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Flora Macdonald Hostel

Kilmore, Sleat , Isle of Skye, Scotland

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7.6
  • Great Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Flora Macdonald Independent Hostel is set on the beautiful Sleat Peninsula on the Isle of Skye. It has stunning views over the Sound of Sleat to the mountains of mainland Scotland opposite. It is in a peaceful location, perfect for visiting local attractions. Individual and group bookings are welcome. The Hostel is an ideal budget accommodation for visitors arriving or leaving via the Mallaig-Armadale ferry. It has been run for over twenty years by local crofter Peter Macdonald

The Flora Macdonald Hostel has now converted its dormitories into private rooms. This means that we can offer budget private rooms for two, three, four, six and ten people. For group bookings we can accept twenty eight guests. The hostel has been a very popular destination for over twenty years with several of the groups who stay returning year on year.

Beautifully situated, guests often remark on the stunning views. The sunrise over the mountains of Knoydart opposite can be spectacular. Sleat is a popular base from which many visitors visit the whole island. The Hostel has become popular with families and backpackers alike. We are half a mile away from the Sabhal Mor Ostaig Gaelic College. The local area is popular with lovers of outdoor activities and also with those who wish to explore the rich culture and history of the Isle of Skye. The Hostel is three miles from the nearest shop. Please ensure you bring food supplies with you.

Owner Peter Macdonald is always happy to recommend places to visit and give to give guests the benefit of his extensive knowledge of Skye history. Peter is from Sleat and his family have lived in Kilmore for several generations. From Easter through to October the Hostel can get totally booked up so it is advisable to make a reservation well in advance. Situation 2.5 miles from the Armadale ferry The Flora Macdonald Hostel is the perfect place to start or end your visit to Skye and the outer Islands.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Payment is by CASH ONLY. No credit cards are accepted. The latest check in time is 8.00 pm. Please call us if your arrival time is later than you expected.

The accommodation comprises of two buildings. The original Hostel is a spacious converted stone farm building. It has a modern fully equipped kitchen. The common area has a wood burning stove and plenty of seating and tables. This building has two large private rooms furnished with wooden bunk beds. Each room has private en-suite shower and toilet facilities. These rooms are designated as being for groups of five and six respectively. Although on exceptional occasions, and with the consensus of guests and the owner, additional beds can be added for larger groups looking to rent this building.

The second modern building is adjacent and has three private rooms. These have capacity for two, three and four guests respectively. All the facilities in this building are shared. This building has a fully equipped kitchen and its own shower and toilet. These bedrooms also have bunk beds.

In both buildings sheets and duvets are supplied. This is a no smoking property.

Flora Macdonald Hostel policies & conditions;

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 14:00 to 20:00 .Please call us if your arrival time is later than you expected.

Check out before 10:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash only. The hostel does not accept credit or debit cards.
Taxes included.

General;
Breakfast not included.
Child friendly.
Non smoking.
Towels are available on request

As we are three miles from the nearest shop guests might like to bring their own supplies if they wish to self cater using the excellent kitchen facilities provided. Alternatively there are several Hotels within fifteen minutes drive where visitors may choose to eat out.

The nearest ATM is over 1 mile away in a shop that is only open seasonally.

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Room Summary

Thu 19th July 2018 - Sun 22nd July 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.5

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 7.9

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 7.4


Latest Reviews

  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    22 May 2018
    Lovely view, bit remote. Clean but dated.
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 May 2018
    This place does what it says on the tin. It's a great hostel providing affordable accommodation. It's not the Ritz but it is clean. All bedding had been laundered and the room had been properly hoovered and cleaned before our arrival. The kitchen facilities are great especially the use of a frdge. Helpful locals too.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 6.9

    Good

    03 Jul 2018
    A good place near the river but the way to the place was difficult to find. Rooms were air conditioned and clean with big space.
    Malaysia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 3.7

    Rating

    08 Jul 2018
    The location is very remote with nothing around and it is quite difficult to find the hostel. The closest ATM is in Broadford around 25 minutes away. But for us the worst thing was the really dirty room and bathroom. It smelled awfully, like shoes, the bathroom was old, really dirty and in some parts broken. The common kitchen was also dirty. We were also asked to pay in cash even though we did not have with us and we hadn't been told so ( we wanted to pay by card).
    Greece, Mixed Group, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

Flora Macdonald Hostel policies & conditions;

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 14:00 to 20:00 .Please call us if your arrival time is later than you expected.

Check out before 10:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash only. The hostel does not accept credit or debit cards.
Taxes included.

General;
Breakfast not included.
Child friendly.
Non smoking.
Towels are available on request

As we are three miles from the nearest shop guests might like to bring their own supplies if they wish to self cater using the excellent kitchen facilities provided. Alternatively there are several Hotels within fifteen minutes drive where visitors may choose to eat out.

The nearest ATM is over 1 mile away in a shop that is only open seasonally.


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