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Hostel

The Cowshed
Dun Flodigarry Hostel

The Cowshed

4.9 (1692 reviews)
The Cowshed
Tel: 07917536820
The Cowshed is a new type of "Boutique Bunkhouse" where the traditional world of Backpacker Hostels meets with a contemporary and luxurious amenities you would expect in a Boutique Hotel. For example all the custom made Bunk Beds have reading lights and individual power points for charging devices and a curtain for privacy. Each bathroom has a power shower, toilet and sink and with at least one bathroom per room there should never be a wait. The main living space has a large wood burner, stylish kitchen and eating area with stunning views from all the windows of the beautiful Island of Skye.
Total rates, from Sat 15 Dec 2018, to Mon 17 Dec 2018, for 2 nights.
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Facilities

  • Laundry
  • Breakfast Room
  • Drying Facilities
  • Garden For Residents' Use
  • Internet Access
  • Shop

Policies

Check In: Between 16:00 and 22:00
Check Out: Between 7:45 and 10:00
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: Children aged 3 or over are welcome.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: Groups are accepted up to a maximum of 12 people. No stag and hen groups.

Average

4.9
out of 5
1692 reviews

100% recommend

Breakdown

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5
out of 5

7th December 2018:

Staff are always friendly and helpful.this is one of the reasons why I visit this hostel several times every year. Beautiful location.

Tips:

There are several places to visit close by. It is worth taking your own food, to cook your meals in the very well equipped kitchen. Very comfortable throughout.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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2nd December 2018:

Wow, What an amazing stay I had at the cowshed!! The first night i slept at a cod, which was realy cool and nice to had some private space. The vieuw was also amazing! You could also use the kitchen, which is an incredible place with everything you need. Stayed for another 3 nights in the hostel. The hostel is so clean, the beds are comfortable (was happy with the curtons, nice touch), the bathroom spacious and had floorwarming and the common space is incredible with relaxing couches and a fireplace <3 The vieuw is super nice. Think it is the best hostel I ever stayed at!! The staff is so friendly and are helping you out if you have any questions!! It was soo nice to hang out with Hanna and Pierre on there day off, had such a fun time with you guys!! Like you say Hanna, felt like I was a little part of the cowshed family ;) Thanks again for everything, realy recommend this hostel to everyone!!

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5
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2nd December 2018:

Nothing to add

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4.8
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30th November 2018:

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5
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30th November 2018:

Great staff, great location and excellent facilities!

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5
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28th November 2018:

Such a cute hostel and lovely staff. Fantastic facilities and the view is incredible. The best shower I’ve had since being in Scotland. Wished we stayed here longer than one night!

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5
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26th November 2018:

Pues todo muy bien, muy agusto y volvería sin duda.

Tips:

Antes de alojarme tuve mis dudas. Veía que el alojamiento estaba a bastante distancia de la parada de bus. Aún así me decidí a ir asumiendo que tendría que caminar unos 3 km a la llegada y el día de salir. Al llegar me encontré con la grata sorpresa de que todos los autobuses te dejan directamente en la entrada del Hostel si se lo pides. Creo que está información es útil para las personas, que como yo, vamos en bus y no en coche.

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5
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25th November 2018:

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5
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22nd November 2018:

What a wonderful experience!! 5 Stars accross the board. The staff was so sweet and helpful!! Didn’t want to leave!! Would love to come back and stay again!!

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4.8
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20th November 2018:

It’s a special place, beautiful views, comfy cabins highly recommended.

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Don’t miss Fairy Glen, is so close and beautiful!

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5
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15th November 2018:

This place is pure gold. Located a top of a hill with a breathtaking view. The place is pristine, clean and very spacey. The bathrooms have floor heating! Bunk beds have curtains to help with the privacy. 10 / 10 for this place with great prices per night at such a busy island.

Tips:

Make sure to check our Fairy Glen - gorgeous landscapes nearby (20 minutes walking) to the east from the hostel.

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5
out of 5

15th November 2018:

This is NO reflection on the staff, because they were wonderful and could not do enough to have everyone have an excellent stay there, but there was no wood for a fire in the evening. My guess is that you put out the wood and have big fires every night.You would have to ration it for more people to enjoy at least some of an evening fire. I have traveled to many places around the world and your hostel is a 5 star +!. I can't even begin all the beautiful amenities, from the spiciness of the dorms to the heated floors in the huge bathrooms.

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Owner Response:

Thanks for such a lovely review. We're really sorry about the lack of fire on the evening you stayed. We have been waiting for a delivery of logs for a while, but due to our driveway being resurfaced (and taking well over two weeks to be completed!) there was no way for us to get this until the roadworks were completed. The road was finished on Thursday afternoon and our wood was delivered Monday morning. Again, we're sorry for such bad timing but we are glad you enjoyed your stay regardless. All the best, Jackie

5
out of 5

14th November 2018:

Lovely stay, friendly staff, and great facilities

Tips:

Uig Hotel is close to the cowshed and has a very nice pub and restaurant!

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5
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13th November 2018:

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5
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12th November 2018:

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5
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11th November 2018:

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5
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11th November 2018:

We spent the night here at the last minute after our ferry to Harris was cancelled. Lovely environment and views in both the pods and the social area. Really friendly staff who couldn't have been more accommodating. I will definitely be recommending to friends and family when they visit the area.

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5
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9th November 2018:

Best hostel that I've ever been in

Tips:

Go to Sparr cave. Add an extra day. Explore.

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5
out of 5

8th November 2018:

Had a fantastic time at the Cowshed. Dorms are comfortable and clean, same goes for showers and shared facilities, friendly staff... Nice walks within walking distance or by bus if you don't have a car. 11/10 would visit again

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5
out of 5

7th November 2018:

Loved the experience,which we wouldn't have had if the ferry hadn't been cancelled. Thank you Sally and Ian

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5
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7th November 2018:

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5
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7th November 2018:

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5
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6th November 2018:

Very friendly staff that greeted and welcomed my friends and I the moment we stepped inside. Everyone was nice and went out of their way to help accomodate us.

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4.8
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5th November 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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3rd November 2018:

This is the best accommodation of its type that we have stayed in. Immaculately clean with all the facilities you could need. The staff were polite and very helpful. We would not hesitate in using the Cowshed and its Pods again.

Tips:

There's plenty to see and do. The staff will give you sound advice.

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5
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3rd November 2018:

Thank you so much! Easily the best hotel I've ever stayed in.

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5
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2nd November 2018:

We had a wonderful stay, the facilities are amazing and don't get me started on the view! Thanks!

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3.8
out of 5

2nd November 2018:

We had a great stay, the pod had everything we needed and was very clean. We wished we had longer there. The reception staff were helpful and friendly. The only downsides were that the bed was quite uncomfortable, the fridge hadn’t been turned on and there wasn’t any milk left for us for tea and coffee. Otherwise very good thanks.

Tips:

Highly recommend the food, drink and service at Uig Hotel. Worth stopping by the Skye Brewing Co shop to pick up some souvenirs.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

1st November 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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1st November 2018:

One of the best Hostels i have ever been!! You guys are awesome! Everything was clean and the staff was very nice. And the view from the cowshed to the Sea and town was beautiful. If I ever come back to skye I am sure i will stay in the cowshed. You do an Amazing Job guys!!!

Tips:

There is no „ugly“ Place on this Ilse it was absolutley amazing. There ar so many things you have to see the man of stor is so impressive and the view is absolutley amazing. But if you want to see many Things as possible in a short time you should have a Car.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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31st October 2018:

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5
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30th October 2018:

Wonderful place, very nice staff, very nice with the oven in the evening.

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5
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30th October 2018:

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5
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30th October 2018:

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5
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29th October 2018:

The service has been great. The place has everything. The kitchen allows for visitors to cook their own food. There are board games for entertainment and the shower facilities are great.

Tips:

Please visit Portree for some good food

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th October 2018:

It would be good if you didn't always need your key to get into your room esp if popping to t he loo in the middle of the night

Tips:

The old youth hostels continues to have stunning views of Uig and a well appointed kitchen the driveway is very steep

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Would Recommend: Yes

4
out of 5

29th October 2018:

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5
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28th October 2018:

Perfect

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5
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28th October 2018:

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5
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27th October 2018:

Comfiest mattresses ever - wonderful night's sleep. Very friendly staff and excellent facilities. Highly recommended.

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5
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27th October 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

3.8
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27th October 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

26th October 2018:

Awesome view and facilities. Very clean with lots of space. Dorm rooms had great privacy and storage! 100% would go back.

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5
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26th October 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

25th October 2018:

Heavenly! Owen and Nikita are the most welcoming and wonderful hostel receptionists ever, they make the place so homely and wonderful!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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25th October 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

25th October 2018:

We stayed in the Cowshed Hostel just for one night. Though, we wish we could stay longer. Everything was top notch, the facilities super modern, the place was astoundingly clean, the lounge was beautiful, and the best thing was the atmosphere. Really everything was 10/10. Shout out also to the friendly staff members that made it super easy for us to check in even though we arrived pretty late. If you find yourself in isle of skye, don't miss the opportunity to stay here!

Tips:

Unfortunately, we only had a day to spare in the island, which meant we didn't have the time we wanted ty o explore everything. Though, we started in Portree and hitchhiked our way until the fairy pools where we spent a couple of hours hiking. We also came across a beautiful path close to the fairy pools where we hiked as well. In general, the scenery is breathtaking and people in the island extraordinary. So, don't be discouraged by the lack of public transport in the island, just go for it and you will certainly find your way around.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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24th October 2018:

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4.8
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23rd October 2018:

great night staff very helpful. Pod was a great alternative for a one nighter.And use of fascilities as well. All good, despite weather lol

Tips:

Go in summer. Views were great but imagine spectacular in beautiful weather .

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5
out of 5

23rd October 2018:

5***** Facility but *thought* needs to be put into the parking or signage. unsuitable if you arrive in the dark there are no lights and cunningly placed obstacles and a fully grown huge lifelike statue of a Highland cow 35+ cars and no light no demarcation no turning circle. Have to say the poor receptionist is worth his weight in gold and needs an intimidate pay rise put overtime in a howling force 7 westerly above and beyond to hep us turn. so all in all a fantastic 5***** facility just outside Uig so handy for folk from the Outer Isles but ...please someone put thought into parking as folk from the Isles usually drive large cars or vans, Maybe we missed it but had there been a sign at the bottom of the hill saying cars only we would have ventured up in our van. This is not a complaint about the road up , just some comments on the parking and lack of turning space.

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5
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23rd October 2018:

A fabulous, dog friendly place to stay! Lovely accommodation and great communal area! It has everything you could need plus helpful staff!

Tips:

Close to the Quiraing which is a great walk!

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5
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23rd October 2018:

It would be great to have WiFi in the pods as I couldn't even get 3G on my phone

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5
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23rd October 2018:

Perfect as a base to explore Skye. Loved our pod which was clean, comfortable and cosy. Communal kitchen/living area was lovely and always clean any time we were in it. Staff were friendly and helpful. We will definitely come back!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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22nd October 2018:

Absolutely fantastic ! First time visiting Skye and will definitely be returning. Can't believe the quality of the facilities and how clean the rooms are. The little shop is a nice touch too and was great for the small essentials that we forgot ! Thank you for a lovely welcoming stay !

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
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22nd October 2018:

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5
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22nd October 2018:

Love love loved our stay at the Cowshed!! It was our first hostel experience and it could not have been better! Our only regret is we couldn’t stay longer! Beautiful place and location. Clean environment and friendly people and staff! Thank you for making us feel so welcome!!

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It’s a must stay!! We were there unfortunately off season so not much open for restaurants. But a definite must is the walk to the fairy glen!! Amazing!!

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5
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21st October 2018:

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4.5
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21st October 2018:

Minus the unreliability of public transport on the island the hostel is a good way to help clear your mind from it with its spectacular view of the bay

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Ferry Inn great place for a drink and extremely well themed along with the Fairy Glen and Duntulm Castle

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5
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21st October 2018:

Most modern and clean hostel I’ve ever stayed at. Great service and adorable pods.

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Go see the surrounding walks that the staff suggest!

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5
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21st October 2018:

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Ferry Inn

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5
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20th October 2018:

My son and I would love to stay another time again and than for more days.

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5
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20th October 2018:

What a wonderful utopia. We wished we were staying there all week. Those pods have a shocking amount of room and so cozy. We wanted to move in. Keep up the good work!

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Hang out in your pod or on your deck as much as possible!

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4.8
out of 5

20th October 2018:

Lovely, cosy environment for a nights stay with comfortable and welcoming common areas. Staff were friendly and helpful on our arrival.

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Had dinner at the Ferry Inn (was recommended this is to be booked in advance) and would highly recommend if in the area. The food was incredible and service was top class and the decor and atmosphere were both lovely.

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4.3
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20th October 2018:

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5
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19th October 2018:

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5
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18th October 2018:

none.

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The dinner at the Uig hotel is very good! make reservations at sundays, as this is the only restaurant that is open at sunday evenings.

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4.8
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18th October 2018:

Great place to stay. Staff lovely, facilities, decor, atmosphere excellent for kids and adults. Only downside is quilts were a bit old.

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4.3
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18th October 2018:

Cracking stay and location. Road deteriorating but looks like it is in hand.

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Book ahead, its popular.

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5
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16th October 2018:

Excellent location, very authentic pods with great see view. Nice personnel. Very comfortable common facilities (kitchen, living room).

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5
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16th October 2018:

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5
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15th October 2018:

The Cowshed is a lovely hostel with excellent facilities and I have now stayed on 3 separate occasions.

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There is a bus service to and from Portree.

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5
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15th October 2018:

An experience i will never forget, waking up to a beautifulk scenery in a amazing cowshed top of the art. Lovet it.

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The Hotel next door has excelent meals, not too expensive.

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5
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15th October 2018:

The Cowshed is perhaps the best hostel I've ever stayed in - clean and comfortable with a spacious kitchen that is great for cooking in. We appreciated the laundry room with washers, dryers, and room to hang clothes as well.

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4.5
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15th October 2018:

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5
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14th October 2018:

Fabulous short stay in a well kitted out pod. The facilities in the main building were great.

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5
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13th October 2018:

Lovely and cosy pod. Clean and tidy. Very helpful staff who showed us all the facilities that we could use. Fab location.

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Try The Ferry Inn just down the road. Lovely atmosphere and delicious food. Good place to go if you like your gin

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5
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13th October 2018:

It was my second stay at the Cowshed and I still enjoyed it the same as the first time! Perfect service, fantastic location and the pods are so cozy!

Tips:

UIg is a great spot to visit the wild side of SKye (Fairy Glen, Quiraing, Old Man of Storr). The pods at the Cowshed provide for a unique touristic experience!

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5
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12th October 2018:

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5
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10th October 2018:

Really nice location. Would fix the road leading up though as it's full of potholes.

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The Ferry Inn restaurant is really recommended.

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5
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10th October 2018:

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Dine at the ferry inn

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4.8
out of 5

9th October 2018:

We stayed in the Pod ... which we found very cramped for us. We went to the hostel to shower at night as we found it hard to keep the floor in the small bathroom dry & we were worried about slipping on the toilet floor during the night !! The bed proved hard for us to get out of during the night ... to have to climb over the over person to get in & out of bed !! We are 69 & 70 !!

Tips:

The Uig hotel was great to have meals at. Plenty of walks & drives to do around the area.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

9th October 2018:

We booked little huts called pods. I can just recommend this place. Little pods contains all you need (bed, sofa, small table with two chairs, little kitchen equipped with basic dishes with microwave and refrigerator, and of course small bathroom). In case you want to do big cooking you can use kitchen in common area. It is really big kitchen with all you need for cooking (stoves, pots, big refrigerator). There is just one thing which could be improved and that is the road which lead into the place. It is in bad shape right now with big holes and you have to drive really slow and carefully. But otherwise it is perfect place for your stay.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

8th October 2018:

Very good place, super view, helpful and nice staff, well equiped kitchen, warm and cosy living room, we loved it! And the drying room is invaluable! :)

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

8th October 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

7th October 2018:

I have stayed twice at this hostel and love its beautiful location, the kindness and helpfulness of the staff, the great facilities including the well equipped open plan kitchen, dining tables and comfortable relaxing areas looking out over lovely Uig bay. The showersand toilets are spotless, have underfloor heating and are the bested most luxurious I have have ever experienced!

Tips:

the Uig hotel is a lovely place if you want to go out and eat or for a drink and just 5 minutes walk away. The lovely Fairy Glen is just about a 25 minute walk from the hostel. It is a steep lane that winds up from the main road to the hostel so take care if driving up.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

7th October 2018:

Great stay here at the hostel. Fantastic view of the port and the sea (especially in the morning) and near to the most famous natural attractions of the Isle. The shared dorm was clean and new, and the common room really well equipped, big and new. People like spending time there. Amazing hostel for everybody

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th October 2018:

One of the best hostel I've ever been to.

Tips:

Admire the view

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th October 2018:

This place is totally amazing Very helpful and friendly staff especially Glen Can honestly say that I can’t fault anything A must go stay place 101% fabulous

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

6th October 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th October 2018:

Lovely views and facilities, friendly staff,good value.

Tips:

Brilliant if you need to catch the ferry at awkward times

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

5th October 2018:

Great value for money and facilities are fantastic. Road up was a little hairy as not surfaced properly

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

5th October 2018:

It was the best place we stayed in our entire trip to Scotland. A real sanctuary. The staff were really helpful. A really interesting mix of guests. The communal kitchen, dining and relaxation areas make for a good environment to meet others.

Tips:

Try the pub in town.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

5th October 2018:

Great night staying in one of the Pods, so warm and comfortable... The best views of Uig and a very beautiful place to wake up...

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

5th October 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

4th October 2018:

This is the nicest hostel I have ever stayed in although I do not often stay at hostels I was quite happy here. Lovely friendly large communal area with lots of comfortable places to relax and enjoy fabulous views from picture windows and the veranda area. Great kitchen facilities. Staff are so helpful and friendly. Dormitory beds are very comfortable with plenty of beautiful bathrooms.

Tips:

Ferries leave Uig for Uist and Harris and bus service to Portree and onto Ft William. Very good food at nearby hotel.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

4th October 2018:

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5
out of 5

4th October 2018:

A fantastic place to stay - Staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for them. I have stayed 3 times now and will be back again - hopefully very soon.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

4th October 2018:

We were pleasantly surprised at the whole experience of staying at the Cowshed. It was much better than we anticipated. Contemporary, well designed, clean and great position. Making the best of the position too with lovely views out to sea and down to the bay. The staff were friendly & professional. The Lounge & kitchen area had a very friendly atmosphere. We would recommend to others. Thank you

Tips:

Our stay was on a Sunday so we would recommend booking at the Uig Hotel for dinner if you would like to eat out. The food was lovely but they get very busy as it appears the only place open for dinner on Sundays. Good little dog walk down the Rd through the woodland too.

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5
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3rd October 2018:

We stayed for 2 nights last month and absolutely loved it! The Cowshed was immaculate, comfortable and felt safe (a massive bonus in shared accomodation!). The bathrooms were spotless, living area, kitchen and bedrooms were clean, comfortable and warm. The staff that welcomed us (Jackie and Glen, if I remember right!) were lovely and helpful. Would highly recommend The Cowshed to anyone that would listen!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

3rd October 2018:

All fantastic! Beautiful place and nice and welcoming staff! Only to improve the road to reach the structure ...

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.3
out of 5

3rd October 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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3rd October 2018:

What a wonderful place to stay. It is more than accommodation, it is an experience.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

3rd October 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

3rd October 2018:

Best place i have stayed so far! Staff is very attenrive and helpfull

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Would Recommend: Yes

4
out of 5

2nd October 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

2nd October 2018:

Beautiful location, the view is amazing and unique. The hotel is very modern, the bathrooms were big and private and the kitchen is perfect. Just sad that there is no breakfast organized in the morning first because it is nice not to have to buy everything individually and second because I like the atmosphere in the morning when everyone is having breakfast around the table.

Tips:

Don't forget to get your own food, there is no breakfast and no restaurant near.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

2nd October 2018:

Free coffee at every time is very appreciated ! Everything else was good too. Just bad your Pacman-like game in the common living-room was broken...

Tips:

Near from the Fairy Glen, a must-see in Skye.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

1st October 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

1st October 2018:

The cowshed hostel is a very nice place to stay , everything you need is here , the staff is always helpfull and nice . The view from the hostel is amazing !

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

1st October 2018:

The best hostel ever!!! All is exaxtly like in the description Beautiful decoratet/beautiful view Spotless clean Nice staff Why can't other hostels not be like this one?

Tips:

Ellas Café in the harbour Fresh and self made food/vegetarian A treasure

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

30th September 2018:

Perfect! Great staff - Jackie is great!

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

30th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

30th September 2018:

A lovely place to stay with excellent equipments and very well situated. It felt like home after a day in the stormy Skye weather :)

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

29th September 2018:

Tips:

HARD TO CLIMB UP HILL TO, OFF BUS THAT GOES THERE FROM PORTREE. BRING FOOD, AS FEW RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN IN FALL SEASON. IT IS FAR WALK TO OTHER THAN hotel WHICH IS CLOSE, BUT LIMITED TIMES.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th September 2018:

The most beautiful boutique hostel ever. Kitchen si soo big, shared room with sofa is perfect and staff is very very nice.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th September 2018:

We loved our stay and hope to return soon!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th September 2018:

The camping pods at the Cowshed are fabulous. It’s like a tardis inside, with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The bed is very comfortably. The shower is fabulous, bed linen, towels and tea towel provided. It’s warm and cosy, especially in the wind and rain, which we experienced. The facilities in the bunkhouse are great, too. The pods are dog friendly, but they’re not allowed in the bunkhouse. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Would thoroughly recommend

Tips:

Both the Uig Hotel and The Ferry Inn are dog friendly, either for a drink or food. The local shop is like a labyrinth, with different departments around every corner. They have most things that you would need if you were cooking for yourself. The Fairy Glen is a good, undulating walk from the Cowshed: definitely worth a visit. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t good during our two night stay, therefore it restricted what we did.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
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28th September 2018:

Stuff was excellent. One of the most beautiful Hostels, i stayed.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

28th September 2018:

Just excellent. Very welcoming staff. The communal kitchen facilities were immaculate. The views superb. Our wee doggie was delighted with her stay in the pod and so were we.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

27th September 2018:

Lovely hostel with lots of nice sitting areas with beautiful outlook. Thoughtful facilities even in dormitory area and good bathrooms.

Tips:

Local hotel does lovely dinner at good prices.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

27th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

27th September 2018:

Only downside to our stay was the road leading up to hostle is in a terrible condition and we felt lucky to have the bigger car with us. Other than that our stay with you was fantastic. We loved the relaxed environment and would happily stay again :)

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

27th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

27th September 2018:

Immaculate pod! Not a spot of dirt! Comfortable beds! Warm! Fully functional for your needs overnight! Amazing views!

Tips:

With the amount of cooking facilities in the bunk house it’s worth cooking your own food! There’s plenty to do and there was plenty of leaflets in the bunk house reception of magical places!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

26th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

26th September 2018:

Perfect location. Great facilities.

Tips:

Perfect location for exploring Skye

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

25th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

25th September 2018:

Loved this place! Everything was clean and comfortable. A great place to meet others as well, staff was very friendly.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

25th September 2018:

We had a lovely stay in one of your pod. We would recommed it to our friends! Thank you for being hulpfull and the great time!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

25th September 2018:

Booking (and everything, that based on that) went on very smooth

Tips:

Bring your own food (as usual for this type of accommodation), some stuff is available on the reception. Coffee, tea bags and sugar were provided when we stayed there (09-2018). The only restaurant in Uig is in walking distance, you might consider booking a table in advance (that seems to be the case for any other restaurants on Skye, too).

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

24th September 2018:

Everything was amasing

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.3
out of 5

24th September 2018:

Tips:

Ella's cafe on the left after the Skye Brewing Co. (down towards the ferry terminal). It's a great combination of homemade food (fresh scones out of the oven at 10ish AM!), antiques, used books, and awesome music playing on.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

22nd September 2018:

Best hostel where I ever stay. Highly recommended. I will be definitely back next year. High standards of cleaning. Very good location.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

21st September 2018:

Fabulous hostel, super comfy, large well equipped kitchen and common area was great with loads of sofas, seats, games, books and great views. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Individual shower and toilet rooms were really good, spacious, clean, underfloor heating. Great powerful hot shower. Would stay here again in a heartbeat! Well done team Cowshed!

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

21st September 2018:

a very cosy and spacious house with a nice vue. we feel like at home

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

21st September 2018:

Amazing staff. They were very helpful for information about nearby hikes. Loved the facilities. Super cute place. Only suggestion is possibly a separate drying room from the laundry room just because of the smell.

Tips:

Loved how close it was to the Fairy Glen and Quiriang.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

21st September 2018:

the view from the lounge on the port of Uig is fantastic. the kitchen is large, spacious and has everything you need. the rooms are nice and the bathrooms are big and clean. the staff is kind and friendly ready to help you for anything.

Tips:

10 minutes from the ferry. you can see at 10 minutes Fairy Glen,it not to be missed!

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

21st September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

21st September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

20th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4
out of 5

19th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

19th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

19th September 2018:

Lovely place to stay. Isnt much in the area, but the commenroom is nice so can stay there in the evening

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

18th September 2018:

Awesome!!!

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4.8
out of 5

18th September 2018:

Fabulous stay at the Cowshed, Uig. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the views from the lodge were beautiful. Small point to be aware of is that the en suite bathrooms are very compact however contain all the amenities required. We would definitely stay again and recommend to friends and family.

Tips:

Coasteering with Skye Adventure is a must do!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

18th September 2018:

It is the best hostel I have ever stayed in!

Tips:

Just ask the staff working there, they will tell you all you need to know and more!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

18th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

18th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

17th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

17th September 2018:

Beautiful location, wonderful friendly staff, excellent facilities, immaculately clean, warm and comfortable bunks, endless supply of piping hot water for showers and the chance to meet people from all over the world. What’s not to love?

Tips:

I only stated a couple of separate nights, but I know there is a hotel with a restaurant a couple of minutes walk away if you don’t feel like cooking for yourself. A 40 min walk will take you to Uig pier where you can catch a ferry on to North Uist or Harris and there is a wee general store at the foot of the brae that will provide you with all the wee essentials you might need.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

16th September 2018:

This is a top quality place to stay. I've stayed here a few times and I'm still impressed!

Tips:

Explore and relax... :-)

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

16th September 2018:

Super Unterkunft, wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Einfach nur Traumhaft!!!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

15th September 2018:

Clean, comfortable beds, good bathroom ,very big kitchen with all on board. Good view, avialable snaks and cold beer.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

15th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

12th September 2018:

This Cowshed was in a perfect location and we had such a wonderful stay! The pods were so cozy and lovely. We did have an issue on our first night when the water was too hot but they resolved it right away the following morning. The staff is so kind and responsive and made our stay so great! While other people might see the lack of wifi in the pods as a negative thing, I think it's a great idea because it pushes you to disconnect with the rest of the world and really experience where you are.

Tips:

The Fairy Glen and the Quiraing are right by the Cowshed so it's easy to knock those off the list. It's also a half hour away from Old Man of Storr and Portree so it really is conveniently located!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

11th September 2018:

So sorry for having to move on after one day...

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

10th September 2018:

We had an issue with the electricity in our pod where one of the lights was tripping the rest. It would have been good if the staff could have highlighted the issue as we were checked in. We understood that no electricians would come out on a Sunday! Otherwise, telling us where the spare bedding was for the pull out bed on check in would also have been helpful. All good otherwise - thanks!

Tips:

The Gull Cafe serves good food. Walk to the Fairie Glen rather than drive.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

10th September 2018:

Tout est tellement bien fait et bien pensé! Très accueillant, très amicale..je reviendrai vous voir assurément!

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5
out of 5

10th September 2018:

Thoroughly pleasant stay. The pods are very comfortable.

Tips:

The boat trip from the harbour is very good and Fairy Glen is an easy walk from the Cowshed.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

9th September 2018:

The nicest hostel we have stayed in . Highly recommended!

Tips:

Isle of Skye is amazing place ! There are many things to do , to see , full of beauty.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

9th September 2018:

One of my top 5 hostels.

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5
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9th September 2018:

The Cowshed is a one-of-a-kind stay experience, and I was surprised to find the actual pods incredibly well-designed. The floorboard heating kept us warm and cozy throughout the cold and damp night, and was effective enough to even dry some of our wet hiking gear. The facilities were clean, the bed was comfortable, and the shower was just a touch too hot but great water pressure.

Tips:

Enjoy the views, especially at sunset!

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4.8
out of 5

8th September 2018:

Everything was great. I had to get used to the shower in the pods but after the first time it was fine. We had an excellent stay and were happy with literally everything.

Tips:

Make sure to bring some groceries, especially when you come over the weekend as the local store is closed on a Sunday.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

8th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

7th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

7th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th September 2018:

Excellent hostel with large open plan kitchen, well equipped for cooking family meals, and large lounge area, both with fabulous views. We stayed in a pod with our tall 13 and 11 year old daughters, cosy but perfectly formed. The drive up is in need of resurfacing, go carefully. We loved our 4 night stay and would return.

Tips:

The Ferry Inn in Uig is amazing for an evening meal, pre book. Boat trip with the company with an office near the end of Uig pier was very good - owner often out on trip, so call and leave message to book and he will call back to arrange.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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6th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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6th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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5th September 2018:

Excellent all the way, highly recommended.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

5th September 2018:

The only negative thing we see about your hostel is that the road to enter with the car is quite bad in which a car could be damaged.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

5th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

4th September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

3rd September 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

31st August 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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31st August 2018:

Fantastic Hostel - We had a great stay. Thank you.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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30th August 2018:

We stayed in a pod for 1 night. Comfortable and well-equipped, warm and cosy!

Tips:

I strongly suggest to book dinner in advance, if you want to eat in some local restaurant. Otherwise The Cowshed has a very well equipped shared kitchen, clean and comfortable.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

30th August 2018:

We had a very nice staying at the Cowshed. We appreciated particularly the common facilities (kitchen, dining room, toilets) and the kindness of the staff. We recommend however to improve the conditions of the road to the Cowshed which, as you surely know, requires urgent maintenance.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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29th August 2018:

Espléndida ubicación, espléndidas instalaciones, bonito ambiente de convivencia y magnífica relación calidad-precio. El personal amable y atento, siempre nos facilitó nuestra estancia. La localización, cerca de muchos de los puntos de obligada visita en Skye. Nos alojamos todo el grupo en dos de las habitaciones de 6 camas. Hay que adaptarse a los horarios de uso de los espacios comunes, pero es algo lógico y no son nada restrictivos. La cocina, el salón, las duchas, la habitación de secado, todo impecable, amplio, moderno, difícil esperar algo mejor.

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5
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29th August 2018:

My husband and I stayed here with 2 teenagers. It was excellent and my kids loved it as well. The beds were actually the most comfortable beds we slept in on our entire 16 day vacation.

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4.5
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28th August 2018:

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4.5
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28th August 2018:

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5
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28th August 2018:

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4.5
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28th August 2018:

Everything was perfect. Just one staff member didnt know how to turn the heating on.

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5
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28th August 2018:

This is a fantastic hostel. The standard of decor is very high and the view from the hostel was beautiful. The staff were friendly and helpful. The beds were very comfy with individual lights, sockets and even bed curtains. The kitchen had everything we needed. The only thing that we felt could be improved is a slightly bigger drying room, to cope with Skye's weather. We'd highly recommend this place.

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5
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28th August 2018:

Great hostel. A step above most other places you'll find at this price point.

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4.5
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28th August 2018:

A recommendation on the access road. Cars when it rains are skidding and can be dangerous

Tips:

Uig is small if you want to cook, buy your food at the Portree supermarket. Even so in the hostel you can buy something

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4.8
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26th August 2018:

It was a wondefull stay in your hostel. Outstandings views of Uig, great facilities.

Tips:

Rha Falls, Quaring, Fairy pool.

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5
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26th August 2018:

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5
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26th August 2018:

Best hostel I've been in so far!

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4.8
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25th August 2018:

Lovely place and staff, thank you.

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5
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25th August 2018:

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5
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24th August 2018:

Thanks for making our stay so pleasant. Jackie and all the staff are so kind and helpful. The location is stunning and the pods were spotless.

Tips:

The Uig Hotel was very welcoming to us with our dog and the food was delicious. The Hungry Gull was great for veggie burritos! The Museum of daily life (on road to Staffin) was brilliant - even in the pouring rain! It consists of different crofts with exhibits inside and was very interesting about island life for crofters. Rha Falls is beautiful and worth a visit.

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5
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23rd August 2018:

Very very nice experience !

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Good restaurant at the Uig Hotel

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5
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23rd August 2018:

I've already recommended the Cowshed to two friends! I had a lovely stay thank you. Was made to feel really welcome by your team, and it was a great place to base myself for a couple of days. One of my best ever hostel experiences.

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5
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22nd August 2018:

Very nice location, everything was perfect. Carolina

Tips:

Close enough to Portree and to reach the outer Hebrides (Tarbert). Beatiful landscape when the sun shines. Carolina

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5
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22nd August 2018:

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5
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22nd August 2018:

Excellent place to be where we can rest. I personnaly appreciate the main room and the time i knitted a little carpet for the hens ;-)

Tips:

The coal beach and the print of the dinosaure.

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5
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22nd August 2018:

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4.8
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21st August 2018:

I think this is the greatest, cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in. It has everything I dreamt of to have in a hostel and the vibe is just great.

Tips:

If you are commuting by bus, tell the driver that you are getting off at Cowshed. The bus stop is not very obvious but it's just 1 minute walk to the hostel if you get off at the closest stop. Otherwise from the pier it will be a 30min walk. From there you can walk to Fairy Glen which is quite nice to visit.

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4.8
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19th August 2018:

Really lovely relaxed atmosphere ! Great showers and comfortable beds, social areas really welcoming. The uphill driveway is scary and can't imagine how you would get up in winter.

Tips:

Uig Hotel restaurant was great and Misty Isle Boat tours in Elgol is very worth trying.

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5
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19th August 2018:

Excellent - good address for several nights : very clean, spacious :kitchen, showers, sanitaries - nice people also

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Excellent - good address for several nights for singles, family whatever : very clean, spacious kitchen, showers, sanitaries and also living room with a great view on the loch - nice people also

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5
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18th August 2018:

Absolut perfect! We stayed in a pod with our two sons and we were cooking and eating in the mainhouse

Tips:

Coral beach -> that was a tip from the wonderfull staff

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5
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17th August 2018:

By far the nicest hostel in Scotland (or at least Isle of Skye). New and clean common room and kitchen, very comfortable rooms and beds and friendly staff. We enjoyed our stay very much.

Tips:

Fairy Glen is in a walking distance which is very convenient as you don't have to wait for a bus.

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5
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15th August 2018:

One of the best hostels we've stayed at. Great facilities, friendly staff, very clean. We would stay here again.

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5
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15th August 2018:

It's a perfect place !

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4.3
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14th August 2018:

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5
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14th August 2018:

When we arrived Owen was right there to get us organized. The pod was clean cozy and the view was lovely. Prior to arrival I gained alot of information from Jacki. The staff were excellent in helping us to understand how to get to Uig and the pods and helping us with understanding things before arrival as well as what to do after. Close drive into Uig.

Tips:

We ate at the Hungry Gull. Amazing home cooked meals!!! The Pier was very good. We tried to eat at the Uig hotel but it was very busy. Alot of people bought food and cooked at the Cowshed. Huge well equipped kitchen!! There is a grocery store in Uig and a smaller one by the Hungry Gull. A must to do is the 3 hour boat trip on the Radiant Queen with Tom and Duncan. Book online with Skye Cruise...info@skycruises.com There is a little booth at the start of the pier but it is best to book online. We saw puffins which was one of the reasons we went to Isle of Skye. The scenery is beautiful from the water. Saw seals many varieties of birds. You will not find anyone more knowledgable than Duncan and Tom!! They are so friendly and helpful!!! We did a drive around Skye. Owen showed us the maps on their board. It was very interesting as well!!

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5
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13th August 2018:

We loved staying here. Even in a shared bedroom it felt like there was a lot of space and privacy. The Kitchen and common areas are cosy and decorated so nicely. Everything is so clean and the bathrooms are amazing.. especially for a hostel. Also the view of the sea is amazing. We loved getting to meet other travelers. It was one of our favourite nights of our Scotland holiday.

Tips:

We loved dinner and drinks at the Ferry Inn. Loved the proximity to the Fairy Glen and woodland walks. This was a great place to stay to see that part of Skye. We stayed here after coming from the other side of the island and stopping at major sites/hikes along the way. The next morning we drove to Skye Skyns and would have explored more, but had to catch the ferry. It is also a great location for taking the ferry from Uig to Harris and Lewis.

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4.8
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13th August 2018:

Highly recommended, clean, cosy, comfortable, equipped w good essentials and good communal facilities if you want them. Very good value.

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There are good hotels nearby which offer good food if you don't fancy cooking yourself. Make sure you look Cowshed up on map - we had some problem finding it but once we called we got very friendly and good directions!

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4.8
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12th August 2018:

Very nice, perfect place, clean, we would recommend this place, and might come back.

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5
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12th August 2018:

really great stay a beautiful landscape I highly recommend A regret for me i ll have to buy your coasters to make me a memory !!

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4.8
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12th August 2018:

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4.8
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12th August 2018:

Fantastic hostel. The staff was very friendly and welcoming.

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Great fishing in the port

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3
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11th August 2018:

Firstly, I would highly reccomend you acquire more towels; there should be a sufficient quantity of towels for your capacity. As of August 4th 2018 your quantity is too low. I would also suggest that staff helps to maintain a comfortable environment for all guests. There was a large group that tended to overtake the common area making it uncomfortable for others.

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Bring towels. Take th skye cruises with Tom and Duncan

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4.3
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11th August 2018:

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5
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11th August 2018:

Nice place, nice people, nice kitchen, bla,bla, bla...

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4.8
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11th August 2018:

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4.8
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10th August 2018:

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5
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10th August 2018:

Lovely stay at the Cowshed. Facilities are the best in any bunkhouse we've stayed. Hope to be back.

Tips:

Uig Hotel is literally next door if you're heading out for dinner, however we opted for the Ferry Inn. Little further to walk but worth every step. It was amazing. Food was brilliant and staff very attentive. Thoroughly enjoyed our night in Uig.

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4.8
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9th August 2018:

Great place to stay in North Skye, ideal for the Ferry to outer ilse.

Tips:

Eat at the Pier restaurnt

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5
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8th August 2018:

superlocatie met grandioos uitzicht.

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4.5
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8th August 2018:

we really enjoyed staying with you and you do have a great concept. the staff was outstanding: helpful, smiling and competent one small thing to comment about: if it is great to have washing facilities, the clothes weren't reall y clean, the cycle is too short.

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5
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8th August 2018:

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5
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7th August 2018:

Always excellent!

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4.5
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7th August 2018:

I wish the entrance road could be a bit flatter and manageable : ) but everything else is perfect!!

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5
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6th August 2018:

Very nice and very good hospitality. We just stay one night arriving very late and after a call to inform them, no problem to access at our room. The kithen is fantastic We will come again

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5
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6th August 2018:

Fantastic location on Skye, the north is beautiful and returning back 'home" to The Cowshed adds to the experience. Very well laid out and comfortable, we could all relax and enjoy the views both inside and out.

Tips:

The Quaraing is well worth a visit including the approach uphill from the coast road from Portree on one of the best roads in Britain. What a view!

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4.8
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5th August 2018:

This is the best hostel I have ever stayed in. The facility is purpose-built, so it is tailor made to be a great hostel. The common area is spacious and well equipped. The dorm rooms have box beds with curtains and personal electrical outlets. And the bathrooms are large, plentiful, and conveniently located.

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5
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5th August 2018:

Very good location and well maintained facilities. Would definitely recommend to all my friends coming to Isle of Skye

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Do remember to reserve dinner slots at the hotels nearby if you want better food! The restaurants at the Hotels are packed.

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5
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5th August 2018:

Fantastic place.Stunning views.Staff are lovely.We really enjoyed.I recommend this place

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4.8
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4th August 2018:

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4.8
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4th August 2018:

Semplicemente meraviglioso. Bagni piuttosto pulitie tanti per il numero degli ospiti, cosicché erano sempre liberi. Siamo riusciti a fare la doccia tutti e 4 in contemporanea. Meglio di un 5 stelle. Il soggiorno comune davvero un posto accogliente.

Tips:

Perdersinella meravigliosa natura di Skye. Riuscire a camminare nel Quiraing, all’Old Man e soprattutto il top Nextie Point.

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5
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4th August 2018:

Our stay was very comfortable in the pod. The only thing that we missed was a bath mat to wipe our feet after a shower. That would be a great addition. Also, the approach road had many potholes which could be sorted out. Please install some mirrors so that it’s easy for uphill and downhill traffic to spot each other. Reversing on the uphill road would be quite tricky.

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The Fairy Glen was well worth a visit. I loved the stone formations.

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5
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3rd August 2018:

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5
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2nd August 2018:

very nice place! espaces communs spacieux et bien entretenus

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5
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2nd August 2018:

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5
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2nd August 2018:

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5
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2nd August 2018:

Exceeded expectations

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5
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2nd August 2018:

We absolutely loved our stay the pods are a little hidden gem of luxury. We will definitely be back to stay again.

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5
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1st August 2018:

Great location. Friendly staff. Comfortable room. Excellent facilities.

Tips:

Fairy glen. Uig ferry. Hungry gull.

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5
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31st July 2018:

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5
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31st July 2018:

Beautiful location. Very clean bunkhouse and pods. Very friendly and welcoming staff. There however should have been a warning regarding the narrow single track road and numerous pot holes up to the location.

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Bakur was lovely for food.

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4.5
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31st July 2018:

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5
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30th July 2018:

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4.8
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30th July 2018:

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4.3
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30th July 2018:

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Located on hill, need a powerful car to climb up, otherwise you have to walk up the slope ~2 mins.

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5
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30th July 2018:

Excellent. Staff were approachable and friendly. Facilities were excellent and at a reasonable price.

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5
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30th July 2018:

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4.8
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29th July 2018:

The street has to be repaired

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5
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29th July 2018:

The best hostel we stayed in Scotland! A great place!

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5
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29th July 2018:

El mejor sitio para dormir y comer de toda Escocia...dormir en los pods ha sido toda una experiencia...y el concepto de compartir cocina entre los huéspedes es todo un acierto.todo muy bien organizado...MATRICULA DE HONOR

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5
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27th July 2018:

Your staff was pleasant and professional, they are an asset to your business.

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4.8
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27th July 2018:

Good location, great value. Clean and comfortable. Check out is too early. Industry standard should be in for 2 out for 12. In for 12 out for 10. In for 4 out for 10 is a 6 hour turn around. Although I was told you can check in to dorms early, this was not made clear and it's still 2 which is a 4 hour turn around. Minor complaint, I would return.

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Within short drives to the majority of the sites on Skye and minutes from the ferry terminal.

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5
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27th July 2018:

Staff were so friendly and informative. Showed us where everything was. The hostel is so clean and the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. The lounge area had the most amazing view I have ever seen in my travels around Scotland. It is a new facility so even the dorm beds were so comfortable and they even had lockers available to lock up your belongings. I would highly recommend this place.

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5
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26th July 2018:

Definitely a great place. Very comfortable (a little bit noisy though: you can hear the door to the kitchen open and close constantly from the room). Very friendly staff. The kitchen and living-room are fantastic!

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4.5
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25th July 2018:

The road to the building is steep and very rutted. You should forewarn people about that and fill in some of the holes

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5
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24th July 2018:

Dortoir très propre et calme ....salle commune agréable et magnifique décoration ..on se sent tout de suite comme chez nous ...personnel très agréable

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4.8
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23rd July 2018:

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in! Thanks so much!

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4.8
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22nd July 2018:

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Uig Hotel, 5 mins walk away, served us an excellent dinner. Very well run place.

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5
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22nd July 2018:

Such a fantastic place to stay - lovely welcoming feel and atmosphere in the communal areas.

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Great location for overnight stay before getting the morning ferry to Harris.

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5
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21st July 2018:

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5
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21st July 2018:

The staff was wonderful, friendly, helpful. Most appreciative to Owen, who helped me with so many details that would have been stressful otherwise. He helped me figure out bus, train, and overnight accommodations after leaving the Cowshed. My travels were much easier thanks to Owen.

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any thing and everything!

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5
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19th July 2018:

It’s a perfect location for the ferry. The pods are very well equipped and the shop at reception provided everything we needed for an overnight stay.

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5
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18th July 2018:

Really nice place! The view is amazing ! Très bien équipé et vraiment très propre, les parties communes sont tops !!

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5
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18th July 2018:

el STAFF muy profesional y atento.

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4.8
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18th July 2018:

please fix the road. it is quite bumpy.

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5
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17th July 2018:

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5
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16th July 2018:

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4.8
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16th July 2018:

The cowshed is a very good solution if you stay in the North of skye, especially for families. The kitchen and the living room are spacious and elegant, the rooms are nice and comfortable, the bathrooms clean and big and the staff super kind and friendly. Great view on the bay

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Near to the main tourist attractions

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4.5
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16th July 2018:

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4.8
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15th July 2018:

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5
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15th July 2018:

Fab hosts, clean, friendly, warm and lots to do! Thank you

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3.5
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15th July 2018:

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5
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15th July 2018:

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3.5
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14th July 2018:

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5
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13th July 2018:

Very comfortable...expertly managed and all nine of us really enjoyed our short stay. The eldest of our party was 81 and the youngest was 6 years. Thanks very much.

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4.8
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12th July 2018:

Thank you to the very welcoming staff. Very impressed with the hostel again on my second stay. Will be back!

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5
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12th July 2018:

Fantastic place to stay, wish we'd booked longer! Will definitely be making the effort to visit Skye and the Cowshed again in the future.

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5
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10th July 2018:

Fab location great staff and very comfortable pods.

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Walk to Fairy Glen well worth the effort.

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5
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9th July 2018:

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5
out of 5

9th July 2018:

Lovely clean and refurbed hostel. Beautiful view over Uig Port and so close to beautiful Fairy Glen! Pleasant staff and very reasonably priced. Love the little curtains on the hostel beds, creates a little sense of privacy and helped me sleep, other hostels could learn from this. Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend.

Tips:

Food was delightful at Uig Hotel just a 2 minute walk from The Cowshed. Definitely check out Fairy Glen. Can do shopping in Portree at the coop but nice also to support local shop Rankins in Uig, however obviously more limited with stock. Brewery was not quite what we expected coming from Australia our breweries are places to sit down and enjoy yourself a beer, this one is more a retail shop, can do some tastings but really is a small retail front.

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4.8
out of 5

9th July 2018:

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5
out of 5

8th July 2018:

Everything but for the winding road up to the Cowshed was fantastic. The asphalt could use some renovation.

Tips:

Uig Hotel was rather posh and somewhat uncomfortable because the staff was rather tense. Best to stock up on Thistly Cross and spend the evening with homecooked food at the shed.

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5
out of 5

8th July 2018:

We absolutely loved our stay (one night in the dorm, and one night in a pod). Both were clean and very cute!! The views are amazing and the staff was very helpful and nice. The amenities were great as well! Our one tidbit for growth would be proper mattresses in the pods, not the futon type. We still very much enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back!

Tips:

If you love adventure and hiking then The Old Man of Storr is a must, as well as the Quaraing (different views but both outstanding- the Quaraing was a slightly easier hike as well compared to Storr. The Ferry Inn was a super cute place as well to just go for drinks or a nice dinner, just down the road from the cowshed as well!

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5
out of 5

8th July 2018:

Beautiful views from our small but perfectly equipped pod. The communal kitchen and lounge areas are equally lovely. Only stayed one night because passing through but would have liked to stay longer !

Tips:

The Quiraing area is amazing !

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4.3
out of 5

8th July 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

8th July 2018:

Stay out of ferryboat inn.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

7th July 2018:

Our stay was fabulous, great location with beautiful views. Pod amenities were more than expected, very clean with great service, pod was roomier than expected for 2 adults and a child.

Tips:

The Ferry Inn nearby was great, had a lovely meal. Fairy Glen down the road was lovely on a summers evening. Perfect location in the north of Skye.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

7th July 2018:

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5
out of 5

5th July 2018:

In terms of shared accomodation, this was absolutely top notch. The facilities were great and clean, the view was incredible, and Jackie is so pleasant and a wealth of information.

Tips:

If you enjoy hiking, do not miss nearby Quiraing!

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5
out of 5

4th July 2018:

A modern, well-run hostel. The bunks have curtains which is a nice touch, and everything from the showers to the kitchen is top quality, friendly helpful staff too.

Tips:

A great place to stay for everything around Uig, and a quick downhill cycle to the ferry!

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4.8
out of 5

4th July 2018:

Would definitely visit again!

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4.8
out of 5

3rd July 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

3rd July 2018:

Friendly and helpful staff made us feel very welcome. The hostel is immaculate with a well stocked shop and free tea and coffee. The beds are comfy, there is a decent light for reading and a privacy curtain to block out the light. Having a socket to charge your phone beside your bed is a great idea!

Tips:

We only stayed one night as we were getting the morning boat over to Harris. It’s a great base for seeing Skye and it’s a hostel I’ll definitely use again.

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5
out of 5

3rd July 2018:

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5
out of 5

2nd July 2018:

It's a better hostel. Very very good. Thanks you

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5
out of 5

1st July 2018:

Fabulous location with incredible views. Stayed in one of the pods which was very cosy and had everything we needed for a lovely chilled evening. Loved the porch and great to watch the sunset. Also staff were very welcoming and friendly! Thanks for a great stay!

Tips:

A great base for the island if you have a car! The hungry full for breakfast was one of the best on our holiday so would recommend if not making it yourself!

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5
out of 5

1st July 2018:

Everyone very friendly and helpful, clean and well equipped.

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A quirky and fun place to stay with amazing views and friendly, helpful staff. Lots to see and do in the area and cosy place to come back to at the end of a busy day sightseeing. Would definitely recommend a stay at The Cowshed.

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4.3
out of 5

1st July 2018:

Loved the spot. Like the concept and the design of the main building and outbuildings. Architects to be complimented! Room we were in (1) not the best due to view and being on washroom walls. Lots of noise / vibration from closing bathroom doors. Install mutes on doors / signage. Better indications of washroom "Full" would also be helpful. Ca be interlocked with door latch.

Tips:

Best to show up fully provisioned. Hikers usually are / we were not. Could note that nearest full food provisions in Portree. Could note that Fairie Glen is a short hike. enjoyed our stay!

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5
out of 5

1st July 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

30th June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

30th June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th June 2018:

Only thing I would improve: Salt and pepper should be available - everything else is simply perfect

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th June 2018:

Pod was very quaint. Clean and cosy.

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5
out of 5

28th June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

28th June 2018:

I could not believe what I saw when I entered the Cowshed. The rooms are incredible, the view is amazing and don't even get me started on the bathrooms! If this would be your first experience hostelling, you would be ruined. The Cowshed goed beyond expectations! I highly recommend this place!

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4.8
out of 5

26th June 2018:

A luxury hotel at unbeatable prices. Functional and spectacular facilities. Perfect cleanliness. Totally recommended.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

26th June 2018:

One of the best bunkhouses I have stayed in, which was really good value for money

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

26th June 2018:

a well organised environment very suitable when travelling with a dog. perfect location for catching the ferry.

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5
out of 5

26th June 2018:

Wonderful place. Would return here anytime. Lovely staff, well-equipped, clean, beautiful spot, 10/10

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5
out of 5

25th June 2018:

My stay was just awesome! Best hostel I ever stayed at. Facilities were great. Kitchen excellently equiped. Whole bathroom to yourself when in use so all the privacy you may desire when using it. Common areas great with an exceptional view.

Tips:

Public transportation is not frequent on the island. If you don’t have your own transportation you have to put in some effort to get around. I did just fine though with buses and hitchhiking. Buses stop anywhere to pick you up by the way as long as it is possible and safe.

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5
out of 5

25th June 2018:

One night stay for myself and wife, absolutely loved it. Friendly staff, great facilities, we will definitely stay again.

Tips:

Stay for more than one night!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

25th June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

22nd June 2018:

Amazing value for quality. Best hostel I've ever stayed at in terms of facilities

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4.5
out of 5

22nd June 2018:

A very nice stay for 4 nights. A beautifull view over the bay.

Tips:

fairy glen - only 5 minutes by car.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

22nd June 2018:

I don’t know if you can call this a hostel. I’ve stayed in hostels and I’ve never had a shower, bed or facilities like it. And I actually slept in my dorm room! Staff were so helpful and friendly. Everything constantly clean and the atmosphere vibrant but also peaceful. Thank you!

Tips:

There’s a huge co-op as you head out to Uig that has everything you’d want to eat while staying at the cowshed. Don’t go to the little one in Portree. The fairy glen at 4.30am sunrise is spectacular and if going to the Quaraing... scale the steep side of the mountain and go up BEHIND the needle and take little walks inside the quiet crevice of the mountain. Phenom. And coral beach is perfect :-)

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3
out of 5

21st June 2018:

not set up for outoor activities @

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Would Recommend: No

5
out of 5

21st June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4
out of 5

21st June 2018:

The bunkhouse was beautiful. It had been really well updated and the views were absolutely outstanding. The facilities were brilliant and the beds were very comfy. One small issue were that the bedside lights didn't seem to work in the mornings? The major problem that we had was how we were made to feel by one member of staff throughout our stay. I believe that the hostility we felt started due to the following issue. It wasn't clear that the "suggestion" on a small note on the back of the door to try avoid using the showers after 10am was actually a rule. This had not been mentioned when we checked in the previous evening and so we were not aware of this. This meant that when our group wanted to have showers when we woke up after 10am due to a long day of travelling to get to Skye the day before we were only allowed to use one shower between us much to the consternation, exasperation and annoyance of the member of staff. Even though there was only one other member of staff cleaning the remaining showers, which meant the majority were available for the time of a quick shower. Secondly, when we cleaning up the kitchen we were treated to passive aggressive comments about how we had cleaned up and not given an opportunity to have a conversation or direction before having our attempt redone by the member of staff. In both situations it would have been good to have a constructive conversation about the house rules and we would have made to sure to follow them in future. Also there should be a bit of flexibility for timings in order to accommodate the guests rather than the staff.

Tips:

Fairy Glen The Ferry Inn - Book in Advance Three Chimneys

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Would Recommend: No

4.8
out of 5

20th June 2018:

Really enjoyed my stay, at the Cowshed and will be back next year - everything well maintained-there were a good mix of people staying at the Hostel , young and old American , German etc -would highly recommend it -also a good Hotel just a short distance away if you can,t be bothered cooking .

Tips:

Portree is the biggest town - good for places to eat and some fairly good shops -download the Skye App , which has lots of tips on walks and other information-and above all else get out there and enjoy Skye whatever the weather.

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4.8
out of 5

20th June 2018:

Nice vibe, lots of different types of travellers. It might be a hostel but everything is nice, new and clean. Great concept.

Tips:

Perfect base while hiking the Quiraing and Old man Storr

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

19th June 2018:

Very well done, very high quality accommodation, We would have given you 10 + instead of 5

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

19th June 2018:

A class hostel. Really amazing and great value. Incredible views, great staff. I stayed in a shared room which was fine. Super easy to book in. Great part of Skye. Loved my stay :)

Tips:

The walk up to Old man Storr is worth it!

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

18th June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

18th June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

18th June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

17th June 2018:

Great place. More hooks in the rooms would be useful.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

17th June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

16th June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

16th June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

15th June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

15th June 2018:

Tips:

Assolutamente da non perdere per cena lo uig hotel..Tutto delizioso!

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

15th June 2018:

The driveway up to the hostel is terrible. The road surface has too many potholes and the vegetation is so high, you can’t see the road and oncoming vehicles. Other than that, it was wonderful.

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5
out of 5

14th June 2018:

Myself and two friends have just a had a brilliant three night stay at the Cowshed and could not have asked for better accommodation in this price range. The staff were very helpful and friendly which added to the whole experience. if ever back in Skye would definitely use again and recommend to friends.

Tips:

Wonderful meal at Loch Bay restaurant, bit of a journey from Uig but well worth it, food and service spectacular. Fairy Glen/Old Man of Stor and Quiaraing stunning.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.3
out of 5

14th June 2018:

How convenient that little curtain! A relief to find some privacy before your sleep. Keep that!

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.3
out of 5

13th June 2018:

Great being right near the ferry, met with friendly and attention staff. We stayed in a pod with our dog but came down to use the bunkhouse kitchen. I think the kids would have liked WiFi in the pod, but I didn't mind. Will definitely recommend.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th June 2018:

Great place to stay. Very nice rooms and clean facilities. Amazing view.

Tips:

Stay for a couple of days to enjoy the area

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

12th June 2018:

Really liked the up-to-date facility and amenities.

Tips:

This was my first hostel experience, but our time at The Cowshed suggests it won't be the last. The staff was very helpful and the value was great.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.3
out of 5

12th June 2018:

Tips:

It is really a luxury hostel. Shared kitchen and dining room are airy and spacious with excellent ocean view. A store/convenience shop is within 10 min walk. Walking trail to Fairy Glen is just few minutes away. Citylink bus runs along the main road and can drop you off at the hostel entrance.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

12th June 2018:

We stayed in the bunkhouse ans didn‘t need anything from the kitchen and the facililtys, but appreciated the effort. Our stay was excellent, everything you need is at the house maybe the only missing was wifi

Tips:

Uig Hotel restaurant is quite good, dont miss the Trip to Kilt Rock and the other beautiful nature.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

12th June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

11th June 2018:

Very Friendly staff. Loved the bunk beds with the curtains and the big kitchen

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

11th June 2018:

We had a great time during our stay at the Cowshed. The cowshed is beautiful, spacious and clean. Plenty of shared bathrooms in the bunkhouse and the kitchen is well equipped and spotless!

Tips:

Its close to Dunvegan Castle, the Fairy Glenn and Neist Point light house.

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5
out of 5

11th June 2018:

We had a lovely stay at the Cowshed. We felt at home right away and were really sad when we had to leave. The staffs were always really nice and helpful. We would absolutely recommend it to every of our friends and we'll be back someday. For sure!

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5
out of 5

10th June 2018:

It was soooo pretty and perfect! The Pod is very nice and very comfortable, and the kitchen is perfect.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

10th June 2018:

Fantastic modern and clean hostel very close to the Uig ferry. Hostel staff were fantastic and very friendly and helpful. Would recommend highly.

Tips:

Food at Uig Hotel which is about 100 meters away is very good for food and drink. Hungry Gull Cafe down at the ferry terminal is very good for breakfast.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

10th June 2018:

Excellent place, the commun facilities are modern and clean. Quality of the place and services is incredible. I recommend 100%

Tips:

I recommend the Fairy Glen, a walk just near the hostel.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

10th June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

8th June 2018:

It was amazing. We arrived late the first night (morning hours). Our key was ready with a note and we found our room. On the next evening, after a very long day traveling around Skye we met amazing people, shared stories and compared notes. It was great meeting so many new people. The communal space is amazing, the bedrooms and bathrooms clean and comfortable (mattresses were really really comfortable!!!)

Tips:

Comfortable shoes!!!! You going to walk and climb EVERYWHERE!!! The hotel next door have good food. The roads are narrow and very winding so be prepared to be calm and patient. Sun screen and a light jacket is an absolute must! Be open minded and enjoy everyone you meet. NB dont forget your bug spray as specially when you go in the summer. Do as much as your time allows, its worth it, its breathtaking, it is absolute pure nature

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

8th June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

7th June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

7th June 2018:

Where do I start?! Staff so friendly and helpful. Location amazing. Hostel itself; when can I move in? The facilities were extremely well thought out and finished to a very high standard. It was more like you were at home rather than in a hostel where everything is done in an industrial style. The kitchen, dining, lounge area were as i would love in my own home not just sheets of stainless steel but all immaculate even after a few years of being open. The bedroom: the curtain on each bed for privacy, the charging point, shelf, individual bunk light, locking cabinets...ace. Toilets and showers...showroom standard and all for £20 a night. Oh and if you are lucky enough to get weather like we did then the outdoor space is just as good. Tuck shop even had Oreos :D. I could go on and on. Hoping to get back there one day. If it stays as it is, it would be my number one pick for a base on Skye!

Tips:

Cycle the Peninsula and the Quirang. The Hungry Gull Cafe is ace. Bad portion sizes and overly priced at The Pier restaurant. If you go to The Ferry Inn you will probably have to book in advance.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.5
out of 5

7th June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

7th June 2018:

The Cowshed is the best hostel we ever stayed with our photography club. It is located on a beautiful spot with a stunning view over the bay. It was for us a good starting point to go to all the photographic sceneries. The Cowshed: worth staying!

Tips:

To eat: - Portree: the Granary - Sligachan: the Whiskypub To visit (well we are a group of photographers): - The Store - Quiraing - Sligachan - Neist Point - Bride Veil Falls - Kilt Rock - Dunvegan castle - Carbost boat wrecks - Elgol beach - Talisker Bay - Fairy Pools - Cill Croid church Too much to mention it all Skye is worth visiting more then once

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

7th June 2018:

Perfect place

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5
out of 5

6th June 2018:

We stayed for one night whilst travelling on motorbikes, stayed in a pod which was excellent. We also used the facilities in the main area for cooking and socialising which were clean and spacious. Staff were very helpful and we would highly recommend this place.

Tips:

The hostel sell a few items to eat and drink, but there is a shop about a 10 minute walk to get other items.

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5
out of 5

6th June 2018:

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5
out of 5

5th June 2018:

Amazing facilities and staff. Nothing Is too much trouble for them. Everything immaculate. Highly recommended.

Tips:

Ferry Inn superb pub. Very friendly and lovely gardens. Cowshed very handy for Uig ferry terminal, only 5 mins drive.

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4.8
out of 5

4th June 2018:

The Cowshed is a really contemporary hostel with great cooking facilities, good sized bunk rooms and individual bath/shower rooms so you get some privacy if you want it. We stopped in the actual hostel itself although there are camping pods available. Hostel is located on the outskirts of Uig on the road to Portree with fantastic views over Uig itself and beyond. The hostel manager Jackie is lovely and went out of her way to drop us off at start of Skye Trail as there were no buses on a Sunday which we were very grateful for.

Tips:

There are a few places to eat in Uig although it is over 1.5m to the actual ferry terminal from hostel. If you don't want to walk too far the Uig Hotel is just down the road who serve food or the Ferry Inn a little further on. There is a shop & post office (Shut on Sundays) near the Ferry Inn with another shop and couple more places to eat by the ferry terminal itself.

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5
out of 5

4th June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

3rd June 2018:

Very nice youth hostel,calm, comfortable, with a very nice view ! Great area

Tips:

Walk on Old Man of Storr Very nice road in the north of Skye

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.3
out of 5

3rd June 2018:

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3.8
out of 5

2nd June 2018:

Great place to stay and helpful staff

Tips:

Fairy glen a must especially for families with young children. Nice food at the Uig hotel

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5
out of 5

2nd June 2018:

Super friendly, amazing location with great views and sunsets. Great access to the north of the island. Very good facilities, clean and new and modern. Very friendly and helpful staff. Definitely would come again.

Tips:

Great location. Beautiful views and sunsets. Excellent access to the north and ferry terminal to other islands. Lovely place. Clean, friendly, modern, comfortable. Loved this place. Stayed in a pod with my kids ages 13 and 10. They loved it!. All the games in the shared accommodation, especially the retro table space invaders machine. Highly recommend this place.

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4.8
out of 5

2nd June 2018:

On the down-side, parking can be difficult and Wi-Fi is only available in the main building. On the up-side, the staff is amazingly kind and generous with their time and knowledge. If you need help with anything, do not hesitate to ask!

Tips:

The Hungry Gull has a sign saying they have the best fish and chips. Having tried eight other places across Scotland, I must agree. If you want fish and chips, The Hungry Gull is the place to go!!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

1st June 2018:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

31st May 2018:

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5
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31st May 2018:

Loved the place! Wish we could have stayed longer.

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5
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31st May 2018:

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5
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30th May 2018:

Amazing hostel! Love it!

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Walk the Quiraing - circular walk through stunning landscape. Take Calmac ferry to Outer Hebrides. Visit Sheiling vintage cafe by pier (BEHIND the petrol station/shop/cafe)

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5
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29th May 2018:

All five of us enjoyed our stay in this lovely hostel. Exceptionally clean, tidy, and modern with high-quality finishes in the bedroom, bathrooms and kitchen! Everything was in a very good condition. The hostel is overlooking Uig and the weather was fantastic when we stayed so we enjoyed eating out in the sunshine with great sea views. The location was convenient for our trip to Skye. The only minor thing is that we arrived late and we had to set our bed sheets, cover etc so we made even more noise and disruption to the 6th person in the room that shared the room with us and was asleep by the time we arrived. I also think that they should probably get some new pans for the kitchen as the ones available were in a bad condition.

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We really enjoyed staying in Cowshed. The location is perfect to drive to Quiraing to do the beautiful Quiraing walk, Kilt Rock and the Old man of Storr. It is not far from Portree either.

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4.5
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29th May 2018:

Staff seemed impatient at times when asked for advice or help.

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5
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28th May 2018:

Excellent and great value stay in isle. Even hostel style, we felt comfortable with stay. Complete kitchen for self catering. Great view from the hostel to port.

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4.8
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28th May 2018:

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4.3
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27th May 2018:

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4.5
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27th May 2018:

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5
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26th May 2018:

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5
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24th May 2018:

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4.8
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24th May 2018:

Fantastic facilities, including a drying room for wet gear. Also liked that I could buy locally brewed beer at the hostel :)

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4.8
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24th May 2018:

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4.3
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23rd May 2018:

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4.8
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23rd May 2018:

Great hostel, friendly staff and amazing facilities. Best hostel showers I have ever used! Would definitely recommend this hostel

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5
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23rd May 2018:

We absolutely loved our stay here! Everything was wonderful and the view was great (when we could see through the fog).

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5
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22nd May 2018:

What an amazing and very friendly place!!! Everything was perfect We've already recommended this place and they are coming this summer ;p Cheers from France and see you soon!!

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5
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22nd May 2018:

Maybe the best Hostel we have ever been to!

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5
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21st May 2018:

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4.5
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21st May 2018:

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5
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20th May 2018:

Good view. Cosy living space. Modern equipment and very nice showers. The ultimate backpackers hostel

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The hungry full takeaway. Typically British Leave early for a hike to quirang to avoid other tourists

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5
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20th May 2018:

I have been here for the second time, and I loved it again. First time I was in the hostel itself, this time in a pod. The view is magnificent. Very friendly and helpfull staff.

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4.8
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20th May 2018:

Could do with a curtain in the pod separating the bedroom/kitchen with the sitting area. I was there with a friend and it would make getting changed easier as the bathroom is small.

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4.8
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19th May 2018:

Helpful and friendly staff

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Good selection of beer and whisky at the Ferry Inn. Fairy Glen up the road is a hidden gem

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5
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19th May 2018:

A luxurious place to stay. I've stayed here twice, in the bunks and in a pod. Both are wonderful, although the pods are quieter. The view alone is unbeatable but the full kitchen and open space make this a must stay.

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4.5
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18th May 2018:

Best hostel I've been in so far! Located a little bit off the beaten track but the hostel itself is great.

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5
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18th May 2018:

The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful.

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The Skye pie shop was amazing, the chip shop up from the harbour in portree and the pizza place in Bradford were both very good. Neist point was amazing, and as far as I can see the sun shines every day on Skye ;)

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5
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17th May 2018:

You have a very welcoming atmosphere. The only (VERY MINOR!) comment we would make is that the heating was turned up too high and we were a bit stuffy and warm overnight.

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4.3
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16th May 2018:

The mattress in the pod was awfully uncomfortable. It could.bje of better quality and comfort

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4.8
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16th May 2018:

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5
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16th May 2018:

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4.5
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14th May 2018:

The Cowshed is one of the best hostels I know. The view is fantastic and the staff is so nice and helpful.

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I would highly recommend to visit Fairy Glen in the morning or evening and enjoy the sunrise or sunset there.

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4.5
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13th May 2018:

Hi, a stunning beautiful place in every aspect! My only negative comment is that the gas is not turned on before 8am. We were walking and have our porridge or other cooked breakfast before we set off normally around 8am or so. I would also think that you would have a number of climbers staying, who also would like an early start. Kind regards Kirsten and Emma

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5
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13th May 2018:

Great staff, great hostel. Thank you and I have already started to recommend your hostel.

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The best hostel ever. Rooms, kitchen, bathrooms... Everything is perfect. And do not miss the view on the Port when you wake up! Not so far you can go to the fairy Glen and the Quiraing. I have met very nice people in this hostel I will definitely go back there.

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5
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12th May 2018:

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4.5
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12th May 2018:

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4.8
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12th May 2018:

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5
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12th May 2018:

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4.8
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12th May 2018:

Amazing staff and very helpful. Only one con for me as I stayed in pod, could you please enable wifi connectivity to pods as well. Coming to common area in night time especially if raining is little discomfort. Apart from this stay experience was amazing.

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5
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11th May 2018:

The Cowshed is superb hostel accommodation. The facilities are spacious, clean, new and very stylish. The location is fabulous with views over the bay at Uig. The staff are friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!

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Had a great meal at Uig Hotel, just 5 minutes walk down the road. Friendly staff and great food.

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5
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11th May 2018:

Une auberge géniale et confortable. Des sanitaires nombreux et propres. Une vue magnifique. On vous la recommande malgré le chemin d’accès. Attention à la pente

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Ask Jacquie!

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5
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10th May 2018:

I have stayed in a few hostels and can confidently say this is one of the very best. Clean, warm, friendly and top notch facilities. Highly recommended and difficult not to be disappointed when staying in most other hostels.

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4.8
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10th May 2018:

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4.8
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9th May 2018:

Fabulous bunkhouse . Modern . Clean . Excellent kitchen and bathroom facilities. Occasionally missed a tv ...but then I could have watched something on my phone via the free WiFi

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Bring your own beer...and a windproof jacket ! Sit outside and enjoy the view

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5
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9th May 2018:

Brilliant. Everything has been thought of. Fantastic location. Will definitely recommend and use again.

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5
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9th May 2018:

Immaculately clean and staff were so helpful.

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Uig hotel 5 minutes walk, lovely meal there for dinner.

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4.8
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8th May 2018:

This is the best Bunkhouse i stayed in. Desing is great and consistent which makes this place wonderful. Really enioyed the stay.b

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It takes approx 30mims to get to the Uig centre and the placees are open only until 8-9pm so in case you want a drink plan ahead.

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5
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8th May 2018:

The hostel is amazing.

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4.8
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7th May 2018:

Wonderful modern spacious facilities with friendly and helpful staff, by far the best hostel I've stayed in. It is in a stunning location too, although it's quite a walk to the ferry terminal if you have heavy bags to carry.

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Well located for evening meals (Uig Hotel) and a short walk to the so-called 'Fairy Glen' (Baile nan Cnoc).

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5
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7th May 2018:

Lovely pods, amazing view, had such an awesome experience

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Wifi doesn't reach the pods, you'll need to sit in the hostel to get a good signal

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5
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6th May 2018:

The staff was very friendly and had lots of great recommandations for places to visit. The location is great, the scenery is just beautiful.

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4.8
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6th May 2018:

Loved the more remote location with the stunning view, and the staff were really welcoming and friendly. The rooms and communal spaces always felt clean, and the curtains on the bunks are a really nice touch. There was a problem with the hot water while we were there but staff were apologetic and tried to be as accommodating as possible. Thanks for giving us such a great place to stay on Skye!

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