A new bunkhouse in Portsoy on the Moray Coast.


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

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 Bunkhouse is a modern and well equipped facility providing self-catering accommodation for 25 persons in a mixture of double, twin and quadruple rooms.

The Banffshire Coast, also known as Scotland’s Dolphin Coast, 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 Bunkhouse is within easy walking distance of the historic harbour and town with its wide range of amenities. Don’t miss the Traditional Boat Festival, which takes place in late June/early July each year.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Cairngorms and Moray and here is its own website.
The Sail Loft Bunkhouse | A new bunkhouse in Portsoy on the Moray Coast.


or call Ian Tillett on
01261 842222

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Rooms & Beds:



All Year.

Price per night:

From £23 per person.


via phone (01261 842222) and website.

Ask for:

Ian Tillett


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:

Stage coach bus from Aberdeen and Inverness.

News & Offers

Come and stay by the coast and build a boat!

Come and stay by the coast and build a boat!

Every wanted to build your own boat? Come and stay at The Sail Loft and we can help you to do just that in our nearby full equipped Boatshed.

Situated by the shore of the Moray Firth in the picturesque town of Portsoy in North East Scotland, The Sail Loft offers self-catering accommodation including 25 luxurious beds and bunks and boasts a carefully designed modern open-plan communal kitchen, dining area and lounge, laundrette, drying room, secure cycle storage and wash-down area and that all-important social space for relaxation after hours.

A few minutes’ walk from The Sail Loft is the Boatshed, a purpose designed and fully equipped workshop for boat building or restoration.  Come with family or friends, stay right by the shore and build you own Harbour Tender or Optimist Dinghy in just 5 days, no experience required as we’ll be on hand to help all the way.

After a fun day at The Boatshed, relax at The Sail Loft in the walled garden with BBQ facilities and outdoor wood fired hot tub.

For full details please visit our website.

Aberdeenshire hostel sails to the stars

Aberdeenshire hostel sails to the stars

The Sail Loft Bunkhouse in Portsoy has been awarded 4* Hostel status by VisitScotland.

The Sail Loft, a brand new hostel converted from an 18th-century sail-making loft, has received a four-star award from VisitScotland at its very first attempt.

The hostel offers a variety of rooms, including family rooms and a wheelchair-accessible bedroom. Facilities include a communal kitchen and dining area, lounge with wood burning stove, drying room and launderette, as well as secure bicycle storage and wash facilities. Guests can also enjoy the sheltered and relaxing coastal garden area, which offers a BBQ facility and outdoor wood fired hot tub.

The Sail Loft is expected to increase tourism in the area, as well as making it possible for residential traditional music courses to be held at the nearby Salmon Bothy.  Residential boat building courses will now also be possible at the Boatshed.


Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

Come and see the Boat Festival in Portsoy Harbour 24th 25th June 2017

The Sail Loft in Portsoy offers ideal accommodation for anyone coming to see the Scottish Traditional  Boat Festival.  Visit to find out about the maritime and rural history of this quiet coastline of Scotland.   There will be crafts, music, art, sailing, rowing and some of the best  food and drink from the region.  All in the beautiful natural harbour at Portsoy.

Contact The Sail Loft Bunkhouse:

01261 842222 MessageView website