About About this youth hostel ....

Located in the heart of Portree, capital of the Isle of Skye, and one of Scotland’s most popular destinations, Portree Youth Hostel sits in a natural harbour, surrounded by hills and offers a range of accommodation from small private en-suites to spacious shared dorms, some with magnificent sea views. All rooms have USB charging points and most have individual bed lights.

WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include: a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, a small, cosy lounge with stunning views over the Sound of Rassay, a laundry and drying room. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.

There is a large long-stay car park nearby which is free between the hours of 8pm - 8am. Outside these times charges apply, ranging from £1 for 2 hours to £4.50 for 12 hours.

Please note: Accommodation at this hostel is on 3 different levels and there is no lift.

‘Wee Breakfast’ available (Please remember to pre-book). 

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Why stay?

  • Fantastic seafront location with magnificent views
  • Friendly team with expert local knowledge
  • Excellent public transport links with many local attractions within easy reach
  • Wide range of shops, galleries and sightseeing boat trips nearby

For more information on the hostel, accessibility and the local area please click here 

Portree Youth Hostel

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Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EW Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year

Reception Hours

08:00-10:00 and 16:00-22:00

Check in

16:00 - 22:00

Check out

By 10:00

Access Hours

Late arrivals and access outside opening hours available by prior arrangement


Free Wifi

En Suite Rooms

Lounge Area

Laundry Room

Secure Lockers

Shopping Nearby

Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

Private Rooms

Family Rooms


Drying Room

Towel Hire

Access with limited mobility

Parking - Charges Apply (nearby or onsite)

Guest Reviews

Reasons to visit

Home to twelve Munros, including the famous Black Cuillin range with the Inaccessible Pinnacle, Skye is the ultimate playground for the outdoor enthusiast. But there's another side to Skye which includes its world-class restaurants, art studios, castles and crofting museums which chart the tumultuous history of its people from clan battles to the Highland Clearances. Skye is captivating on so many levels.

From the Old Man of Storr to Kilt Rock with its spectacular waterfall cascading into the sea. Follow the dinosaur footprints at low tide on Staffin Beach or head to the Quiraing, an iconic landscape made famous by films such as King Arthur Legend of the Sword, Prometheus, The BFG and Game of Thrones. 

Nature lovers can go otter spotting in the harbour or take a boat trip to look out for the sea eagles, porpoises and seals that live off the coast. Travel to Waternish and take a boat trip to St Kilda, famous as the UK's only UNESCO world heritage site and home to nearly a million seabirds including the UK's largest colony of Atlantic Puffins.

Other attractions include:

  • The Aros Centre
  • The Fairy Glen
  • Apothecary's Tower
  • Neist Point
  • Dunvegan Castle
  • Dun Beag

Discover Eilean Donan Castle & the Magical Mountains of Skye


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