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.
Facilities & Services
April - September (RentaHostel available all year)
08:00 - 10:00 and 17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 10:00
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.
Private Rooms Available
Family Rooms Available
Catering Available (Breakfast Only)
'Heat it and Eat Meals' available
Self Catering Kitchen
Towel Hire Available
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen
Nice old-fashioned hostel in a fantastic lonely location.
Excellent hostel. Very well run.
Lovely hostel, fabulous location and friendly staff. Very clean with great facilities.
Louise was a welcoming efficient and pleasant manager. The view of the Cuillins is great. The quiet remoteness of this hostel is a tonic!
Michael and Meg Mitchell
Great place - already booked for next year.
We have a fantastic time there and can really recommend.
Fabulous place run by the equally fabulous Louise - best SYHA on Skye! Fabulous base for walking as well as climbing - loved the hostel atmosphere & Louise (warden) was the best! Liberating to be free of phone signal & internet for a few days!
A friendly hostel in a great location. Helpful manager to all the people staying there.
Louise was an excellent Hostel Manager and made everybody feel welcome and gave us a tour of the hostel when we arrived and showed us how everything worked. The hostel was spotless.
Nice, small friendly hostel. Currently cut off from the outside world, which I love. Ideal location at the foot of the Cuillin. The most isolated hostel I have visited as a non driver, but one of my favourites. Been going there for over 10 years now.
Get the bus from Portree at 7am and walk from the road end as the sun comes up.
Matthew K - England
Great location for hikes. Don't forget to bring your own food to the hostel - it is at a 'remote' location.
Situated in an unforgettable mountain setting, it is a wonderful location. Splendid walks start by just stepping out of the hostel door. Lots of serious climbers use the hostel but everyone who loves mountains and waterfalls should visit at least once in their life. Hope to be back.
Great location for hiking and exploring the Cuillins. Be aware that the facility has thin walls and if you have inconsiderate neighbours you will hear more than you want to.
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.