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Portree Independent Hostel

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The Old Post Office | The Green, Portree IV51 9BT, Scotland
Portree Independent Hostel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Columbia, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a really wonderful stay here. The location is unbeatable, right in the center of town, less than a minute's walk from the main square where all the buses are (very convenient if you aren't renting a car, like me!). Grocery store less than 5 minute's walk, laundry right around the corner, and several banks, pubs and restaurants right across... More 

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Butterworth, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is in a very convenient location with the town square, shops & restaurants right opposite. The Granary restaurant that has excellent service & good food, just in front, a stone's throw away. It takes only 5 mins to wlk through the town anyway, so everything is very near. Two guys man the hostel in turns, very friendly service,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here while on a group tour. The staff was very welcoming and I felt at home as soon as we arrived. Because we had long days, I found it nice that the rooms were quiet at an early hour so noise was never an issue. If I come to Portree again, I will be happy to stay here.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

If you want a cheap hostel and an early night with zero fun, then choose this hostel. Signs everywhere reminding people that fun is outlawed. The wi-fi is slow, but the kitchen nice and big. (just remember not to have fun in it). The room was average, albeit the hall light streamed in through the holes in the door, take... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I stayed in the hostel as part of a group over Easter weekend and it could not have been better. Even before I arrived I had to phone with a couple of queries regarding the group booking and the staff were really helpful and flexible. I got a lovely warm welcome from Gordon when I arrived who even remembered me... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I stayed in the hostel as part of a group over Easter Weekend. Instantly the staff were very welcoming and accommodating, and we were pleased to hear that our room had just been refurbished: new beds, curtains, carpet and freshly painted. The hostel had all the facilities we needed, and was ideally located in the centre of Portree, with a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stayed in hostel with a group during very busy music festival. Staff were excellent throughout. Hugely accommodating and friendly. Our room had new bunks, new mattresses, new curtains and had been freshly painted. Kitchen area extensive for food preparation. Location is opposite bus links, banks, restaurants and bars. I'd recommend this to fellow hostellers. I'd recommend booking this in advance.... More 

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Edinburgh of the Seven Seas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The staff did their very best to give everyone a warm welcome and attend to their needs and queries, even although it was very busy due to the music festival. It is beautifully painted with cheerful colours, is warm, comfortable and clean. The kitchen is large with beautiful views across the bay and is well equipped. The showers are good... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Nice kitchen. Wifi only works in common area. Clean and friendly staff. Charges extra if you don't pay in cash. A little chilly. I had to steal the empty bunk above me's blanket. Easy to find given that it is bright yellow.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great hostel, with an excellent staff. The hostel is under a bit of construction because it has come under new ownership, but other than that it was excellent. Really great atmosphere. However, I do recommend that ALL dorms have the ability to be locked. We stayed in an "open" dorm, and the door couldn't even be locked at night, which... More 

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