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Hostels and Bunkhouses on the Isle of Skye


Croft Bunkhouse & Bothies & Wigwams, Portnalong

Croft Bunkhouse & Bothies & Wigwams    Portnalong

We offer a variety of accommodation, including a fully equiped bunkhouse, self-contained family units, twin rooms and heated wooden wigwams.

Situated on a 12 acre croft in Portnalong beside Loch Harport, we are idealy situated for all outdoor activities. The Cuillin mountains are easily accessible via nearby Sligachan and Glenbrittle, there is a pier and slipway for launching boats 500m down the road, and the pub is 500m up the road.

Broadford YHA, Broadford

Broadford YHA    Broadford

Set in a romantic bay with beautiful coastal and mountain views, Broadford Youth Hostel is an ideal base for exploring the Isle of Skye.

The famous Cuillin mountain range is just 15 miles away and is Scotland's ultimate challenge for serious walkers and climbers. Low-level walkers can enjoy several coastal trails and, within easy driving distance, there are boat trips on Loch Coruisk.

Flora Macdonald Hostel, Kilmore, Sleat

Flora Macdonald Hostel    Kilmore    Sleat

The Flora Macdonald Independent Hostel is set on the beautiful Sleat Peninsula on the Isle of Skye. It has stunning views over the Sound of Sleat to the mountains of mainland Scotland opposite. It is in a peaceful location, perfect for visiting local attractions. Individual and group bookings are welcome. The Hostel is an ideal budget accommodation for visitors arriving or leaving via the Mallaig-Armadale ferry. It has been run for over ten years by local crofter Peter Macdonald.

Broadford Backpackers Hostel, Broadford
Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband

Broadford Backpackers Hostel    Broadford

The hostel is situated in the scenic village of Broadford - ideally located for enjoying everything the island has to offer with access to public transport to get you all around the island and surrounding mainland.

The hostel itself offers safe, clean and comfortable accommodation with a personal touch and we are always willing to do our best to meet any requirements that you may have. Here in the hostel we also have both indoor and outdoor communal areas.

Skyewalker Hostel, Portnalong

Skyewalker Hostel    Portnalong

A warm welcome awaits you at our award winning, family run Highland Hostel! We have a choice of rooms from twin private bunks to the more sociable 10 bed dorm! We also have twin en suite rooms.

We're situated on the stunning Minginish peninsula giving easy access to the Cuillin mountain range. It's location on the west coast makes for spectacular sunsets and gives you an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Isle of Skye.

Skye Basecamp, Broadford
No pets Wifi / broadband

Skye Basecamp    Broadford

Run by Skye Guides this is the perfect accommodation for exploring the Isle of Skye. Facilities are designed for walkers, climbers, paddlers & naturalists but all visitors to the island are more than welcome.

We're a new hostel with 30 beds in small shared dorms or private rooms. Hot showers, comfy beds and a good drying room are the key features. Free Wifi, clean linen, pool room, TV lounge. Bus stop, shops, pubs and restaurants easy walking distance.

Dun Flodigarry Hostel, near Staffin
Wifi / broadband

Dun Flodigarry Hostel    near Staffin

An independent family-run hostel located on The Skye Trail at the end of Stage 1; beginning of Stage 2. The hostel has been here for over 20 years, and we enjoy sharing our local knowledge and giving advice on all aspects of walks, whether short or long, in the Trotternish Peninsula and beyond.

Glenbrittle YHA, Glenbrittle, near Carbost

Glenbrittle YHA    Glenbrittle    near Carbost

Glenbrittle Youth Hostel is set in rugged scenery at the foot of the Cuillin Ridge, just over a mile from the beach and close to the magical fairy pools. Itís a great place to spend a few days relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.

Glenbrittle has a long tradition of providing a base for walkers and climbers to tackle the famous Cuillin and the Skye Munros. For a less strenuous pace there are coastal and low-level walks for all abilities and weather conditions, wildlife to watch, archaeological sites and geology to explore. The Talisker Distillery is about seven miles away at Carbost.

Skye Backpackers, Kyleakin

Skye Backpackers    Kyleakin

Skye Backpackers sits in the picturesque fishing village of Kyleakin, skirted by mountains and sea. It's a small, cosy hostel with an open fire in the lounge and a lovely backyard garden.

Come and stay in this wee village; the gateway to the Isle of Skye. With its lively pub atmosphere and quiet, comfortable accommodation, Kyleakin is the perfect place to come to escape the stresses of city life.

Portree Independent Hostel, Portree
Wifi / broadband

Portree Independent Hostel    Portree

Originally the hub of postal communication for the Isle of Skye and the outside world, the old Post Office has been converted into an independent hostel that now draws people from around the globe. Sleeping 60 in smaller rooms with up to four beds, and dormitories sleeping 6, 10 and 12 (all linen and bedding is included in the price) there is a spacious kitchen / common room where you can exchange yarns whilst admiring the breathtaking view from the windows, a large t.v. lounge and a well-equipped launderette on site.

Sligachan Bunkhouse, Sligachan

Sligachan Bunkhouse    Sligachan

Sligachan Bunkhouse is in a commanding position overlooking the Red and Black Cuillin in the middle of the "Skye Trail". With a 4 star STB rating it can accommodate up to 20 people with immediate access to walking and climbing in the area.

Only 300 metres from the main road and close to public transport it is an ideal location for the adventurous traveller. The Sligachan Hotel is just across the river where all-day food, real ales, award winning whisky bar, outdoor play area, museum, open fires and a warm welcome awaits.

The Cowshed Boutique Bunkhouse, Uig
No pets Wifi / broadband

The Cowshed Boutique Bunkhouse    Uig

The Cowshed Boutique Bunkhouse was created with a sharp eye for design and comfort, providing a luxurious but friendly retreat from the wilderness of the Isle of Skye. Situated in a wonderful spot looking over Uig, there are stunning views of the Isle and the sea through the large picture windows. A wood burning stove and comfortable furniture make for a warm and cosy environment. Luxury bunk beds, plenty of private showers; this is a new style of hostel. (Drying room, laundry, bedding and linen provided, free wifi.)

Raasay House, Isle of Raasay
Pets by arrangement Wifi / broadband

Raasay House    Isle of Raasay

Visit the hidden gem of Raasay. As well as highly rated 'hotel style' rooms Raasay House offers lovely budget accommodation. Although off the beaten track, Raasay House is a stones throw from the ferry terminal with excellent connections to Skye. Our 'hostel style' rooms have the price tag of private and shared hostel rooms whilst accessing the same facilities as the rest of the house: beautiful residents lounge, free wifi, bar, restaurant and cafe. We have both shared and private group rooms available. Beds from £17 per person, per night.

Saucy Marys Lodge, Kyleakin

Saucy Marys Lodge    Kyleakin

Saucy Mary's Lodge is a modern fully refurbished 80-bed hostel with FREE WIFI in all rooms and public areas. We offer budget accommodation in Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye. Close to all transport links and Skye Bridge, with stunning sea views. Private accommodation is available (some with satellite TV and en-suite facilities) as well as shared. The bar offers a full dinner menu and live music. We cater for families and groups.

Our focus is warm, comfortable and clean, with provision for privacy and a little more luxury if you want it. We are close to the waterfront, overlooking Loch Alsh, the Skye Bridge, the ruins of Castle Moil, the Isle of Raasay and the Cuillin Mountains.


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