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242 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Set in rugged scenery at the foot of the Cuillin Ridge, Glenbrittle Youth Hostel is just over a mile from the beach and close to the magical fairy pools and the famous Talisker Distillery. Eagles can often be spotted in the skies above.

This homely hostel has a long tradition as a base for walkers and climbers, offering guests mixed gendered dorm rooms many have mountain views and all are available to book as private rooms. Although none of the rooms are en-suite, there are ample shower and washroom facilities.

Opt for a wee breakfast served in the dining room or take advantage of the modern, well-equipped self-catering kitchen. The hostel is licensed and guests can relax with a local craft beer or glass of wine in the comfortable mountain-facing lounge after a hard day on the hills.

Other facilities include a laundry, large drying room, public phone and secure bike storage for up to 10 bikes. Basic provisions, including frozen ready meals, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception. Due to the hostel's remote location, there's no WiFi and very limited mobile signal.

Please take time to read the house rules when booking with children under 16 you will require a private room
This hostel, shared rooms are often classed as mixed gender.

Check in is between 17.00-22.00 and check out by 10.00.

Limited off-road parking is available in front of the hostel.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Reviews & Ratings

242 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

May 19, 2024
My second star at the hostel. Once again great service, clean rooms and an excellent kitchen including free tea and coffee. The hosts are very welcoming and are full of helpful advice on walks, climbs and where to visit on Skye. My only negative and not the Hostel’s fault was 2 Chinese girls clattering about with phone lights on packing at 2.30 am!! These things happen though !!
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Male, 41+
Apr 24, 2024
Very friendly welcome on arrival, and helpful prior to arrival when I needed to phone to ammend the booking. A great little hostel, kitchen bathroom and bedroom all very clean comfortable and warm. Scenery and walks right outside the door. You do ideally need a car as quite isolated location, and we took everything we needed but there was a small tuck shop and the usual left overs food box so we wouldn't of starved.
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Mixed Group, 41+
Apr 15, 2024
The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. It was orderly and very clean.
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Female, 41+


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Meals Available
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games

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