Portree Independent Hostel used to be the old post house of Portree on the Scottish Isle Skye. Portree is the main town on Skye, offering a good base to explore the largest island of the Inner Hebrides in the northwest of Scotland. Rated as one of the world's greatest islands by National Geographic, the island's natural scenery is truly spectacular, and rarely found anywhere else in the world. Famous people once said when visiting Skye you experience the whole diversity of Scotland in a nutshell. Come here to admire rolling hills, lochs, waterfalls, tropical vegetation, rugged mountain ranges, to visit old castles, and to hear about clans and major historic events.
The hostel is well situated in the town's square, only two minutes away from the main bus stop servicing all major connections, from Edinburgh to Inverness, and Glasgow to Fort William. A well-stocked supermarket; three Indian curry places; one Italian restaurant; and the snug harborfront -- with its bopping fishing boats, screaming seagulls, and insider-tip seafood eatery -- will ensure you're never hungry. For further information, visit one of the charming village pubs with its friendly locals or the welcoming information center in walking distance nearby.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The hostel can accommodate up to sixty travelers, mainly in four- and six-bed rooms, while larger groups can make use of the two ten- and twelve-bed dorm rooms located on the top floor. There are three mixed bathrooms in the house, with two further toilets on the ground floor.
The largest room in the house is the well-equipped kitchen. The small reception area includes comfy sofas where you can relax, read a book, or watch TV. All rooms and walls are painted with bright colors, creating a warm atmosphere. What stands out is the unique carpet on the ground floor with a local tartan pattern. The rooms, fitted with carpets and proper dark curtains, are cleaned daily.
This is a nice little hostel run by a local couple. If it is fully booked (as it is most of the time), it can get a bit crowded. At peak times you may experience a queue in front of the bathrooms. The kitchen provides plenty of space and is a good place to meet fellow international travelers.
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