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Skyewalker Independent Hostel

Old School, Portnalong IV47 8SL, Scotland
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013
Margaret M Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

21 members of our walking club booked a 4 day stay at Skyewalkerhostel . We had mixture of twin rooms and dormitory accommodation. Everyone enjoyed their stay. The hostel was very clean and well run by our extremely friendly and helpful hosts Brien and Lisa. I would highly recommend a stay here.

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Aalen, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I traveled here with my husband and another couple in early August. Our friends stayed in a private room and we stayed in a mixed bunk. The staff was super friendly and informative. We had a great time chatting with like-minded guests and swapping stories and food in the kitchen. One evening was spent in the dome, chatting with the... More

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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Stayed in an en-suite room in the Old School, with two single beds, separate shower room with wash basin and toilet. A small amount of shower gel and hair shampoo provided as well. The shower room has a good sized heated towel rail and the bedroom has a central heating radiator. The room was very clean on our arrival. Kitchen... More

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Ayrshire Scotland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Myself and five other fellow bikers from the Ayrshire Touring Motorcycle Club had the pleasure of staying at the Skyewalker hostel last Saturday during a three day tour to Skye. Having never stayed in a hostel before, I was a bit nervous of what to expect but my fears couldn’t have been further off the mark. From the moment we... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Wow this hostel was great! It is clean, friendly, and quiet. The kitchen area was exceptionally clean and organized. The rural location means you need a car to get there. There are a couple of pubs you could walk to if you wanted an evening out. I can't say enough good things about this place. I really liked it.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Okay, I have to admit that I had initial reservations about staying at a hostel in the middle of nowhere on the Isle of Skye. It's kind of out of the way and up a winding one-lane road amongst farmland, but it ended up being pretty perfect. The hostel was SO well kept and clean, I didn't worry for a... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Cool place, funny decoration, clean rooms and bathrooms, located in an amazing island! they have kitchen to prepare meals but they don't offer any type of food, the local pubs close around 21 pm, so if you intend to eat after that make sure you take your own food. The garden area is beautiful. I definitely recommend.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I had the great pleasure of staying hear for a long weekend with the walking club . The is by way the best hostel i have stayed in. Unique, beautiful setting . With quirky little touches for all ages inside and out. Comfortable , relaxed and by far the cleanest hostel i have come across (which for me is a... More

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Palo Alto
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Touring the Isle of Skye as a family of four we felt so fortunate to have stumbled on this friendly hostel. The owners were kind and helpful, always ready to take a moment to answer questions and give us tips on how to make the most of our short visit. We loved the grounds with the garden chess board and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We went to the Isle of Skye in April 2013 (sorry for the delay in writing a review) and had booked two nights at the Skyewalker Hostel. We had initially booked a hostel in Broadford (knowing public transportation there is more frequent), but changed our mind after reading reviews of the Skyewalker Hostel, despite the location being a bit out... More

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Also Known As:
Skyewalker Independent Hostel Portnalong, Isle Of Skye, Scotland
Address: Old School, Portnalong IV47 8SL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Skye > Portnalong
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Portnalong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
TOP RATED HOSTEL - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011. VISIT SCOTLAND 4 STAR HOSTELA warm welcome and traditional Scottish hospitality awaits you all at the award winning, family run, Skyewalker Hostel.Skyewalker Hostel is situated on the stunning Minginish peninsula giving easy access to the Cuillin mountain range. It's location on the west coast makes for spectacular sunsets and gives you an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Isle of Skye.The rural location means you are surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty. There is a great beach within walking distance with regular sightings of whales, dolphins and basking sharks as well as Skye's famous eagles! ... more   less 
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