Portree Youth Hostel
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 offers a range of accommodation from small private en-suites to spacious shared dorms, some with views over the Sound of Rassay. All rooms have USB charging points and most have individual bed lights.
Guests can opt for continental breakfast served in the dining room (please remember to pre-book), or make use of our well-equipped self-catering kitchen. WiFi is free for all guests and there’s a small, cosy lounge, laundry and drying room. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception. Packed lunches are available for groups of 20 and over.
Surrounded by hills, Portree sits in a natural harbour, busy with fishing boats, pleasure craft and sightseeing cruises. The main town on the Isle of Skye, Portree offers a wide range of shops, galleries, sightseeing boat trips and fine restaurants serving delicious locally sourced food and drink.
The hostel has parking for up to 5 cars and 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. The hostel also enjoys excellent public transport links and is only a short walk from the nearest bus stop. From here, local buses can help you explore the whole north side of the island with its wonderful scenery.
The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.
Accommodation at this hostel is on 3 different levels and there is no lift.
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- Helpful and informative staff
- Comfortable and friendly atmosphere
- Fantastic location with great sea views and beautiful sunsets
- Secure lockers and bike store
- Private ensuite rooms available
Facilities & Services
Open all year
07:30-10:00 and 15:00-22:30
16:00 - 22:30
07:30 - 10:00
Late arrivals and access outside opening hours available by prior arrangement
En Suite Rooms
Access with limited mobility
Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen
Parking - Charges Apply (nearby or onsite)
8/4/2022 12:00:00 AMFirst time staying in a hostel. If they are all this nice , it won't be my last! Very clean and quiet. Parking lot near fairly cheap for the small town . Walking distance to food , laundry
8/4/2022 12:00:00 AMLoved our stay! Just perfect.
8/3/2022 12:00:00 AMNice place!
7/26/2022 12:00:00 AMVery nice hostel, perfectly located. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Kitchen well-equipped. The staff are nice and helpful. We enjoyed our stay.
7/22/2022 12:00:00 AMFormer Independent hostel taken over by SYHA, and much improved. Good kitchen, dining and lounge area. Parking in town car park across the road - £1 per 2 hours from 8am - 8pm.
7/21/2022 12:00:00 AMExcellent service both at check-in and during the following morning. Good coffee!
6/25/2022 12:00:00 AMPretty hostel with a amazing bay view
6/20/2022 12:00:00 AMThis hostel is in a great location and had a n easy check in process.
6/5/2022 12:00:00 AMGreat wee hostel..comfty bed..and very clean...great location and helpful staff
6/5/2022 12:00:00 AMThe Hostel is ideally located, giving easy access to most parts of the Island. The staff are very helpful and did not hesitate to share their local knowledge. The sharing of such knowledge, resulted in some of the best days ever.The facilities are great and the drying room had our kit dry, and ready for use the next day. The rooms were clean and tidy and we loved having our own bathrooms.
The Yorkshire Mountaineering club
5/29/2022 12:00:00 AMThe reception staff at Portree was super helpful, and gave lots of great tips for sightseeing and eating out. The location of this hostel is perfect, because it's right by the shore for amazing views and also so close to the town square, meaning easy access to the busses.
5/25/2022 12:00:00 AMGreat staff and location. Very close to the harbour and you can enjoy the lake view just sitting in the kitchen.
5/22/2022 12:00:00 AMFriendly and helpful staff, great location, clean and organized facilities, highly recommend!
5/21/2022 12:00:00 AMNice, little hostel in Portree. It is clean and cozy. The kitchen is user friendly. It had cubbies for everyone to put their food it which is wonderful. One of the staff called all the restaurants in town to see which ones had openings! Above and beyond!
5/16/2022 12:00:00 AMThe hostel was clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and very helpful throughout our stay. We were in a big group, of 22, and there was plenty of space on the communal areas, which included a lovely wee deck outside. The hostel is in a great location right by a big car park and in the centre of town. Would absolutely recommend.
5/14/2022 12:00:00 AMHad everything we needed and very warm - Ideal way to visit an area without breaking the bank
5/10/2022 12:00:00 AMAlways good to stay here. Friendly staff and convenient location. What I particularly appreciated, this time, was the way the Warden dealt with the noise at night ensuring we got a good night's sleep.
5/8/2022 12:00:00 AMVery nice rooms. Clean, en-suite, door key cards useful. Lounge comfortable with fantastic view.
5/4/2022 12:00:00 AMGood location. Near town centre, travelled on motorbike, parking area short walk away. Staff great. Good facilities to use if required.
4/30/2022 12:00:00 AMWonderful view of the Loch from the sitting/dining area. Easy to find and a good point for exploring Skye. Positive communal atmosphere.
4/28/2022 12:00:00 AMVery nice location with super friendly staff. I would always come again!
4/27/2022 12:00:00 AMexcellent room, good facilities, good location.
4/24/2022 12:00:00 AMI loved the location. So convenient to everything. Having kitchen facilities was also very helpful.
4/17/2022 12:00:00 AMThe lounge looks out onto the harbour and across the loch to the snow capped Cullins.The accommodation is clean and very well organised... I really do recommend Portree Scottish Youth Hostel.
3/7/2022 12:00:00 AMExcellent value for a stay. No frills & spills but everything you need and a good spot to explore northern Skye.Overnight & long term parking a problem but not insurmountable.
Big Chris walker
3/5/2022 12:00:00 AMLovely staff, nice kitchen with everything you need. A minute walk from Portree bus station which is awesome. Great place to stay and meet interesting people.
3/5/2022 12:00:00 AMEverything about my three nights here was perfect, and just sitting in the lounge looking out through the giant picture window was almost a transcendental experience..hostel staff were welcoming with good tips on walks and where to go, the lounge/ dining room was spacious and the kitchen was beyond clean and tidy. Only very ,very minute niggle was that the dorm was rather cold overnight, But then it was Skye. And it was beg March . I'll be back and have already recommended to my friends.
1/18/2022 12:00:00 AMI thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Portree.With Covid rules meaning I had the room to myself it was much more enjoyable than the usual room sharing experience.The hostel itself was great. Fabulous view from the window over the water. Portree is small so the hostel was within 2 minutes walk of everything I needed. The staff were amazing and very friendly with great suggestions of where to eat, drink and where to head to for great walking trails and views!I would very happily stay here again.
1/13/2022 12:00:00 AMVery nice hostel in a great location. Quick and easy check in and out. Spacious rooms with good toilet and shower facilities. Also just a short walk up the road there is a cracking shop called Relish that does very good morning rolls and coffee.
12/25/2021 12:00:00 AMIt was great staying here. Rooms were absolutely clean, the staffs were amazing. I would definitely come back!
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