Hostels in Portree, Isle of Skye

Hostels near Portree

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Hostels in Isle of Skye

Distance to Portree: 15.8 km / 10 miles
"…my sister & I stayed here for a few nights whilst waiting for a new job to come through - we stayed in the bothy and had it all to ourselves - our own wee cottage for about 6quid a night! … More
Distance to Portree: 15.9 km / 10 miles
Digital Nomads Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…If you need internet, you will not find it here. 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 … More
Distance to Portree: 25.2 km / 16 miles
Family-Friendly Hostel Groups (10+ people)
"…Unfortunately it does not offer breakfast but it's still a very good option for accommodation. I would definitely stay there again. Broadford's alright - not the cosiest of places & on one … More
Distance to Portree: 31.9 km / 20 miles
Family-Friendly Hostel Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…The main lobby has a small sitting area, though not a good space for socializing. The kitchen is quite basic, and its level of cleanliness can slip a bit. It’s small, with only enough room for … More
Distance to Portree: 31.9 km / 20 miles
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Because there was not very much to see in Kyleakin, I spent much time in the hostel, where I met a lot of people with whom I went in a pub later on. In the hostel, you talk just to everyone and … More
"…The bunkhouses are located a few hundred metres away from the hotel. Bring a torch if you plan to walk between the hotel and the bunkhouse after dark. Sligachan itself enjoys a rather dramatic … More
"…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 … More
Distance to Portree: 0 km / 0 miles
Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
"…The main town on the Isle of Skye, Portree offers a wide range of shops, galleries, sightseeing boat trips and fine restaurants serving delicious locally sourced food and drink. The hostel has … More
Distance to Portree: 0.1 km / 0 miles
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Solo Traveller
"…Summary Portree Independent Hostel is a good base if you choose to stay in Portree, as you’re within easy reach of everything in town, and buses from the town go all over the island. Saturday … More
Distance to Portree: 15.5 km / 10 miles
"…Really wonderful people. Feel very welcomed and looked after. Can't rate because I haven't stayed, because they're always booked out! But, it's in a great location, the nearby pub is brilliant ( … More
Distance to Portree: 21.2 km / 13 miles
Party Hostel Youth Hostel
"…HostelWorld will charge an initial deposit, and we will charge the remaining amount when we receive your reservation from them. If for any reason we are unable to charge your card, you will be … More
Distance to Portree: 22.2 km / 14 miles
Youth Hostel
"…Facilities at Glenbrittle include a decent sized kitchen and a dining room that seats about twenty; itss not bad in the off season, but during late spring and summer if the hostel is fully booked … More

Skye Basecamp

Distance to Portree: 26.2 km / 16 miles
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…No children under the age of 16. No Pets. Check out 10am. £25pp for late check out charged to card. Kitchen closed 10pm. Breakfast not included. Full payment required on booking. This … More

Hotels in Isle of Skye

Distance to Portree: 0.2 km / 0.1 miles
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Distance to Portree: 9.6 km / 6 miles
"…If the card requires the customer to be present or if we are unable to pre authorise the card that you have provided for any reason at all we reserve the right to cancel your booking without … More

Raasay House

Free Breakfast
Distance to Portree: 9.6 km / 6 miles
"…*Raasay House also makes the ideal exclusive location for small weddings, celebrations or business functions. New Website and Blog at" …"…This is the easiest way to get to … More

Hostels in Isle of Skye, Scotland

13 hostels available. Prices start from $32.00 for a dorm bed.

Portree: Backpacker Bliss

Portree, the vibrant heart of the Isle of Skye, stands as a beacon for backpackers and budget travelers seeking a mix of adventure, culture, and natural beauty. This guide delves into why Portree remains a desirable location for those looking to explore without breaking the bank. With its enduring landmarks, reliable transportation, and local cultural staples, Portree promises a timeless experience.

Timeless Landmarks

Portree’s landscape is dotted with natural and historical sites that have captivated visitors for generations. The Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, and the Quiraing offer breathtaking hikes with views that are worth more than any price tag. The colorful waterfront of Portree Harbour, with its traditional fishing boats and quaint shops, provides a picturesque setting that feels unchanged by time.


Getting around Portree and the Isle of Skye is straightforward, thanks to a network of buses and roadways that connect the major sights. The reliable bus services cater to backpackers looking to venture into the wilds of Skye without the need for a car. Walking around Portree itself is a joy, with most amenities and sights within easy reach.


Portree offers a range of amenities that cater to the budget-conscious traveler. Hostels and budget lodgings provide comfortable stays without the hefty price tag. Local eateries serve up traditional Scottish fare that warms the soul without emptying the wallet. For essentials, there are several shops in the town center where travelers can stock up on supplies.

Cultural Notes

Embrace the local culture by attending a ceilidh, a traditional Scottish social gathering, which often features folk music, dancing, and storytelling. The Gaelic language is still spoken here, offering a glimpse into Scotland’s rich heritage. Portree’s cultural fabric is woven with tales of clans and the rugged landscape, inviting travelers to dive deep into its history.

Why Stay Here

Portree is more than just a stopover; it's a destination that offers a unique blend of natural beauty, history, and cultural richness. Its timeless appeal lies in:

  • Stunning natural landscapes that are free to explore and forever captivating.
  • Cost-effective transportation options that make navigating the island a breeze.
  • Heartwarming local cuisine that's as affordable as it is delicious.
  • Cultural experiences that connect travelers to the soul of Scotland.

In summary, Portree is the ultimate backpacker’s haven. Its enduring charm, combined with practical amenities and a warm welcome, ensures that it remains a top pick for budget travelers seeking authentic experiences. In Portree, the beauty of Scotland is not just seen but felt, with each step through its rugged terrain and each breath of its fresh, sea air.

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