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Skye Backpackers Hostel

Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Skye Backpackers sits in the picturesque fishing village of Kyleakin, skirted by mountains and sea. It's a small, cosy hostel with an open fire in the lounge and a lovely backyard garden. Read more

82% Overall Rating 244 out of 277 customers would recommend this property based on 277 reviews

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 75%

Location 86%

Safety 79%

Staff 87%

Value 81%

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Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Not Included"
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • WiFi

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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Isle of Skye?

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Skye Backpackers sits in the picturesque fishing village of Kyleakin, skirted by mountains and sea. It's a small, cosy hostel with an open fire in the lounge and a lovely backyard garden. Read more

Shared Rooms

Standard 4 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Basic 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Standard 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 5 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 5

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Basic 10 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Private Rooms

Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Standard 4 Bed Family Room Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About Skye Backpackers

Skye Backpackers sits in the picturesque fishing village of Kyleakin, skirted by mountains and sea. It's a small, cosy hostel with an open fire in the lounge and a lovely backyard garden.

Come and stay in this wee village; the gateway to the Isle of Skye. With its lively pub atmosphere and quiet, comfortable accommodation, Kyleakin is the perfect place to come to escape the stresses of city life.

The Isle of Skye is situated on the West coast of mainland Scotland, and is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. One of Europe's most dramatic and haunting lands, words can do little justice to describe Skye's awesome beauty. The majestic Cuillin Mountains dominate a rugged landscape that is peppered with lochs and tiny fishing villages.

Take some time to explore the island's haunted castle ruins; feel the mysterious presence of the legendary faeries in tranquil glens, waterfalls and mountain pools; visit whiskey distilleries and sample local beers and ales; take a relaxing stroll through the countryside or boldly ascend a mighty mountain.

We can offer you suggestions of what to see and do each day, and we hope that you will leave the Isle of Skye feeling refreshed, exhilarated and peaceful!

We offer a variety of accommodation from our standard mixed and female dormitories, and for the traveller on a budget we have our basic dormitory, which is a converted caravan situated in the back garden.

The hostel reception is open from 7am - 12 noon and then from 5pm - 10pm. If you arrive in the afternoon, please feel free to leave your bags and use the facilities, and then check-in between 5pm-10pm. If you think you may arrive later than 10pm, please let us know so that we may inform our night porter of your late check-in.

We offer...
- Fantastic views
- Cosy atmosphere
- Free tea, coffee and hot chocolate
- Self-catering kitchen
- Bed linen included
- Optional continental-style breakfast (just £3.00)
- Free Parking
- Internet Access and Free Wi-Fi
- Laundry service (£5.00)
- Towel hire (£1.50)
- Day Tours of the Isle of Skye

All guests must have suitable photographic identification to stay at our hostel.

If any guest within your booking is under the age of 18 you MUST contact us before making the reservation online.

Please note, due to past experiences, we do not accept stag or hen parties.

Accommodation Information

Skye Backpackers has a variety of different room types.
We have 1 x Double Room, 2 x Budget Twin Rooms, 1 x Family Room, 3 x Quad Rooms, 1 x 5 Bed Dorm and 1 x 8 Bed Dorm. We also have 1 x 8 Bed Budget Caravans in our charming hostel garden.

All of our beds come complete with fitted sheets, duvets and 2 comfy pillows so there is no need to bring your own sleeping bag.

All of our cozy rooms have shared toilets and showers and all private rooms are equipped with their own washstand.

Please note that the basic 8 bed mixed dorm is our Caravan Dorm and is outdoors in the back garden. It's just like a regular mixed dorm room and is a fun and comfortable option for those backpacking on a budget!

Location Information

Skye Backpackers
Village Green
Kyleakin
Isle of Skye
IV41 8PH

Skye Backpackers is located in Kyleakin, the first village you reach as you come over the Skye Bridge.

Our hostel makes a perfect basecamp for those keen on exploring the vast array of delights our island has to offer. Whether you plan on joining a tour, exploring the island by bus, taking a boat trip or are planning a roadtrip, we can help you plan your day. We can book tours for you, provide bus timetables or can assist you in hiring a bike or a car.

We have even put together our own self - guided tour of our Island which directions you to all of her best bits and shares some of the legendary mythology and folklore that Skye is so famous for. Just ask at reception!

In the evenings you can relax in front of the fire or venture out to enjoy some locally caught seafood and a dram or 2 in the village pubs. Kyleakin is a friendly place where locals and visitors exchange stories and you'll probably end up chatting to the fisherman that caught your dinner - it's simply that kind of place!

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day 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.