Glenbrittle Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

Remotely situated at the foot of the spectacular Cuillin Ridge and surrounded by Skye's rugged beauty, Glenbrittle Youth Hostel has a long tradition of providing a welcome base for walkers and climbers wishing to tackle some of Scotland's most challenging peaks. 

Just over a mile from the beach and close to the magical Fairy Pools, Glenbrittle is a great place to spend a few days relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.

The hostel offers guests a range of shared accommodation and private rooms, a modern self-catering kitchen as well as plenty of dining space.

Facilities include a drying room and a homely shared lounge area adorned with old photographs of the surrounding area. There are books and games as well as a guitar for the evenings and a small shop sells basic food items and other essentials, including ice-cream!

Please note that due to location of this youth hostel there is no WiFi or mobile signal.

There are no public transport links to the youth hostel and the nearest bus stop is at Sligachan which is 15 miles away.

Hostellers Love

  • Friendly staff with great local knowledge
  • Unique location, ideal base-camp for exploring the Cuillins
  • Secure lockers
  • Great drying room
  • Private rooms available 

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Glenbrittle Youth Hostel

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Glenbrittle, Carbost, Isle of Skye IV47 8TA Get Directions

Facilities & Services

Season

April - September (RentaHostel available all year)

Reception Hours

08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00

Check in

17:00 - 22:00

Check out

08:00 - 10:00

Access Hours

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.

Amenities

Private Rooms Available

Family Rooms Available

Catering Available (Breakfast Only)

'Heat it and Eat Meals' available

Self Catering Kitchen

Alcohol Licence

Laundry Room

Towel Hire Available

Drying Room

Secure Lockers

Bike Store

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen

Guest Reviews

Hostellers Love
  • Friendly staff with great local knowledge
  • Unique location, ideal base-camp for exploring the Cuillins
  • Secure lockers
  • Great drying room
  • Private rooms available 
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Reasons to visit

One of Scotland's most popular destinations and home to twelve Munros, including the famous Black Cuillin ridge, Skye is the perfect playground for any ambitious experienced mountaineer.

For the less adventurous there are plenty of opportunities to take life at a more leisurely pace, experiencing the wildlife and natural beauty of Skye through a number of low-level and coastal walks to suit all abilities and weather conditions.

Skye is renowned for its dramatic landscapes but there's another side to the island which includes world-class restaurants, arts and craft studios, castles and crofting museums charting the tumultuous history of it's people from clan battles to the Highland Clearances. 

For those looking to capture a traditional taste of Scotland, the Talisker Distillery is only nine miles from Glenbrittle Youth Hostel.