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Stourbridge
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place with friendly people. Warm welcome. Great common room with a wonderful kitchen, big table and cosy lounge. Very clean, good atmosphere - a real gem on the island! I don't think that was my last stay there :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We knew Iona Hostel well before we chose to have our wedding and house party there and it was even more fantastic than we'd imagined! We booked the whole hostel for 4 nights and stayed with 20 family and close friends and it was perfect in every respect - including the warm welcome from John the owner, the discreet efficiency... More 

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Thank Rachel C
john m, Owner at Iona Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks Rachel, it was a pleasure seeing you both and I'm glad that you had a happy time. Best wishes, John. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Never been to a hostel before, but this was an amazing experience. Such a friendly owner. Very clean. Quiet. Lovely common room. Setting, though a bit of a walk from the main part of town, is worth it for its views and solitude. I would definitely go back and stay longer.

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Wybunbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Five bedrooms (two with 6 beds (bunks), two with four beds (bunks) and one twin (not bunks). Good shower/toilet facilities, good kitchen/lounge - can get very crowded if everyone in there at the same time. The hostel is at the much quieter and more peaceful north end of the island, surrounded by fields and Hebridean sheep. The North End beach... More 

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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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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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Address: Lagandorain | Argyll PA76 6SW, PA76 6SW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Iona
Price Range: $22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Iona Hostel Scotland/Isle Of Iona
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