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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Super, will go back. Clean, cosy, safe, central. Seems to have the balance right for backpackers touring the west coast and islands. Close to ferry and train. Eyed the lounge as a meeting point. The wet room works week but beware the right hand room does not drain quickly enough and you need to use the mop to stop a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I liked this hostel. As the first into my dorm I found the most comfortable mattress. Another girl said hers was very uncomfortable. It was quiet and the shower was amazing. Bathrooms obviously renovated but why they did do toilet separately, I'm not sure... At least the large bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped and the common relaxing area had... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I stayed here for one night. Very clean and good facilities. I was in a 8 bunk dorm, which might have been a problem if one had snored/been otherwise noisy, but there was only one other, very quiet, person in the room. Staff are very helpful. I like the fact that they make a big thing about being eco-friendly. Free... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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 March 25, 2015

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
2 reviews
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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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 

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