We are delighted to be able to welcome guests to stay with us for a shorter time, for the remainder of our 2023 season.

To help make this work within our existing rhythm of Community life we require that the minimum stay is for two nights. And you will still need to arrive on a Saturday.

The rate for these shorter bookings is at £112 per night per person. A minimum stay will be £224 per person.

Since the nature of these bookings will be within six weeks of arriving, we will require a full payment when you book.

We will allocate whatever rooms are available on your arrival date, which may mean you will end up sharing with someone. You will get to experience Community life, even if only staying for a short while.

Keep an eye out on our programme weeks below to find out what weeks are available for shorter stays.

Looking forward to have you come and stay!



Have a read through all the programme weeks on offer this year. And when you are ready to book you will find the link included in the programme below. Groups, families and individuals can all book there.

If you are considering bringing a group to Iona do get in touch by email to let us know a few more details at

If you are coming as a family we will allocate you to one room if possible, however, since our biggest room can only accommodate four people, we will have to make use of two rooms if there are more than four of you.

While you are making your own booking, please consider making a donation towards the Access Fund which allows financially disadvantaged people to stay at Iona Abbey or Camas. Thank you.

Your gift would help to pay for:

£1,000 A week for a family on Iona
£300 A week for a person on Iona
£200 A week for a child on Iona
£100 A week for a person at Camas
£50 A night on Iona
£25 A night at Camas


Abbey prices include accommodation; breakfast, lunch, dinner and other refreshments; all programme sessions, music, art and craft opportunities, materials and guided walks.

Please note that anyone aged 16 and above are classed as adults for bookings.

Type of week Nights Adult Reduced 4-15 0-3
Standard week 6 nights £672 £336 £270 free
3 nights (an option on certain weeks where shown) 3 nights £336 £168 £135 free
Easter Wednesday to Monday 5 nights £560 £280 £225 free
Quiet week (no programme) 5 nights £400 £200 N/A free
Work week (aged 18+) 6 nights £330 £165 N/A free

Prices shown are inclusive of VAT         Deposit for all bookings: 20% (non-refundable)

We know that some people cannot afford these prices and offer the following reductions and discounts:

We offer a 50% reduction to the following UK residents (select the reduced rate tab on the booking page):

  • students in full-time education
  • people whose only income is from state benefits or a state pension
  • people paid beneath the real living wage (The UK Living Wage is £12.00 an hour, and the London Living Wage is £13.15 an hour for 2023–24)
  • those who are homeless, refugees, or asylum seekers

We offer a 15% discount to families of four or more

We do not want financial cost to be a barrier for anyone who wants to come and stay with us at Iona Abbey.

Read our ACCESSIBLE TO ALL section to find out what further support we can offer.


We know that the cost of travelling to and staying at Iona Abbey can be prohibitive to many. We offer a range of reduced prices, and discounts on all weeks. We encourage groups to raise funds to support their own members.

The Iona Community has an access fund to help those resident in the UK who would not otherwise be able to come. Subsidies, including towards cost of travel, may be available. We encourage group leaders or individuals to apply for this via or call 01681 700404.

In addition, working through our Partners, we have committed a portion of our beds at the Abbey each week of the season, and in one of our island cottages, offered free of charge to those in particular need. See our Unlocked programme for more information.

We want all people to be able to come to the Abbey, and will offer what support we can.


All guests booking a week at the Abbey are strongly advised to take travel insurance to cover the eventuality of cancellations.

Deposit payments are ALWAYS non-refundable and non-transferable.

Full booking balance must be paid 42 days before arrival. Bookings made less than or equal to 42 days require the full balance to be made on Booking.

If cancelled 42 days or less prior to the trip to Iona the full cost is non-refundable and non-transferable.

In the event that, for unforeseen reasons, a paid place cannot be taken at the last minute, we would only ever consider a refund of the balance payment if there was a waiting list for the week and your place could be given to another guest. If there was no waiting list, we would ask that you claim on your travel insurance.

If your insurance policy could not cover your claim, we might consider a transfer if there were weeks later in the season with plenty of remaining availability.

If we are able to offer alternative dates but these do not suit you or you have to cancel the alternative dates, then the non-refundable and non-transferable policy would apply in full.

If you still have unanswered questions after reading through the essential information do check out our Frequently Asked Questions to see if you can find the answer there.

And if you still have a query, please get in touch with or call 01681 700404.




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