Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Helpful Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

This upmarket rural hostel is on a hillside overlooking Uig Bay, the gateway to the Outer Hebrides. It's a short walk from the Fairy Glen, and a 20-minute walk from the picturesque Falls of Rha waterfall.

The hostel has a cosy lounge with a deck and a wood-burning stove. There's also a well-appointed kitchen and dining area offering communal seating. The common areas all provide bay views.

The Cowshed Hostel Policies & Conditions:

We require full payment at the time of booking to secure your accommodation, charged to the card the booking was made on. If for any reason we are unable to charge your card, you will be contacted requesting a new card. If payment is unable to be made within 48hrs, the booking will be cancelled.

Cancellation policy:
If a booking is cancelled 7 or more days before arrival then 85% of the total balance will be refunded. If less than 7 days of notice are given, a charge equal to the full booking amount will be made. No-shows will be charged for the full booking amount.

Check in from 16:00 to 22:00.
Check out before 10:00.
No curfew
Age Restriction: 18+ years only.
The maximum period of stay is 14 days.

Taxes included.
Towels not included.
Breakfast not included.

Please be aware that our driveway is steep and tightly winding, and may not be passable by long vehicles or those towing trailers. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 6.7

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2020
    By far the nicest hostel I've stayed on my trip, and not even the most expensive. I stayed here during the winter though, and there isn't much to do for night life, but the accommodations made staying inside relaxing and fun.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    One of the best hostels I have stayed in, hands down. Clean, comfortable, friendly and welcoming. The rooms are warm and cozy with lots of privacy. The bathrooms are immaculate. The chill area is the perfect place to meet other travelers and hang out on those rainy days. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay here again!
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Feb 2020
    I had such a lovely time staying here. It is safe. It is really close to the fairy pools and the rha waterfalls, even if you don’t have a car. The staff are lovely! I love the curtains around each bed - the privacy and noise cancelling is great! I made really good friends! My only complaint was that the key to our dorm room was quite sticky and we had to prod the door open. But, it was a fantastic lovely stay!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Feb 2020
    Great hostel. The atmosphere encouraged socializing which is fantastic, the bathroom facilities were amazing, and the kitchen was super oriented for ease. I would recommend it to anyone and I’ll be staying there again.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Nov 2019
    Simply awesome
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Mar 2020
    I love this hostel. It is cool but inviting. There’sa large kitchen and curtains and outlets by each bed. These E two major features I already. The staff was friendly and helpful, there’s laundry, free parking and a nice atmosphere. There’s only drawback was that the heat in three rooms area was too much. Otherwise, a lovely stay. Thanks
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    16 Feb 2020
    Most luxurious hostel we've ever been to! Loved the common area with a view over the bay of Uig and the kitchen is well equipped as well. There are many bathrooms, each with a shower, toilet, sink and even floor heating. In our dorm was space for 6 people but as is was winter only 3 beds were taken. There was a locker for each of us which we unfortunately couldn't get to work. The staff was really friendly and helpful. Overall, the Cowshed is an amazing place to stay for a few nights.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    28 Apr 2022
    Lovely find on the Isle of Skye and was considering stay an extra night. Lovely location and very smart and retro.
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    15 Feb 2020
    Overall very great and well-equipped place. Some of the staff is very friendly, whereas others are absolutely unfriendly. Bathrooms, dorms and common area very nice, cozy and clean. Absolutely recommended for value of money. The location and view are also superb. Recommended to take a car though in order to get around easier. However, there is also a bus stop just next to the hostel.
    Germany, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 May 2022
    I would have loved to give 10/10 for the cool location and the stylish hostel, but the staff (I think those were volunteers) were so annoying, they claimed the whole living space and were super loud, it was difficult to have a normal conversation with my friend.
    Switzerland, 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
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi