The Sail Loft Bunkhouse, Back Green, Portsoy, AB45 2AF

Call Ian Tillett on 01261 842222 or 01261 842695


Overlooking the beach and across the Moray Firth this newly created bunkhouse has an absolutely stunning location. Converted from the near derelict Portsoy sail lofts, the Sail Loft is a modern and well equipped facility providing self-catering accommodation for 25 persons in a mixture of single accessible, twin, triple and bunk rooms. Portsoy is a perfect base for exploring this glorious part of the world. With rugged natural beauty, an abundance of wildlife, historic castles, whisky trails and more, there is plenty on offer for all to explore and enjoy. Portsoy is also just 10 minutes' drive from the eastern end of the Moray Coast Trail at Cullen. The Sail Loft is within easy walking distance of the 17th Century historic harbour and town centre with good range of amenities. Don't miss the Traditional Boat Festival, which takes place in late June/early July each year. Credit to Allan Robertson, Colin McLean and Tom Daly for photographs.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Cairngorms and Moray and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    25: 1x6, 1x4, 2x3 (sgl), 4x2 (sgl), 1x1 (accessible)
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    From £25 per person.
  • Booking:

    Via phone and website.
  • Directions:

    From A98 follow signs for the Sail Loft Bunkhouse and after passing the caravan park on the left carry straight on to the Bunkhouse, which is right in front of you.
  • Public Transport:

    Stagecoach bus from Aberdeen and Inverness.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Luxury Bunkhouses By the Sea Accommodation for Cyclists Available to Individuals Walking Festivals Accessible to disabled people IHUK Signage


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
yYHA Affiliated
ZDogs by arrangement


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News & Offers from The Sail Loft Bunkhouse

We haven’t opened for the 2021 season yet.

April 18th 2021

We’re carrying out renovation work and can’t wait to unveil our new look soon. Check back here for updates.

The Sail Loft’s self contained apartments and hostel style accommodation overlooks the bay and across the Moray Firth. We’re set in a stunning location with coastal walks passing our front door and just a short distance from Portsoy’s historic harbour.

We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy all that you love about Portsoy and the Banffshire coast.  We’ll be open again as soon as we can, meanwhile our neighbouring caravan park, Portsoy Links Caravan Park, is open.

The Sail Loft Bunkhouse in Portsoy on the Moray Firth Coast

Trip to the seaside? Don’t forget the dog!

October 6th 2020

The Sail Loft Bunkhouse is a stylish hostel in Portsoy, Scotland. Arriving you’re greeted by modern decor. With a fully equipped self catering kitchen. Out back is a wood powered hot tub in a walled garden.

Lots of sandy beach, maybe a good stick or two and a lovely hostel to top it all off. Keep your eyes out for dolphin and salmon! Those who wish to see the high standard of this hostel can visit their website here, showing off the rooms in gorgeous 360 view.

Dog on the beach

The Sail Loft at Portsoy is also just 30 minutes’ cycle ride from the Moray Coast Ride at Cullen.

February 10th 2020

This traffic-free route between Cullen and Buckie uses the old coastal railway line.  From Buckie, the route follows roads before crossing the River Spey on the magnificent Speyside Viaduct into Garmouth.

Why not start your  adventure on the Moray Coast Ride from The Sail Loft at Portsoy.  Modern comfortable hostel style accommodation with a seas view.

bike at The Sail Loft Hostel at Portsoy

Latest Blog about The Sail Loft Bunkhouse

Sail Away With Me to Portsoy

May 8th 2017

Brian Sutherland got away from it all whilst staying at the newly opened Sail Loft Bunkhouse at Portsoy on the Moray Coast.

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