Felt like a rather scruffy (but clean) student flat and without any real management or personal security (no lockers and doors open to anyone until around midnight), but fine for what I wanted.
Excellent central location by the harbour, and shops and pubs on the doorstep. Very good restaurant(great fish and chips)/cafe/tea garden in same ownership below.
£17 is top end for this and surprised to be told £1 extra if using a card.
Only 2 small (long and narrow) dormer style bedrooms with 3 bunks in each - mixed sexes and not allocated according to who arrives just before midnight off the last train or leaves for the 6 am train. So we had some disturbance and I no doubt unavoidably caused some too.
Interesting mix of friendly guests from around the World made it friendly and homely, especially in the small comfy lounge, good for reading and watching TV. Kitchen is average - with 2 small tables for dining. 2 tiny shower rooms between the bedrooms with toilet and small washbasin but writing on the wall indicates it's about to be refitted. I only hope it's done properly as it's a mess at present and warrants better given the heavy useage. It's not like a normal hostel but serves its purpose reasonably well for budget accommodation. However if you want peace, comfort and privacy go for the B&B.
- Also Known As:
- Mallaig Backpackers Lodge Scotland