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Flora Macdonald Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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, six and ten people. Our main building is converted stone farm with common area, kitchen and en-suite rooms for 6 and 10 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: 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 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.

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 May 2019
    We loved our stay! Marketa was a jewel! And so fun to visit with Peter! How kind that Julie picked us up from the ferry! We met lovely people and had a fabulous time. We highly recommend The Flora M Hostel!!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 May 2019
    Peaceful rural location. Cuckoo calling from trees in the morning. Walking distance to ferry (took us an hour and a quarter) - though hitchhiking also easy for that. Wonderful owner and manager fantastic too.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 May 2019
    Wonderful, just wonderful.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Apr 2019
    I could not have wished for better after a long cycle against head winds from Dunvegan. Marketa was very welcoming and and helpful throughout. The double dorm was superb with magnificent views. Everywhere was maintained clean and tidy. Marketa also deserves 10 out of 10! Thank you, Hugh and Graeme Maclean
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    13 May 2019
    We had an absolutely lovely stay! Would highly recommend this place. Staff were amazing and very helpful and the owner was very kind.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    04 May 2019
    Loved this hostel- open fire and beautiful view from common area, and spacious cooking areA. Need a car though. Host, Marieke was very welcoming and friendly.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    24 Apr 2019
    We really enjoyed our stay at the hostel - the warden was super friendly and enthusiastic with lots of tips for exploring. A little bit away from the centre of Skye but you can still explore most of the island within a day by car. We appreciated the free tea, coffee and milk and the warden even picked us some wild garlic to try! Would stay again
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    19 Apr 2019
    Amazing atmosphere very good and helpful staff!
    Greece, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    15 May 2019
    The place was quiet and comfortable. The warden had lots of information on places to avoid the crowds of people- very handy.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 6.9

    Good

    20 Apr 2019
    Basic place to stay over night. Dont expect any luxury. The caretaker Marketa was very helpfull to give us advise about the island.
    Slovakia, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

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

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