Covid Update 16th Sept 2020

Due to recent government restrictions as of 14th September, the bunkhouse can only accept bookings up to the number of 6 with 2 households maximum. With current bookings, this severely limits availability for September and October.

Currently, we are not taking bookings for 2021 due to the recent uncertainty. For those who have booked for 2021 already, the booking will remain and we will keep you updated closer to the time if the booking can be honoured. We will update the website regularly and let you know when we are taking bookings again.

The campsite is closed with only the option of wild camping on the island.

Rum Cabins are currently shut, if you have a booking and would like a refund, please get in contact at

Currently, we only have one staff member dealing with enquiries so we apologise if the response is slower than usual.

Welcome to Rum Bunkhouse!

We offer excellent & affordable accommodation on the Isle of Rum. Whether you are coming to hill walk, cycle, spot the wildlife or just chill out, we offer a great base for your adventures.

With amazing views of Loch Scresort in our modern facility (completed October 2014), we cater for all types of guests.


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 and the Rum Highland Pony. 

As you arrive on the ferry, you will notice the hill of Hallival towering over the village (if it’s not too cloudy!). This is the start of the Rum Cullin, a highly regarded ridge walk that includes the corbets of Askival and Ainshval. There are also plenty of other hills around the island, all with their own unique beauty and levels of difficulty. 

The rocks of the Rum Cullin 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 28 people), there are various services provided such as a general store, tea shop, craft shops, bike hire, fishing hire, luggage service, ranger service and of course the tours around Kinloch Castle! 



To make a booking please fill out this form. We reply to emails on a daily basis. Also, please feel free to check the ‘Availability’ tab to see which dates suit!