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Skyewalker Independent Hostel

Old School, Portnalong IV47 8SL, 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
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a must stay if your in Isle of Skye or anywhere near there. We drove all the way from Manchester just to stay here. I began researching Isle of Skye and found this place by a photo. I said "we have to check this out." I am so HAPPY we did. We only had time to stay... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this hostel. The hostel has very friendly staff who will try their best to make you comfortable. Fully armed kitchen. Beautiful open space with a cosy green house for enjoying chilly nights. Good parking space. Just close to the famous Talisker Distillery.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Visited Skye with friends and family this summer and i cannot think of anywhere else you would rather be for a base camp in Skye (or even just a wee chill out in a beutiful little world of its own), I stayed in a shared room (very roomy, bunk beds but comfy enough, warm, clean and welcoming), Prices are just... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

First hostel experience, so lovely. Made to feel part of the family, amazing bubble style tent to sit in outside, great sunset, made for a fantastic final few days in Skye. Clean room, bunk beds are spacious enough. Can't be beaten!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

What to say about this beautiful hostel, this is simply one of the best place I've ever stayed. I stayed here twice, the location is awesome, great view from the hostel area. Also, you'll find Talisker distillery on the way to hostel. Kitchen is big and awesome, multiple people can cook simultaneously. But which I like most is the dome,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

An excellent place to stay, clean, comfortable and cosy. Really good views around the hostel and a great place to base yourself to explore Skye. Quirky, no doubt about it, but that just added to its charm. There is a pub within walking distance for food, not the largest menu but will do for 2/3 nights and was nice food.... More 

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Watlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

An excellent, quirky, hostel in a great position by a good pub and the Talisker whisky distillery. The kitchen is well equipped and the lounge comfortable. The décor is quirky with stuff from around the world on the walls and other odds and ends such as an old fashioned blackboard and lift up desks. Very warm and cosy with plenty... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It is all said above. This is the perfect example how all the Hostels should be run! Four of us stayed in R2 and D2, the two Huts(there was even a guitar in them). Showers could be upgraded. Overall the BEST HOSTEL IN UK. Note: I would have some bicycles for hire. Thanks for all the staff

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London, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is an absolutely brilliant hostel. It is very remote which adds to its charm. There is no noise at night whatsoever and the stars on a clear night are simply outstanding. The hostel itself is very cosy and well equipped for travellers. We stayed in one of the small garden huts which are very new. These are just amazing.... More 

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Zaandam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed here last week. The whole place made us feel welcome, the owners and staff are very friendly. We spent two nights in one of the Jedi huts, and it was fantastic. Everything was so well put together. The shared facilities are clean and up to standard. We would definitely recommend this beautiful, peaceful and relaxed hostel to everyone.

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Address: Old School, Portnalong IV47 8SL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Skye > Portnalong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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