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
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available for Christmas 2021 Available February Half Term 2022 Available Easter 2022 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2022 Available Autumn Half Term 2022


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
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
yYHA Affiliated
ZDogs by arrangement


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News & Offers from The Sail Loft Bunkhouse

Have you dreamt of staying on location of award winning show Peak Blinders?

November 26th 2021

Look no further than The Sail Loft. Located overlooking the beach and only a stones throw from the set of Peaky Blinders Season 6!

Back in early February, 2021, a huge film crew and a star-studded cast descended on the tiny village of Portsoy. Shrouded in mystery and unchanged by the relentless passing of time, it is no surprise that the sleepy village of Portsoy was chosen to shoot the 6th series of Peaky Blinders.

The village harbour was given a Peaky blinders makeover. The port looked like it stepped right out of early 1900s France. And the currently closed Shore Inn was given the Peaky Blinders treatment too! The interior was revamped into the fictional Hotel Lanaan in true Peaky Blinders style; dark and rundown with tattered windows and a ragged sign. You can practically smell the sweat and whisky!

Peaky blinders star Cillian Murphy was seen enjoying the beautiful Portsoy beaches and indulging in ice cream from Portsoys award winning ice cream parlour.

Why not explore the port used in Peaky Blinders Season 2 and relive the epic drama for yourself by visiting Portsoy and staying in our gorgeous hostel. Unlike the gritty, grubby set of Peaky Blinders, Sail Loft hostel is light and clean and airy.

Peaky Blinders season 6 is out early 2022.

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A Scottish Coastal Christmas

November 15th 2021

If you have an extended family and are looking for a spacious setting to spend Christmas or the New Year, look no further than The Sail Loft at Portsoy.

Located on the Aberdeenshire coast, this 25 bed hostel makes for a memorable place to spend the festive season. We can’t guarantee snow, but there will be a short fireworks show to see in 2022 close by the venue. Gather the gang and enjoy a coastal Christmas right by the sea!


Activities aplenty by the Aberdeenshire coast

August 24th 2021

Coast nature watching, craft workshops, golfing, paddleboarding or surfing, The Sail Loft self catering accommodation at Portsoy makes an ideal based for sea and land activities.

Read The Sail Loft’s guide to things to do when staying on the Moray Firth.


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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