Broadford Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
We welcome the recent announcement by the Scottish Government on the gradual and responsible easing of restrictions from 19 July. Unfortunately due to continued requirement for social distancing, we are unable to open our self-catering kitchens at this time. We hope to provide a date for the opening of these facilities following the next Scottish Government update. 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.
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
- Fantastic location with great views
- Friendly, helpful staff
- Secure lockers
- Private rooms available
Facilities & Services
March to October (RentaHostel available all year)
08:00 - 10:30 and 17.00 - 21.30
17:00 - 21.30
08:00 - 10:00
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)
Suitable for Groups
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
01/07/21Great value hostel! The room and facilities were basic but clean and comfortable. The hostel is in a good location and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
26/06/21Very welcoming staff! they were incredibly helpful and make us feel at home. There was a great atmosphere in the hostel and it was very comfortable and clean. We didn't have much contact with one member of staff (Paul?) but he was very helpful. Natalia and Michal were incredible. They were so helpful, extremely inviting, very friendly and they made us feel unbelievably welcome!
Ellie & Fred
07/06/21Brilliant location, friendly staff and it is only a 4 to 5 minute walk to the shops. it makes an ideal base for getting to Dunvegan, Portree or the North of the island. hopefullu the next time I visit the facilities are all available (closed due to C19 restrictions)
04/10/19Central in Skye good for bus routs throughout the island. Fantastic views. So easy to make friends with fellow hostelers. Great welcome especially from the dog
12/09/19Well run, clean and comfortable with very helpful staff. It was a very pleasant experience
26/08/19A great place to stay.
30/06/19Nice stay overall, place is cozy and clean. We came late in the night and they left everything prepared for us. Left early in the morning with some very good tips from the staff!
27/06/19Really glad to get in, always been a nice hostel and a very important one in the chain for solo travellers. Too many have closed so hang on to this gem. Warden lovely, very kind welcoming lady. Thankyou
Solo Welsh lady hosteller.
13/06/19Cycle camping round the south of Skye I planned a night in a hostel. I was lucky to find a space on the day in a shared room of women. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great space to relax, admire the awesome view from the lounge and well equipped big kitchen. A real family/community feel - a group sharing a meal others cooking their own thing, some reading/chilling I'm the lounge, children playing with toys. Clean room and bedding and lovely shower. What more could you want?!
02/06/19Spacious, comfortable, relaxing, helpful
23/05/19Very enjoyable.. would use again without a doubt... very happy overall
Bikers on tour
23/05/19Lady at Check In was very very friendly and helpful - also gave us the amazing tip with Cafe Sia for dinner.
19/05/19Good hostel in a really good location
05/05/19Had a lovely stay at Broadford hostel. They have parking facilities and the staff were very nice. Clean and very spacious. Had a private room and was really worth it. Would highly recommend!
26/04/19Comfortable stay in friendly hostel after last minute change of plan.
19/04/19We had a lovely stay. It was a nice clean hostel and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Good sized communal spaces and a fabulous location - beautiful views!
Jenny, Lola & Gordon
06/04/19Really friendly welcome from all the staff.
12/10/18It's so nice to be allowed to enjoy the kitchen facilities as soon as 1pm on a rainy day in the shoulder season! Thank you!
03/10/18A great welcoming with a very nice staff. The place gives a great vue on the sea, and is cosy. I enjoyed the togetherness this hostel invites travellers to.
18/09/18It was all really nice. The staff is very friendly and the hostel is clean. The distance to the village is absolutely okay and there you will find a supermarket and a pit shop. I've sleep in a 6 dorm room and the only problem was space for stuff. Every centimeter was needed for the beds and it would be nice to have more possibilities to hang jackets or towels. But for this price all is okay!
11/09/18Front desk staff was lovely and very helpful, with all things from food to route recommendations!
11/08/18Lovely place with a fantastic view! Saw some seals from my bedroom window. Amazing! Loved it.
23/07/18This hostel has a beautiful location, overlooking the bay, and is well-placed for exploring the island.
12/07/18I loved staying at Broadford youth hostel! The staff are so helpful and the accommodations are very nice. The bed was comfy and the kitchen and dining rooms are spacious. Check out the bus schedule if you don't have a car. Ask for advice from the staff, they are really kind and generous!
30/05/18Good location and facilties.
11/10/17A small & cosy YHA compared to other YHA. Can watch beautiful sunrise at the lake. The woman at the front desk was cheerful & friendly. You can get drinkable water from a tap which is not available in other YHA that I stayed in. Nice place feel like home.
happy go lucky
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.