Skomer Island Hostel, Skomer Island, Martins Haven, Haverfordwest, SA62 3BJ.

Call Booking office on 01656 724100

Hostel on a remote island, off the Pembrokeshire Coast

Skomer Island is located just off the coast of Pembrokeshire, and is one of Britain’s most important seabird colonies. A wildlife haven, National Nature Reserve, and the very definition of ‘off the beaten track’.

No one day is the same over on Skomer, with the landscape shifting and changing throughout the visitor season. From mid-April, bluebells begin to flower, eventually covering much of the island in a carpet of blue and purple. While in our willow trees, and across the sky, migrant bird species drop in to the island on their way to their breeding grounds. Throughout the season, the haunting calls of our Manx shearwaters can be heard after nightfall (a definite perk of staying overnight on Skomer!). Returning home from the coast of Argentina in March, these burrow-nesting birds raise their chicks on Skomer, before eventually heading south in September. With just under 350,000 pairs on Skomer, you’ll be able to hear these beauties from the comfort of your bed!

Atlantic puffins also call the burrows pitted around Skomer home. Present off the coast of Skomer from early-April, these seabirds eventually return to land from mid to late April. Laying their eggs in late-April to early-May, numbers on land can be expected to increase as the season progresses. Our puffins begin to head back to sea in late-July. Please note that numbers of puffins on Skomer vary in April and July.

As mid-August approaches, bright-white seal pups appear on our beaches and coves. Spending most of their day basking in the sun, and suckling from ‘Mum’. Each with their own personality, these marine mammals are a joy to watch.

Staying overnight on Skomer provides the perfect chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You'll be one of a maximum of 16-overnight guests staying in our 3-star Hostel accommodation, nestled at the very heart of the island. With so few people, there's always a quiet place or amazing wildlife encounter just round the corner. Beautiful, peaceful, and entirely unforgettable. Our Hostel has shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Private rooms are available. Please note that there is no heating on Skomer – you may wish to bring logs for our wood burner in the early / later parts of the season. Please bring your own sheets / sleeping bag. We look forward to seeing you on our island home!

This accommodation is featured on our map of South Wales and Pembrokeshire and here is its own website.

Details

  • Beds & Rooms:

    16: 1x5, 1x4, 1x3, 2x2
  • Open:

    1st April - 30th September
  • Price per night:

    April - £60pp. May/June/July - £85pp. August/September - £40pp. Children 12 and under are half price.
  • Booking:

    Please call 01656 724100 to book. As of 8th Feb 2022, we only have four bed or five bed rooms available between May and July. There is still availability for smaller rooms outside of this period.
  • Directions:

    Once on the island we need to transport your belongings up the island steps to our Dumper Truck. Please bear this in mind when packing. The Hostel is a 15/20 minute walk from the Landing at North Haven. Your luggage will be transported using the islands' Dumper Truck.
  • Public Transport :

    Boats leave for Skomer from Martins Haven (SA62 3BJ). Overnight changeover boats run on Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, usually at 9am. Please note there is an charge of £20pp (return) as boat fare. Puffin bus operates from St Davids to Martins Haven - www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Pembrokeshire Coast Path Wales Coast Path
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Facilities

aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
kSelf catering facilities
jShowers

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