Dun Flodigarry Hostel

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Address
Flodigarry by Staffin, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland
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Website
www.hostelflodigarry.co.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)1470 552212
Fax
+44 (0)1470 552212
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Marvelous
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!
Rocio
(Spain)
2012-04-03
  The Dun Flodigarry Hostel must have one of the best views in the world. Sit outside on the bench and enjoy views across to Flodigarry Island, Gairloch and the Torridon mountains on the Scottish mainland. It's breathtaking. The Location Flodigarry is located on a remote-ish point on the Isle of Skye giving access to the unusual Quiraing rock formations. There are public transport services here, the best being a local bus which will drop you right at the door. Some travellers were biking in but the majority had cars, and this really is the best way to see Skye anyway. Although from the hostel you can literally walk out the door to explore the Quiraing. Other activities locally include boat trips and wildlife spotting or simply relaxing and enjoying the facilities of the hostel. Flodigarry is centrally heated and bed linen is provided. You can self cater in the kitchen and there's a spacious dining room. Rooms and Bathrooms The rooms are all upstairs with communal bathrooms/showers. Everything is very clean although possibly slightly cramped. They do try to segregate where possible. There are some double and twin rooms. You can also camp outside. Common Spaces The dining room is a great place to relax after your meals and hang out into the evening - otherwise go outside if it's not too cold. You can mark where you come from on the map or read some of the travel and other literature left here. If you haven't got food there is food for purchase at the Country House Hotel next door. This place seems to attract people of various ages, including families so you may get children in your dorm room. They also have a laundry and drying rooms and a rather old computer for Internet use which is fair enough as you don't come here to sit online all day. Summary There's a slightly alternative feel to this joint, but it's not uncomfortable. The owners have children and were helpful although a little brusk at times which may well have had something to do with having a new baby.
Jo
2010-11-28
 
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
(USA)
2008-08-04
 
Perfect
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
(Scotland)
2008-03-28
 
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
(France)
2007-09-02
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.
April Lawrence
(Australia)
2007-05-31
  I just returned from this fabulous hostel in a beautiful location. It has very friendly staff and a family-friendly atmosphere.
John
2005-08-16
  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."
Ursel
2004-09-12

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