13 Hostels in Isle of Skye, Scotland

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Isle of Skye, Scotland. You can choose from 13 Isle of Skye hostels. In total, there are 15 cheap places to stay in Isle of Skye such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.

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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.

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Party hostels in Isle of Skye


(The Cowshed is the best rated)

Most Isle of Skye hostels are located in

Portnalong, Kyleakin, Portree

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Hostels in Isle of Skye for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Isle of Skye for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Isle of Skye? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Isle of Skye alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Isle of Skye. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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 are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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. To help you make friends with Isle of Skye before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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

 Kyleakin as seen from the 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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Other Nearby Cities
Applecross Applecross (27 Km / 17 mi.)
Kyle of Lochalsh Kyle of Lochalsh (33 Km / 21 mi.)
Torridon Torridon (48 Km / 30 mi.)
Ratagan Ratagan (51 Km / 31 mi.)
Gairloch Gairloch (52 Km / 33 mi.)
Isle of Eigg Isle of Eigg (52 Km / 32 mi.)
Berneray Berneray (69 Km / 43 mi.)

FAQ about Isle of Skye Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Isle of Skye. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Isle of Skye. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Isle of Skye Hostels

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Skye Basecamp is the best hostel in Isle of Skye for families.

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The Cowshed is the best rated hostel for partying in Isle of Skye.
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Travel Tips for Isle of Skye - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Isle of Skye. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Isle of Skye. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

If you plan to visit Skye, plan to take the ferry from Mallaig to Armadale -- much nicer than the bridge at Lochalsh. A Scottish Piper will greet you at the dock, and the ferry ride is beautiful. Skye is a mystical place, with its blazing sun one minute and torrential downpours the next. Portree is a colorful step back in time and the Gaelic language is everywhere.


Easily one of the most breathtaking places on Earth. Friendly people. Kylakin (first town across the bridge from the mainland) is beautiful, but venture out to the edges and coasts of Skye to see jaw-dropping beauty. Wow, wow, wow.


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Your Packing List for Isle of Skye

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Isle of Skye and Scotland.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Isle of Skye