Backpacker Hostel Accommodation on the Isle of Skye, Scotland…

Welcome to the Isle of Skye!


                                                   WE ARE BACK!

It’s been a tough couple of years for the hostel industry and we are absolutely delighted to be throwing open our doors for the Summer 22 season.

With all covid restrictions now in the past, we are able to offer you our full Skye Backpackers experience without the masks and distancing.

We are aware, however, that although restrictions have ceased, Covid is still out there lurking in the shadows. That’s why you will still see a screen at our reception desk and will be asked to regularly sanitise your hands. 

For a business like ours to remain open we need to do our very best to keep our team healthy and covid free. We are running reduced reception hours to prioritise maintaining high levels of cleanliness and full daily ventilation of our hostel.

We appreciate your understanding and very much look forward to meeting you all in the coming months.




Situated on the West coast of mainland Scotland, Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebridean Islands.

One of Europe’s most dramatic and haunting lands, words can do little justice in describing the awesome beauty of the Isle of Skye. The majestic Cuillin Mountains dominate the rugged landscape, which is peppered with lochs, glens and tiny fishing villages.

Skye Backpackers is located in the picturesque fishing village of Kyleakin and is surrounded by mountains and sea.

It’s a small, cozy hostel with an open fire in the lounge, a lovely backyard garden, great self-catering kitchen and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Kyleakin is the perfect base for exploring this magnificent Island and, unlike larger settlements on Skye, it is small enough to allow you to meet the friendly locals, enjoy a lively pub scene and above all, experience the tranquillity of its stunning seaside location.

Whatever you’re looking for – hillwalking, sightseeing, kayaking, mountain biking or the legendary faeries, this island will not disappoint. Our lovely hostel staff can also help arrange bus tours, boat trips and bike hire!

Kyleakin is on the main bus route and is also easily accessible  from the train station at Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland. The village offers a shop, cafĂ©,  pubs and spectacular scenic views.

Isle of Skye, IV41 8PH

Telephone: +44 (0)1599 534 510