Sorry, this content is not currently available in the mobile view. Switch back to desktop view to access this page.

Isle of Skye - Glenbrittle Youth Hostel

Carbost, Isle of Skye, IV47 8TA, Scotland

See us on a map

Overall Rating 98%

From 1 Review

Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 100%
Security 100%
Service 100%
Comfort 100%
Green rating 100%

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

  • Dorm
    From $24.32
  • Private
    From $69.84
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 popular with mountaineers. It is also a great place to discover the natural beauty of the Isle of Skye.

The hostel has a modern self-catering kitchen and plenty of dining space. It is equipped with a homely shared lounge adorned with photographs of the surrounding area. There are numerous books and games as well as a guitar for the evenings. Please note that due to demand at this location shared accommodation can be unisex. There is also a drying room.

You can go climbing, cycling or walking and enjoy the wonderful rugged scenery. There are waterfalls, lochs, beaches, fairy pools, pine forests, distant islands, Cairns and a Viking port, all within walking distance! Other attractions in the area include the Dunvegan Castle and the Talisker Whisky distillery.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 12 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • 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

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open from 02 Apr to 24 Sept

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 17:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • The Cuillins (At or next to the hostel)
  • Fairly Pools (3 to 5km)
  • Loch Coruisk (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Auberge particulièrement bien située. Cadre exceptionnel. Personnel très accueillant. De belles rencontres. De loin le séjour que j'ai préféré


Avatar for toulorge


Sat 11 May 2019

Notre chambre familiale n'avait pas de plafond : nous étions sous le toit, et nous avions accès au dessus du couloir. Perte de chaleur, poussière (au dessus du couloir) et manque d'insonorisation.


Avatar for Aurelie


Sun 10 Sep 2017

Top Lage mitten in der Natur, Trekkingrouten von der Tür weg, leider recht hellhörig, gute Küchenausstattung


Avatar for Marco


Mon 04 Sep 2017

De super informations pour la randonnée, merci 😊 Neil


Avatar for Géraldine


Wed 16 Aug 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500 m)
  • 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)
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability labels

Recently Viewed

Isle of Skye - Glenbrittle Youth Hostel