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"When people think about a bunkhouse this is not what they imagine. It reimagines what a bunkhouse can be, it’s very stylish, very accessible, really affordable. The kitchen is well-stocked and spacious and everything is squeaky clean. It’s very impressive." – Stuart Kenny

Situated in the village of Kinloch with stunning views out of the bay to the Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye. The Bunkhouse is the perfect retreat for those seeking peace, relaxation and nature. Enjoy the local village, explore the many trails Rum has to offer or simply sit back and enjoy the view with a good book.


Opened in October 2014, the new bunkhouse is the first business venture by the Isle of Rum Community Trust. 

The Isle of Rum is part of the Small Isles and the community run village of Kinloch is situated next to the Rum National Nature Reserve. The reserve offers a variety of wildlife such as Sea Eagles, Golden Eagles, Otters, Red Deer, Highland Cows, Goats and the Rum Ponies. 

As you arrive on the ferry, you will notice the hill of Hallival towering over the village. This is the start of the Rum Cuillin, a highly regarded ridge walk that includes the corbets of Askival and Ainshval. There are also plenty of other hills around the island for all types of abilities, all with their own unique beauty and levels of difficulty. 

The rocks of the Rum Cuillin are the remnant of a magma chamber that originated around 63 Million Years ago when the Atlantic was beginning to open! The most fascinating rocks are Peridotite and Troctolite, both of which form what is known as a layered intrusion that has mesmerised geologists for over 100 years. Geological research is still booming on the island and in the last few years, international collaboration has been the main priority in uncovering the many mysteries the rocks still hold. 

Although the village has a small population (roughly 40 people), there are various services provided such as a general store, tea shop, craft shops,  village hall, working red phone box and our Tourist Information (located at the Bunkhouse Reception).

In winters we run a hugely popular volunteer programme in which all our accommodation receives it's very own renovation along with many other village improvements.


There really has never been a better time to stay with us!

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