Portree Youth Hostel, Isle of Skye

Please note: certain facilities may not be available during your stay due to a refurbishment to our current self-catering facilities. In response to guest feedback, we will be transforming the ground floor with a completely new modern, open-plan reception, kitchen and dining area.
Private rooms and shared accommodation are not affected by the works and are still fully available. In addition, the team at Portree will be on hand to recommend several cafe and restaurant alternatives, all within walking distance of the youth hostel.

The expected dates of the project are 8th February to 21st March 2016 (but this may be subject to modification without prior notice).

Portree youth hostel is located in the heart of Portree, the capital of Skye, and one of the most famous destinations in Scotland. The bus station, town square, galleries, shops and restaurants are only a couple of minutes' away.

The youth hostel offers modern accommodation in an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts or those wishing to explore the beautiful Isle of Skye. With a mix of private en-suite rooms and dormitory accommodation there's something to suit both groups and independent travellers.

The youth hostel also offers a small dining and lounge area with limited self-catering facilities and there are plenty of local restaurant only a few minutes away.

Go on your very own adventure exploring the island and come back to comfortable accommodation for a good night's sleep.


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Food and Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Hostel Services

  • Distance to nearest shop nearby
  • En suite rooms available
  • Family friendly
  • Laundry
  • Private rooms available
  • Total beds 60

Internet Access

  • WiFi access (FREE)


  • Distance to bus stop nearby
  • Distance to ferry Uig 16 miles / Armad
  • Distance to train station 35
  • Parking nearby (free/charges apply)



For more information please download the full access statement for this youth hostel here. This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.

Tel: 01478 612 231

Reception open 07.30 - 10.00 and 15:00 – 22.30.

Check in 15:00 - 22:30

Check out 10:00

Access to the public area (dining room, kitchen) is limited at night time. Please be aware that these facilities are limited - the dining area offers seating for up to 13 people and the small self-catering kitchen contains two free standing cookers.

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


Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EW Scotland

Tel: 01478 612 231

Email: portree@syha.org.uk


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