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Skyewalker Independent Hostel
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Fantastic hostel”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

An excellent hostel with really helpful and friendly staff. Stayed for 3 nights in a private twin room ( bunkbeds) which was clean and commfortable but not much floor space for luggage etc. kitchen and bathroom facilities were both great. A good budget option for Skye and would return without hesitation!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

best place to stay in the the whole of Scotland, Really friendly staff who remembered us from the previous year which was a huge surprise (the guys who played chess)

Rooms were spot on for our needs, clean good size, and everyone is always up for banter, kitchen again good size and clean, every utensil you could ever possible require was available.

Showed the world cup... big plus!

We will be back next year

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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harrogate
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

The owners are fantastic, and the portuguese lady has great banter, the rooms are clean amd so are the bathrooms,when its busy kitchen space is a premium so had to eat out. we'll see you next year, Harrogate lads

  • Stayed July 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

I went there last year just for a night. I was feeling proud that I discovered such a great place and my friends were extremely happy with my choice of this hostel. That's why I travelled again last week this year and spent 3 days in a private room, very reasonably priced.
I felt like home here as owners and staff are so welcoming and friendly. We could easily drive to numerous famous attractions nearby. Capital city portree is not far away, just 9 miles.
Neist point , taliskar bay and distillery , dunvegan castle are very close by.
highly recommended to everyone visiting Skye, to stay at Skywalkers.

See you again Skywalkers :)

Room Tip: Any room is best as all the rooms have nice views.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

AMAZING PLACE to stay in SKYE. Staff and owners make you feel so comfortable like you are at home. Can easily go to famous attractions from here such as heist point, taliskar bay, taliskar distillery , dunvegan castle , fairy pools etc.

You can take a nice break and can have a real holiday, away from technology and irritating phone calls :) that gives you a great chance to interact with other people and make new friends. However, Brian and Lisa do help you if you want to check some important emails regarding your flights and other important stuff.

There is a new addition to the place, newly built Outdoor HUTS and we can't wait to stay in one of these huts next year :)
We have visited this hostel twice and we only come to Skye to stay at Skyewalkers . Brian, Lisa , Georgia , Ana and other staff members are so friendly. Time seems passing so quickly when you are there. I will say that it should be categorized as a MUST SEE and STAY place on Isle of Skye.

See you soon Skywalkers . I will definitely recommend everyone to stay at Skywalkers whenever you go to visit SKYE.

Room Tip: You Can try private rooms , which are reasonably priced. Alternatively you can try the newly built h...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Fantastic hostel... great service! Great facilities! Super clean. Would love to come again!!! We stayed in a private bunk room. . Which was roomie. They don't have wifi which I think is a nice change!

  • Stayed June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Great, quirky place with loads of character. The owner is very friendly and chatty and willing to help. The hostel will be suited for u if u want to connect with nature and abandon goods of civilisation as there is no Wi fi there and no 3G signal, but then I suppose this is a common problem for Skye in general. Very clean, and importantly they try to promote quietness after 23.00

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Skyewalker Independent Hostel

Property: Skyewalker Independent Hostel
Address: Old School, Portnalong IV47 8SL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Skye > Portnalong
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Portnalong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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! ... more   less 
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Skyewalker Independent Hostel Portnalong, Isle Of Skye

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