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Backpackers Lodge

  • Isle of Colonsay
  • Argyll
  • PA61 7YU


  • Bike Hire
  • Close to Golf Course
  • Countryside Views
  • Family
  • Fishing On-site
  • Garden
  • Ground Floor Room/s
  • Group Holidays
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Gear Storage
  • Parking
  • Self Catering
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • Accommodation for 16 guests
  • 2km to pubs, shops & pier
  • Activity groups/ families welcome

About the Backpackers Lodge

Situated in a central spot on the Isle of Colonsay, The Lodge offers a peaceful base with no other nearby houses which boasts commanding views towards Loch Fada. The Lodge consists of a Victorian former gamekeeper's house and two adjacent traditional stone bothies which are surrounded by a large garden with outdoor furniture.

Perfect for those on a budget, outdoor activity groups, families and groups of friends are all welcome.


House Rooms

There are three comfortable upstairs rooms - Ardskenish, Balnahard and Milbuie - each with hanging space and a chest of drawers. Ardskenish can be presented as a triple room if requested and there is a downstairs bathroom with shower and WC.  There is a further ground floor twin/ triple room - Port Lobh - which an adjacent WC and hand basin. The sitting room with open fire and kitchen is also located on the ground floor.

Bothy Bunk Rooms

This rustic building has three cabins - Rubha Dubh, Eilean Olmsa and Dun Ghallain - which can each sleep two people in bunk beds. A shower and toilet block are situated adjacent (external access).

Other Facilities

  • Launderette with free washing machines and dryers located at Colonsay House, 1km away
  • Equipment hire including bikes, small rowing boats and golf clubs
  • Free Wi-Fi service
  • The Dining Bothy with two microwaves, two cookers, two fridges, sinks, a solid fuel Rayburn and huge dining table. There is also a comfortable seating area and games.
  • All bed linen and towels are provided
  • Transport to and from the pier can be arranged at an extra charge


Prices start from £21 per person, per night. Please note that prices returned via our online booking system are for if guests wish to book all of the accommodation. Contact us for further clarification.

Around and About

The Island has miles of pristine coastline and beaches which are home to grey seals, otters, dolphins and whales. Colonsay is also a birdwatchers paradise with choughs, corncrakes and golden eagles to look out for. The north of the island has wild goats and there are many ancient and ecclesiastical buildings, chapels and monuments dotting around the island.

The hills of the island are gentle and ideal for walkers/ cyclists of all abilities including children. Trout fishing can also be enjoyed.


Colonsay is served by a Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry service which sails from the Port of Oban every day from 29th March to 24th October and four times a week at other times of the year. The crossing takes 2.5 hours. There are also return flights to and from Oban every week on a Tuesday and Thursday.


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