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Port Charlotte Islay Hostel

Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay | Argyll, Port Charlotte PA48 7TX, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Bradford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

What a great hostel. Fair prices, spotless rooms, big lounge and kitchen but most of all the welcome and friendly management make this hostel superb. Cannot fault this lovely youth hostel. The setting is beautiful and it is just s lovely place to chill out in.

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

Hi, Thank you so much for a lovely review and yes the view is pretty breath taking so many thanks and thank you again for taking the time to review. Lorna Padden More 

Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

There are not very many options for accommodations on the island of Islay and all were booked up anyway so 3 couples in our 50's took a shot at staying in a youth hostel. Don't be fooled by the name this is a great place for anyone to stay in. There was a lovely administrator who showed us around and... More 

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

Thank you so much for posting and letting us know about your recent stay with us, we are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again in the near future. Thank You Lorna Padden More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have stayed in this hostel on two occasions now, and each time has been a delight. As a hostel goes, it is excellent - it may not be super modern, or fancy, but it is well equipped, spotlessly clean with all the necessary facilities. However what makes this a little bit more special are the genial hosts Lorna and... More 

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

WOW, Thank you so vey much for taking the time to review and let us know about your recent stay, we hope to welcome you for a 3rd time in the near future and will pass on your very kind words to both Karl and Lorna. Lorna Padden More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We left Port Charlotte Youth Hostel reluctantly this morning after a lovely stay. Lorna and Karl really made us welcome and made the hostelling experience brilliant. The facilities are great with a well equipped kitchen and comfy lounge area where it is easy to have privacy as a family or chat to other guests. The rooms and bathrooms are spotless... More 

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

Wow, Thanks for such a positive and lovely review, we will pass on your very kind comments to both Karl and Lorna, thanks again for taking the time. Lorna Padden More 

Seoul, South Korea
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It is the only youth hostel in Isle of Islay, where is the best place for whiskey. I can feel the real nature of Scotland. Though here is a somewhat isolated place from the main island of UK, the host and the hostess are very globalized staffs and had lots of experience in Asia. The Bruichladdich distillery is within a... More 

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

Thank You, what a lovely review, we will be sure to pass on your very kind comments to Karl and Lorna. Thanks Lorna Padden More 

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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Second visit and this time stayed in a private room. I've stayed in hotels that didn't have rooms as good as this - compact but clean, comfy and warm. Really cosy. The hostel has plenty of space: big sitting room with a tv, super clean and we'll equipped kitchen. Best of all, you get to meet folks from all over... More 

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

Wow, Thanks so much for your kind words, we will be sure to pass on your kind words to Karl and Lorna at the Youth Hostel. Thanks Lorna Padden More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

The lovely loch side location gives this hotel a great start and from the moment you walk in, you are met with warm, attentive service. The lounge was comfortable and roomy, the bar felt like a proper pub, the bedroom was small but decorated well. The great service continued over a two very well prepared dinners and breakfast. This must... More 

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

Hello, Thanks for the review, but we must not take the credit, the fact you mention a bar, its a giveaway, we are the hostel and so I think this review is for our friends at the Port Charlotte Hotel. Thanks Lorna Padden More 

York, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had a great stay here with staff so friendly nothing was to much bother. Really enjoyed the stay in clean friendly environment. Im hooked on yha now. Must stay here if you're visiting Islay... There are local places to eat within 5 mins walk. Great bike shed drying room kitchen and lounge.

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

Hello, Thanks for such a lovely review, we will be sure to pass on your kind comments to both Karl and Lorna, hope too see you again soon. Lorna Padden More 

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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I had the good fortune of staying at this wonderful hotel for a week and it was unforgettable. Fells like a cozy 19th century inn, with everything exceptionally clean and well kept. Room was spacious, bed exceptional, bathroom very impressive. Staff was super friendly, absolutely top shelf. Everyone greets you with a smile and treats you like royalty - or... More 

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

Hello, Thanks so much for this post, but we cant take the credit, this review is for our good friends at Port Charlotte Hotel not the Youth Hostel. Thanks Lorna Padden More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I stayed at the hostel plenty of times and it's always been great. The owners are absolutely lovely people and make you feel instantly at home. There's comfy beds and the hostel is spotlessly clean. Good breakfast even though it was a bit expensive for my liking. There's a spacious kitchen/ dining room and a nice wee lounge room. And... More 

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

Thanks so much for a great review, Karl and Lorna have finished now for the winter but they will be back in the spring so we will pass your very kind comments onto them on their return. thank you Lorna Padden More 

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