Tobermory Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
We welcome the recent announcement by the Scottish Government on the gradual and responsible easing of restrictions from 19 July. Unfortunately due to continued requirement for social distancing, we are unable to open our self-catering kitchens at this time. We hope to provide a date for the opening of these facilities following the next Scottish Government update. The health, safety and wellbeing of our guests, employees and the communities in which we operate remains our main priority at this time. For more information on what to expect when staying with us please visit the FAQ's section of this website.
As you’ll appreciate, advice on Covid-19 is constantly changing and we would ask all our guests to continue to refer to Scottish Government guidelines and Transport Scotland advice on travel and social distancing when making their booking.
Located on the main street, surrounded by shops, galleries, bars and restaurants, Tobermory Youth Hostel is one of the many brightly painted buildings sitting on one of Scotland’s most colourful and attractive harbours.
Perfect for groups, families and individual travellers, the hostel offers guests a variety of room types, many with enviable sea views and all available to be booked as private rooms. None of the rooms are en-suite, but ample shower and washroom facilities are available.
Guests can opt for a continental breakfast in the dining room, watching the fishing boats come and go from the harbour (please remember to pre-book), or take advantage of the well-equipped self-catering kitchen.
WiFi access is free for all guests and other facilities include a comfortable lounge with TV and DVD player, excellent laundry, drying room, cycle storage and a small enclosed garden at the back with a picnic table - ideal for morning coffee or lunch.
Parking is on the main street, but there’s also a car and coach park five minutes’ walk away at the end of Main Street. Currently parking in Tobermory is free.
Curving round a sheltered bay Tobermory is an ideal holiday location for wildlife watchers, hill walkers, seafood enthusiasts - and families. It’s also a great place to base yourself for exploring other areas of the island, whether on bike or on foot.
The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.
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- Friendly and helpful staff
- Fantastic seafront location overlooking the harbour
- Private rooms available
Facilities & Services
April to September (RentaHostel available all year)
08:00-10:00 and 17:00-22:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
Late arrival and access outside opening hours is available by prior arrangement
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
18/09/19A small but very well situated hostel and a welcome refuge after a long and wet cycle ride round the island, enjoyed the experience!
13/09/19Very clean and comfortable, with friendly staff in a central location.
12/09/19Stayed two nights at this excellent hostel in Tobermory. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Great value for money in a beautiful place - what's not to like?!?!
09/09/19We valued: Welcoming and helpful staff. Central location on harbour-side. Comfortable, peaceful, secure bedroom. Well equipped self catering kitchen. Secure bike storage. Characterful building. Reasonably priced. Thanks Tobermory YH. We'll be back.
03/09/19This is a fantastic location in a beautiful setting with immediate access to local amenities and free/surprisingly easy parking. Good communal facilities including a nice lounge and a dining area that enable us to squeeze in about 50 people for a final Munro meal and celebration. Tobermory has plenty to keep you occupied even on the unheard of damp days. The Mull Museum next door is worth a look and the harbour is a constant source of sights and goings on.
31/08/19Perfect location for exploring the town, felt right at home with everything you could need on your doorstep, including the Tobermory cat :) An excellent hostel.
28/08/19Very nice hostel with a perfect location in the center of Tobermory. The man at the check in was very friendly and helpful (helping to get our cloth dry!) and gave as good tips for visiting Mull. The kitchen is clean and fully equiped. The building is very old , so there is not much space and the bathrooms are a bit small, but the overall experience was really fine. Thank you!
18/08/19We stayed 2 nights. Overall a great experience. The room was a little snug, minor detail. Very good value for the money.
Peter and Marsha Canada
14/08/19A pleasure to stay in this waterfront hostel at the heart of Tobermory, on the beautiful island of Mull.
13/08/19Friendly hostel in fantastic location. Has everything you need and nothing you don't need.
09/08/19We arrived very wet and really appreciated being able to dry everything. Warden ‘on the job' full time.. super clean and efficiently run hostel.
07/08/19I visited Tobermory YH after a day walking up Ben More. It was easy to find for a tired walker, and the gent on reception was very pleasant. The location is excellent with good views across the road to the harbour. I would stay again!
06/08/19Perfect location for exploring the Island!
31/07/19Very kind and helpful personnel, great location in the harbour of Tobermory, older but clean and good working facilities
30/07/19superb location, helpful staff, friendly atmosphere
28/07/19Lovely private room for 2 overlooking the waterfront. Book this it's so well located. Good amenities, shower and big kitchen facilities although we never cooked. Close to ferries, cafe for breakfast and the co-op. Wonderful view overlooking the boats and the water. Would highly recommend a stay here!
Charlottee and Paul
23/07/19Beautiful location. Friendly staff. Simple but comfortable facilities.
23/07/19We arrived early after a long overnight journey from Wiltshire, The gentleman on duty very kindly allowed us up to our room.All through our three night stay we were comfortable and when ever needed the staff were helpful. Great Stay.
The Garrood Boys.
23/07/19Staff were helpful to every request. Perfect location.
18/07/19Very friendly and helpful staff, excellent and sparkling clean kitchen, location superb. And you also get to meet The Tobermory Cat.
14/07/19Hostel was lovely and clean at all times. Good facilities. Location was great. I loved being in one of the coloured houses that is the character of Tobermory. The women running the hostel was really friendly and on top of keeping the hostel immaculate.
14/07/19Very friendly and nice.
13/07/19Perfect location, great staff. It is a lovely place, everything is so close!
10/07/19Very relaxed and comfortable hostel. Wonderful location. Loved Tobermory.
09/07/19Tobermory is breathtaking from the moment you arrive. The hostel is so conveniently located in the town and you may have a room with a view of the bay. A great place to stay to check out the island, the nearby islands or just hang out for a couple of days in the nearby area. Staff was very helpful and professional.
- Cheryl, Toronto, Canada
29/06/19Lovely welcome from Carolina, friendly and knowledgeable. Hostel in amazing situation right on the harbour front. All rooms, including kitchen and bathrooms kept spotless. Lots to do, especially if you love nature, the sea and rugged walks. Highly recommend: top value for money.
Julie from Kent
26/06/19Very helpful & friendly staff, good kitchen facilities, comfy beds - but it would helpful to travellers to have more hooks in bedrooms/bathrooms, for their belongings.
23/06/19Superb location. Some nice features, I particularly liked the part open staircase which provided a lot of character.
20/06/19Lovely hostel with everything we needed and our room had great views over the harbour. Hostel manager deserves a credit for his helpfulness and welcome.
Reasons to visit
Mull has many things to enjoy, including coastal and woodland walking, scuba diving and pony trekking. From here you can visit the Isle of Iona, somethimes known as the 'Cradle of Christianity' in Scotland, or take a trip to Staffa to see this geologically amazing island which inspired Mendelssohn to write 'Fingal's Cave' (The Hebrides overture).
Mull has 300 miles of dramatic coastline, from unspoilt beaches to historic castles and mountain peaks, waiting for you to explore by car, bike or on foot.
Take time to discover:
- Fresh local seafood at Café Fish in Tobermory
- Travel to Iona and visit the Abbey
- Go puffin watching on the Isle of Lunga
- Walk to Tobermory Lighthouse
- Enjoy a wee dram at the famous Tobermory Distillery
- Whale watching trips with Sea Life Surveys
- Visit Duart Castle
- Climb Ben More