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Glenbrittle Youth Hostel Hostel

Glenbrittle, Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Overlooked by the spectacular Cuillin Mountains, Glenbrittle Youth Hostel is a great place to spend a few days. A fantastic base for walkers and climbers, or a place to just sit back and enjoy the wonderful rugged scenery. Read more

91% Overall Rating 9 out of 9 customers would recommend this property based on 9 reviews

Atmosphere 93%

Cleanliness 96%

Facilities 82%

Location 98%

Safety 96%

Staff 89%

Value 91%

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Facilities

  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Towels for hire

Important Information

SYHA is a charity aiming to inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons, gain knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery. In support of this aim, all bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night which is displayed as an inclusive rate. (Full, existing members of SYHA and HI using this booking engine are not entitled to a membership refund).

Glenbrittle Youth Hostel reception is open 07.30-10.00 and 17.00-22.30, with check-in from 17.00 and checkout by 10.00. Day access to bedrooms and other areas may be available – please check in advance.

Late arrival and access outside opening hours is by pre-arrangement only, though the entrance area remains open all day.

From the age of 5 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and may be accommodated in a single-gendered shared room with the parent or guardian and other guests, at the discretion and responsibility of the parent or guardian. The young person/people, the parent/guardian and the other occupants of the room must be of the same gender.

SYHA advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation.

Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in designated family rooms, where available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots in a shared dormitory or private accommodation.

When booking for more than 9 people:
• Full prepayment is required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled
• The following cancellation charges will apply to the entire booking:
57 days or more - 20% of total cost
56 to 29 days - 55% of total cost
28 to day of arrival - 100% of total cost

No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.

SYHA does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 17:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking
  • Pet Friendly"

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Isle of Skye?

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Overlooked by the spectacular Cuillin Mountains, Glenbrittle Youth Hostel is a great place to spend a few days. A fantastic base for walkers and climbers, or a place to just sit back and enjoy the wonderful rugged scenery. Read more

Shared Rooms

10 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Standard 10 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Private Rooms

Standard 3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 5 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 5

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 6 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 6

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Basic 5 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 5

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

About Glenbrittle Youth Hostel

Glenbrittle Youth Hostel is set in rugged scenery at the foot of the Cuillin Ridge, just over a mile from the beach and close to the magical fairy pools. It’s a great place to spend a few days relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.

Glenbrittle has a long tradition as a base for walkers and climbers tackling the famous Cuillin and the Skye Munros. For a less strenuous pace there are coastal and low-level walks for all abilities and weather conditions, wildlife to watch, archaeological sites and geology to explore. The Talisker Distillery is about seven miles away at Carbost. Not too far and also worth visiting are Dunvegan Castle, Glendale Toy Museum and Colbost Croft Museum.

The youth hostel has a modern self-catering kitchen with plenty of dining space. The homely lounge area features old photographs of the area and there are lots of books and games as well as a guitar available for the evenings. You’ll also find a small shop on-site which sells basic food items and other essentials, including ice-cream!

Accommodation Information

Day access to bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and lounge may be available. Please contact the youth hostel beforehand.

The entrance area, with access to a public phone and toilet in the outhouse, remains open all day.

Location Information

For the experienced mountaineer the Skye Munros on the Cuillin will provide a challenging playground. For a less strenuous pace, and the less experienced, there are coastal/lower-level walks for all abilities and weather conditions.

Glenbrittle beach is only 1.5 miles away, or tour the world famous Talisker Distillery (7 miles) and Dunvegan Castle (26 miles).

With no light pollution, Glenbrittle is an ideal spot for stargazing on a clear night.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.