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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Portree Independent Hostel

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located in the centre of the Isle of Skye, this former Post Office offers a warm and friendly environment. The hostel is noticeable for its vibrant yellow colour along with its imaginative interior. The spacious kitchen and dining room, housed in the original sorting room, is the perfect place to meet other backpackers whilst enjoying the fabulous view across Portree Bay to the Cuillins from the window.

The hostel, once the main post office for the island, has been converted into a hostel with bags of character whilst being well provided with excellent facilities.The reception and lounge is the original post office counter area, still with the original safe, clock, service counter and access, and WiFi throughout the hostel.

Our hostel is easy to find, public transport is a minute's walk and parking, shops, tourist information and parking a short walking distance. With rooms range from 4 bedded to 12 bedded, along with offering family friendly and female only dorms

A self- service laundry is available daily from 11 am to 9pm .


The reception works from 7:30 am to 10 am and 3pm to 10 pm.

•The guest can cancel free of charge until 7 days before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price of the reservation if they cancel in the 7 days before arrival.

Check in from 16:00 to 21:00 .
Check out before 10:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.

Breakfast not included.
Child friendly.
Non smoking.

**taking temperatures during check in**
** Kitchen facility currently unavailable due to Covid19 restrictions** View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 May 2022
    This hostel was great. They helped us according to the weather and made us very welcome . Would definitely go back.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    09 Jul 2022
    We stayed 5 nights in Portree Independant Hostel. We were in the 12 bed dorm and we had a wonderful time. The hostel has the perfect location, in the very center of Portree, from where you can walk or take a bus to every beautiful corner of the amazing Isle of Skye. We’d come back anytime !
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    22 May 2022
    Great place for a few nights to chill & meet new people! Only thing that the kitchen is the common room & it closes at 10pm since there’s rooms under it. Other then that, great staff, great atmosphere, perfect for solo travellers if they’re open start convos with ppl!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    30 Jul 2022
    Pro: Very nice, well-equipped kitchen with an amazing view. The staff was very nice. Great central location. One of the cleanest hostels I've ever stayed at. Con: 8-bed mixed dorm didn't have lockers of any kind and there was only one extension cord with multiple sockets lying on the middle of the floor for everyone to charge der phones.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    23 May 2022
    The hostel was clean, easy to access & great location. Nearby long stay parking also cheap which helps too!
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    16 Sep 2022
    Good place to stay while in Portree and found staff very nice. 12 bed dorms are a bit tight but overall okay. Facilities are nice -- bathrooms are clean and showers are good. Beds are comfortable but no good accessible outlets if on top bunk. I would not plan for this hostel to be a place to hang out, but as point to explore Skye, it does the job. Also a 2 min walk from the bus station so that's a definite plus if using public transport.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    08 Aug 2022
    Good location for doing a trip up to Skye Paid parking in the back Staff super nice Facilities okay, but perfect for a homebase for a day in Skye Close to everything in Portree but not a big city as it is. Comfy enough for the value and not a lot of options in Portree
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Jun 2022
    Great location. Not the best place to meet new people. Kitchen is huge, equipment ok.
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    16 Sep 2022
    Overall not a bad hostel and sufficient for spending the night. However If you are looking to socialize, well your out of luck. No real lounges and the atmosphere is incredibly sterile. Staff is very friendly tough and the cleanliness was fine. This hostel has potential but it really only does the bare minimum to satisfy its customers.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    22 Jun 2022
    The place smelled damp, and the facilities in the bedrooms were bare minimum- 6 people in a small room where there should have been just 4 at most. None of the usual amenities most European hostels have now such as individual plugs next to each bed, large lockers, etc.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Flexible NRR
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Reception (limited hours)