Skye Backpackers, Benmhor, Kyleakin, Skye, IV41 8PH

Call Receptionist on 01599 534510


Skye Backpackers sits in the picturesque fishing village of Kyleakin, skirted by mountains and sea. It's a small, cosy hostel with an open fire in the lounge and a lovely backyard garden. Whether you are coming to Skye to tackle the mighty mountains, meet the legendary faeries or simply want somewhere relaxed and comfortable to chill out, Skye Backpackers has everything you will need to ensure that you make the most of your time on this magical island. The hostel has dorm, double and twin rooms and all beds come complete with sheets, duvets and 2 comfy pillows. There is also a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, a sunny dining area, as much free tea, coffee & hot chocolate as you can drink and free WiFi. Friendly & knowledgeable staff know all of the best places to visit and are on hand for you to ask them to help you plan your Skye adventure.

This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides.


  • Beds & Rooms:

  • Open:

    All year. All day. Reception 7am-12am & 5pm-10pm (times may vary).
  • Price per night:

    From £15pp. ID required for check in.
  • Booking:

    Booking in advance not always essential, first night's payment required.
  • Directions:

    From Kyle of Lochalsh go over the Skye Bridge then take first exit at roundabout, which takes you into Kyleakin. The hostel is on the right hand side after the Kings Arms Hotel. Park in the car park opposite hostel or in the grounds.
  • Public Transport:

    Trains at Kyle of Lochalsh, only a short bus ride (approx 10 mins) from the hostel. The bus drops opposite the hostel.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet


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News & Offers from Skye Backpackers

Meet the legendary faeries of The Isle of Skye.

April 17th 2019

Wander into the pages of a fantasy fairy tale when you take your first step onto the mystical shores of The Isle of Skye.

Let your imagination run wild in the scenic hillsides, rock formations, grassy knolls, and castles, that look as if traced from the pages of an ancient fairy tale. Upon taking your first step onto the mystical shores of Skye, you’ll understand why so many of the Island’s briges, glens and knolls were named after fantastical creatures, such as the flowing turquoise waters of the Fairy Pools.

The airs of The Isle of Skye are filled with magic from the breaths of fairies, and the location where they roam is depicted in William Allingham’s “The Fairies”:

“They live on crispy pancakes
Of yellow tide-foam;
Some in the reeds
Of the black mountain-lake,
With frogs for their watchdogs,
All night awake”

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Book Direct at Skye Backpackers

September 16th 2018

A tour of Scotland is not complete without a visit to the Isle of Skye!

Book Direct at Skye backpackers. Whether you plan to tackle the Cuillin Ridge, experience one of the stunning beaches or explore the culture and heritage of the island, you will get a warm welcome at this lovely hostel. Photo ©VisitBritain/Andrew Pickett


A friendly stay on the Isle of Skye

December 31st 2017

By all accounts this is one of the friendliest places to stay on the Isle of Skye- even the cat makes you welcome!

Perusing Skye Backpackers’ facebook page what jumps out is how friendly the staff are are this hostel.  All the comments and reviews make it clear that this is the place to be if you want to visit Skye and have a friendly welcome.  Whether you are visiting Skye on a mountineering adventure, or to expereince some of the island’s magic this is clearly a great choice for good value, cosy and welcoming accommodation.


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