Skye Backpackers


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Skye Backpackers sits in the picturesque fishing village of Kyleakin, skirted by mountains and sea. It's a small, cosy hostel with an open fire in the lounge and a lovely backyard garden.

Come and stay in this wee village; the gateway to the Isle of Skye. With its lively pub atmosphere and quiet, comfortable accommodation, Kyleakin is the perfect place to come to escape the stresses of city life.

The Isle of Skye is situated on the West coast of mainland Scotland, and is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. One of Europe's most dramatic and haunting lands, words can do little justice to describe Skye's awesome beauty. The majestic Cuillin Mountains dominate a rugged landscape that is peppered with lochs and tiny fishing villages.

Take some time to explore the island's haunted castle ruins; feel the mysterious presence of the legendary faeries in tranquil glens, waterfalls and mountain pools; visit whiskey distilleries and sample local beers and ales; take a relaxing stroll through the countryside or boldly ascend a mighty mountain...


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Our hostel is located right at the shores of Loch Ness, in Alltsigh, halfway between Drumnadrochit and Fort Augustus, just off the A82.

For walkers: we're situated only a 2 minutes’ walk away from the Great Glen Way.
A bus stop for Citylink and Stagecoach buses is just at our doorstep – just ask to driver to drop you off at the 'Old Loch Ness Youth Hostel'.