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Isle of Skye - Glenbrittle SYHA

Carbost, Isle of Skye, IV47 8TA, Scotland

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Overall Rating 81%

From 5 Reviews

Hostel rating (5)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 68%
Location 92%
Security 88%
Service 76%
Comfort 72%
Green rating 92%

A great 'get-away-from-it-all' youth hostel - the cosiest place to stay at the foot of the spectacular Cuillin Ridge!

10 or more people?

Isle of Skye Hostel

Hostel Isle of Skye

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

With the spectacular Cuillin Mountains on its doorstep, Glenbrittle Youth Hostel is a great place to spend a few peaceful days.

The hostel has a modern self-catering kitchen as well as plenty of dining space. It is equipped with a drying room and a homely shared lounge area adorned with old photographs of the surrounding area. There are numerous books and games as well as a guitar for the evenings.

You can go walking and climbing, or just sit back and enjoy this wonderful rugged scenery - you don't need to climb a Munro to appreciate the amazing views. You can see waterfalls, lochs, beaches, fairy pools and the Islands of Rhum, Eigg, Muck, Soay, Canna and Uist, all without taking your hands out of your pockets! Also not too far away and worth visiting: Dunvegan Castle, Talisker Whisky distillery at Carbost, Glendale Toy Museum, Colbost Croft Museum.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 17:00 and 22:00
  • Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 15 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of GBP 3.00 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Laundry Facilities
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 02/04/2017 to 24/09/2017

From 07:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 17:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)1478 640 278



Super freundliche Leitung


Avatar for Nora


Thu 08 Sep 2016

Grosse déception dans cette auberge. Sanitaires sales, poubelles qui débordent dans la cuisine, chambre extrêmement bruyante (les portes claquent, les parois entre dortoirs sont très fines. Ajoutons à cela une bizarrerie, surtout en Ecosse : pas de moustiquaires sur les fenêtres pour protéger des midges, et pas le droit de les ouvrir dans la salle de bain !


Avatar for Louis


Sun 28 Aug 2016

Kein Waschbecken im Zimmer, sonst o.k. Betten waren bezogen. Sanitäre Einrichtungen wurden unzureichend gereinigt und gewartet. Die Lage ist schön aber auch sehr abgelegen. Nur Selbstversorgung. Frühstück sehr einfach, nicht zu empfehlen. Küche daher gut frequentiert.


Avatar for Brigitte


Mon 15 Aug 2016

Murray was a great host. he made everyone feel very welcome. such a remote and wonderful part of Skye; we had no midges.


Avatar for Anthea


Fri 05 Aug 2016

Le personnel connait bien le coin et est très agréable. L'isolation phonique pourrait être améliorée.


Avatar for Hélène


Tue 02 Aug 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

180km to Inverness Airport. 320km to Glasgow Airport
There is no bus service to Glenbrittle. The nearest bus is in Carbost – 7 miles away (limited service only)
Nicest way to get to Skye: Glenelg-Kylerhea ferry-spectacular (summer only)
Free parking is available at the hostel
50km to Kyle of Lochalsh station or 70km to Mallaig station (via ferry)

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