Glenbrittle Youth Hostel

About About this youth hostel

Set in rugged scenery at the foot of the Cuillin Ridge, Glenbrittle Youth Hostel is just over a mile from the beach and close to the magical fairy pools and the famous Talisker Distillery. Eagles can often be spotted in the skies above.

This homely hostel has a long tradition as a base for walkers and climbers, offering guests a mix of accommodation from private rooms to shared dorms, all with USB charging points and individual bed lights. Many have mountain views and although none of the rooms are en-suite, there are ample shower and washroom facilities.

Opt for continental breakfast served in the dining room (please remember to pre-book), or take advantage of the modern, well-equipped self-catering kitchen. The hostel is licensed and guests can relax with a local craft beer or glass of wine in the comfortable mountain-facing lounge after a hard day on the hills.

Other facilities include a laundry, large drying room, public phone and secure bike storage for up to 10 bikes. Basic provisions, including frozen ready meals, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception. Due to the hostel’s remote location, there’s no WiFi and very limited mobile signal.

Limited off-road parking is available in front of the hostel.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

For information on hostel accessibility please click here

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

Why stay?

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

For information on our COVID-19 practices and what to expect when staying with us please visit the FAQ’s section. Please also be aware of Scottish Government guidance when making your booking.

Glenbrittle Youth Hostel

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

Facilities & Services


April to September (RentaHostel available all year)

Reception Hours

08:00-10:00 and 17:00-21:00

Check in

17:00 - 21:00

Check out

07:00 - 10:00

Access Hours

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


Private Rooms

Family Rooms

Catering Available (Breakfast Only)

'Heat it and Eat Meals' available

Alcohol Licence

Laundry Room

Towel Hire

Drying Room

Secure Lockers

Bike Store

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

Guest Reviews

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.


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