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Portree Independent Hostel

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed two days at the Independent Hostel in Portree. And it was undoubtedly the best Hostel we stayed during our journey in Scotland. The Hostel is well equipped as it gets a laundry and a very well furnished kitchen. Beds are a lot more confortable than in most of the hostels we stayed. The staff is incredibly friendly. And...

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Glendora, California
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We didn't stay at the hostel but we did use the laundry facilities, which were great! We drove from dunvegan area, it took us about an hour. The facilities were down the driveway, parking was right across the street. They have 6 washing machines and 3 dryers. They do have powder detergent there. Bring change they do not have a...

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South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Not going to lie, the reason we booked this over the SHYA one was because it's bright yellow. Gordon was the loveliest person, citing was was good and not so good in the area, couldn't have been more helpful and was willing to have a good blether with me at stupid o'clock in the morning about fairy flags, and was...

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Reviewed October 17, 2016

The best hostel we've ever stayed in! Only few steps from main square and bus station. In the vicinity is city harbour, post office, info center and food market. To begin with friendly and helpfull staff. The girl on the reception was always in good mood and willing to help. She helped us with trip bookings and info about hiking...

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Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time at this fantastic hostel. Gordon (manager) is so great and an absolute wealth of local knowledge. He got the maps out and told us so many stories about Skye and the places to discover. The hostel itself has a great and relaxing vibe. It is very clean with a fantastic kitchen area and tidy, comfy beds...

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Arisaig, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Despite being well though the season my host could not have been more enthusiastic to welcome me to his hostel and proffer friendly advice. The hostel in which he works is both colourful, practical and clean. Very comfortable and tread the balance between warmth and professionalism well. Had a great stay. Wifi is great but the outside was better. Loved...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed September 12, 2016

We recently went to the Portree Independent Hostel to do our laundry while vacationing in Scotland. The Laundrette as it is identified is at the back of the Hostel down a driveway - so it is basically in the basement. It has four normal size washers and one large one plus three large driers which are all coin operated. Washing...

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed September 12, 2016

We were looking for a location to make hiking trips on Skye and the hostel turned out to be the perfect spot for that. It's situated on the main street of Portree, which is a little city with a beautiful port. The staff was really friendly and helpful. They had a large and well equipped kitchen. The showers were great...

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Sale, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 10, 2016

I went on a road trip round Scotland and the Isle of Skye and stayed in approximately 10 hostels. Portree Independent Hostel was the best out of the 10. Book early as gets fully booked in season. The hostel's kitchen was better than most, had laundry facilities, working wifi, good showers etc. The Hostel manager was exceptional and gave advise...

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Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and homely hostel. Staff are hugely helpful in pointing out the best places to visit, walking routes etc. Large kitchen area and cozy lounge. Rooms clean and adequate size. Sad to have to leave.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about Portree Independent Hostel

Address: The Old Post Office The Green | The Green, Portree IV51 9BT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Skye > Portree
Price Range: $52 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Portree Independent Hostel 4*
Number of rooms: 61
Also Known As:
Portree Independent Hotel Portree
Portree Independent Hostel Isle Of Skye, Scotland
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“RM10 (4 persons) was spacious and had its own bathroom/shower”
 of 5 bubbles Jaygermeister, Apr 2, 2016 | Read review
“Obviously a private room is always ideal as well as a smaller dorm/bed room. However, every room and bed in this place is really nice colourful and filled with awesome people with toilets and showers close by! Best tip - book early as you can as it is very busy since it's so nice!”
 of 5 bubbles tomche23, Jun 28, 2015 | Read review
“My room was on the second floor..it was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Cyn2371, Jun 26, 2015 | Read review
“Although a little more money, a private couples room is recommended.”
  • Private 2 person room
 of 5 bubbles AdventreIsOutThere, Jun 23, 2015 | Read review
“It's a hostel. You can ask for women's dorms, men's dorms, or mixed.”
 of 5 bubbles TartanCat57, Jun 19, 2015 | Read review
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