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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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. HostelWorld will charge an initial deposit, and we will charge the remaining amount when we receive your reservation from them. 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.

All bookings must be for guests age 18 or over.

Cancellation policy:
If a booking is cancelled 7 or more days before arrival then 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 9.8

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Sep 2022
    I Think it was the most beautiful hostel i‘ve ever seen. Highly recommended
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Sep 2022
    Beautiful hostel. Everything wa great, except wifi was really bad.
    Slovenia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Sep 2022
    Knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff. Lovely location with great views over Uig Bay. Accommodation is nice and clean with a well-equipped kitchen. Overall a great experience! Thank you🙏
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2022
    One of the best hostels I've stayed at, ever! Clean and cozy and inviting, with large kitchen, dining, and living areas. The showers are legitimately the best I've ever seen in a hostel (as good as any hotel), and the staff is fantastic! 100% would recommend staying here when visiting Isle of Skye.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Sep 2022
    Extremely comfortable stay in an amazing location. Common space is really nice with a big kitchen and cosy lounge area. Bathrooms are very modern and clean with comfortable bedrooms. Great having a locker, shelf, lamp and curtain in room. 100% recommend and will return when next in Skye.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2022
    Great spot for chilling. Spacious area for talking and cooking meals. Beds are comfortable and big enough while giving privacy which is what a lot of hostels do not offer. Fella at reception had Jesus vibes and was sound. Great place to meet other travelers. Place is very scenic overlooking the small bay.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Sep 2022
    Incredible hostel! Loved the private bathroom setup! Only suggestion we would add is to add a charging station in the parking lot for electric/hybrid cars!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    20 Sep 2022
    Very clean and modern looking hostel. Only complaint is I wish there was more space in the dorms to hang your items. There was only one hook per person and given the Isle of Skye is quite rainy, it would be useful to have more space to dry wet clothing
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    20 Sep 2022
    Probably the coziest hostel i’ve ever stayed at. Super clean, comfy beds (with curtains for privacy), very modern bathrooms and a huge living room and well equipped kitchen area, where you can chill and enjoy the view. I really enjoyed my stay there and would have loved to stay longer.
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    14 Sep 2022
    Beautiful views from this clean and well-equipped hostel. Loved the kitchen and common area. Also liked the dorm itself with the curtain facility. The only thing that wasn’t working was the security lockers - not sure if we were using them incorrectly and the main door of our room was hard to get into so had to leave it open with the wedge. However felt safe overall.
    England, 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