Dun Flodigarry Hostel


Hostelz.com's Review

The Dun Flodigarry hostel is situated on the North Western side of the Isle of Skye in a rather remote area. Most tourists are in the region for a day trip, being attracted to the site of the nearby Quirang -- a picturesque view of oddly-shaped rock formations. The hostel's location gives you the feeling that you are getting away from it all and can spend your day relaxing looking out at the spectacular ocean view -- that is, until the tour groups turn up. Being a large hostel with at least eight dorm rooms and some doubles and twins, it caters for overnight stops for backpacker tours.

The large kitchen also accommodates the tour groups with many hot plates and sinks. It is a little unorganised but eventually all the necessary utensils can be found. There are many tables and chairs in the main common room, with a small lounge separate. The bathrooms may be a problem at full capacity. The showers seem to be new and have good pressure and temperature -- quite clean until a busload of backpackers want to shower. Most of the building has had a fresh coat of paint in a variety of colours that brighten up the place. The rooms on the ocean side have fantastic views of the sea, islands, and cliffs. The other side has a quiet countryside view. There are some tables outside to look at the view also.

There aren't many facilities in the immediate area so it is best to bring food to cook in the hostel's kitchen. The nearby pub apparently doesn't want people from the hostel in for a drink unless they dine there as well. The hostel is a little difficult to find, as it is on the outskirts of the village which has a few small roads leading from the main road. Head to the northern end of Flodigarry and you will see a sign for the hostel just at the top of a small crest. A car may be necessary to reach this remote hostel.
by April Lawrence
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
May 2007


Flodigarry by Staffin, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland
+44 (0)1470 552212
+44 (0)1470 552212
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

Amazing landscape, great location, beautiful kitchen and dining room, and very clean rooms! The hostel is really peaceful and the owner was very kind and friendly. He even gave us directions and recommended places to visit in skye!
A wonderful place
What was going to be a one-night stay turned into three. The attention we were given from the time we first arrived to the day we left was top notch. Clean, spacious, spectacular views, an incredible walking/hiking area. Having an auto rental allowed us to be wherever we wanted to, but we chose to extend our stay here. A great time. We hope to return.
J & E Baker
There is simply no other way to describe this hostel but perfect. Me and my nine-year-old kid were there for a couple of days at Easter 2008. Absolutely stunning views and the hostel has a huge kitchen with absolutely everything you need. Brian is a very helpful and friendly guy. We both wished we could have stayed much longer. The only place to stay on Skye for me now.
Martin & Kai Austin
Excellent from every aspect
The hostel is well equipped with a very large kitchen/dining area. There are plenty of cooker, fridges, and equipment and most people seemed to be enjoying some "real" cooking. Plenty of chairs and tables, dining room looks over the sea. The bedrooms were very comfortable, with solid furniture, and warm and clean. As for the power shower -- great. The hostel overlooks the sea with a path going down to the fossil beach! The warden has everything you could want, from electrical adapters to maps and food and bird books. He was very helpful indeed. The situation is fabulous -- marvelous scenery and a really nice atmosphere.
Elspeth Chabbi
  I just returned from this fabulous hostel in a beautiful location. It has very friendly staff and a family-friendly atmosphere.
  This place has a very nice location, a friendly staff, a huge kitchen and "living room", and it's clean and cosy. There's a good pub just a two-minute walk away. This place is really "away from it all."
  A good hostel in a BEAUTIFUL place! :)

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