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“A great owner, good location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bayfield Backpackers
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A great owner, good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

This hostel is located right in Portree, so close to everything. The owner is friendly and helpful. Make sure you confirm your booking though (as we missed out on our first night staying here). very clean, good kitchen and lounge, rooms were neat and beds were comfy - great showers in the rooms as well. Top job and Isle of Skye is a beautiful place!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Liz F
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

We join the local tour to see highland and isle of skyle,and our tour booked this hostel,I was happy to stay here,the manager is nice,the location was good,even though the kitchen closed 9,but you can buy all food near the supermaket.the place is clean,

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Angel H
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Prague, Czech Republic
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Nice little hostel with nice view on the bay, accomodation is simple, but hey, its a hostel. Owner seems to be cool guy, very friendly, gave us couple good tips where to go round Portree. Closing the kitchen at 9 is bit odd though, as this prevents you from getting some tea/coffee or some snack/beer you might have had in fridge.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JanRobicek
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Bayfield backpackers is a small, clean and functional place in the main city of the Isle of Skye.
I have some points to citicise, like the small kitchen (nearly impossible to cook in that place if you're more than 2 persons at the same time), the slightly misleading website and the non existing drying room (in a hostel in Scotland such a room is essential! )...
BUT: there is one reason why I love this place and why everybody I talked to who has been there would return: the owner/manager of the hostel. He is the nicest guy on the planet, has good advice for any kind of question you ask him about the island and is honestly concerned about the safety and wellbeing of each of his guests! Hospitality at its best!

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Barbara L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

Not suited for backpackers. They do not respond their emergency number when you are a little late, neither do they repay when you do. Most of the Isle inhibitants are kind though, and the island is amazing! Too bad this ruined a part of our trip.
Read on the Internet we weren't the only ones.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andy M
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We tried calling them to say we were going to arrive late, mind you we were only going to be 30-45m late, no answer. So when we arrive, there is no one at the reception, we even tried to call the emergency number, still no anwer.
So with no place to sleep and we couldn't sleep outside (it was raining) we decided to sleep near the reception. Get woken up the next morning, get literally kicked out of the hostel. We tried to get a refund, but the "owner" didn't want to give us one, and attacked us because we demanded one.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

Isle of Skye is a beautiful place to visit, and Bayfield Backpackers provided exactly what we needed while my friend and I were in Portree. This hostel is right on the waterfront, which provided stunning views from the dining area, and it was just a short climb up some stairs to reach the main part of town. Portree itself is extremely pedestrian-friendly; it doesn’t take long to become familiar with the streets and begin to figure out where things are located.
We spent three nights in a four-bed mixed dorm, and we both really enjoyed it. The room was a comfortable size for two bunk beds. There was a space by each bunk with a chair and a three-knob coat hanger. Under the bunks were two large rolling chain link-like drawers that could be locked for storage. My 37-liter pack fit in it without trouble.
Something we couldn’t quite figure out was that our dorm-mates changed each night. That in and of itself is not that strange because obviously travelers are on different schedules. However, the first people who stayed with us, two women, said it was their second night staying in the hostel, and their luggage had been moved from another room while they were away. They didn’t know why they had been moved to another room, and it was a little concerning that their luggage had been moved without prior notice.
The kitchen and connected eating area was nice if a bit small. One thing I found interesting was that the bathrooms were separated so there were individual doors to the toilet, sink, and shower. It was convenient because, in theory, three people could be using the bathroom at once instead of people having to wait around for someone to finish brushing his or her teeth. However, there were only two full bathrooms on the ground floor. At certain times, there was a multiple-person line for the shower, which makes me think that there was a bigger number of beds on the ground floor than what could be comfortably accommodated by two showers.
Unlike other hostels we stayed at during our trip, Bayfield Backpackers did not have a separate common area or lounge. The only place to congregate outside of the rooms was the eating area attached to the kitchen. There was a couple hours one afternoon that my friend and I wished we could go hang out somewhere and meet other people who were staying in the hostel, but no one really used the dining room as a lounge even though there was a loveseat next to the tables.
If you enjoy picturesque landscape, I suggest taking advantage of Bayfield Backpackers and making the most of the gorgeous views in Portree.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ashley B
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Property: Bayfield Backpackers
Address: Bayfield, Portree IV51 9EW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Skye > Portree
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Portree
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Bayfield Backpackers Hotel Portree
Bayfield Backpackers Portree, Isle Of Skye

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