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

Call Ian Tillett on 01261 842222 or 01261 842695

Modern bunkhouse in Portsoy on the Moray Firth Coast.

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 Speyside Way
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Autumn Half Term 2022 Available for Christmas 2022 Available February Half Term 2023 Available Easter 2023 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2023 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2023


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


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Dog-friendly fun on the Moray Firth

April 11th 2022

As doggy destinations go it ticks many boxes – woodland walks, coastal trails and beach fun.
Your four legged friend will love exploring Banffshire and beyond when on holiday at Portsoy Sail Loft.
Discover our pick of dog-friendly walks that are ready for you to explore. Don’t forget, our self catering accommodation is designed for your comfort after fun days spent with your canine companion.


Visit Portsoy – A Peaky Blinders Filming Location

February 24th 2022

The sixth and final series of Peaky Blinders hits the screens on Sunday, 27th February – and you can visit follow in the footsteps of Tommy Shelby and Michael Gray by spending time in Portsoy on the Aberdeenshire coast.

Catch the hit gang series on BBC1, then book your stay at The Sail Loft in Portsoy, a short hop from the harbour areas where cast and crew gathered to shoot scenes.
There’s nothing criminal about our prices. At just £26pppn our sparkling clean, stylish and well equipped hostel offers excellent value.
Read what it was like when the picturesque town turned into a film location here:


Skerryvore on the Scottish coastline

February 17th 2022

Top Celtic trad rockers Skerryvore will push the boat out as headline act kicking off the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival which returns this summer.
The Scottish band’s gig – in a marquee located on the shores of the Moray Firth, at Portsoy’s Sail Loft – takes place on the evening of Friday 17th June.

Scottish trad rockers Skerryvore will ensure that the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival hits the high notes when it returns from 17-19 June.
The gig marks the return of the popular maritime-themed festival to Portsoy for the first time since 2019.
Organisers are eager to welcome people back and will deliver a distinctly nautical atmosphere with heritage boats, maritime crafts, sailing and rowing events. This will be complemented by a medley of music, dance, crafts, food and drink marquee, stalls, road races, children’s entertainment and much more.
Don’t miss it – tickets for Skerryvore and the festival weekend are on sale now from


Latest Blog about The Sail Loft Bunkhouse

Exploring Old Banffshire

May 20th 2019

I travel with a group of lovely girls on our “expeditions” to see Scotland’s garden and landscapes. The Sailloft at Portsoy is a good as a base for exploring old Banffshire and Aberdeenshire.

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