Skyewalker Hostel


The Old School, Portnalong, Isle Of Skye, Highland, IV47 8SL




    A warm welcome and true Scottish hospitality awaits you all at the award winning 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!

    The hostel is only a five minute walk from the local hotel which serves meals and has a cosy bar, very popular both with locals and visitors.

    The world famous Talisker distillery is less than 3 miles from the hostel and well worth a visit. Portree, the capital of the Island is only 25 minutes away by car or local bus.

    We have 40 beds in rooms ranging from twins to a 10 bed dorm and offer a very high standard of comfort and cleanliness.

    The Hostel has a well equipped self catering kitchen, free wifi connection, a large garden area for recreation and barbecues. There is also a cool 'chill out' glass dome for guests to relax in.

    Skyewalker Hostel hosts regular Scottish folk music sessions and has instruments available for guests to use.

    It is also possible to book the whole place for special occasions such as birthdays, Munro completion parties, family get-togethers etc.

    Check in strictly between 15:00 and 22:00 (outwith these times by prior arrangement only). Check out is at 11:00.

    The Hostel is closed between 11:00 and 15:00 for cleaning.

    Skyewalker Hostel...probably the best Hostel in the world...
    4 Hostel
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014


    • Bring Your Own Bottle
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Bunk Beds
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Payphones Available
    • Shared Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Toilets
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • Entertainment Available
    • Garden
    • Indoor Recreational Facilities
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV Lounge
    • Television

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People


    • Children Welcome
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location


    • Parking

    Road Directions

    The Hostel is easy to get to once you have reached Skye. Simply get to Sligachan which lies roughly in the centre of Skye. From there take the A863 for 5 miles to the turn off for Carbost which takes you onto the B8009. Proceed through Carbost to Portnalong then take a left when you see our sign (bright green signs saying Skyewalker Hostel are situated at every junction from Sligichan).

    The local bus company Rapsons ( have an on-line bus timetable covering the whole of Skye.

    IMPORTANT: There is only one bus to the Hostel on a Saturday and NO buses on a Sunday.

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