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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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Flora Macdonald Hostel

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb 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. Our views over the Sound of Sleat to the mountains of Knoydart on the mainland Scotland opposite are just stunning in any weather. Especially while enjoyed in the company of our Eriskay ponies. The hostel is ideal accommodation for visitors arriving or leaving via the Mallaig-Armadale ferry as we are only 2,5 mile from the ferry terminal. We might be one hour from Portree, but our peninsula has its own distillery, beautiful Point of Sleat lighthouse with views over the Small Islands, sandy Camas Daraich beach, woodland walks and Sabhal Mor Ostaig Gaelic College with regular gigs and culture (10 mins walk from the hostel).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Payment is by CASH ONLY. No credit cards are accepted. The RECEPTION IS OPENED BETWEEN 9 -12 and 17-21. The latest check in time is 21:00. If you are going to arrive later than 21:00, please let us know so that we can check you in.

We offer basic budget private rooms for two, three, four and two rooms for six people. The main building is converted stone farm with common area, kitchen
and our ensuite rooms for six people. The second adjacent building, our chalet, has rooms for 2, 3 and 4 people with shared shower and kitchen. All our rooms offer basic wooden bunk beds.The nearest shop is in Broadford and in Armadale and we offer small selection of frozen and dried food, so please ensure you bring food supplies with you.

Owner Peter Macdonald born and raised in Sleat, is always happy to recommend places to visit. His family has lived in Kilmore for several generations and he is more than happy to share his extensive knowledge of Skye history.

Flora Macdonald Hostel policies & conditions;

Payment upon arrival by cash only. The hostel does not accept credit or debit cards. The nearest ATM is 1 mile (seasonal at the Gaelic college) and in Broadford.

Cancellation policy: 7 days before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 17:00 to 21:00 .Please call us if your arrival time is later than you expected.

Check out is 10:00 .

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

Taxes included.

Breakfast not included.
Child friendly.
Non smoking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2020
    Exceptionally lovely view over a loch with ponies in a field overlooking a mountain. Staff brilliant: welcoming, friendly and helpful. We had a private room and a well-stocked kitchen shared with just one other room. All very nice, just to note that the walls are very thin and you can hear every noise; thankfully, on our second night, new people arrived who were actually considerate travellers so it was fine.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Jul 2019
    Such a lovely hostel! An amazing view, a lovely atmosphere and such kind hosts. Thank you for having us Peter and Fiona!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    09 Aug 2019
    Great welcome on arrival. Magic (sorry if wrong spelling) was very helpful/friendly. The owner popped in to make sure we were settled. Very clean bedding, showers were fantastic. Good stock of provisions on sale for a meal if needed. Lovely seating area with stove. Fantastic location and views and outside seating to enjoy them. Great value 👍
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    05 Aug 2020
    Great hostel, we spent 5 days in hostel and no complaints. Friendly atmosphere and good location for nature lovers like us. Highly recommended.
    Poland, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.1


    30 Jul 2019
    Max was extremely welcoming, professional, and friendly. The beds were very comfortable and there was a stand alone air con which helped to control the temperature. The kitchen was well equipped. The best feature was the fireplace in the common room. The only recommendation I have is to take anti-midge spray. This is because the view is spectacular and you will definitely find yourself sitting outside on the benches.
    Thailand, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    05 Aug 2019
    Comfy cottage stay. They’re are two buildings: one is an old crofting farmhouse and one looks like a relatively new cabin. We stayed in the older building. The flooring in our room was a bit worn, but clean. The room and en-suite were comfy and clean. It was very spacious and had a sitting area. The shared facilities were a friendly hodgepodge of mismatched but serviceable appliances and furniture. The view was spectacular. Be prepared to walk up a good hill from the bus stop (kilmore church)
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 8.0


    20 Sep 2019
    Great stopover for early ferry. Good facilities and hot shower. Friendly welcome
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    04 Sep 2019
    There was no functional drying room which created a lot of problems since most of our clothes were drenched. The room had torn bedsheet. Apart from from this the stay was good.
    India, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 5.1


    05 Aug 2019
    The location was good, but there wasn’t many space in the dining room. There wasn’t any light over the table. The pans and kitchenware were wore out and old. our bathroom didn’t have any natural air ventilation, they put a des-humidifier in the bathroom but it wasn’t enough.
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 4.6


    18 Jul 2019
    shabby accommodation with musty smell very small, insufficiently equipped kitchen a lot of things are broken and would need repaiment (shower door, tap/window WC, kitchen utensiles) carpet in room has an intense musty smell unisex shower/WC for 10 people is unacceptable
    Austria, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi