Main Street,


Isle of Harris,

Outer Hebrides,


Bag drop ONLY from 10:30 am. Check in from 1:00 pm : Check out 10:30 am

 1x8 bed male dorm

 1x8 bed female dorm (Family Dorm)

 1X6 bed mixed dorm

Whole dorm bookings for larger groups, and families are available when booked in advance.

Sole use group bookings available (discounted in low season only 1st Nov - 1st April) Booking essential.

we close 10 Nov - 20 Nov

About Us

Situated in the village of Tarbert, Isle of Harris. The Backpackers Stop is a simple but comfortable hostel for travellers. Kitchen, lounge, 3 shared dorms, shared toilets and shower rooms.

Close to the ferry, bus, shops, café, bars and restaurants. 

The Backpackers Stop is a handy base for exploring Harris, as well as  a pitstop for arriving or leaving on the ferry.

We provide linen duvets and towels. All dorms have usb sockets and free wifi is available throughout.

Tea and coffee available throughout your stay.

Basic self service breakfast inc. Keycode entry system.


£20.00 per person per night

 Local places to sit in and eat :

Isle of Harris Inn

Hotel Hebrides Bar : Pierhouse Restaurant

First Fruits Tearoom

Harris Hotel: bar and restaurant

Isle of Harris Distillery selling their award winning bottles of Harris Gin

ADs Take away Fish n Chip shop

Hebscape Gallery & Tearoom  (Ardhasaig)

North Harbour Bistro & Tearoom (Isle of Scalpay) We highly recommend the Bistro meals.



AD Munro grocieries, butchers and off licence

Brownie's groceries and newsagents

Buth Bheag candles and crafts

Harris Tweed for all things tweed


Main bus routes to Stornoway and Leverburgh.

Bike Hire is available from the top of Main street. tel: 018595 20210 / 20219

Harris 365 Tours can give you guided tours of the area.

Kilda cruises have an office near the car park and offer trips to St Kilda and the Shiant islands.