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Bayfield Backpackers

Bayfield, Portree IV51 9EW, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When researching the possibility of staying at Bayfield Backpackers for a recent stay in Portree, I came across reviews that suggested there were problems with the ownership of this property. However, I looked past them because the hostel seemed to have the amenities I was looking for. I should have heeded the warnings I had read. In April, After a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This hostel is located right in Portree, so close to everything. The owner is friendly and helpful. Make sure you confirm your booking though (as we missed out on our first night staying here). very clean, good kitchen and lounge, rooms were neat and beds were comfy - great showers in the rooms as well. Top job and Isle of... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We join the local tour to see highland and isle of skyle,and our tour booked this hostel,I was happy to stay here,the manager is nice,the location was good,even though the kitchen closed 9,but you can buy all food near the supermaket.the place is clean,

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Nice little hostel with nice view on the bay, accomodation is simple, but hey, its a hostel. Owner seems to be cool guy, very friendly, gave us couple good tips where to go round Portree. Closing the kitchen at 9 is bit odd though, as this prevents you from getting some tea/coffee or some snack/beer you might have had in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Bayfield backpackers is a small, clean and functional place in the main city of the Isle of Skye. I have some points to citicise, like the small kitchen (nearly impossible to cook in that place if you're more than 2 persons at the same time), the slightly misleading website and the non existing drying room (in a hostel in Scotland... More

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Pewsey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Not suited for backpackers. They do not respond their emergency number when you are a little late, neither do they repay when you do. Most of the Isle inhibitants are kind though, and the island is amazing! Too bad this ruined a part of our trip. Read on the Internet we weren't the only ones.

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Oostende
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We tried calling them to say we were going to arrive late, mind you we were only going to be 30-45m late, no answer. So when we arrive, there is no one at the reception, we even tried to call the emergency number, still no anwer. So with no place to sleep and we couldn't sleep outside (it was raining)... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Isle of Skye is a beautiful place to visit, and Bayfield Backpackers provided exactly what we needed while my friend and I were in Portree. This hostel is right on the waterfront, which provided stunning views from the dining area, and it was just a short climb up some stairs to reach the main part of town. Portree itself is... More

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Enjoyable stay here. Although the kitchen does close fairly early. And you had to vacate the whole hostel between 10am and 1pm. Quite hard to book though - no online booking Met Hazel and Ben who were covering reception - they were extremely welcoming and helpful.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I cannot review the quality of the hostel as I found it impossible to book. There is no online booking tool so I emailed asking if they had rooms available. I received no reply. I called around 10 times at different times of day and my call was not answered once. I left a message once too with my number... More

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Address: Bayfield, Portree IV51 9EW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Skye > Portree
Also Known As:
Bayfield Backpackers Hotel Portree
Bayfield Backpackers Portree, Isle Of Skye, Scotland

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