Portree Independent Hostel, The Old Post Office, The Green, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9BT

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Centrally situated in Portree, the capital of Skye, this hostel provides quality inexpensive self-catering accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen/dining area (continental breakfast is available on request). Originally the island's main post office it has been converted to an independent hostel sleeping 60 in small family rooms and dormitories. All bedding is provided free. There is also a well-equipped launderette on site. Only 50 metres from the bus terminus it is an ideal base for touring the island. Within easy walking distance there is a wide variety of shops, pubs, eating places, three national banks and post office. From the hostel there are pleasant coastal and woodland walks. Bike and car hire are available locally. Portree holds an annual Folk Festival in July and the Highland Games are in August. This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

  • Open:

    All year. No curfew
  • Price per night:

    Prices start at £21pp
  • Booking:

    Advance payment guarantees bed. Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted.
  • Directions:

    Situated 50 metres from the main square in the town. Approaching Portree on the A850/A87 road from the mainland the hostel is between the long stay car park and the town centre.
  • Public Transport:

    Cross island buses from the mainland to Uig pass through Portree.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is by the sea, is near mountains, is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance and is on the Skye and the Hebrides map.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
dBedding provided
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
0VisitScotland Quality Assured


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Stay in the quaint and colourful capital of Skye!

December 7th 2018

Experience true island culture at Portree. The local laughter and friendly accents will warm your stay, as everyone’s welcome in Skye!

Stay in what used to be the island’s main post office, while exploring all the natural assets Skye has to offer!

Portree Independent Hostel - Skye

Portree Independent Hostel

January 12th 2018

…big, friendly and packed with character…

Right in the heart of Portree, the capital of Skye, Portree Independent Hostel, like its namesake town is no shrinking violet. 

The town is the largest on Skye. Focused on the harbour with those lovely pastel shaded houses and the imposing ‘lump’ behind, Portree has shops and services for everything the visitor needs. Yet it punches above its weight with the Aros theatre and arts centre, Highland games and folk music festival, to name but a few. 

Just liek its home town, the hostel is big, friendly and packed with character. Converted from the old post office and maintaining something of its former use’s features, the hostel sleeps 60 in a range of bunk rooms. Laden with welcome services like a large laundry (I can imagine falling upon that and weeping with relief after a long few weeks touring the highlands and eeking out the last T-shirt in my backpack); kitchen dining room in the sorting office; wifi and TV and big soft comfy chairs you’ll struggle to get up from.

Exploring the island is easy as all the buses come through Portree. But walking and cycling are surely the order of the day? Head out to the castles, the hill forts, the heather-y mountains, the caves and standing stones. Portree Independent Hostel is a perfect base.



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