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Featured Hostels in Portree

Portree Independent Hostel
4 out of 5
The Old Post Office, The Green, Portree, Scotland
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Situated in Portree, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Somerled Square and Portree Harbour. Old Man of Storr and Skye Riding Centre are also within 12 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (34 reviews)

"Friendly staff and glad to meet great friends there too"…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2019

Portree Independent Hostel
Portree Youth Hostel
4 out of 5
Lisigarry Court, Portree, Scotland
The price is £74 per night

Located in the heart of Portree, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Somerled Square and Portree Harbour. Old Man of Storr and Skye Riding ...

4/5Very Good! (36 reviews)
Lonely Traveler

"Nice staff comfy bed bit to warm in bedroom"…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

Portree Youth Hostel
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The Bosville
The Bosville
4 out of 5
9 - 11 Bosville Terrace, Portree, Scotland
The price is £189 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (105 reviews)

"Had an excellent stay here. Friendly receptionist, spacious room and great breakfast! We stayed at Hilton prior to travelling to the Isle of Skye and we thought Bosville hospitality was much better than Hilton’s. We were concerned about the lockdown and Many restaurants not opening but That was not ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2020

The Bosville
Uig Hotel
Uig Hotel
3 out of 5
Uig, Portree, Scotland
The price is £135 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (678 reviews)
Best stay on Skye

"By far my favourite hotel of all I visited around Skye. Staff were friendly and helpful and the room was clean and quiet with an amazing view. The Uig Grill breakfast was delicious!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Uig Hotel
Skeabost Hotel
Skeabost Hotel
4 out of 5
Skeabost Bridge, Isle Of Skye, Portree, Scotland
The price is £228 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (325 reviews)

"Fantastic hotel, fantastic food, fantastic service and staff....the only negative was the bar closing at 11pm and the Guinness wasn’t draught.....I think we can live with that!"…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Skeabost Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Whitewashed cottages and pastel-painted homes fringe the sloshing waters of Loch Portree, small fishing skiffs bob by the quaysides and whisky flows in the nearby pubs – welcome to the capital and largest town on the Isle of Skye. A range of hostels in Portree promise to be among the most budget-friendly accommodation choices in this charming and enticing place. You can use them as a stepping stone to the primeval peaks and long-lost glens of the Trotternish Peninsula, or as a base between the quaint farm-to-table eateries and craft shops that coalesce in the centre itself. The good news is that hostels in Portree don't compromise on service. Reception staff and in-house information stands can help you put together that Scottish hiking itinerary, while a mix of shared dorms and double ensuite rooms keep all sorts of travellers interested.

What to look forward to in hostels in Portree

Hostels in Portree ooze the sort of down-to-earth Scottish character you'd expect of low-cost, low-key accommodation choices in an old Hebridean fishing village. Lichen-speckled stones and grassy lawns front their buildings, while some establishments lurk in age-old cottages with sloping slate roofs and high chimney stacks. Delve inside and it's all about the warmth of the lounge – a real treat after long hikes over the windy ridges of the rock-ribbed Trotternish Peninsula – and the cabin atmosphere of the rooms. Talking of rooms, there's a medley of private rentals and shared spaces to book in hostels in Portree. The upshot? Solo adventurers, couples and young families alike will have something to pick from.

By putting all sorts of travellers together in the same bunk room or common space, Portree's cheap and cheerful lodges also manage to nurture a unique vibe. You might catch hikers sharing tales of the Fairy Glen or sailors talking about the conditions out on the Sound of Raasay, come evening. There might be foodies comparing notes on Scottish produce in the self-catering kitchen. What's more, the reception staff are often eager to share their local knowledge, whether you want tips on breathtaking Skye hiking trails or recommendations on the best places for haggis in the Inner Hebrides.

Between wilds and quaint towns in hostels in Portree

Pinpointing the right hostel in Portree is about deciding what sort of trip to the windblown, historic, mountain-carved Isle of Skye you're after. For example, a stint in the Portree Youth Hostel is sure to be more about Gaelic heritage and whisky tasting than an escape to the more off-the-beaten-track corners of the region. In fact, that enticing cottage-like hostel offers doubles, family rooms and single-sex dormitories within walking distance of Portree Harbour, the local shingle beach and the ruined 19th-century watchtower that looms above town – all of the mainstay attractions. However, if you're keen to pull on the walking boots and get a taste of Skye's fabled countryside, you might want to venture down to the Glenbrittle Youth Hostel. It's isolated in the Black Cuillin range, with the translucent Fairy Pools waterfalls and the jagged summit of Sgurr Dearg right on the doorstep.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Portree?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save your money for going out. The island views create an appealing natural setting, and you can enjoy attractions like the waterfront.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget-friendly prices and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Portree?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These options have the highest reviews from our travellers and might be a good place to start looking: Portree Youth Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Portree Harbour. You can take advantage of free WiFi at this property. Portree Independent Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Portree Harbour. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as laundry facilities. You’ll find towels, showers and linens in all rooms.
What's the seasonal weather like in Portree?
The weather can be a big factor when you’re experiencing new places, so here are some stats about the seasons: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 11°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 5°C. Average annual rainfall for Portree is 924 mm.
What is there to see and do in Portree?
Generally, Portree is known for its sightseeing, local tours and restaurants. Major attractions include Portree Harbour, Dunvegan Castle and Talisker Distillery. Get out into nature with places such as Old Man of Storr, Quiraing and The Fairy Glen. Cultural attractions include Skye Museum of Island Life, Uig Pottery and Raasay Pictish Stone.