Backpackers hostels on the Isle of Skye : Hostel in Kyleakin near the Skye Bridge


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

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 and here is its own website.
Skye Backpackers | Backpackers hostels on the Isle of Skye : Hostel in Kyleakin near the Skye Bridge

Contact Skye Backpackers

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01599 534510

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Rooms & Beds:



All year, All day. Reception 7am-12am & 5pm-10pm (times may vary).

Price per night:

From £14 pppn. ID required for check in.


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


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.

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

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A friendly stay on the Isle of Skye

A friendly stay on the Isle of Skye

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.

Not to be missed on Skye

Not to be missed on Skye

Natural wonders on the Isle of Skye.

On your visit to Skye Backpackers be sure to:-  Climb the Cullen Mountains (or just take a piccy from below).  Visit the Quiraing (on the road north from Portree) to walk in the amazing landscape described as tolkienesque.  Visit the standing stones at Eyre, near Kensaleyre.  Visit the Spar Cave near Elgol, at Glasnakille on the western shore of Loch Slapin.  Swim in the Fairy Pools by Glenbrittle. Find some  Faerie Glen Magic new Uig in the North of Skye .

Escape to the Cuillins

Escape to the Cuillins

The Isle of Skye is the perfect place to come to escape city life .

The Isle of Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebridean Islands and Skye Backpackers is in the first village, Kyleakin, after crossing the Skye Bridge. Surrounded by sea and with a backbone of Scotland most famous mountains (the Cuillins) the Isle of Skye is the perfect place to come to escape city life and enjoy hill walking, or sightseeing.  Kyleakin is on the main bus route, with buses from the mainland and to the ferries ports which will take you to the Outer Hebrides.

Contact Skye Backpackers:

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