Overview of Hostel
Located in the heart of Portree, capital of the Isle of Skye, and one of Scotland’s most popular destinations, Portree Youth Hostel offers a range of room types, from small private en-suites to shared accommodation, some with views over the Sound of Rassay. All rooms have USB charging points and mos
Portree can be reached by direct buses from Glasgow and Inverness and the bus stop is only a couple of minutes from the youth hostel.
From the Skye Bridge it takes approximately 50 minutes to drive to Portree. After crossing the Skye Bridge the road passes through Broadford, then past Sligachan, with great views of the Cuillin mountains, until it reaches Portree. On entering Portree town, continue past the Aros Centre and Portree High School on the left. Close to it is a turn off signposted to Dunvegan and Uig - keep to the main road to the right. The next turn off to the right, signposted for free public parking, leads to the car park and to the youth hostel’s main entrance and reception..
Within walking distance there are boat trips from Portree harbour (fishing and sea eagle watching) and island tours in a minibus. Coastal walks and hikes up the cliffs surrounding Portree can be found close by and to suit any level of fitness. The Skye Highland Games take place in Portree in August.
Conditions & Policy
Portree Youth Hostel Policies & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival. Check in from 15:00 to 22:00 . Check out from 07:00 to 10:00 . Late arrival and access outside opening hours is by pre-arrangement only. Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. Hostelling Scotland does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee. This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival. Taxes included. Breakfast not included. General: Reception: 07:00-10:00 and 15:00-23:00. No curfew. Child friendly. Non smoking. Access to the dining room and kitchen is limited at night. All bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night. (Full, existing members of Hostelling Scotland and HI using these channels are not entitled to a membership refund.) Hostelling Scotland is a charity aiming to inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons, gain knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery. In support of this aim, all bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night which is displayed as an inclusive rate. (Full, existing members of Hostelling Scotland and HI using this booking engine are not entitled to a membership refund). From the age of 12 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian of the same gender when booking a bed within shared accommodation. Parties with young children (under 12 years) can only be accommodated in private rooms where available. Hostelling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots. Hostelling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation. No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel. When booking for more than 9 people: - Full prepayment is required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled. - The following cancellation charges will apply to the entire booking: 57 days or more - 20% of total cost 56 to 29 days - 55% of total cost 28 to day of arrival - 100% of total cost