Glenbrittle Youth Hostel

Glenbrittle, Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye, Scotland, Distance from city centre: 26.7km

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Situated in the spectacular surrounds of the southern Cullin ridge, Glenbrittle Hostel provides the perfect base for adventure and the best place to unwind afterwards. Built in the 1930's our Norwegian Mountain Hut styled hostel has been the home away from home for generations of travellers, soldiers and hikers intrepid enough to take on the likes of Sgurr Dearg and 'The Inaccessible Pinnacle.' We pride ourselves on providing the warmest and friendliest place to stay in the Glen and welcome individuals, families and groups alike. We have a well stocked shop on site and new for 2011 we will be offering evening catering and breakfast available to order at the hostel.

For those who would just like to unwind or catch a breath of fresh air away from the city, we are just 1.5 miles from the fresh sea air and marbled volcanic sands of Glenbrittle beach and 7 from the world famous Talisker Distillery. With an abundance of marine wildlife and even the occasional glimpse of the aurora borealis we are already looking forward to welcoming you, whatever your reason for visiting.

There is no bus service to/from Glenbrittle - the nearest bus stop is at Carbost, 8 miles from Glenbrittle.

A87 towards Portree. Left at Sligachan on the A863 towards Dunvegan. Left at Drynoch on the B8009 towards Carbost and Talisker Distillery. Left before Carbost on unclassified single track. Road to Glenbrittle - 7 miles from junction. (SatNav advice: If travelling from Fort William to the Isle of Skye, please check ferry times for Mallaig to Armadale. Most SatNav software proposes this ferry journey, which has a limited daytime service).

Please email or call the Glenbrittle Hostel directly if you are unfamiliar with the Isle of Skye and we will make sure to help you get here! Also please note that we do not receive mobile phone coverage here, TV or internet access.

The nearest grocery shop is about 8 miles away but we have an abundance of food stuffs and basics here at the hostel so if your walking don't weigh yourself down with shopping!
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Telephone/Fax Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Non Smoking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels For Hire

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

SYHA is a charity aiming to inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons, gain knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery. In support of this aim, all bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night which is displayed as an inclusive rate. (Full, existing members of SYHA and HI using this booking engine are not entitled to a membership refund).

Glenbrittle Youth Hostel reception is open 07.30-10.00 and 17.00-22.30, with check-in from 17.00 and checkout by 10.00. Day access to bedrooms and other areas may be available – please check in advance.

Late arrival and access outside opening hours is by pre-arrangement only, though the entrance area remains open all day.

From the age of 5 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and may be accommodated in a single-gendered shared room with the parent or guardian and other guests, at the discretion and responsibility of the parent or guardian. The young person/people, the parent/guardian and the other occupants of the room must be of the same gender.

SYHA advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation.

Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in designated family rooms, where available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots in a shared dormitory or private accommodation.

When booking for more than 9 people:
• Full prepayment is required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled
• The following cancellation charges will apply to the entire booking:
57 days or more - 20% of total cost
56 to 29 days - 55% of total cost
28 to day of arrival - 100% of total cost

No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.

SYHA does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee.

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Please note there is no public transport to/from Glenbrittle. Contact us directly if you are unsure about how to get here and we’ll make sure that you make it!

By bus: the nearest bus stop is in Carbost, which is 7 miles away, but this is a limited service and not daily.

By car: A87 to Sligachan (signed Portree). A863 to Drynoch (signed Dunvegan), B8009 to Carbost, unclassified single-track road to Glenbrittle, 7 miles from the turn off.

By train: the nearest station is Kyle or Mallaig.

On foot: for the experienced walker there is a strenuous moorland track over the bealach from Sligachan (4.6 miles) before joining the road for a further 3 miles. The path is not suitable for cyclists.

Located Near

Eating out:
Old Inn (7 miles)
Taigh Ailean Hotel (10 miles)
Sligachan Hotel (14 miles)

Don’t miss:
Spectacular walking & wildlife & even the chance to see the Northern Lights!
Talisker Distillery (7 miles)

Nightlife:
Old Inn (7 miles)
Taigh Ailean Hotel (10 miles)
Sligachan Hotel (14 miles)

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