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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic location and lots to do, really enjoyed hiring bikes and cycling to Portnahaven, exploring the beaches and seeing eagles. Thanks to Karl and Lorna for helping with ferry problems and giving lots of local information. The best family friendly hostel we have stayed at.

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Thank maclachlanj
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for your kind words, we will pass this onto our team, thank you. Lorna Padden More 

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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would definitely recommend this to anyone. There was a great variety of guests of all ages from many different countries and everyone got on fabulously. That to me shows just how accommodating this place is. I had had a real problem finding accommodation on Islay for 8 people without paying the earth for it and from previous experiences I was... More 

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Thank Julia V
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, thank you. What a gteat review, Karl and Liorna will be so happy, thanks and appreciated very very much. Lorna Padden More 

Paisley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the hostel is overlooking Loch Indaal. The hostel has various types of rooms with shared facilities, all kept in tip top condition. The kitchen has recently been updated and offers excellent cooking opportunities. The managers of the hostel, Karl and Lorna have been working there for 9 years, and really they are so helpful and friendly, it... More 

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Thank 710Turbo
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so very much, what a lovely review, we will be sure to let our team know. Lorna Padden More 

aberdeen
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26 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Probably the best Hostel i have ever visited, spotless and run very professionally by a great couple, right next to the bus stop and both of the pubs in the village are very good also,the whole place is exceptionally friendly and even the little post office shop is less than a 5 minute walk.

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Thank lovejumping
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting and letting us know about your stay, it really is appreciated and makes all the hard work worthwhile. Thanks Lorna Padden More 

Shropshire Welsh border
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58 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Very well run, spotless establishment. Great for meeting very helpful, friendly people. Perfect location. International eclectic clientele who were perhaps more youth in mind than body. Just a great happy experience.

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Thank ShropshireBoy
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, thanks you very much for a lovely review, its very much appreciated. We will be sure to pass yur kind commnets onto all the team. Thanks Lorna Padden More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

If only.......this hostel was easier to get to, I'd stay all the time! A default option when on Islay, this hostel by the sea offers commensurate views but so much more. Brand new AND practical kitchen with things in the right places, and really nice communal lounge. Efficient drying room (the fan situation could be a little clearer as it's... More 

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Thank GealCarn
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, thanks so much. Yes if only we could get to it easier but that's the attaaction, away from it all. We installed the new kitchen over the winter, so that's great news that you liked it, our Properrt team will be happy to know that. Karl and Lorna are the perfect hosts and we will pass your kind commnest... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a few days and met some great people who I ended up cooking and tasting whisky with. Very friendly hostel and managers couldn't be more helpful. Go to the hotel next door for great bar and local music.

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Thank Sarah C
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post, we are pretty fond of Port Charlotte Youuth Hostel. we will ensure that Karl and Liorna know about your kind words. Lorna Padden More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

A big thank you to Karl and lorna for being so helpful during our 3 day stay. Nothing was too much trouble and both provided very useful guidance over where to go and what to see. Great location and facilities in a friendly atmosphere. There is limited accommodation on Islay which makes it expensive so the hostel offers a good... More 

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2 Thank cliff r
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for posting, and thank you for your review. We really a appreciate it and we will be sure to pass your kind comments onto Karl and Lorna. Yan's Kitchen we agree, its very good. Thanks Lorna Padden More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank robs279
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth 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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47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 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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1 Thank sammy5358
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth 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 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Port Charlotte Youth Hostel is a converted whisky warehouse of the former Lochindaal Distillery, right at the shore of Loch Indaal on Islay. The youth hostel has all the amenities you would expect. For those looking for budget accommodation multi-share rooms are available, but the youth hostel is also family friendly and provides private rooms. Facilities include a spacious and well-equipped self-catering kitchen overlooking the bay and a common room for families and groups with a TV and comfy furniture. Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Port Charlotte Youth Hostel

Address: Port Charlotte PA48 7TX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Port Charlotte
Price Range: $54 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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