Sheena's Backpackers

Mallaig Backpackers has been welcoming travellers to the West of Scotland for many years.

Our accommodation is designed to meet the needs of travelling on a budget while offering comfortable, simple, clean and fresh surroundings.

Guests can also enjoy eating in our Restaurant where we serve a wide range of food to suit most tastes, all freshly made on the premises.

Over the past few years we have taken steps to minimize our impact on the environment, culminating last year in the replacement of our two oil boilers with a ground source heat pump. This involved in drilling a 200M deep hole under one of the outside tables and linking it to the refrigeration equipment at the rear of the building. This new system now provides all the hot water and heating for the entire building including the commercial kitchens at a fraction of the total carbon footprint. We have also  changed all of the light bulbs to low energy with approx.40%L.E.D.bulbs. Toilet and bathroom area lights are controlled by motion detector switches to minimise lights being left on. Washroom taps have electronic controls to minimise water use and wastage. Showers are fitted with eco heads for the same reason. Insulation throughout the property has, where possible, been upgraded to the latest standards. All our glass waste is recycled along with paper, plastic drink bottles, cans and cardboard. Our food waste goes to local pig keepers. We will continue to have a commitment to sustainable tourism.

We very much appreciate living and working in an area of such outstanding beauty and are only too pleased to be able to help others who wish to enjoy the surrounding area and islands of the west coast of Scotland.