It was a one of a kind type of hostel experience - one which we could sleep in a caravan! Being from an Asian country, caravans are a very fresh concept to me, and sleeping in one brings the experience to a whole new level.
Found it rather irritating, though. The toilets are located in the main building and the door of the main building is locked after 10 PM. You need a code to get pass through. It isn't a good idea to drink too much water before you sleep lest you need to wake up and look for a toilet to answer nature's call in the middle of the night.
Of course, you could choose to sleep in the hostels in the main building itself and this problem would be eradicated.
Watch out for the midges just outside the caravans, especially at night. The midge bites sting real badly if they happen to feed on you.
The heater systems in our caravans worked perfectly and it kept us warm and cosy throughout the night. Service was excellent and the place was clean in general.
The staff helped us to "redirect" other hostel-visitors mainly to the other caravan mainly because we were more of the family-oriented visitors, so we kinda had the entire caravan to ourselves.
They were really friendly as well. There is a supermarket quite nearby but you'll have to drive a car there. You can then bring your food into the building and cook in the kitchen. There are many other hostel visitors too and the entire ambience was really cosy. An excellent "hideout" after the cold outside. Fridges are provided as well BTW, along with complimentary milk, hot chocolate, coffee etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Isle of Skye is situated on the west coast of mainland Scotland, and is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. One of Europe's most dramatic and haunting lands, words can do little justice to describe Skye's awesome beauty. You simply have to see it for yourselves. Skye Backpackers sits in the picturesque fishing village of Kyleakin, skirted by mountains and sea. It's a small, cosy and friendly hostel with loads of character and great staff who are committed to ensuring you make the most of your time on the island. Our accommodation is comprised of 2 Double Rooms, 1 Twin Room, 1 Triple Room & 5 Dorm rooms that vary in size between 4-8 beds per room. We also have 2 caravans in our garden which can accommodate up to 20 people. All of our beds come complete with full bed linen and 2 pillows so there is no need to bring your sleeping bag. We have a great fully equipped self catering kitchen, a sunny dining area and the famous Groove Lounge with a real coal fire, loads of books and games and spectacular seaside views. Take some time to explore the island's haunted castle ruins; feel the mysterious presence of the legendary faeries in tranquil glens, waterfalls and mountain pools; visit whiskey distilleries and sample local beers and ales; take a relaxing stroll through the countryside or boldly ascend a mighty mountain. There’s plenty to see and do around the Isle of Skye so come and ask us for ideas – we’re a friendly bunch!We will give you all of our ‘Top Tips’ on our fantastic island and will even give you a FREE MAP. Possibly the BEST way to explore Skye is onboard our magical, mystical day tour with MacBackpackers. You can experience all of the best parts, learn all about the history & mythology and even hike up the dramatic hills for amazing views. Day tours start & finish from our hostel, cost £29 and can be booked at reception.(subject to availability) There are endless Cycling, Walking & Kayaking Routes literally on our doorstep. If you have your own bike or kayak with you it can be stored in our shed and we have bike wash facilities in our garden. If the weather catches you out, you can hire a pair of wellies and buy waterproof ponchos from reception. The hostel reception is open from 7am - 12 noon and then from 5pm - 10pm. If you arrive in the afternoon feel free to leave your bags, help yourselves to a cup of tea and we will check you in between 5pm-10pm. We look forward to welcoming you to Skye and to our cosy wee hostel! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Skye Backpackers Hostel Kyleakin, Isle Of Skye, Scotland