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.

Discover Eilean Donan Castle & the Magical Mountains of Skye

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

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

For information on hostel accessibility please click here

We’re committed to delivering the highest levels of cleanliness. To find out more about our Cleanliness Commitment please click here.

Book with Confidence. To find out more about our Covid-19 Flexibility Guarantee, please click here.


Why stay?

  • 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

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.


Portree Youth Hostel

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Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EW Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year

Reception Hours

07:30-10:00 and 15:00-22:30

Check in

16:00 - 22:30

Check out

07:30 - 10:00

Access Hours

Late arrivals and access outside opening hours available by prior arrangement


Free Wifi

Private Rooms

En Suite Rooms

Family Rooms

Lounge Area


Laundry Room

Drying Room

Secure Lockers

Towel Hire

Shopping Nearby

Access with limited mobility

Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

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


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