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Reviewed January 19, 2018

Yet another stay at this hostel met all my expectations and more. I have stayed here on a number of occassions during different times of the season with friends, with children and just as part of a couple. Each visit has been excellent. My most...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

If you are looking for a well equipped,comfortable and affordable hostel with the best location on Iona - then I say look no more as you have found it. We stayed for three nights and would have loved to stay longer. January is a great...More

Thank Haggis125
Response from john m, Owner at Iona HostelResponded January 16, 2018

Thanks for your friendly comments and I'll look forward to seeing you both again. John.

Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

We whimsically decided to come to Iona yesterday morning and the only place open at this time of year is the hostel. Upon arrival on the island the owners very kindly gave us a lift in their car, a nice gesture. The hostel itself is...More

Thank Gerald M
Response from john m, Owner at Iona HostelResponded January 13, 2018

Hello Gerald, Thanks for your comments and I will of course look into this. I do apologise that this happened and that your visit was spoiled. I’m sorry though that you didn’t feel able to discuss it with me in the morning when we spoke...More

Reviewed June 21, 2017

Iona is a very special place and we were lucky to be able to book beds in the hostel for one night. It gets booked up very quickly, esp at weekends. This is a clean and comfortable hostel with an excellent and cosy kitchen. Good...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2017

I almost don't want to tell people how special this place is, in case too many visitors spoil the peace! John runs a very special place, where you can go and just be yourself, rest, recharge your batteries and return to your normal life with...More

Thank Deirdre N
Response from john m, Owner at Iona HostelResponded May 23, 2017

Hello Deirdre, Thank you for your lovely message and I'm glad that you enjoyed your time on Iona. John.

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"Its a good 10 mins walk from the ferry. Remember its self catering although there are some basic supplies for..."
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"This is a hostel... bunk beds, shared rooms... great showers & good kitchen facilities. Suits people who..."
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"Views in every direction"
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