Rum Places to Stay

Ivy Cottage Guest House –  is a family run guest house providing dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation.  We have two spacious double rooms with en-suite showers, commanding fantastic views across the bay.  One of the rooms can convert into a twin or family room and we also have a cot available. Meals are served in our conservatory and packed lunches or picnics are available on request.  Our three course dinners are home cooked from locally sourced produce including delicious Rum Venison. There is free WiFi in the rooms and conservatory.  For tariff and availability please ring Fliss and Sandy on 01687 462744 or email

Kinloch Village Campsite –  is run by the Isle of Rum Community Trust and is situated on the shores of Loch Scresort. It’s a 10 minute walk from the ferry terminal. The campsite is fairly small and basic but has stunning views of the mainland mountains and is a great base for exploring the island. There is no need to book and you choose where you would like to pitch your tent. Facilities include: Toilets, showers, water, washing up sinks (cold only), picnic benches and wooden shelters.  Tariff is £5.00 per adult per night and £2.50 per child per night.

Camping cabins – Two fully insulated, double glazed wishbone camping cabins are available at the Kinloch Village campsite. Each cabin has four single mattresses and solar lighting. Facilities as above for the campsite. Tariff is £20 per night for up to 2 people plus £7.50 per night for each additional people (maximum 4). Booking essential email or call 01687 460328

Kinloch Castle hostel – Our current self catering hostel accommodation within Kinloch Castle will be running during April and May. Our new hostel, open from 8th June 2013, will contain 32 bed spaces, divided equally between 8 dormitory-style rooms, a bunk bed and two singles in each room. There will be separate male and female shower and toilet facilities, fully equipped shared self catering kitchens and dining facilities and a lounge area too. Tariff £18.50 pppn and we offer a discount to groups of 12 or more of 5%. Contact Phone: 01687 462 037

Caravan to let – situated on the shore of Loch Scresort, with stunning views. Sleeps up to 3, possibly 4. Facilities include gas, electric and water, basic kitchen equipment, cooking facilities and fridge. For more info contact Fliss on 01687 462744 or e-mail

Mountain Bothies There are two bothies on Rum located in Guirdhil and Dibidil and are both over 3 hours walk away from the village. These bothies are in fantastic locations on Rum and are very basic so carrymats, bedding and cooking stoves are essential. Dibidil Bothy has a wood burning stove and bunks (BYO mattress). Guirdhil has an open fire and a raised wooden platform for sleeping. It is not possible to book the bothies as they are maintained by the Mountain Bothy Association.

Wild Camping –  is permitted anywhere on Rum and at any time of year but campers must follow the Outdoor Access code. For more information on your rights and responsibilities while wild camping go to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code website. Fires are not permitted.

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  1. Claire Dunn


    Just wanted to let you know that Kinloch castle hostel is now closed and there are 4 new places to stay on the Isle of Rum. There is the gypsy waggon, the bunkhouse, harbour hut and the bell tent.

    We run the Gypsy Waggon so I have written a we bit of info if you would like to include it.

    The Gypsy Waggon – Stay on the Isle of Rum in this unique hand built gypsy waggon. Sleeps 2-3 double bed plus fold down single, wood burning stove, stunning location and view.
    You can book by emailing or through airbnb.
    Check the Gypsy Waggon out at


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