Places to Stay and Accomodation on the Isle of Rum.
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Bed and Breakfast

Ivy Cottage Guest HouseIvy Cottage Guest House (c) Fliss Fraser

Ivy Cottage 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 more information see:

Page updated September 2017.

Self - Catering

Bramble Bothy

A delightfully quirky shepherd’s hut, perfect for a relaxing break or a long lazy stay to explore Rum.

Bramble Bothy sleeps two in a comfortable double bed.
Our hut has its own internal bathroom and shower with modern compost loo and its own cooking facilities.
Relax in a comfy armchair and light the wood burning stove for a cosy evening. We have created a happy space with a low carbon footprint without compromising on luxury. 
For more info see the Ivy Cottage website
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Rum Bunkhouse

Rum Bunkhouse by Alan Maitland

The beautiful Rum Bunkhouse was completed and opened to the public in October 2014. 

The bunkhouse provides accommodation for up to 20 people in four mixed dorms and one twin room, with free wireless internet available throughout the building. Suitable for individuals, families or groups the bunkhouse features two fully equipped self-catering kitchens and plenty of dining space. 

The comfortable lounge has a wood burning stove and comfy sofas so you can sit back and relax after a day spent exploring the Nature Reserve. The building has level access throughout to facilitate disabled access, with an accessible WC and wet room. The twin room is fully accessible and the shared spaces and corridors all incorporate space for a turning circle for wheelchair users. Photo courtesy of Alan Maitland.

Prices are £23 for 1 dorm bed, £83 for a 4 bed room, £123 for a six bed room, £50 for a twin room and £410 to hire the full bunkhouse.

To book, please go to the website booking form HERE

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Kinloch HostelSNH Logo

Scottish Natural Heritage closed Kinloch Hostel on the 15th of June 2015.

Kinloch Castle remains open though, and daily tours are from April to October. More details can be found here

Page last updated 22 December 2017

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Kinloch Campsite (c) Ali MorrisKinloch Village Campsite

IRCT LogoKinloch 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 and then it's a further 10 minute walk to Kinloch Castle. Please click on the Map of Kinloch Village to see where the campsite is located.

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.

We strongly advise you to be prepared for the voracious appetite of the Rum midge so if you are visiting during the summer months be sure to stock up with midge repellent and midgehoods – available at Rum Shop. Check out the midge forecast for your stay.

Campsite Facilities

Kinloch Village Map2 x toilets

2 x hot showers 

2 x wooden shelters
2 x picnic benches
2 x fresh water taps
2 x washing up basins (cold water only)

Fees from 1st April 2017

£6 per adult per night
£3 per child (under 16) per night

Pay at the Bunkhouse reception, or pay at the honesty box (located beside the reception door of the Bunkhouse) – self-registration forms can be found inside the camping shelters.

Rum Campsite received funding from Awards for All

Washing up with a view! (c) Georgina McMillanPublic Toilets at the campsite (c) Georgina McMillan

Rum Campsite Showers (c) Georgina McMillan

Page updated October 2017

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Camping Cabins


Camping Cabin 'Minishal' Interior (c) Vikki Trelfer

Two fully insulated, double glazed wishbone camping cabins are available on the campsite.
Each cabin has four single mattresses for a sound sleep.
There is a camping shelter nearby and the cabins are close to the campsite toilets, with views down Loch Scresort to the Sleat peninsula on Skye.

The cabins now have electricity in addition to solar lighting. There are two plug sockets and two USB charging ports in each one. Wifi is coming soon!

Water and washing up facilities are close by, but there’s no kitchen so you will need all your usual camping equipment minus tent and camping mats.

Dogs are welcome, we just ask that they are kept under control at all times and that they don't sleep on the mattresses


Up to 2 people £35 per night; 3 people £40 per night; 4 people (max) £45 per night.

If you would like to inquire about availability and rates, please email

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Page updated October 2017

BBQ Cabin

bbq cabin

The brand new BBQ Bothy is now available for hire - £50 per night for as many people as you can fit inside! The cabin sleeps 4 and can seat 20. The barbeque is inside the hut for a warm and cosy, midge-free evening, whatever the weather. Sleeping platforms with luxurious reindeer hides provide comfort and warmth while you wait for your sausages to cook.

Situated on the edge of the campsite, looking out over the loch near the old pier, this beautiful new cabin is a welcome addition to Rum’s accommodation. It’s close to the toilets and showers, and only a ten minute walk from the village.

For more details call 01687 460328 or email 

You can find more photos on the BBQ Bothy Facebook page: HERE

bbq cabin interior

Mountain Bothies

Dibidil Bothy (c) Vikki TrelferMBA logoThere 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.

They are maintained by the Mountain Bothy Association, if you see any problems with either of the bothies, please report it using the MBA website.

For more information on bothy protocol have a look at the Mountain Bothy Association website. Also, here is the MBA link to a book written about the restoration of Dibidil Bothy in 1970. For walking times and map information, please see our Walks section.

The Mountain Bothies Association has an online form where you can report any problems with the Bothies. Follow this link.


Rum, while wonderful can have savage weather so make sure that you have suitable clothing and footwear as the roads and tracks are very rough in places. In season midges are fierce so take precautions.

Guirdhil Bothy (c) Georgina McMillan

Guirdhil Bothy (c) Georgina McMillan

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Page updated October 2017

Wild Camping

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. Having a chat with our Community Ranger is always of benefit before setting out.
For more detailed information, click on this link: Countryside Etiquette
Rum, while wonderful can have savage weather so make sure that you have suitable clothing and footwear as the roads and tracks are very rough in places.  In summer midges are fierce so take precautions.

Wild camping on Rum (c) Georgina McMillan

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