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Iona Hostel

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Lagandorain | Argyll PA76 6SW, PA76 6SW, Scotland
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I have been a regular visitor to the Iona Hostel since 2003 and can say without a shadow of a doubt it's the best hostel I have visited in the world. Amazing location looking out over the ocean at the north end of the island, comfortable bunk beds with (importantly) plenty of space to store your belongings even on the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We spent two very comfortable nights here in October, and enjoyed our stay. The hostel is in quite a special location, a very short walk across the machair to some beautiful beaches with soft, pale sand and craggy rocks. The hostel has a number of bunk rooms which are clean, modern, and plenty warm enough (the windows can be opened... More 

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Thank HBunyan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

What a wonderful hostel - stunning location, great host and volunteers and a really sound environmental ethos. Perfect base for exploring Iona, for meeting a variety of fellow travellers, or just contemplating the incredible views.

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Thank Joham101
Belfast, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

John is a perfect host and the hostel is magical, perfect for any stay on Iona. The volunteers were helpful as well as delightful and the accommodation, the best in Scotland during a month long journey! Thank you for being a highlight of the trip by bringing together fascinating people to share in your unique environment. As a solo traveler,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

The hostel is wonderful. The views are lovely and it is a short walk to some amazing beaches. The rooms, bathrooms and common areas were all spotlessly clean. Towels were available as well, for a minimal price. I don't always love hostels, but I'd go back there in a minute. Iona is a wonderful place to be, and this is... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Iona Hostel is easily the finest hostel I have stayed in. Julia really is an incredible host and her calming presence informs the whole atmosphere in what is a truly relaxing escape from the bustle of city life. The most beautiful beach is about a minute's walk from the hostel, where the water is variegated shades of blue that I... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a couple of wonderful days staying at John's shepherd's bothy which is an artistic and modern take on an old fashioned gypsy wagon. It was located slightly away from the main hostel so there was peace and privacy to go with the stunning views of duni and the Treshnish Isles. It was comfortable, warm, spotlessly clean and we... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The owner, John, clearly planned before he built. This place has the most wonderful hum and feel to it--from the immaculate kitchen and common area to the poems stapled to the bunk above you. A smooth operating machine and delightful space in a most extraordinary place. This is a real gem, don't miss it!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Brilliant hostel. The hostel is welcoming and clean, and John, the owner is helpful and friendly. It's on the far end of the island, so be prepared for about a 40 minute walk when you first get in at the pier. The views are beautiful, from both the common room and the dorms, and there are beaches a short walk... More 

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The hostel has a fantastic location on the magical island of Iona and is just a short walk to a fantastic beach. I loved everything about this place and will hopefully be quick to return. This is a gem.

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