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Glenbrittle Youth Hostel

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
Glenbrittle, Carbost, Isle of Skye, Scotland, IV47 8TA, United Kingdom

Upscale hostel in Isle of Skye
  • Free parking

Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

Property renovations and closures

This property is closed from March 8 2021 to March 31 2022 (dates subject to change).
  • Very nice building- attractive, right size and good layout. Good pictures on walls . Bike…Sep 1, 2019
  • Beautiful scenery around, staff is fairly helpful. Short distance to the fairy pool.…Aug 3, 2019

Glenbrittle Youth Hostel

  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Triple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Room, Shared Bathroom (6 Person)

What’s around Glenbrittle Youth Hostel


  • Black Cuillin - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Talisker Distillery - 7.7 mi / 12.3 km
  • Talisker Beach - 10.9 mi / 17.6 km

At a glance

Key facts


  • 26 rooms


  • Check-in time 5 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)



  • Free onsite self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Handrails in stairways
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Glenbrittle Youth Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Glenbrittle Youth Hostel Isle of Skye
  • Glenbrittle Youth Isle of Skye
  • Glenbrittle Youth
  • Glenbrittle Youth Isle of Sky
  • Glenbrittle Youth Hostel Isle of Skye
  • Glenbrittle Youth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 5.95 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Glenbrittle Youth Hostel

  • Is Glenbrittle Youth Hostel currently open?
    This property is closed from March 8 2021 to March 31 2022 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Glenbrittle Youth Hostel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Glenbrittle Youth Hostel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Glenbrittle Youth Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Glenbrittle Youth Hostel?
    You can check in from 5 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • What is there to do at Glenbrittle Youth Hostel and nearby?
    Recommended spots to visit include Black Cuillin (3 mi), Talisker Distillery (7.7 mi), and Talisker Beach (10.9 mi).

Recent reviews

Very good 8,4 From 32 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Excellent facility, location and staff! Breakfast was delicious and the beds were great! Very clean, organized and exceeded my expectations.
WendiK, ca1 night family trip
Very good 8,0
It was a little hard to find the hostel, there was only one sign at the turn off, which we missed. It would have been nice if there was another sign along the way to confirm we were on the correct path. I liked that there were hiking trails right outside the door!
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Lovely stay in the nature
My first hostel stay and it is better than expected. Staffs were nice and accommodating to our requests. Room is sparkling clean. Take break from the technology world and enjoy the nature as there is no reception or tv or wifi.
Iris, sg1 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Very clean hostel with comfortable beds. Walls are not well insulated, the owner did warn us, because of this we were quite cold, despite the heater been on and you could hear your neighborhood a lot. Also, no shops near by. Make sure to have all the food you need when you get there, closest spot is Portree where there is a grocery store( 30 mins away)
ca1 night family trip
Good 6,0
Everything was clean. Staff were friendly. However the beds were terribly uncomfortable and the walls were paper thin. You could hear everything. Didn’t sleep a wink. Wouldn’t stay again.
Kristi, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
It is a really lovely hostel at the base of the mountain in Glenbrittle easy access to the beach and hiking. The staff was very kind and helpful.Only grumble was the walls were thin and you could hear everybody's comings and goings. However, I would highly recommend and I plan to use it again.
Meg, us2 night trip
Good 6,0
It is what it is...
This is basic, no frills accomodations. Think church or summer camp. The area is beautiful-the hostel not so much. The room was OK but there was dust and cobwebs etc. In the rafters. I noticed 'cause I was on the top bunk. The beds are worn and the walls thin. The bathrooms were surprisingly good--very clean and adequate for all guests. The hostel is very remote and your GPS won't take you to the right place so pay attention to the directions provided. Also, bring your own food and drink as there is nothing around there. If you are up for roughing it one night to enjoy some spectacular scenery -this is an OK stop.
us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
the location of the hostel, as well as the conversations with others in the lounge, make it a highlight of my travels on Skye
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Remote hostel with thin walls no wifi
Fantastic knowledgeable helpful staff. Neat place with great other guests as most are there for the adventure and outdoors. Great location to explore skye. And near a beach and neat streams and waterfalls. Considerate quiet guests only please.
Jason, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great hostel
First time I stayed in a hostel. I was pleasantly surprised. It was very clean, in a beautiful location near the fairy pools. Seperate men and womans bathrooms were just down the hall. Nice big kitchen for cooking. Beds were average but after a day of hiking who cares. Walls are pretty thin so bring your ear plugs. Friendly check-in.
Tricia, us1 night trip

Glenbrittle Youth Hostel