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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here as part of our tour of the Scottish highlands and was pleased with the accommodation. Very plain but a homely feel to the place. Really good wifi and adequate kitchen facilities but nothing amazing. Good breakfast served in the morning for £2.

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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend booked a double room but the bed was so small we had to alternate between sleeping in the bed and on the floor (which had approx 50cm of space). Staff were unhelpful due to working a few hours for a free bed and having no knowledge of the local area, or desire to find out. Also,... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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52 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was the worst hostel that I've ever stayed at. We were only there one night, and that's a good thing because the showers were ridiculously small and there was no way to keep your clothes dry in there. The sink in the bath was about the size of my shoe - hard to wash your face and not get... More 

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6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I'll give this an average rating. I stayed for 2 nights in September 2016. I had a room to myself. Very tiny and low ceilings. I had a panic attack and had to leave the hostel and walk around Kyleakin for a spell. While the tiny area was clean, just too tiny for me. WIFI only works in the kitchen... More 

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Although there was my first time in a hostel, I can say absolutely that Skye Backpackers Hostel is a very hospital and nice place to stay! I spent two night in this hostel and I had the opportunity to know the polite and friendly staff and my companions of room. It was an amazing experience! The kitchen also is nice... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

We stayed at the hostel for 2 nights. The hostel was doable. The beds were clean. And the people working there are really nice. It's old and shabby. The shower is small, but like I said it was doable. It was not like we were at the hostel 24/7, when we were there the staff was nice and very helpful.... More 

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manager026, Manager at Skye Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, We know hostel looks old, so that´s why this winter we´re refurbishing it! : ) Hopefully you´ll be back at some point to see all the changes. ps - We loved your comment about Hemmy, the cat; he conquers everyones heart haha More 

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Hostel was a real let down in comparison to other hostels in the chain. We were really looking forward to staying here after seeing the pictures and staying at the fort William backpackers (a sister site). Although brightly coloured, with a nice lounge and lovely staff, the building itself is really worn down. There was mould on our window and... More 

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manager026, Manager at Skye Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear you didn´t enjoy our hostel as much as Fort William one. As being a chain, we can only repair and refurbish a hostel at the time. Luckily Fort William hostel got it done last winter and this winter is out turn! : ) So Skye will be looking great and new very... More 

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This hostel is a deeply unpleasant place to be. Its location is not ideal for getting around the isle (even with a rental car, which is an absolute necessity on Skye) or for having fun. It was crowded, we stayed in a damp trailer that required us to go outside to reach a toilet, and they have only a fraction... More 

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manager026, Manager at Skye Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review about our hostel. Sorry to hear you didn´t enjoy though! Kyleakin is considered a good stopping point over night or as it´s the first town after crossing Skye Bridge or as a camp base, to go around the island when there´s more time to explore. Usually people really like it, sorry... More 

Esher, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

I stayed there for one night. I felt well welcomed and at reception the staff told me places to visit. The rooms where fine, and with enough toilets and showers. The kitchen/dining room is a bit busy because is not very big. At r

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manager026, Manager at Skye Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for yor review. Great to know our staff gave you a hand organising your visit aroud Skye . Aye....our kitchen is quite spacious but it gets full very easily, it´s considered a good meeting point in the hostel : ) More 

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a trailer behind the main building, which was heated by two space heaters (major fire hazard) and did not have wifi or a bathroom connected. You had to walk outside to get to a bathroom and through the kitchen/dining area to get to the showers. There were only three bathrooms and two showers for at least fifty... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Isle of Skye is situated on the west coast of mainland Scotland, and is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. One of Europe's most dramatic and haunting lands, words can do little justice to describe Skye's awesome beauty. You simply have to see it for yourselves. Skye Backpackers sits in the picturesque fishing village of Kyleakin, skirted by mountains and sea. It's a small, cosy and friendly hostel with loads of character and great staff who are committed to ensuring you make the most of your time on the island. Our accommodation is comprised of 2 Double Rooms, 1 Twin Room, 1 Triple Room & 5 Dorm rooms that vary in size between 4-8 beds per room. We also have 2 caravans in our garden which can accommodate up to 20 people. All of our beds come complete with full bed linen and 2 pillows so there is no need to bring your sleeping bag. We have a great fully equipped self catering kitchen, a sunny dining area and the famous Groove Lounge with a real coal fire, loads of books and games and spectacular seaside views. Take some time to explore the island's haunted castle ruins; feel the mysterious presence of the legendary faeries in tranquil glens, waterfalls and mountain pools; visit whiskey distilleries and sample local beers and ales; take a relaxing stroll through the countryside or boldly ascend a mighty mountain. There’s plenty to see and do around the Isle of Skye so come and ask us for ideas – we’re a friendly bunch!We will give you all of our ‘Top Tips’ on our fantastic island and will even give you a FREE MAP. Possibly the BEST way to explore Skye is onboard our magical, mystical day tour with MacBackpackers. You can experience all of the best parts, learn all about the history & mythology and even hike up the dramatic hills for amazing views. Day tours start & finish from our hostel, cost £29 and can be booked at reception.(subject to availability) There are endless Cycling, Walking & Kayaking Routes literally on our doorstep. If you have your own bike or kayak with you it can be stored in our shed and we have bike wash facilities in our garden. If the weather catches you out, you can hire a pair of wellies and buy waterproof ponchos from reception. The hostel reception is open from 7am - 12 noon and then from 5pm - 10pm. If you arrive in the afternoon feel free to leave your bags, help yourselves to a cup of tea and we will check you in between 5pm-10pm. We look forward to welcoming you to Skye and to our cosy wee hostel! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Skye Backpackers Hostel

Address: Village Green, Kyleakin IV41 8PH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Skye > Kyleakin
Price Range: £21 - £33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“My room was tiny. I chose the room to myself.”
 of 5 bubbles nenegoose2005, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask not to be in the caravan”
 of 5 bubbles DearTobizzle, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the caravan!”
 of 5 bubbles sammS7562FR, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Yellow caravan was very nice”
 of 5 bubbles annapC4504FB, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“If you're going for the caravan try getting the lower bunk bed, it's roomier than the top bunk.”
 of 5 bubbles Hidayu2014, 6 Jul 2015 | Read review
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