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Port Charlotte Islay Hostel

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay | Argyll, Port Charlotte PA48 7TX, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't stay here but we had dinner here and it was absolutely delicious. Had the seafood chowder and scallops to start which were fresh and tasty. Had salmon and a steak for mains, the salmon being meaty and full of flavour. The steak was a tiny bit over cooked. Pudding sizes were huge and yummy! Staff were super friendly... More

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Islay Hostel, responded to this review

AKBT Thanks for this review, but we cant take the credit, it belongs I believe to our good friends just along the road from our Youth Hotel, The Port Charlotte Hotel. Thanks Lorna Padden More

Ludlow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

A truly lovely stay! Myself and a large group of friends descended on the hostel and were welcomed with open arms! Breathtaking views from the kitchen/dining room/lounge areas, helped by incredible weather for mid October! Great breakfast and kitchen facilities. Very friendly reception and help from the owners. Many thanks

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Me and a group of 11 friends recently stayed here for one night as part of a tour of Islay and Jura's whiskey distilleries. Lorna and Karl were incredibly helpful and welcoming from the beginning and went beyond just helping with our stay with them but also advising me on tips for the whole trip during the planning stages. Advice... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Way too many people think of a hostel as some kind of hang out for tree huggers straight out of Uni. Nothing could be further from the truth...and this hostel demonstrates that. Its really clean - the kitchen was huge and spotless all the time. The rooms are equally tidy and well kept. I slept like a log on the... More

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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Spent three nights here and really enjoyed the experience. This was mainly due to the care, attentiveness and friendliness of Karl and Lorna who run it. They were so helpful, greeted me by name whenever they saw me and Karl told me that Lorna wished me safe travelling on the day I left even though she wasn't there. The hostel... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Spent 3 days on Islay and ended up staying here for the duration. Was meant to be camping but tent burst and the rain was heavy, we turned to the youth hostel for help and were welcomed with open arms. Very clean friendly atmosphere, we were made to feel at home by Lorna and Karl who run the place. The... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Very friendly staff, clean upscale hostel. Nicest hostel I have ever been in and nicer than the one on Skye. so worth the cheap cheap cost. We were four workign adult friends in our 30's and got one quad room to share. Couldent have been happier.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Lorna and Karl the hostel owners went out of their way to make us feel special. They were so friendly and welcoming, gave great local tips, helped us with laundry, even produced soya milk when we needed it. Enjoyed the lovely filter coffee for breakfast. Rooms were very good as were the bathrooms and kitchen and lounge area. What a... More

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Clydebank, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I had an amazing 1st time in Islay with my pal and her mum. They were having a trip down memory lane but was my 1st. It was amazing, sun was shining although cold and the youth hostel was great. Nice clean room with comfortable beds, walls were a bit thin as could hear chap next door snoring but hey... More

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Frauenfeld, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Great hostel, the friendliest staff you can imagine, nice rooms, what else do you want? Karl and Lorna, who are running the hostel, are two very nice and helpful persons. They show real interest for everyone in the hostel. And they try to help you, where ever they can (they reserved tours at several distilleries for us). The toilets and... More

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Address: Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay | Argyll, Port Charlotte PA48 7TX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Port Charlotte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Port Charlotte Islay Hostel 3.5*
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