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“High service at central location”

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Portree Independent Hostel
Certificate of Excellence
Utrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
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“High service at central location”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

I've been to the hostel in december '13. I've met a very helpful staff and some nice people who where also staying there. The overall impression is more then ok. They have a big professional kitchen with lots of room for people to interact and eat with each other. Rooms, bathroom, toilet, facilities are clean and well organised.

The hostel is located in a central location in a (small village) Portree. It is close to the busstation, which gets you to and from all parts of Skye. Also in the neighbourhood are a few pubs, a supermarket, a bicycle rent and all other facilities that you can expect from a village. Since it's at a central location in Skye, it is easy to make day trips to any part of Skye.

One minor thing. However this wasn't for me a problem. The hostel itself doesn't have any wifi available. You can go to the pub, where you can make use of their free wifi.

Conclusion:
My overall impression is very good and satisfied. Price vs facilities are also very good.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

I really didn't like staying at the place.. You have to pay to get wifi, to have access after 10pm (so they don't receive guests after that, I don't know about check in times).. The kitchen is big, but there's not breakfast included. My door didn't have lock, not even handler.. Accessible to anyone who wanted to enter during the day or night.. Didn't ask for a locker because it will probably be charged as well..

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Xiamen
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

situated just a few meters away from everything(bus station, grocery, pubs), this place is fantastic. Sheets, rooms and toilets are sparkling clean, kitchen is clean and well organized as well. Half of the fun I had in Skye was meeting the people I've met in this hostel. Pat and Gordon would stop at nothing to help you with whatever you might need.

The 1 star less is for the price. while 17 pounds(a bunk in a 20-bed dorm) isn't really expensive, I'd expect it to have free wifi. Of course, one does not visit Skye to get wireless internet but it helps a lot booking online tickets.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is a gem for the budget traveller. Excellent kitchen facilities and nice clean bathrooms. Accomodation bunk bed rooms. The man on reception was extremely knowledgable about local area and was probably one of the most helpfull people I have come accross fro some time. A real credit to the place.

Room Tip: I think this place is very popular so booking is advisable for much of the year.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights last week and as well as being right in the centre of Portree, the place also has the most amazing staff who seem to know EVERYTHING about Skye. Definitely worth staying here if you don't really know the island very well and need a few suggestions about where to go.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Great location, beds, showers, massive kitchen, helpful staff. Only problem was the lack of wifi but this was easy solved by the pub over the road where we would probably have gone for a pint any way. Loved this hostel and we would recommend it to any one.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Dartmouth, Canada
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

enjoyed our stay here and found the staff very helpful. Cleanliness A+++ Location was central to the city centre and a skip to the bus stop. Great experience. Patrick and Gordon were both very helpful and accomodating.

Room Tip: we were on the upper level and didn't find it noisy at all
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Portree
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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