Flora Macdonald Hostel, Isle of Skye

Sleat
9.1
346 Reviews
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Flora Macdonald Hostel Reviews

Clean, well appointed, beautiful setting.

Mr. MacDonald was very friendly and welcoming. The setting is idyllic, looking over a pasture where his ponies graze, with the Sound of Sleat and the Highlands beyond. There is a well equipped kitchen, games, and an electric piano for amusement, plus free wi-fi. We heartily endorse the Flora MacDonald Hostel!

Rich
2013-07-12
Age 60 | American

Awe-inspiring location. Sleat is amazing...lots of options for beds (dorms, family rooms etc) and hostel owner keen to divulge local stories and history (especially on the Macdonalds!). A wee bit out of the way for us as we were travelling without a car but worth the trip - moreso if there's a group of you so you can pool your drinks and have your own private ceilidh!

Hector
2006-06-07

Flora Macdonald Hostel Reviews from the Web

A perfect base for our visit to Skye. Great room and lovely shower. Nathan was friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for more... would definitely return and highly recommend to others

mpresslie53124
2022-07-27

Great hostel in a brilliant part of the island very convenient for the ferry to Malaig

pcsim321277
2022-07-18

I had a great time staying here. Facilities were everything you could need, but Nathan the host really makes it such a nice place to stay. Very welcoming to guests and very helpful. Also the view is top notch. My best stay in Scotland so far, purely for the vibe.

info2200
2022-07-12

This is a super peaceful hostel - very quiet and relaxing, and with great facilities and friendly staff. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was clean and well-equipped and the shower was good. Nathan was really helpful and helped us wash and dry clothes even though we arrived late and had to leave early. It's also very close to the ferry terminal which is very useful. Will definitely try to return! Thanks

williamthurston2000
2022-07-10

Beautyfull panorama. Peacefull area. Ideal for active familyes too. Transportation is difdicult without car.

rajpeter3317
2022-07-09

Loved the hostel. Very remote but has a nice homely feel to it. Loved the long communal area and views out towards Mallaig on the Scottish mainland.

Nathan, the manager, was very friendly and helpful with what to do and go and see.

Beds were very comfortable.

kenoag2726
2022-07-04

Very friendly place. great family staying there while I was there.

fmac3807
2022-06-10

Just wat we needed.

pdbrinkman
2022-06-07

Lovely location. Lovely, unique hostel with nice bedrooms and a great shared long room space and kitchen. Great outdoor space with stunning views of loch and horses in nearby field.

globeofsplendour1355
2022-06-03

Extremely helpful and friendly. She helped us with anything we needed and she gave us many great suggestions for our time in isle of skye. Location was stunning as well. Highly recommended

babartiger575323
2022-05-30

Cosy warm hostel. Fiona was lovely and helpful and the hostel was super quiet. Basic but clean and cosy, great value for money. Beautiful views, easy to find (good signage) and easy parking. Would stay again.

lydiakairl1297
2022-05-27

The Hostel was great and the proprietor was both friendly and helpful. Good kitchen facilities and toilet / shower. Definitely recommend (only complaint was that the hill up to the hostel was hard work after a long cycle!)

peterbell422868
2022-05-23

Lovely place with fantastic views. Fiona was so welcoming and sat and chatted to us for ages. Nice rooms, good kitchen and cosy lounge area with woodburner, looking straight out across the water to Knoydart.

jimframe29250
2022-05-23

We had a really enjoyable stay. Easy going, friendly hostel, great location for visiting Sleat.

pimz2249
2022-05-12

Few places can offer this level of service and experience. Fiona and her brother Andrew were just amazing and kind, flexible and gentle. They offer to feed their horses and an amazing fireplace with Andrew giving advice and telling the history of his beautiful Skye island.

Lovely recommended.

Thank again

Angelo

angelosalus4238
2022-05-03

Great view, great vibes, comfy beds, good facilities, friendly owner! We recommend you come in the week if you dont have a car as there are no busses running on the weekend. :)

ansreymond2038
2022-04-22

Beautiful place. Comfy and lovely owner. Child friendly. Our 4 year old love the place.

Anonymous
2022-04-17

Cozy and welcoming Hostel on the isolated Sleat Peninsula. We really enjoyed out trip and were made very welcome. Especially appreaciate the log-burning stove! Decent value for money given how expensive Skye is, especially for the private rooms.

tomjcurtis987221
2022-04-11

Amazing place and will defo be back. Great staff, without Fiona's advice my trip wouldn't have been anywhere near as good. Do yourself a favour and book now!!

gregormcharg911332
2021-10-09

Lovely place - very warm

tobypiachaud418
2021-09-28

Description

The Flora Macdonald Hostel stands in magnificent surroundings at Kilmore in the south end of the Isle of Skye, approximately two and a half miles north of the Armadale Ferry, on the A851. The area is the traditional home of the MacDonald clan of Sleat. Free transport is provided to and from the Armadale ferry.

The hostel has two dormitories sleeping 10, and three rooms which sleep 4. It has just recently been modernised, upgraded and reclassified, and has full central heating. It has a fully equipped kitchen with all accessories, a drying room with washing machine and tumble dryer, shower, toilets and washhand basin. There is a conservatory for relaxation, and a payphone and fax.

It is run by Peter MacDonald, Skye's Number One tour guide, who has two people carriers for conducting personalized tours of the island. He also breeds rare Eriskey Ponies and Black Highland Cattle.

Location and Contact

Location

• Kilmore can be reached from two directions. The Caledonian Mcbrayne ferry runs daily from Mallaig on the mainland to Armadale in Sleat. Kilmore is 2.5 miles north of Armadale on the A851. Visitors who arrive over the bridge to Skye should travel along the A87 until they reach the township of Skulamus. Then turn left on to the A851 southwards towards the Sleat peninsula. Guests may consider stopping in the town of Broadford to visit the local supermarket before continuing down the Sleat peninsula.
• The junction at Skulamus is well signposted to both Sleat and the Armadale Ferry. From the turn off at Skulamus the trip is about 10 miles. The most prominent landmark in Kilmore is the large church which is right by the main road. From the Church head up the lane directly opposite which leads up a quite steep hill for 500m. The The Flora Macdonald Hostel is sign posted and guides visitors down a track on the left. At the end of the track, about 200m, you will see the Hostel. The local bus service also stops at Kilmore. The distances and road network in the north west of Scotland can often mean that travel times can easily be misjudged, Please call us if your arrival time is later than you expected.

Map

Map

Address: 3 Kilmore, Sleat, Isle of Skye (Skye), Inner Hebrides, Scotland

Flora Macdonald Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website Flora Macdonald Hostel Isle of Skye www.skye-hostel.co.uk
Phone Number: +44 (0)1471 844440
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Bedsheets

Parking

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Board Games

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Laundry

Lounge Area

Wheelchair Accessible

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