The Backpackers Stop

Outer Hebrides

The Backpackers Stop is a Hostel in the lovely village of Tarbert which is the focal point and transport Hub for the Isle of Harris. The Hostel is central to all transport and other amenities such as shops, cafes and bars. The accommodation is simple, with comfortable, shared bunkrooms and all the facilities you need.

Contact: Lee Evans

Main Street,
Isle of Harris ,
Outer Hebrides, HS3 3DJ
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Tel: 01859 502742 Daytime
Mob: 07708746745 (anytime)
Beds: 22
Open: March- Dec
Notes: We only take pets if booked in advance. A whole dorm booking is required when we accommodate pets. We do not allow pets in communal areas.
Nearest Public Transport: The car park by the ferry, the ferry,
Nearest Shop/Pub: 50m

Backpacker Hostel Accommodation in Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

The Backpackers Stop is situated in the village of Tarbert on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. The Backpackers Stop is a simple but comfortable Hostel for travellers with everything you need for a welcoming stay on the Island.  The Hostel has a shared kitchen and lounge, with full central heating. Sleeping accommodation is shared in three dorms, namely  Top floor 1 x 8 beds( split into 2 rooms of 4 beds),1st floor 1X6  1x 8 .  Shared shower rooms and toilets. Bike shed. Linen, towels, Wi-Fi tea/coffee, and basic self service breakfast no extra charge.

A perfect location for both travel and local facilities

The location of the Hostel is excellent - close to the ferry and bus routes as well as the grocery shops, with the chip shop, café, bars and restraunts all nearby. The Hostel is the perfect stop-off for exploring the Isle of Harris and the Outer Hebrides.  Tarbert is an ideal point for arrival to the Islands or for setting off on an onward journey. A great base camp for exploring Harris. Nestled in a valley where North and South Harris meet, and set against a backdrop of rugged mountain peaks, Tarbert is the main settlement of Harris and serves as focal point and transport hub for the area.

Harris - an idyllic island full of contrasts

The Isle of Harris is actually joined to the Isle of Lewis, and has a short border. Harris is a haven of peace and tranquillity, with a wide range of landscapes, all of which have their own charm and interest. On the west coast lie some of the most spectacular beaches of Britain with large open machair areas. Travel north and you reach the majestic and very rugged hills of North Harris. The east coast is more isolated and has some of the oldest rocks in the world, being dated at some three thousand million years old. The exposed rocks are a result of scouring by the glaciers in the Ice Ages. The area is known as ‘The Bays’ because of the many small, quiet inlets. These inlets are populated by small villages, each with their own unique character.





From £20.00 per person per night

From £15.00 per child per night

Family Room:


From £440.00 whole hostel per night

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Discounts available in low season for exclusive use only.

Reviews (2)


Reviewed on August 19, 2018

Great stay in this hostel! Clean, smelled nice, very cozy. Self served breakfast, choosing from eggs, cereals, juice. Coffee and tea free to make throughout the day. We enjoyed the stay A lot! Highly recommended!

Stayed August 2018

A good start on Harris

Reviewed on November 13, 2016

Really well located in the center of Harris, the Backpackers Stop is a pleasant stay. Plenty of space, nice and clean bathrooms... We really appreciated the self-catering breakfast and the fact that the warden would offer the eggs of her own hens ! We collected a lot of infos about what to do on the island, very helpful. Thanks a lot !

Stayed November 2016