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Port Charlotte Youth Hostel

Port Charlotte PA48 7TX, Scotland
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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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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1 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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47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 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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1 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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36 reviews
14 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 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have stayed in this hostel on two occasions now, and each time has been a delight. As a hostel goes, it is excellent - it may not be super modern, or fancy, but it is well equipped, spotlessly clean with all the necessary facilities. However what makes this a little bit more special are the genial hosts Lorna and... More 

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

WOW, Thank you so vey much for taking the time to review and let us know about your recent stay, we hope to welcome you for a 3rd time in the near future and will pass on your very kind words to both Karl and Lorna. Lorna Padden More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We left Port Charlotte Youth Hostel reluctantly this morning after a lovely stay. Lorna and Karl really made us welcome and made the hostelling experience brilliant. The facilities are great with a well equipped kitchen and comfy lounge area where it is easy to have privacy as a family or chat to other guests. The rooms and bathrooms are spotless... More 

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

Wow, Thanks for such a positive and lovely review, we will pass on your very kind comments to both Karl and Lorna, thanks again for taking the time. Lorna Padden More 

Seoul, South Korea
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It is the only youth hostel in Isle of Islay, where is the best place for whiskey. I can feel the real nature of Scotland. Though here is a somewhat isolated place from the main island of UK, the host and the hostess are very globalized staffs and had lots of experience in Asia. The Bruichladdich distillery is within a... More 

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

Thank You, what a lovely review, we will be sure to pass on your very kind comments to Karl and Lorna. Thanks Lorna Padden More 

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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Second visit and this time stayed in a private room. I've stayed in hotels that didn't have rooms as good as this - compact but clean, comfy and warm. Really cosy. The hostel has plenty of space: big sitting room with a tv, super clean and we'll equipped kitchen. Best of all, you get to meet folks from all over... More 

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3 Thank Brian J
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, Thanks so much for your kind words, we will be sure to pass on your kind words to Karl and Lorna at the Youth Hostel. Thanks Lorna Padden More 

York, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Had a great stay here with staff so friendly nothing was to much bother. Really enjoyed the stay in clean friendly environment. Im hooked on yha now. Must stay here if you're visiting Islay... There are local places to eat within 5 mins walk. Great bike shed drying room kitchen and lounge.

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Thank Leemuz73
SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for such a lovely review, we will be sure to pass on your kind comments to both Karl and Lorna, hope too see you again soon. Lorna Padden More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I stayed at the hostel plenty of times and it's always been great. The owners are absolutely lovely people and make you feel instantly at home. There's comfy beds and the hostel is spotlessly clean. Good breakfast even though it was a bit expensive for my liking. There's a spacious kitchen/ dining room and a nice wee lounge room. And... More 

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

Thanks so much for a great review, Karl and Lorna have finished now for the winter but they will be back in the spring so we will pass your very kind comments onto them on their return. thank you Lorna Padden More 

Glasgow
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights on a cycling trip over from Glasgow. The hostel was clean and well-equipped. The kitchen had everything I needed for cooking. It's in a good location in Port Charlotte, near the Hotel for food, and a Spar for some bits and bobs. I would do as other suggest though and perhaps do a bigger... More 

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

Wow, thanks so much for the 5 star rating, that really makes all the hard work worthwhile. I will pass on your lovely comments to both Karl and Lorna at our Youth hostel who will both so be thrilled to read them. Thank You Lorna Padden More 

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