This maps of Skye, the Hebrides and the West Coast of Scotland shows hostels, bunkhouses, and bothies. Part of the Independent Hostels UK network, the largest network of bunkhouses and hostels in the UK.
The hostels on this map of the West Coast of Scotland are ideal for touring the western highland or island hoping to Skye and beyond to the Western isles of the outer Hebrides and the inner Hebrides islands. The Hebrides are ideal for exploration by bike and the the Hebridean Way cycle route runs from Vatersay through Barra, Uist and Harris to the Butt of Lewis. Ferries from Ullapool go to Lewis and from Malliag you can take the old fashioned ferry route to Skye following in the path of Flora MacDonald and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Or for a simpler route take the Skye Bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh to Kyleakin. The small inner Hebrides: isle of Eigg, Muck and Rum, and the remote Lochs Nevis and Knoydart peninsula on the a west coast of Scotland all have lovely independent hostels and bunkhouses. There are some great hostels on the Isle of Skye ideal for walking in the rugged Cuillins or viewing this astonishing landscape by car. The Skye Trail is an unofficial long distance path through the most challenging landscapes of the Isle of Skye including the Cullin Mountain. Ferries from Uig on the Trotternish peninsula travel to Harris and North Uist. From the isle of Harris you can drive through the mountain to the Isle of Lewis as they are in fact both parts of the same island. From North Uist you can reach Benbecula and South Uist by car travelling over causeways built between the islands. Ferries from Oban take you to Colonsay and Tiree both known for high sunshine records. Stay on on the mainland and following the west cost by road from Kyle of Lochash to Ullapool, a curving route past beaches and white sand bays with mountains providing the backdrop to the views. A slow route through true wilderness.