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The Cowshed Hostel

The Cowshed Bunkhouse, Isle of Skye, Scotland


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Adaptors
  • Bar APM-96
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots available
  • Dryer
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Towels Not Included"
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • WiFi

Important Information

Hostel Policies & Conditions:
Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival (by 10:00)
Check in from 16:00 to 22:00.
Check out before 10:00.
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.
Taxes included.
Towels not included.
Breakfast not included.

No curfew
Age Restriction: 18+ years only.
The maximum period of stay is of 14 days.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 16:00


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

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Isle of Skye?

Contact us directly

Map and Directions


By Bus

Most of the Citylink and Stagecoach buses pass right by the bottom of our driveway, and if you ask the driver nicely they will drop you there. This saves a 30 minute walk up from Uig Pier.

By Car

From Kyle of Lochalsh
Head through Kyle of Lochalsh on the A87, crossing the Skye Bridge into Kyleakin. Once over the bridge, turn right at the roundabout, staying on the A87.
Keep on this road, through Broadford and Sligachan, heading towards Portree.
Before reaching Portree town centre, turn left towards Uig (A87). Go past The Co-op supermarket and head out of Portree. Keep on the A87 towards Uig, ignoring a left turn towards Dunvegan after a few miles.
Once through the village of Earlish, you will start travelling downhill in to Uig, with the bay visible on your left.
Look out for The Cowshed sign on the right hand side, just after The Mission Church.
We are at the top of a steep driveway (use Manual 1st gear or Automatic Low) and are not in the village itself. If you reach the Uig hotel you’ve gone too far.

From Fort William
Follow signs to Inverness A82
At Invergarry crossroads turn left onto the A87 and follow signs to Kyle of Lochalsh
For rest, see directions above rom Kyle of Lochalsh.

From Inverness (southern route via Loch Ness)
Follow signs to Fort William A82.
At Invermoriston, turn right onto the A87 and follow signs to Kyle of Lochalsh.
For rest, see directions above from Kyle of Lochalsh.

From Inverness (northern route via Garve)
Follow signs to Beauly, Muir of Ord, Contin and the A832.
Head towards Garve, travelling on the A835 for a short time before turning left on to the A832 towards Achnasheen.
At Achnasheen, keep left on to the A890 towards Lochcarron.
Before Lochcarron itself, stay on the A890, turning left towards Kyle of Lochalsh heading for the A87.
For rest, see directions above from Kyle of Lochalsh.

From Mallaig via Armadale Ferry
Once off the ferry in Armadale, turn towards Kyleakin.
At the roundabout with the Skye Bridge, go straight over, onto the A87 towards Portree.
For rest, see directions above from Kyle of Lochalsh.
From Applecross/NW Highlands
Head towards the A87 in the direction of Kyle of Lochalsh.
For rest, see directions above from Kyle of Lochalsh.

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