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Flora Macdonald Hostel

Hostel | Kilmore, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland IV44 8RG

75.8% Overall Rating

45 out of 58 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/09/2015)

"The main hostel building has a long corridor that all the bedrooms back onto and this corridor is used for congregating on the many chairs and tables so you are always meeting people as they exit their rooms."

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  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Communal kitchen

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 16:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Isle of Skye?

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The Flora Macdonald Independent Hostel is set on the beautiful Sleat Peninsula on the Isle of Skye. It has stunning views over the Sound of Sleat to the mountains of mainland Scotland opposite. It is in a peaceful location, perfect for visiting local attractions. Individual and group bookings are welcome. The Hostel is an ideal budget accommodation for visitors arriving or leaving via the Mallaig-Armadale ferry. It has been run for over ten years by local crofter Peter Macdonald Read more

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Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Budget Family Room Mountain View (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Budget 2 person Ocean View (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Budget 4 person Ocean View (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Budget 5 person (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Budget 6 person (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Flora Macdonald Hostel

The Flora Macdonald Hostel has now converted its dormitories into private rooms. This means that we can offer budget private rooms for two, three, four, five and six people. For group bookings we can accept twenty guests. The hostel has been a very popular destination for over ten years with several of the groups who stay returning year on year.

Beautifully situated, guests often remark on the stunning views. The sunrise over the mountains of Knoydart opposite can be spectacular. Sleat is a popular base from which many visitors visit the whole island. The Hostel has become popular with families and backpackers alike. We are half a mile away from the Sabhal Mor Ostaig Gaelic College. The local area is popular with lovers of outdoor activities and also with those who wish to explore the rich culture and history of the Isle of Skye. The Hostel is three miles from the nearest shop. Please ensure you bring food supplies with you.

Owner Peter Macdonald is always happy to recommend places to visit and give to give guests the benefit of his extensive knowledge of Skye history. Peter is from Sleat and his family have lived in Kilmore for several generations. From Easter through to October the Hostel can get totally booked up so it is advisable to make a reservation well in advance. Situation 2.5 miles from the Armadale ferry The Flora Macdonald Hostel is the perfect place to start or end your visit to Skye and the outer Islands.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Payment is by CASH ONLY. No credit cards are accepted. The latest check in time is 8.00 pm. Please call us if your arrival time is later than you expected.

Accommodation Information

The accommodation comprises of two buildings. The original Hostel is a spacious converted stone farm building. It has a modern fully equipped kitchen. The common area has a wood burning stove and plenty of seating and tables. This building has two large private rooms furnished with wooden bunk beds. Each room has private en-suite shower and toilet facilities. These rooms are designated as being for groups of five and six respectively. Although on exceptional occasions, and with the consensus of guests and the owner, additional beds can be added for larger groups looking to rent this building.

The second modern building is adjacent and has three private rooms. These have capacity for two, three and four guests respectively. All the facilities in this building are shared. This building has a fully equipped kitchen and its own shower and toilet. These bedrooms also have bunk beds.

In both buildings sheets and duvets are supplied. This is a no smoking property.

Location Information

As we are three miles from the nearest shop guests might like to bring their own supplies if they wish to self cater using the excellent kitchen facilities provided. Alternatively there are several Hotels within fifteen minutes drive where visitors may choose to eat out.

The Flora Macdonald Hostel
Isle of Skye
Invernessshire IV44 8RG

We are situated at the south end of the Isle of Skye in the crofting township of Kilmore about half way down the east side of the Sleat Peninsula. The location is tranquil and set right in the heart of the crofting community.

The Hostel is close to the University of the Highlands building at the Sabhal Mor Ostaig. The Clan Donald centre is two miles away and is a very popular destination for visitors.

* Armadale Castle Gardens & the Museum of the Isles - 2 Miles
* Eilean Iarmain - 4.5 miles
* Sabhal Mor Ostaig - 1 mile
* Armadale Ferry - 2.5 miles
* Ardvasar (for shops pubs etc)- 3 miles
* Broadford - 10 miles (supermarket)