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Skyewalker Hostel

Lovely hostel located in a peaceful and beautiful part of Skye that's less visited and therefore more off the beaten track than other areas.

Lovely staff, very helpful and welcoming. Great atmosphere and facilities, all in all a great experience, thank you!

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Facilities

  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Games room
  • Hot Showers
  • Linen Included
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking

Entertainment

  • Board Games

General

  • 24 Hour Security

In Room Facilities

  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

Parking

  • Free Parking

About Skyewalker Hostel

A huge 'THANK YOU' to all our guests that voted us Scotland's Number 1 Hostel for 2014!

A warm welcome and traditional Scottish hospitality awaits you all at the award-winning, family-run Skyewalker Hostel.

Please press the **Read more** button below to make sure Skyewalker Hostel is the right place for you:

We're situated on the stunning Minginish peninsula giving easy access to the Cuillin mountain range. It's location on the west coast makes for spectacular sunsets and gives you an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Isle of Skye.

The rural location (if you do not have a car please read the public transport section of the directions) means you are surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty. There is a great beach within walking distance with regular sightings of whales, dolphins and basking sharks as well as Skye's famous eagles!

The hostel is only a five-minute walk from the local hotel which serves meals and has a cosy bar, very popular both with locals and visitors. The nearest shop is in Carbost and it closes at 17:45.

The world famous Talisker distillery is less than 3 miles from the hostel and well worth a visit. Portree, the capital of the Island is only 25 minutes away by car or local bus.

We have 40 bunk beds in rooms ranging from 2 bedded private bunk rooms to a 10 bed dorm and offer a very high standard of comfort and cleanliness. Please note that all beds available to book on line are bunks. This includes the 2 bedded private rooms.

The Hostel has a well equipped self catering kitchen and a large garden area for recreation and barbecues. There is also a cool 'chill out' glass dome for guests to relax in.

Skyewalker Hostel hosts regular Scottish folk music sessions and has instruments available for guests to use.

It is also possible to book the whole place for special occasions such as birthdays, Munro completion parties, family get-togethers etc.

Due to the communal nature of hostelling, we are unable to accept reservations from families or groups with children under the age of five however, we welcome guests with children of five years of age and over. We ask that all guests with children under the age of 12 book exclusive use of rooms (i.e. no children under 12 in shared dorms).

Skyewalker Hostel...Scotland's best!

Please read our Things to Note below before booking.

Important Information

Conditions

Check in at Skyewalker Hostel is strictly between 15:00 and 21:00. Guests failing to check in by this time will automatically have their booking cancelled and will not be allowed access to the Hostel. The fee for the first night's accommodation will be charged.

Check out is at 11:00

The Hostel is closed between 11:00 and 15:00 for cleaning.

All payments for accommodation must be made on arrival. Cancellations will not be charged for as long as you cancel before 11:00am the day before your booking.

We want everyone to have a great time at Skyewalker Hostel and therefore, there is no curfew time. However, in order to ensure everyone gets a good nights sleep, Skyewalker Hostel operates a Zero Tolerance on noise in the bedroom areas after 11:00pm.

Skyewalker Hostel does accept children, five years of age and over however, all guests with children under 12 years of age must book exclusive use of a private room.

We don't like to put notices up everywhere, all we ask is that guests behave in a reasonable manner and are considerate to other guests i.e. noise, tidying up, washing dishes etc.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept pets.

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Guest Reviews

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Lovely hostel located in a peaceful and beautiful part of Skye that's less visited and therefore more off the beaten track than other areas.

Lovely staff, very helpful and welcoming. Great atmosphere and facilities, all in all a great experience, thank you!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

A model of what a hostel could be!

Overall
5
Location
3
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I stayed there on Saturday the 31st and we were made to feel so welcome,completely shown around all the facility;s.The place was spotless.This was my first time and the lasting impression was one of when can I go back!.We went to the local pub a 5min walk away and well if Homemade burger on the menu have it,simply scrummy.We got back about half eleven and took Lisa and Brian up on an earlier invite of a bit of a jammin session with there friends,there was no pressure on us!.So glad we did the music,people and atmosphere made our night and I cant wait to get back!

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Perfect to young people

Overall
3
Location
3
Cleanliness
4
Value
3
Facilities
3
Service
3

Absolutely the best hostel I've ever stayed at! Wonderfull location, great people there... My personal highlight was the backyard - a perfect place to relax after a long day walking around the island!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

It was just one night at Skywalker Hostel,but we enjoyed everything. The room was very clean and comfortable. Showers- spacious, kitchen- well equipped, guests- very friendly, hosts- wonderful! Thank you for warm welcome.

Dziękujemy za ciepłe przyjęcie i pozdrawiamy kolejnych gości- szczególnie z Polski!

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 91% for this property is based on ratings provided by 140 guests.

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