Hostels in Isle of Skye, Scotland

14 hostels available. Prices start from $18 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Isle of Skye

Skye Basecamp

Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"Far more than just a hostel: Our independent Hostelworld rating of 9.7 isn’t by accident! We are a small family run business and the quality of your stay is our main focus. Treat yourself to … More
Party Hostel Youth Hostel
"…This upmarket rural hostel is on a hillside overlooking Uig Bay, the gateway to the Outer Hebrides. It's a short walk from the Fairy Glen, and a 20-minute walk from the picturesque Falls of Rha … More
Groups (10+ people) Youth Hostel
"…The downside of the location is that the nearest shops are in Portree, about thirty minutes away, with the exception of the campsite store half a mile down the road, where you can buy milk and a … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
"…Packed lunches are available for groups of 20 and over. Surrounded by hills, Portree sits in a natural harbour, busy with fishing boats, pleasure craft and sightseeing cruises. The main town … More
Family-Friendly Hostel
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Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…We were not used to the tiny, single-lane roads with passing spots and with no lights -- plus driving on the wrong side -- to get to the hostel. People fly down these roads and it's a bit … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Groups (10+ people)
"…I would definitely stay there again. Broadford's alright - not the cosiest of places & on one occasion 5 out of the 6 people in our dorm ended up sleeping in the lounge because this simply … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Solo Traveller
"…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 … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…It has plenty of seating, including tables outside. Breakfast is not included, though there is a breakfast menu at the pub. Wi-Fi is available in all the rooms, but it’s unreliable. Outside of the … More
"…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 … More
"…- We were the typical weary travelers, having traveled from Portree in the rough area of Carbost where a lovely bearded man told us the way to the bunkhouse. Upon our arrival we were taken to see … More
"…) Excellent bunkhouse let down by charge for bedding at 4£ per night per person, not as a one off. But for each night you stay using same stuff. Also you should be aware that when we visited there … More
Digital Nomads Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…While it is technically available a few miles down the road, even that internet is very spotty. It would be recommended to pick up food supplies before arriving at the hostel, and you pretty much … More

Hotels in Isle of Skye

"…Check in from 16:00 - 20:00 (21:30 on Saturdays) Check out before 10:00 . Taxes included Breakfast not included. Reception hours 8:00 - 20:00 (21:30 on Saturdays). We will refund this … More

Raasay House

Free Breakfast
"…*Raasay House also makes the ideal exclusive location for small weddings, celebrations or business functions. New Website and Blog at" …"…It’s not advisable to follow a SAT … More

Hostels in Isle of Skye, Scotland

14 hostels available. Prices start from $18 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Isle of Skye (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Isle of Skye.

Guess what? Isle of Skye is also named and spelled Skye - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 Kyleakin-Kyle of Lochalsh bridge

The Isle of Skye, Scotland's second-largest island found off the west coast just six hours from Glasgow, is well known for its beautiful landscapes. The Isle can be reached via ferry from Mallaig arriving in the south of the island in Armadale. The Isle of Skye is also connected to the mainland via a bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh, which takes you to the east of the isle. There is plenty to keep you busy here for at least a few days. If you like hiking and the outdoors, there are walks of all abilities in some amazing scenery. There is also plenty of other activities and places to visit, including the Armadale and Dunvegan Castles, Museum of Island Life, or the Talisker Whiskey Distillery.

Isle of Skye hostels are located in various different towns and villages across the island. Kyleakin is the first town you reach via the bridge from the mainland, and most hostels are situated right across the road from the water with great views. Portree, the largest town on the island, is situated in the centre of the island, which means it is a great base for many of the bus routes if you are planning on seeing a lot of the island. Broadford is also a nice town with good bus links. If you want to stay in hostels that are a bit more remote and have your own transportation, then the hostels located in Carbost, Portnalong, or Uig are great options as you get to stay in some spectacular rural settings. Some hostels also offer tours of the island. Research is recommended if you require public transportation but want to stay in some of the more rural towns, as some bus routes only run on limited schedules, especially on weekends.

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Isle of Skye Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Isle of Skye, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 14
Average dorm price $36
Average private room price $138
Cheapest hostel in Isle of Skye Broadford Backpackers Hostel with $39
Party hostels in Isle of Skye The Cowshed (2 in total)
Most Isle of Skye hostels are located in Kyleakin, Portnalong, Broadford
Average rating of all hostels 8.2

FAQ about Isle of Skye Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Isle of Skye. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

4 Best Hostels in Isle of Skye

4 Best Hostels in Isle of Skye

5 Hostels in Isle of Skye with Private Rooms

5 Hostels in Isle of Skye with Private Rooms

5 Cheapest Hostels in Isle of Skye

5 Cheapest Hostels in Isle of Skye

Other Nearby Cities

Applecross (27 Km / 17 mi.)
Mallaig (47 Km / 29 mi.)
Torridon (48 Km / 30 mi.)
Ratagan (51 Km / 31 mi.)
Isle of Eigg (52 Km / 32 mi.)
Gairloch (52 Km / 33 mi.)
Kintail (60 Km / 37 mi.)

Travel Tips for Isle of Skye - from the Community

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