. Croix, VI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2007

We were doing the scenic train to Mallaig, so just needed an overnight there. Sheena's Backpacker's Lodge seemed fine from website, and we weren't disappointed. [--]

It was a block from the station, overlooked the harbor and town, was clean with helpful, friendly staff ,and good restaurant with inside and outside dining areas.

Beds are 13 GBP ($26) in mixed dorm; 2 clean bathrooms with showers, roomy kitchen, and pleasant sitting area. We are seniors, and were not the oldest there, though there were young backpackers as well.

The downstairs Tea Garden restaurant is open all day, and I suggest eating while the lunch menu is still in effect. Dinner was too expensive, though in line with other places in town.

Though guidebooks said Mallaig was nothing much to see, we enjoyed the harbor-front atmosphere and small village feel......but of course, we were lucky enough to be there on a sunny day. Area is noted for hiking, but it's also possible to do some exploring of nearby towns by bus or train.

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Additional Information about Mallaig Backpackers Lodge

Property: Mallaig Backpackers Lodge
Address: Station Road, Mallaig, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Mallaig
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Mallaig
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Mallaig Backpackers Lodge Scotland

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