Skye Backpackers sits in the picturesque fishing village of Kyleakin, skirted by mountains and sea. It's a small, cozy 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 accomodation, 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!
The hostel reception is open from 8am - 12 noon and then from 5pm - 10pm. If you arrive in the afternoon feel free to leave your bags and use the facilities, and then check-in between 5pm-10pm.
- Fantastic views
- Cosy atmosphere with an open fire
- Free tea, coffee and hot chocolate
- Self-catering kitchen
- Day Tours of the Isle of Skye
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.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Breakfast not included
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Parking
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Non Smoking
- Swimming Pool
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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By Bus: Take a CityLink bus to Kyleakin, tickets are cheapest if purchased ahead of time online. As the bus drives into the village, keep an eye out to your right and you will see us half way along the village green. Once the bus turns around and drops you at the stop, you're only a short walk from taking off that heavy pack!
By Train: The train line from Inverness stops at Kyle of Lochalsh. From the station walk up the hill, turn left over the train tracks, and left again just after the Woollen Mill shop. Citylink buses run approximately 3 times a day and will take you over the Skye Bridge to Kyleakin. From there, follow the bus directions :-)
If it is a nice day, you can walk over the bridge into the village, it takes about 45 minutes.
By Car: To get to Skye, you will come in on the A87 and pass through Kyle of Lochalsh before reaching the Skye Bridge. As you come over the bridge (admiring the views no doubt!), the small village you can see to the left is your destination. As you come off the bridge, turn left at the roundabout. Follow this road all the way down along the shorefront until the houses on the right drop back and you see a big grassy area - the village green! We are half way along the green, so take the next right (as if turning into Saucy Mary's) and right again to get to us. We have parking available onsite and if you're late to arrive, there's a free carpark just along the shorefront.
If you're having problems getting to us at any point, feel free to phone us on 01599 534 510 and we'll guide you in!
Skye Backpackers is located in Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye. Kyleakin is the first village as you come over the bridge to Skye. The backpackers is based in the heart of the village, roughly half way along the village green.