Broadford Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

We welcome the recent announcement by the Scottish Government on the responsible lifting of restrictions and are delighted to be able to plan for the re-opening of our self-catering kitchens from 1st November. Drying room facilities are now available at many of our hostels but we would ask you to please contact the hostel team directly to allow them to manage your access. The health, safety and wellbeing of our guests, employees and the communities in which we operate remains our main priority at this time. For more information on what to expect when staying with us please visit the FAQ's section of this website.

As you’ll appreciate, advice on Covid-19 is constantly changing and we would ask all our guests to continue to refer to Scottish Government guidelines and Transport Scotland advice on travel and social distancing when making their booking. Please remember, this guidance may be different in England and Wales.  

With beautiful coastal and mountain views, Broadford Youth Hostel makes a good base for exploring the Isle of Skye.

Perfect for groups, families and individual travellers, the hostel offers guests a wide range of room types, from private rooms to spacious shared accommodation. None of the rooms are en-suite but ample shower and washroom facilities are available.

Guests can opt for continental breakfast served in the dining room (please remember to pre-book) or prepare their own meals in the well-equipped self-catering kitchen. Relax in the hostel’s comfortable lounge with a local craft beer or glass of wine and enjoy beautiful views over the bay extending to the mountains of the Applecross peninsula on the mainland.

Other facilities include free WiFi, USB charging points in all bedrooms, a laundry and drying room and secure bike storage. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.

The hostel is in a central location with local shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. Close to the main road on Skye, it’s well-served by public transport in all directions. Otters and seals are often to be seen in the bay and kayaks can be launched from the pier close by. A short walk to Irishman’s Point offers superb views of Raasay and Scalpay.

There is a public car park in front of the hostel with spaces for approx 23 cars.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

For information on hostel accessibility please click here

Why stay?

  • Fantastic location with great views
  • Friendly, helpful staff
  • Secure lockers
  • Private rooms available

Broadford Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
Broadford, Isle of Skye IV49 9AA Get Directions

Facilities & Services


March to October (RentaHostel available all year)

Reception Hours

08:00 - 10:30 and 17.00 - 21.30

Check in

17:00 - 21.30

Check out

08:00 - 10:00

Access Hours

The youth hostel closes at midnight. Between 10:00-17:00 access is limited to some public areas downstairs, with no access to bedrooms and bathrooms (except one downstairs toilet near the entrance)


Free Wifi

Private Rooms

Family Rooms

Suitable for Groups

Lounge Area


Alcohol Licence

Laundry Room

Drying Room

Secure Lockers

Bike Store

Shopping Nearby

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Guest Reviews

Reasons to visit

Set in a romantic bay with beautiful coastal and mountain views, Broadford Youth Hostel is an ideal base for exploring the stunning Isle of Skye.

The Marble trail and Corry walk are within easy reach of the hostel and the famous Cuillin mountain range is just 15 miles away. For a more relaxing experience, the Irishman's Point is a short walk from the hostel with views over Pabay and Scalpay Islands and with Loch Carron and the Northwest Highlands looming in the distance. A boat trip from Elgol (about a 30 minute drive) towards Loch Coruisk is well worth considering.

Skye offers ideal sea kayaking opportunities for those with a more adventurous spirit and courses for all levels can be taken within close driving distance of the hostel.

Seals, otters and gannets are regularly seen diving for fish close to the hostel and local attractions include Armadale Castle and Clan MacDonald hosting a number of events across the year from craft fairs to music festivals. Discover local craftsmanship at Skye ceramics or Skye candles and take home a lasting reminder of your trip.