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Reviews of Skye Backpackers

Hostel | Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Scotland IV41 8PH

77.3% Overall Rating

385 out of 424 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/06/2015)

"Friendly staff, convenient location if you have a car. Nice to get free tea and coffee."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 3.14
  • Towel USD 1.57

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

You must have suitable photographic identification to stay at our hostel. If any guest within your booking is under the age of 17 you MUST contact us before making the reservation online. Please note that the 10 Bed are offered in a Caravans in our charming hostel garden.

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77.3%

Overall Rating

385 out of 424 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Skye Backpackers'

Atmosphere
82.4%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
68.0%
Cleanliness
74.4%
Staff
86.4%
Value
72.8%
Safety
71.2%
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54.3%
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Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Michelle Parkin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 June 2015

Liked: Cheap price

Disliked: Difficult to access the rest of Iske of Skye by public transport (infrequent buses that stop running by 5:00pm. Only 3 toilets and showers for the entire hostel.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

26 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, convenient location if you have a car. Nice to get free tea and coffee.

Disliked: Really bad shower, cold and bad water pressure.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendliness of staff

Disliked: wi-fi is unstable

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Maria Laura Pereyra

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 June 2015 Maria Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Super friendly staff, best experience knowing people from different places, value for money, clean and good breakfast for 2 pounds.

Disliked: If you're going to Skye try to rent a car, poor transportation. About the hostel, nothing in particular.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

31 May 2015

Liked: location

Disliked: not enough and not very well maintained facilities (old broken mattresses, one shower broken, no mirrors in restrooms, too many beds in rooms (the caravan hosts 10 beds and there is no space to put suitcases/backpacks anywhere), no lockers in rooms, unreliable wifi, only one (and therefore unhygienic) towel in toilet instead of paper towels or air dryers, dirty kitchen)

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

19 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff! Very knowledgeable and helpful and great mix of people at the hostel. Plenty of parking and great location with the local pubs just next door. Light, clean and spacious room with sea views as promised and a great cheap breakfast on offer. Really enjoyed staying here.

Disliked: My only minor complaint would be that the showers were really hard to get to a comfortable temperature and we ended up using the eco setting which was lukewarm.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

18 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: this property was alot of fun to stay at. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly and the hostel itself was always full of new people and had a really homey atmosphere. The town it is located in (kyleakin) is incredibly cute and beautiful place to explore. We stayed in the caravan dorms and while some people have said they didn't love them, we did! They were warm enough with the heaters and quite fun to stay in.

Disliked: the bathroom facilities were not quite as plentiful as would have been nice. the showers were fairly basic but still usable.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Liz Huxley

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

06 May 2015 Liz would recommend this property

Liked: This best things were the staff and the location

Disliked: Liz left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

25 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly atmosphere. Nice people

Disliked: Moud on the outer wall

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, an bad-weather upgrade - cool! A bit freaky, comfi, with a great fireplace

Disliked: -

48.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 September 2014

Liked: Friendly people in there Kitchen not too bad

Disliked: Everything else

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Alexandru Mavrodin

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 September 2014 Alexandru would recommend this property

Liked: A very coloured and full of life hostel.

Disliked: The kitchen is a bit too small for the full capacity of the hostel.

The property's response is...

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 September 2014

Liked: Low price

Disliked: Sleeping in caravans outside the main building

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2014

Liked: Was in Kylakin. Kitchen was well equipped!

Disliked: Was untidy! A bed in a caravan was advertised as a bed in a shared dorm! The lighting was less and was difficult to walk back at night!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is handy and beautiful and gives good value for money.

Disliked: Not all staff members were equally knowledgable. There was no lockers to lock luggage to.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Julia Boechat Machado

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2014 Julia would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely place, I really liked the suggestions on the wall of things to do in the island. The staff is brilliant. Comfortable rooms and beds, good breakfast. I would definitely recommend this hostel. Thank you all for sending us the sweater my friends forgot in the dorm.

Disliked: When we arrived, there was nobody at the reception desk and we had to wait almost two hours to check in.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jemima Dowie

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 June 2014 Jemima would recommend this property

Liked: Location: its right there when you cross over the bridge into Skye. Very cheap (we stayed in the caravan/ dorm out the back).

Disliked: Need another shower or two.. especially when the hostel is full.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff are very nice

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

ceane horne

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

14 June 2014

Liked: Starwars theme was vaguely amusing. Cheap bar nearby.

Disliked: Smell was awful inside but could not open the windows as there were midgies which bite and no fly screen on the windows. Ceiling was incredibly low for top bunkers and mattresses were very thin. Bathroom facilities where very limited and people staying in the caravan were expected to use the outhouse which was unlit. We could not pay by card when we got there as their machine was not working "probably due to everyone using the internet" so were told to go to the pub and buy a pint and we might be able to get cash out there as there are no atms in the town. If this is a regular occurance, why not just put on your website to pay by cash???

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Kate Gymer

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 June 2014 Kate would recommend this property

Liked: Great location Free tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Cheap breakfast. Self catering facilities

Disliked: Building very jaded now. Claen but rather run down.

97.1%
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Peter Bushell

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 June 2014 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: Friendliness of both staff and other travellers. Fabulous Views.

Disliked: We got what was advertised. No Dislikes.

100.0%
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Kuang Yong Lim

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 May 2014 Kuang Yong would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely place, easy to find, good kitchen facilities. Fantastic view of the skye bridge

Disliked: Slow internet, but that applies throughout Scotland

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Barry van Zyl

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

18 May 2014 Barry would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere and value for money

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Megan Woolf

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

16 May 2014 Megan would recommend this property

Liked: I loved this hostel- it was so homey and a wonderful place to meet new people in a comfortable setting! It's in a gorgeous spot and I can't wait to go back!

Disliked: The WiFi was a little spotty.

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