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Welcome to Skye Backpackers
Situated in Kyleakin, on the beautiful Isle of Skye
Telephone: +44 01599 534 510
Isle of Skye
|1 Apr – 30 Jun||1 Jul – 31 Aug||1 Sep onwards|
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 that you make the most of your time on the legendary Isle of Skye.
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.
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. The majestic Cuillin Mountains dominate a rugged landscape that is peppered with lochs and tiny fishing villages.
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 whisky 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.
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.
Whatever you’re looking for, hillwalking, sightseeing or the legendary faeries, this island will not disappoint.
Kyleakin is on the main bus route and is also easily accessible by boat or from the train station at Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland. The village offers a shop, café, choice of lively pubs and spectacular scenic views.
Here at Skye Backpackers we offer fantastic facilities, including:
- Spectacular views
- Cosy sociable and friendly atmosphere
- Great living room with seaside views and a real coal fire
- Comfortable beds including bed linen, duvet & 2 pillows!
- FREE tea, coffee & hot chocolate
- Self-catering kitchen with sociable dining area and loads of local info
- Continental style breakfast £2.00 for a wee bit of everything (fruit juice, cereal, toast & freshly baked Scottish scones)
- Internet Cafe Style Computer – £1 for 30 mins
- Free WiFi available in communal areas
- Laundry Service £3.50 – we wash, dry & fold your laundry for you
- Towel hire – £1.00
- Hair dryer & Straighteners for hire
- Day Tours of the Isle of Skye (subject to availability)
- Bike & Kayak shed and bike wash facilities
Please bring photographic ID – you will need it to check in to our hostel
If any guest within your booking is under the age of 18 please contact us before making the reservation online
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 and use the facilities, grab a cup of tea and then check-in between 5pm-10pm.
Unfortunately, due to past experiences, we do not accommodate Stag or Hen Parties