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Dunard Hostel

Castlebay, HS9 5XD, Scotland
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05/11/2017 06/11/2017
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  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“garden cabin” (7 reviews)
“common room” (8 reviews)
“bunk room” (6 reviews)
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5 Nov.6 Nov.
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I booked 2 separate rooms in 'The Lodge' for myself and my elderly mother. I also had my little dog with me. I was expecting a separate 'cottagey' type accommodation from the description I had read online, so was a little disappointed to find that...More

Thank Sian T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the plus side, the hostel was comfortable -- beds and living space. The kitchen worked well. And the hostel was clean, apart from the crevices in the fridge which looked like Petri dishes in a lab cultivating microbes. On the minus side, nobody was...More

Thank FRAN M
Response from outblueyonder, Owner at Dunard HostelResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review and great to hear you had a comfortable stay. The hostel is now pretty quiet as we head to winter, but we still have a cleaner in every day and I always pop in with the arrival of the evening...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived off the ferry an hour later than scheduled (the ferry not me). There was a queue of people wanting to check in and the owner was there telling us inh turn where our room was (the board wasn't up to date). In my room...More

Thank Debbie E
Response from outblueyonder, Owner at Dunard HostelResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking time to write a review for us. Check in can be a little hectic as almost everyone staying arrives off the same ferry. Apologies about the cat, Milky is loved by some, but not by others, and we have notices saying...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hostel seemed like it needed a bit of TLC. It was clean but a bit dumpy. Found three big spiders we had to kill, one in the bathroom and two in our bedroom. One of the showers was out of commission which is difficult with...More

Thank Shadow999
Response from outblueyonder, Owner at Dunard HostelResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review, and glad you had a good nights sleep, we have replaced many of the mattresses this year. Sorry the shower was out of action, it is always difficult to get replacements immediately on a remote island such as Barra. However...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017 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

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"If you can, ask for a room in the lodge facing the bay"
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"Rooms are allocated so you don't get to choose"
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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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