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Portree Independent Hostel

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104 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Helpful Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

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 mixed dorms

A self- service laundry is available daily from 9 am to 10 pm .


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**

Reviews & Ratings

104 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Sep 26, 2023
doesn’t deserve the bad reviews. perfect location near the square of portree, big kitchen, good beds. comfortable stay for a few nights
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Female, 18-24
Jun 16, 2023
The hostel is closed between 10am and 3pm every day for cleaning, during which time all patrons are expected to leave the hostel. Which makes some activities difficult. Plus, for 5 hours of cleaning, the showers aren’t that clean. There is no atmosphere at the hostel. Tea, coffee, and sugar are supplied, but not milk. Kitchen is great, but only available for use 7-10 and 3-10. Dorm room doors are left open for the 5 hour cleaning schedule and there are no lockers, so not secure.
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Female, 31-40
May 06, 2023
Good hostel big kitchen but noisy people ( not the fault of the hostel )
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Male, 18-24


  • Free

    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Hot Showers
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Microwave
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi