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Skyewalker Hostel

  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

A warm welcome awaits you at our award winning, family run Highland Hostel! We have a choice of rooms from twin private bunks to the more sociable 10 bed dorm! We also have twin en suite rooms and the Skyewalker Jedi Huts (Listed as Deluxe Tent on the booking engine).

Over 18's only - No children allowed.

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We're situated on the stunning Minginish peninsula giving easy access to the Cuillin mountain range. It's location on the west coast makes for spectacular sunsets and gives you an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Isle of Skye.

The rural location (if you do not have a car please read the public transport section of the directions) means you are surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty. There is a great beach within walking distance with regular sightings of whales, dolphins and basking sharks as well as Skye's famous eagles!

The hostel is only a five-minute walk from the local hotel which serves meals and has a cosy bar, very popular both with locals and visitors. The nearest shop is in Carbost and it closes at 17:45.

The world famous Talisker distillery is less than 3 miles from the hostel and well worth a visit. Portree, the capital of the Island is only 25 minutes away by car or local bus.

The Hostel has a well equipped self catering kitchen and a large garden area for recreation and barbecues. There is also a cool 'chill out' glass dome for guests to relax in.

Skyewalker Hostel hosts regular Scottish folk music sessions and has instruments available for guests to use.

It is also possible to book the whole place for special occasions such as birthdays, Munro completion parties, family get-togethers etc.

Skyewalker Hostel...Scotland's best!

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Our family-run (and award-winning!) Skyewalker Hostel is light years from busy, everyday life – well, almost. We're in five acres of grounds, up in the Highlands where days in the summer feel like they last forever. And the nights are super dark, so you're in the perfect place for stargazing – we've built a cosy glass dome in the garden for exactly that! Chill out in there or relax in our lounge and use our free Wi-Fi. We host Scottish folk music sessions with live music from locals in here too.


We've got an awesome location on the Minginish peninsula with a nearby bay (a 3-minute drive or 25-minute walk away) where you can often spot wild dolphins, whales, sharks and Skye's famous eagles. You can order meals in the local hotel, just a 5-minute stroll away. The 608 or 54 bus will take you to the Talisker distillery in under 10 minutes. To reach us, the easiest route is by car, or you can take bus 917 from Inverness to Portree (3 hours) and then bus 54 (30 minutes) to us – but there's no bus service on Sundays!

Rooms and Dorms

Meet other travellers in our mixed dorms with shared bathrooms or, if you'd rather spread out, there are private rooms too – some of these have en-suites. Every bed has fresh sheets and memory-foam toppers. For something a bit different, choose our cosy Skyewalker Jedi Huts! These outdoor wooden cabins have a double bed and a log burner to keep you warm.

Extras and activities

Spend sunny days in the garden with views of the surrounding landscape (it's pretty awesome) or out on the terrace where we'll light up the barbecue. There's giant chess here too, if you fancy putting your strategic brain power into practice! Inside, there are musical instruments and board games to play if the day turns wet (hey, it happens!) – and a good tea or coffee from our shared kitchen will warm you up.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2019
    Very hospitable and clean place with friendly staff. We had a very nice time there. If I will have a chance I will definitely visit this hostel again.
    Poland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2019
    Beautiful, cosy and full of character Great location for off the beaten track. Amazing staff, really helpful for tips on what to do. Great facilities particularly the kitchen Would have happily stayed in the hostel for a week! Will be back
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    20 Jul 2019
    Was very excited about staying here after reading rave reviews and it didn’t disappoint! The showers and toilets facilities were amazing, fantastic garden and kitchen. Atmosphere was lovely and felt very welcome by the staff. Only criticism would be no reading lights on the bed. But everything else was perfect!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Jul 2019
    Best Hostel I have ever stayed in. Great location if you look for peace and quietness but not so convenient when you travel without a car. The hostel was super clean and the staff super friendly. Loved it there and will definitely come back
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Jul 2019
    Top 3 hostels I've visited! Great vibe, interior design, lots of space in and outside the property. Friendly staff, great facilities, especially the washrooms! You wouldn't think you were paying hostel prices! Only downside is the location. It's a bit out of the way. However, if you're on that side of the Isle of Skye, chances are you're doing a whole lot of other stuff that's a bit out of the way. If you're driving, they have plenty of parking spots. Recommended!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    11 Jul 2019
    Clean and nicely designed hostel with a really cool glass dome for those late nights stargazing. Great recommendation from staff on where to go and what to eat. Went for a drive to applecross on recommendation on a staff member and it was the most challenging drive I had! Thanks
    Singapore, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    05 Jul 2019
    This hostel is so cute. A mountain get away! The drive is far and narrow but worth it! I suggest staying for longer periods and in the 2 bed for the 6 bed is a little squishy and doesn’t have any lockers. But the atmosphere was so adorable, the people and the staff were amazing! Very clean and quiet!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 Jul 2019
    It is not the easiest to get to without a car but doable. Nice bar/restaurant close by and an easy walk to a beautiful part of the water. The grounds and rooms felt safe and secure and all of the rooms in the whole place were clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful with directions and sights to see. I liked the quotes and pictures on the walls and in the bathrooms. The showers stalls were the best!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    16 Jul 2019
    I found the staff pleasant and accommodating and the facilities clean and tidy.The location is a bit remote but I think this hostel is value for money.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    03 Jul 2019
    Pros: Decent facilities: kitchen, books & games, guitars and a giant chess board. Good social space Spacious room Cons: Farther up the hill than you think and poorly marked A little isolated You have to make your own bed which I found a little strange Overall the dome was a fun picture and it was cute, but would stay in one of the more populated areas closer to amenities.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Scotland

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Scotland

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Scotland

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Scotland

  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Scotland

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