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Mallaig Backpackers Lodge

Station Road, Mallaig, Scotland
Mallaig Backpackers Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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89 reviews 89 reviews
40 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonable price, good food, warm fire, friendly staff. A short walking distance from train and ferry. On a warm day outside eating....did I say warm? Cold enough to freeze your toes off in town most of the time. Fish and chips were excellent.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here with my friend and we were very very happy and comfortable. We have backpacked through north of Europe and this is one of cleanest and friendliest hostels we have stayed within. Everything is there: comfy lounge, good lockers, good kitchen. We also ate in the cafe underneath the hostel and out in the beutiful garden bit. I... More 

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Mallaig, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My friends and I booked into this backpackers, mainly as a base for walking the surrounding mountains - beautiful landscape all around. Sheena and her family made us feel very welcome, they provided lots of helpful information, the rooms were clean and comfortable. The backpackers is right in the middle of the village, so an excellent location. Luckily they also... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Our stay at Mallaig Backpackers could not have been better. Time and time again, the owner went out of his way to make us feel at home - from rescuing our Prawn and Mango Curry, feeding us Millionaire Short Bread at 3am in the morning, to empathizing with our awful hangovers...(not to mention the free ice cream!) The hostel itself... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I arrived into Mallaig on the late night train, and I headed for the hostel. At first, I couldn't find the entrance, but I looked again, and eventually found the cafe entrance and rung the bell. The owner was quick at coming downstairs, and he was very friendly and welcoming. He'd even stayed up until 11:40pm in order to let... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This hostel is clean and comfortable with a great kitchen and lounge area. The wet rooms were clean and the showers fantastic. It's right in the centre of Mallaig and near the restaurants, pubs, shops, the port and train station. It is awkward to work out where the entrance is but it's really not an issue. Staff were friendly but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This hostel is terrible. In my month of backpacking around Europe and the UK, this place took the cake for the worst place I've stayed. The rooms are dirty and smell as though there is a horrible fungus growing in them. The bathrooms double as showers, which would be fine except that the floor drains don't always work, leading to... More 

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Sheena H, Owner at Mallaig Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir, This is obviously a malicious review. Owners, management and staff are always available to deal with any problems. Any sane person wouldn't have stayed with this supposed multitude of problems. Our rooms are spotlessly clean as commented often in our visitors book. The bathrooms are wet rooms and don't double as anything, also highly praised in our visitors... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
26 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I booked a bed in the hostel over the phone using my visa card (was charged £1 fee for this). They didn't take my contact details so I had to assume that everything would be ok. I arrived at 11.30pm off the train. Luckily I knew where I was going. But even so I arrived at the cafe looking for... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Very difficult to book so have chosen somewhere else to stay in Mallaig. Tried to phone to make a booking and then was told to write to them to reserve a place as the phone line they said was very bad. So I wrote to them only to be told to phone them again! Make up your mind!! So I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I also can't understand the negative comments and low scores. The location is excellent, with the railway station all but next door and the ferry terminal less than five minutes' walk away, and a supermarket, a pub and a bank as near neighbours. It's not the cheapest hostel ever, but all commodities cost more in far-flung places (just compare the... More 

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