Backpackers Stop
Backpackers Stop 

Welcome to The Backpackers Stop

Please note:
Due to a family emergency,/staff cover issues we have a temporary change to our booking system
From 3rd - 11th August
Check in will be from 4pm-10pm
Check out the hostel by 10:30am
For all telephone enquires please call James on 07507841861.
All advanced bookings by email may take a while to be answered. If you would like to book at short notice please use the mobile number above
Many thanks for your patience at this time
We are currently running a minimum 2 guest policy, no minimum night stay. Until restrictions ease.
Rules on Social distancing; sharing dorms/shower rooms /toilets and other communal spaces are very strict right now,this includes number of households/ and group size restrictions, please see link below.
We are really sorry but as you will understand, it is the only way we are able to trade right now. .

About Us

Situated in the village of Tarbert, Isle of Harris. The Backpackers Stop is a simple but comfortable hostel for travellers. The Hostel is perfectly placed if you need somewhere to stop over for arriving /departing via the ferry. As a base for exploring Harris,or just a handy pitstop on the Hebridean Way.Close to the ferry port, public transport hub, shops and eateries.


We provide bed linen, and towels.

All dorms have usb sockets

Tea and coffee available throughout your stay.

Basic self service breakfast provided.



Computer use

Bike Shed

Keycode entry system.


 £25.00 per person per night *


* Private dorms may incur extra charges if under occupied.


Please note the Hostel is closed to all guests between 10:00am and 2pm for cleaning and maintenance.


We take no responsibility for personal belongings or injury to your person whilst staying in the hostel or the hostel grounds.

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  We are located at:

Backpackers Stop

Main Street


Isle of Harris


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