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Lagandorain | Argyll PA76 6SW, PA76 6SW, Scotland
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Iona Hostel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Newport
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6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My friend and I spent two nights in The Bothy on Iona on November 5th and 6th 2014. John kindly went out of his way and picked us up from the pier as we arrived on a late boat in the dark. Lovely quaint little Bothy with all creature comforts thought of. It was cosy and warm, beautifully decorated and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Definitely not like the hostels of my youth! Beautiful views of the ocean and steps from the beach. This place was very clean and quiet, with comfortable beds. Well equipped kitchen and comfy lounge with books about the area read. A nice place to go to get away from the noise and bustle. I wish we had planned for more... More 

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I had two very enjoyable days staying here, the owner friendly and approachable. It's in an amazing location, is comfortable and the atmosphere relaxed and chilled. I am already planning my return later this year.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I spent a wonderful four days and nights in the delightful Iona hostel Shephards Bothy. The bothy interior is lovely, cosy bed, small rattan chair and table, lovely plaid blankets and a small dresser. The furnishings and decor are lovely and its clear that a lot of thought (and excellent taste) has gone into creating every aspect of this delightful,... More 

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Nelson, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Iona hostel sits in an idyllic spot, close to a beautiful beach and surrounded by birdsong (including corncrakes). Facilities inside are excellent, with a good self catering kitchen, window seats with views, a well-stocked bookshelf, comfortable beds and good showers - and it's all Eco-friendly. The hostel is about 1 mile's walk from the ferry, and a half mile from... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I truly enjoyed my stay! Friendly athmosphere and very helpful staff. High standard regarding the cleaning, I appreciated the use of organic cleaning products! Well equiped kitchen, well organized. Breathtaking view of the Atlantic and lots of rainbows! Cosy sofas next to a great selection of books! Lovely sheep outside window making picture of paradise complete. I'll be back!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I stayed at the hostel for 5 days from 21 May 2014 and slept in the four bedded room 2. Location stunning, friendly, welcoming and helpful staff, fresh wild flowers on the table, amazing sea views and sunsets, corncrake singing and pottering about just outside the window, very warm, cosy kitchen/living room with wonderful artifacts and well chosen library, never... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We stayed overnight in the Shepherds Bothy an idyllic retreat with lovely views and sounds of birds including corncrakes around us. Very comfortable & cosy nights sleep. Hostel immaculate, well organised with friendly, helpful staff. Many Thanks to Petri for looking after us so well during our stay. Thanks K & S P.S. The beaches nearby are fab.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Iona hostel is a beautiful retreat venue, and the care, love and attention to detail from John and the staff allows the hostel to flower into a sacred space for sharing and connection. From fresh wild flowers in jars, to the homely farmhouse table, and windows that frame beautiful sunsets over stunning ocean views, it is a home away from... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

This was a fantastic hostel , amazing setting , very well equipped , John helpful and friendly - loved the extra touches of poems in unexpected places and gentle reminders to tred carefully on planet earth and oh what a beach and what an island - a special place where the veil between heaven and earth wears thin!

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Address: Lagandorain | Argyll PA76 6SW, PA76 6SW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Iona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Iona Hostel Scotland/Isle Of Iona

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