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Reviews of Skye Backpackers

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

83.1% Overall Rating

343 out of 376 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/11/2013)

Jose Mathew thinks…

"Very very impressed with the hostel, the receptionist (I think Sarah it was) was super nice and she gave us all the information we needed right during checkin, everything from information about the…"

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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 3.36
  • Towel USD 1.68

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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83.1%

Overall Rating

343 out of 376 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Skye Backpackers'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
84.8%
Facilities
77.6%
Cleanliness
79.2%
Staff
94.4%
Value
81.6%
Safety
77.6%
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68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 April 2014

Liked: the breakfast was nice

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere in the hostel

Disliked: It is in the very end of Skye

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

03 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice people, free wifi

Disliked: Nithing

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice people, nice place. Very friendly and helpful. And free hot chocolate!!

Disliked: Front desk wasn't always open.

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

Teresa Dalle Carbonare

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

06 December 2013 Teresa would recommend this property

Liked: The livingroom with the fire place is perfect to chill out after a busy day

Disliked: Teresa left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Jose Mathew

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 November 2013

Liked: Very very impressed with the hostel, the receptionist (I think Sarah it was) was super nice and she gave us all the information we needed right during checkin, everything from information about the hostel to great tips for having a good time in Skye. The rooms and bathrooms were super clean. Ditto for the kitchen as well. The breakfast was value for money. Excellent location I should add, its on the main road right next to convenience store, pub and a bus stop. Overall the place had a very positive vibe. All in all definitely the best hostel I stayed in so far.

Disliked: Would have been great if they had a locker for keeping valuables under lock and key

The property's response is...

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

Alexander Faul

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 September 2013 Alexander would recommend this property

Liked: Nice Hostel, stayed in the caravan was quiet fun!

Disliked: Only a 3 showers and One of them out of order :-(

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel. Everything works, dorm, shower and toilet all very clean. Super friendly staff. Mostly young people at hostel. Mattress exceptionally comfy. Village shop next door and a 40 mins beautiful walk to co-operative food. Very easy to find with great views in front.

Disliked: You pay for breakfast.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was really something special. We were staying outside in the garden in the caravan so it was really something different and wonderful experience. The staff is soooooo helpful, friendly and positive and the location is also great for the first stop on the island.

Disliked: The negative side of staying outside is that you have to always go inside to the bathroom - but this it is not such a problem.

The property's response is...

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 August 2013

Liked: In fact, not much! The staff is nice, but is the worst hostel I've ever been. Stayed in a thematic caravan (Startrek) that could be funny but in fact, is only cheesy. You have internet (only in the house but not in the caravans) and free coffee, tea or chocolat.

Disliked: The pillow was dirty, the bathroom to take a shower was inside the house (I stayed in a caravan with 9 other people) and after 9 pm you had to use a code to enter the house. Each night, outside the house, we're sleeping around 20/25 people. No breakfast included. You had to rental the towel (1 £). I would recomend it only if you're in a very, very tight budget and don't care much about a lot of things.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, really friendly and lively atmosphere and so easy to make new friends, lovely location, easy to book day tours from the hostel, comfortable beds.

Disliked: Perhaps a little too noisy at times, can get a little cramped when very busy, but these are only minor issues.

The property's response is...

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

Laura Darby

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 August 2013 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, really helpful staff

Disliked: Beds aren't very comfy

The property's response is...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 August 2013

Liked: Breakfast was good

Disliked: Beds were really bad and our window was attached with duct tape. We could close the window because it was broken. There was plenty of duct tape around the window, but as it was very windy it was not very effective.

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly staff

Disliked: kitchen too small, shower was cold

The property's response is...

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

Shivakumar Ramanna

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2013 Shivakumar would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff and it is perfect for backpackers.

Disliked: None.

The property's response is...

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

Gail Robertson

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 July 2013 Gail would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Shared bathrooms

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2013

Liked: Location, cheap breakfast and free milk!

Disliked: Accommodation in the caravan- stuffy and loud.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff where great!!!. Ruth just is so excited about everything and Maddie is just wonderful and full of knowledge. The gumboots where a great idea but we didn't need them. The kitchen is a good size with all the basics like oil, tea and coffee for free. Great location to explore the island. The caravans looked cool.

Disliked: The bed where hard and small. They had some wired sheet arrangement that was kind like a sleeping bag. It meant that every time you moved you would pull everything apart and it would end up on the floor and you without a sheet or a doona.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

14 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice surprise, we had a great stay and we enjoyed it. Everyone is lovely and really nice and helpful. Small room but clean enough and there is a lovely room with games, a guitar and wifi to spend the time outside the tiny room.

Disliked: Some noise at night when the bar that is near closes.

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Pavel Janousek

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 July 2013 Pavel would recommend this property

Liked: the village is charming and hostel is just in its centre

Disliked: nothing ,much to complain about really

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Shahriar Mahmud

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2013 Shahriar would recommend this property

Liked: Location was excellent, ppl were very helpful

Disliked: CLeanliness

The property's response is...

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

XIN CHEN

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 XIN would recommend this property

Liked: value for money

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff. Great Atmostphere.

Disliked: Kitchen was too crowded to use. Rogue cat in hostel. I'm allergic!

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ngai Him Chan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 June 2013 Ngai Him would recommend this property

Liked: The staffs are really helpful and friendly. I love the day tour.

Disliked: Lack of lockers in the dorm

The property's response is...

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

Lubomir Pajtas

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2013 Lubomir would recommend this property

Liked: I was little scared when our group couldn't find any other budget accomodation than Skye Backpackers caravan for 10 people, but we couldn't choose better. Stuff was super helpful, funny and friendly, I felt like on college dorm with friends. Facility itself has many different types of rooms, we stayed in caravan outside main building. The whole caravan was done in theme of starship Enterprise - beds have names of characters, linens have Star Trek theme and there are posters from The original series on the walls. In the main building they have lovely decoration too with tips on what to see on Skye. Location is great also. It's almost sin they charge so low for such great stay.

Disliked: It was little too hot in the caravan during the night even though it was raining outside.

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