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Nunton, HS7 5LU, Scotland   |  
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“5 Star Hostel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I stayed for two nights at Nunton House Hostel. After researching hotels in the area decided to go with the hostel and wasn't disappointed. Much more than a hostel, lovely peat fire within a big common/dining room, on suite bedrooms with the dorms beds warm and welcoming. Many will visit to escape the modern world, but if you want to reconnect there is sky TV and broadband Wi-fi available free. Donald is a wonderful host and is the epitome of highland hospitality, you will be informed that Bonnie Prince Charlie dressed up as a woman to escape the redcoats after the battle of culloden within these walls. Additionally free tea and coffee and continental breakfast is provided. This hostel fully deserves 5 stars I would stay here again before booking into any of the local hotels, truly a one off.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Tomich, Highlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Just got home after a three night stay at the Nunton Bunkhouse and though I'm a rare tripadvisor reviewer, thought I should let you know how fab it is! We were a large party, 14 of us in total and I think I speak for all of us when I say that this bunkhouse is top quality and fully deserving of its 5 stars. A building with a fascinating history, which has been renovated to a high quality.The comfortable living space has an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove (and never ending peat stack!), comfy chairs, window seats and large kitchen table, and is the perfect way to end a day out. Mattresses were very comfortable, showers were strong, kitchen was well equipped and even had some of Alaisdair's mum's homemade jam and marmalade in the fridge. Alaisdair couldn't have been more helpful. A perfect stay in every way. And five minutes walk from a fabulous white sandy bay, which you'll probably get to yourself. Highly recommended. Can't wait to return. Thanks Alaisdair!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Just back. This is much more than a hostel. The place is finished to a high level, comfortable, plenty water and comfy beds. The greatest asset is the generosity of the owners, fresh Machair tatties and goose meat. Thanks so much it was a great stay and we'll all be back :) the rspb gang

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

After 33 miles biking into the wind, this was just what I needed - such comfort home from home! Great chat with the hosts and fellow travelers too. You won't be disappointed if you make a stop here. A well deserved 5 Star Hostel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Clean, ensuite rooms, continental breakfast included, comfy kitchen / living area with peat stove. Free pasta / rice / breakfast items. Great host who is a local and can tell you so much about the area. Best hostel yet

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The hostel has a peat stove, comfy en suite rooms, and great facilities - definitely the best hostel on Benbecula (and the Uists!). The McPhee's (who run it) were great chat and made us very welcome...

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Probably one of the best hostels in Scotland. Very friendly atmosphere and owners go out of their way to make sure you're having a good trip. Peat stove and nanny macphee's jam are a particular highlight. We'll be back.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Additional Information about Nunton House Hostel

Address: Nunton, HS7 5LU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Benbecula Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Benbecula Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nunton House Hostel has a capacity for 16 guests in 4 dorm rooms, which are all en-suite. There is a Common Room with a fantastic original inglenook fireplace, and fully equiped kitchen! Self-serve continental breakfast is included. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Nunton House Hostel Benbecula Island, Scotland

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