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.
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There are no public transport links to the youth hostel and the nearest bus stop is at Sligachan which is 15 miles away.
- Friendly staff with great local knowledge
- Unique location, ideal base-camp for exploring the Cuillins
- Secure lockers
- Great drying room
- Private rooms available
Facilities & Services
April to September (RentaHostel available all year)
08:00-10:00 and 17:00-21:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
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
Catering Available (Breakfast Only)
'Heat it and Eat Meals' available
Free Parking (nearby or onsite)
Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen
22/05/22Really enjoyed our short stay. Perfect spot, comfortable common areas and the best warden.
18/05/22Nice, clean, good and helpful people and atmosphere. The best thing is there is no phone signal and no TV. Amazing. And the mountains are in front of the windows. I loved the (tap) water as well. Well equipped kitchen and strong extractor fans. And it's only just over 1 mile to the sea. Loved it. Thank you.
17/05/22Great ambience, friendly staff and guests and great time after very challenging but successful walks.
06/05/22Stewart in Reception was very helpful, always there to assist and provide the necessary information - just what we needed.
03/05/22Great stay in stunning location with friendly staff.
01/05/22Superbe auberge de jeunesse. Personnel tellement gentil. Très bien équipée. Localisation au top pour u. Retour aux sources car pas de réseau.
20/09/19Fantastic time as always in Glen Brittle Hostel, Great idea to allow guests to stay in the hostel during the day as the weather was a bit unpredictable, staff where fantastic as usual and the facilities where great too. Overall a fantastic holiday, am counting the days down till my next visit next year some time.David.
17/09/19Amaizing atmosphere! This hostel is a "must stay" for anyone who wants to experience Skye.
13/09/19Cozy hostel in a beautiful setting. Plenty of space in the kitchen and a low-key, welcoming atmosphere.
11/09/19Hostel was in the middle of nature, totally isolated with no WiFi nor phone, which we found advantageous for us to relax completely. We were a couple alone in a room for 6, so a lot of privacy. We found breakfast very expensive, as we had paid 5.95£ for some toasts and marmalade which we could have bought in any supermarket, bad coffee and bad ham. I wouldn't have paid that amount for it. It should be something to think about. Meemoud received us kindly, many thanks.
05/09/19Amazing location, well equipped kitchen, nice hot showers, great drying room and friendly staff. No phone signal or WiFi made the evenings fantastically social amongst the guests.
16/08/19This place was ideal for us and very a nice hostel. Also, the staff was exceptionally nice and gave us great hiking recommendations. We would come back any time. :)
16/08/19Great location to get away from the crowds! The hostel is run very well and would definately stay again. I booked a private room for 3 and everything was as expected.
11/08/19Very lovely spot at the end of the world, with no telephone or internet. Very pleseat atmosphere. Good equipped kitchen, good beds. We did a lot of walking in the environment and went swimming in the waterfall at the other side of the road, and were eaten by the midges. The kids want to come back next summer.
Family with three kids
29/07/19Really great location in a beautiful area of Skye. Easy access to some gorgeous walks and the beach. The staff member, Patrick was friendly at check in and really helpful in recommending a lovely walk to the coire Lagan passing a waterfall and ending up at the beach. Kitchen was well equipped and all the different areas of the hostel were very clean. Isolated and basic but perfect for what we wanted to just get to explore a bit of the area by foot.
Sarah and Keith
02/07/19Fantastic stay as usual with great facilities, pleasant helpful staff, thoroughly cleaned daily and a warm atmosphere are what make for another fantastic holiday at Glen Brittle Youth Hostel.
30/06/19Excellent hostel in a superb location. My only criticism is that the form was too warm overnight! No wi-fi or mobile signal, which many would consider a plus point.
19/06/19Wonderful stay! Staff, atmosphere, beds were great. Only problem was the weather!
16/06/19enjoyed another trip to Glen Brittle hostel,staff fantastic as usual
11/06/19Excellent little hostel with good facilities. Missed having WiFi to check detailed Cuillin specific weather forecasts but was nice to disconnect from the world for a while.
06/06/19Good hostel in beautiful Glenbrittle. Nice spacious building with all the required facilities for a comfortable stay, cozier rooms but still plenty of space for everyone in out four-bed dorm. Thank you Herve.
04/06/19great location, great staff, great place. this is the best place to relax and also the best place to be challenged
31/05/19Great location for my needs, friendly and very helpful staff.
31/05/19Nice team !
28/05/19Very welcoming hostel with a helpful warden
27/05/19A very welcoming hostel and a very helpful warden.
20/05/19Great place as always.
19/05/19Hostel that good I extended my stay.would have extended further but fully booked
19/05/19Staff were exceptionally helpful on arrival and during our stay. We had our own room which was perfect size and lovely view.Kitchen and lounge had everything that we needed. Location was perfect for Cuillins and for visiting Skye. It is on a one track road so be prepared to wait on occasion when driving ??Would return for next visit.
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.