Glenbrittle Youth Hostel, Isle of Skye

Glenbrittle is a great rustic youth hostel at which to spend a few days relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. A mountaineering youth hostel with a long tradition of providing a base for walkers and climbers to tackle the famous Cuillin, including some of Scotland's most challenging peaks. It provides budget multi-share accommodation as well as private rooms. The youth hostel has a modern self-catering kitchen as well as plenty of dining space. It is equipped with a drying room and a homely shared lounge area adorned with old photographs of the surrounding area. There are numerous books and games as well as a guitar for the evenings. Glenbrittle Youth Hostel has a small shop which sells basic food items and other essentials, including ice-cream!

Glenbrittle Youth Hostel is set in rugged scenery, just over a mile from the beach it is also close to the magical Fairy Pools. For the ambitious mountaineer the Skye Munros and the Cuillin Ridge will provide the right playground. For a less strenuous pace there are coastal and low-level walks for all abilities and weather conditions, wildlife to watch, archaeological sites and geology to explore. The Talisker Distillery is about 7 miles from the youth hostel.


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Food and Drink

  • Alcohol Licence
  • Groups meals service
  • Individual meals service
  • Self-catering kitchen

Hostel Services

  • Bike store
  • Distance to nearest shop 1.5 miles
  • Drying room
  • Laundry
  • Lockers/luggage store
  • Private rooms available
  • Total beds 26


  • Distance to bus stop 7 miles


Open April to September

Tel: 01478 640 278

Reception Opening Times 07:30 - 10.30 and 17:00 - 22.30.

Check in 17:00 - 22:30

Check out 07:30 - 10:00

Hostel Opening Times 07:30 - 10.30 and 17:00 - 23.30.

Day access may be available, please contact the hostel beforehand, but note that arrangements for this may only be possible on short notice and may only be confirmed on arrival.

The entrance area including access to a public phone and toilet in the outhouse remains open all day.

For a printable version of this information click here to download youth hostel fact sheet.

Please note that we do not accept stag or hen parties at any of our hostels.


Glenbrittle, Carbost, Isle of Skye IV47 8TA Scotland

Tel: +44 (0) 1478 640278



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