About About this youth hostel ....

Set in rugged scenery at the foot of the Cuillin Ridge, this homely hostel has a long tradition as a base for walkers and climbers, offering a mix of accommodation from private rooms to unisex/mixed dorms, all with USB charging points and individual bed lights. Many of the rooms have mountain views and whilst none are en-suite, there are ample shower and washroom facilities available.

Other facilities include: a laundry, large drying room, public phone and secure bike storage for up to 10 bikes. Basic provisions, including frozen ready meals, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception. Due to the hostel’s remote location, there’s no wifi and very limited mobile signal.

Limited off-road parking is available in front of the hostel.

‘Wee Breakfast’ and 'Heat it and eat it' evening meals available (Breakfast is served between 8am - 9am. Please remember to pre-book).  

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental (not available for RAH in the winter months)

There are no public transport links to the youth hostel and the nearest bus stop is at Sligachan which is 15 miles away.

Why stay?

  • Fantastic location at the foot of the Cuillin Ridge
  • Spectacular mountain views
  • Friendly team with expert local knowledge
  • Perfect base for outdoor enthusiasts
  • Licensed, serving local beers and wine

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Glenbrittle Youth Hostel

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Glenbrittle, Carbost, Isle of Skye IV47 8TA Get Directions

Facilities & Services


April to September (RentaHostel available all year)

Reception Hours

07:30-10:00 and 17:00-21:30

Check in

17:00 - 21:30

Check out

By 10:00

Access Hours

Day access may be available. Please contact the hostel beforehand, but note that arrangements for this may only be possible at short notice and only confirmed on arrival


Private Rooms

Catering Available (Breakfast Only)

Alcohol Licence

Towel Hire

Secure Lockers

Free Parking (nearby or onsite)

Family Rooms

'Heat it and Eat Meals' available

Laundry Room

Drying Room

Bike Store

Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

Guest Reviews

Reasons to visit

One of Scotland's most popular destinations and home to twelve Munros, including the famous Black Cuillin ridge, Skye is the perfect playground for any ambitious experienced mountaineer.

For the less adventurous there are plenty of opportunities to take life at a more leisurely pace, experiencing the wildlife and natural beauty of Skye through a number of low-level and coastal walks to suit all abilities and weather conditions.

Skye is renowned for its dramatic landscapes but there's another side to the island which includes world-class restaurants, arts and craft studios, castles and crofting museums charting the tumultuous history of it's people from clan battles to the Highland Clearances. 

For those looking to capture a traditional taste of Scotland, the Talisker Distillery is only nine miles from Glenbrittle Youth Hostel.

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