Isle of Mull

Dervaig is located 7 miles from Tobermory in the north west corner of the Isle of Mull and is on a bus route between Tobermory and Calgary Bay famous for its sparkling sands and safe turquoise waters. The local bus connects with the bus service that runs from the ferry terminals to Tobermory. Dervaig is an attractive conservation village on the edge of sheltered sea loch with a pretty main street of white washed cottages. In the village can be found a well stocked shop/post office and the Bellachroy Hotel (the oldest inn on the island) a traditional village pub serving bar meals. Nearby is Kilmore Church (with one of only 2 pencil towers in Scotland) and within a short walk the Old Byre heritage centre and tea room. There are interesting walks along the loch and in the nearby forests whose paths and tracks walkers and cyclists can access without the fear of traffic found on the single track roads. These paths and tracks can take you to standing stones, a fossilised tree and the fairytale Glengorm castle. On any walk you will encounter wonderful views and wildlife including eagles, otters, and deer.

The hostel is located in the community hall which was built over 10 years ago and is an important focal point for the village and outlying areas. The wood lined main hall is used throughout the year by the local community for events including producers' markets, weddings, ceilidhs, meetings, and community activities such as badminton, lunch club and yoga. Hostel guests are welcome to join in the ceilidhs and some of the clubs and can use the hall and external sports area when they are not in use by the local community.

Hostel facilities

The hostel sleeps up to 10 guests in two en-suite bunkrooms. One bunkroom sleeps 6 whilst the other sleeps 4, both are very popular with families. Beds can be booked individually or by the room on a daily or weekly basis. The en-suites comprise washbasin, w/c and shower and there are further showers and toilets within the hall building. Guests have access to the well equipped kitchen which contains crockery, cutlery, utensils, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, cooker and dining area in the adjacent foyer. In the foyer there is a pay phone which accepts incoming calls. Guests also have access to a small sitting room with a selection of books, games and DVDs well as a TV with DVD player (unfortunately there is no live TV reception). There is free WiFi in the hall. Bed linen is supplied and we can hire out towels but you must inform us if you want towels when booking. A travel cot is available but you must bring your own bedding and check that it is available for your stay before booking. There is a washing machine with a coin-operated drier, an outside drying line and an inside line where the drier is located. There are picnic tables in the grounds and ample parking for cars and camper vans.