Backpacker Hostel Accommodation on the Isle of Skye, Scotland…

About the Hostel

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 hostel is a beautiful traditional island dwelling that is comprised of 5 Dorm Rooms, 2 Budget Twin Rooms, 1 Sea View Double Room and a Sea View Family Room that sleeps 4 people.


We also have a fun option for those of you who are travelling on a budget and are looking for an alternative experience. We have 2 caravans in our garden which can accommodate up to 18 people in dorm style accommodation. Our caravan guests have full use of the facilities within the main building and we have also recently installed a coffee area, shower and toilet in our garden.


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 whisky 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.

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.

Please note:

You must have suitable photographic identification to stay at our hostel.

If any guest within your booking is under the age of 18 you MUST contact us before making the reservation online

The hostel reception is open from 7am-12 noon and then from 5pm-10pm. If you arrive between 12-5pm feel free to make yourself at home and use the facilities.Check-in is available again between 5pm-10pm.

Unfortunately, due to past experiences, we do not accept stag or hen parties.