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Skyewalker Independent Hostel

Old School, Portnalong IV47 8SL Scotland
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#1 of 2 Speciality lodging in Portnalong
TOP RATED HOSTEL - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011. VISIT SCOTLAND 4 STAR HOSTELA warm welcome and traditional Scottish hospitality awaits you all at the award winning, family run, Skyewalker Hostel.Skyewalker Hostel is situated on the stunning Minginish peninsula giving easy access to the Cuillin mountain range. It's location on the west coast makes for spectacular sunsets and gives you an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Isle of Skye.The rural location means you are surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty. There is a great beach within walking distance with regular sightings of whales, dolphins and basking sharks as well as Skye's famous eagles!
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AndySD wrote a review Jan 2020
San Diego138 contributions140 helpful votes
We drove to this hostel. It was easy to find and had sufficient parking but getting here on public transportation seems like it would be a hassle. It is very quiet in this area of the isle. Additionally, the cost of this hostel vs the cost of any other accommodations made this the best choice even if I didn't like it all that much. Their website could do a better job of labeling their room pictures so you know which type of room each picture depicts. We ended up getting a room that was much smaller than we thought we booked because we had to guess which 2 person room matched up with which picture. The bunkroom for 2 was very small and had very few places to put our stuff except under the bed. We gave up trying to both get ready and packed at the same time in the morning because there simply wasn't enough room for 2 people to maneuver at the same time. The light in the room was mostly useless (had to use headlamps) and the pillows they provide are completely useless (flat). The kitchen was well-stocked and clean but crowded. The bathroom was also very clean and quite large for the number of people who needed to use it.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Ann L wrote a review Oct 2019
Tervuren, Belgium24 contributions3 helpful votes
Great place to stay overnight on Isle of Skye. Big comfortable twin room with ensuite bathroom. Cosy and well equiped common room and kitchen. Very friendly and felpfull owner and staff. Highly recommend !
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
TheRamblingOne wrote a review Sep 2019
87 contributions42 helpful votes
Loved my stay here and interaction with staff and owners.Also loved the owner’s policy and ethos. *Grand location for outdoor folk. *Good ammenities, just about anything a backpacker/hiker/cyclist needs. *Cool outside area with a few surprises ‘round the back. *Good service with a smile. Would recommend some small improvements if the owners decide on a revamp. Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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David Hood wrote a review Aug 2019
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Award-winning hostel that is simply the best. Best environment, best resources, best beds, showers kitchen facilities, and outdoor space. Best craic and music and run by the best family hosts. Nobody does it better. Nobody. +4
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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BHP57 wrote a review Aug 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom5 contributions
My idea of hiking was getting to the number 5 bus stop. Anyhoo, I was invited by old friend to go to Skye as it was stunning. I’d been to Skye about 30 years back but in car, take photo, back to car and hotel then a bit fishing. Decided to go along if said friend didn’t expect me to climb big hills but happy to walk and get shown all the good bits of Skye I’d never seen. Going with someone who knows the place really makes the difference. He also had said the Skyewalker Hostel was welcoming, warming etc. He under exaggerated how beautiful Skye was. I’ve some pictures that are probably the best I’ve taken on my iPhone 😁. He also under exaggerated how good the Skyewalker Hostel was. Welcoming, spotless and showers to die for. Brian and Lisa who own and run it are the best hosts you could have. Nothing too much bother. Lovely people. Brian advised a trip to Castle Dunscaith, very few tourist as off the beaten track. Worthwhile going there. Interesting history of castle being fought over by the McLeods and McDonalds centuries back. Lovely views again. Friendly pub round the corner. Definitely be back. Even the midges behaved 👍
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$51 - US$66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandThe HebridesIsle of SkyePortnalong
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Frequently Asked Questions about Skyewalker Independent Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Skyewalker Independent Hostel?
Nearby attractions include The Oyster Shed (2.6 miles), The Oyster Shed (2.7 miles), and Talisker Beach (3.5 miles).
Is parking available at Skyewalker Independent Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Skyewalker Independent Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Munros Bar, Bog Myrtle Skye, and The Old Inn.
Are there any historical sites close to Skyewalker Independent Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dun Beag (2.4 miles).
Does Skyewalker Independent Hostel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.