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Skye Backpackers Reviews

Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Scotland

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288 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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Pretty good hostel. Easy to find and in a location that connects well with transport. Really well equipped kitchen. Dorms are adequate with comfortable beds. It would be good if there was at least another toilet.


Fine for a one night stay but there was not a lot of atmosphere and it wasn't the most updated hostel.


The welcome we received wasn't great, and the attendant was quite rude. The room and the showers were dirty, and the general vibe of the hostel wasn't friendly. I would only stay here again because the location was great. The wifi also didn't work in the rooms.


Awesome place. The staff are friendly and things are reasonably priced. They provide free tea and coffee which is just great when you've been traveling and want to warm up. They have a fun lounge area conducive for meeting people and making friends. No lockers but all in all it was fantastic and I felt safe.

  • 8th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff is friendly. Rooms are big and spacious and clean but has no lockers. Location is abit far away from the main attractions on skye. There is a small kitchen. Buy i feel that there are not enough toilets or washrooms.


Beautiful hostel with stunning views and great connectivity. Very helpful staff, who will be happy to guide you with local places to go to.

  • 28th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Terrible service. We were supposed to spend the 1st night in the dorms and the 2nd in a double room. The availability of the double on the 2nd day was the reason why we went there in the first place. Upon arrival at the hostel we were told that the reservation for the double had been cancelled. Staff didn't seem sorry and didn't help to find another place fo us to stay the next day. Had to spend 4 hours on the web to find last-minute accommodation on Skye. Would never set foot there again.

  • 28th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and very decent facilities. Would stay there again.


Other than the low pressure in the shower, I had a really nice stay there! The hostel is situated on the bus route to the mainland (or to Portree), so it's easy to move around. The staff was really Nice and helpfull, suggesting things to do in the are a on a rainy sunday!


Staff was friendly but not very helpful. The dorm was clean but not the best beds and curtains need replacement. Breakfast was nice but could be improved.


Hostel and people were amazing. Would stay there again in heart beat!!


This place is the best in terms of location that you can get! It's scenic and cut-off so gives you the holiday feel, yet the hostel atmosphere makes it a nice place to socialise. But it is quite difficult to stay in if you don't have a car. There are very few eating options in the village, esp for vegetarians, and you have to walk 45 mins to the next town to a supermarket if you wanna buy stuff to cook. The wifi sucks, and is slow whenever it rarely connects. Toilets don't flush properly.

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