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The Cowshed
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The Cowshed

4.9 (2268 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 16 Nov 2019, to Mon 18 Nov 2019, 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
2268 reviews

99% recommend

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5
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5th November 2019:

Staying at the Cowshed was an incredible experience! My friend and I stayed in one of the pods and felt like we had our own little house on Skye. From our little porch we could see the sunset over the bay and so many sheep grazing. The pod was very clean and had everything we needed, while the common room and kitchen in the main building were amazing! One of our favorite parts was cooking a little meal in the common kitchen and then chilling by the stove fire.

Tips:

This place is only a thirty minute walk from the Fairy Glen, an incredible miniature rocky landscape to explore. The Falls of Rha are even closer and also worth a look. Just walking around Uig harbor is very pleasant in the morning, and there are a lot of little signposted trails in the woods we didn't get a chance to explore!

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5
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4th November 2019:

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5
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3rd November 2019:

My wife and I truly enjoyed our stay here. Everything is amazing. The service is truly excellent and they made us feel at home. Especially Ruth, who did everything to make sure all our concerns were met. She even helped carry my wife’s very heavy luggage up to our cabin. The cabin is also well done. It’s compact and quaint, but a different experience. We had amazing views all over. We also woke up to sheep from our back window.

Tips:

If you are within the area, we would recommend taking the 1 hour sheepdog demonstration with Seumas. His place is at the end of the road by Fairy Glen, which is really near Cowshed. We booked him through Airbnb and it was an amazing treat as well.

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5
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3rd November 2019:

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4.5
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1st November 2019:

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5
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1st November 2019:

Had an amazing stay here with fantastic views. Really relaxing and let us recharge! Will definitely come back!

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Good restaurants nearby. Also a fun option to cook at the building. Skye Brewing - Skye Gold is the beer to enjoy it all with!

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5
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1st November 2019:

Self serve breakfast was disappointing- all highly processed, high sugar food- but everything else was quite lovely!

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5
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31st October 2019:

We absolutly LOVED our 3 nights there ! Amazing hostel ... if you could call this an hostel. Great view, friendly and helful people working there. Clean and beautifully decorated common room. There is everything there to feel comfortable ( electronic games for kids, games, fireplace, laundery, great kitchen) We stayed in a pod, which was very cute and clean. It was a little bit small for 2 adults and 2 kids but so cosy. We would love to come back Thank you so much for those nice memories.

Tips:

We tried The Galley Cafe and Takeaway a few minutes away and it was really nice. The fairy glen are amazing and so close by. We also had a nice ride between Uig and Kilt rock through The Quiraing ... breathtaking !!

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5
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30th October 2019:

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5
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30th October 2019:

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5
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30th October 2019:

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4.8
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29th October 2019:

Tips:

If using public transport to travel around the isle, make sure to plan your day ahead of time and get to the bus stops well before the bus is due.

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5
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29th October 2019:

The cowshed is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in! The environment is warm and welcoming! The scenery is breathtaking! The beds have privacy curtain and are super comfy! And the showers! Oh my gosh! They have the best wash closets ever! I would definitely recommend coming here!

Tips:

I came without a car rental and had a magnificent time. If you don’t like walking a car rental may be needed though! You definitely have to check out the fairy glen! It is a magnificent walk! The Uig woods is another great location to take in Uigs beauty! Defiantly bring your own groceries. There are not many places to eat or “things to do”, but the scenery was enough to make me want to stay!

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5
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29th October 2019:

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5
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28th October 2019:

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5
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28th October 2019:

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5
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27th October 2019:

Superb in every respect. Friendly staff, amazing pod, with all necessary facilities, great parking and location, dog friendly and secure outdoor space for dogs to have a run. Very comfortable bed and pillows. Warm pod where the heating was easily adjusted. Great for exploring the area and being close to the ferry for North Uist Everything to make for a perfect stay

Tips:

Uig Pottery and brewery shop. Breathtaking scenery from Uig to Staffin, Portree snd back to Uig. A brief stay, Had a delicious scone and tea at the Tea room at Uig

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5
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25th October 2019:

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4.8
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24th October 2019:

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5
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24th October 2019:

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4.8
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22nd October 2019:

Very good location, very cosy. Good view on the bay

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5
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22nd October 2019:

Lovely stay in the most amazing location with a great view. It's super clean and I loved the bathrooms with great showers and floor heating! The Cowshed has a great relaxed atmosphere and all the girls did their best to make us feel welcome and happy. I'd definitely stay again as it's one of my favourite hostels I've ever stayed at.

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4.5
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21st October 2019:

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5
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20th October 2019:

Wonderful place to stay in Skye. The hostel has great amenities and super helpful staff. I'm already planning my next trip back to the Cowshed!

Tips:

Many great hikes and coastline sights are located on this part of the island.

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4.5
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20th October 2019:

Stayed before but not as a family. Made to feel very welcome.

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5
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19th October 2019:

Clean, cosy, easy to find, great value. Would recommend.

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5
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19th October 2019:

Une vue grandiose. Des prestations au top. Une grande gentillesse

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5
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19th October 2019:

Just amazing! You are so friendly, everythings just nice and we can't say anything bad about our stay

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5
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18th October 2019:

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4.5
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17th October 2019:

I absolutely loved my pod and wished I had more time to spend in it! The bunkhouse facilities are absolutely beautiful and clean. The staff were super friendly and helpful.

Tips:

The Uig Hotel for dinner was beautiful. I also did an early morning walk to the Fairy Glen, which was beautiful too ☺️

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5
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17th October 2019:

This YH is fantastic. Second time we’ve booked out the 4 bed room with kids and they love it. Facilities are excellent and staff are very helpful and friendly.

Tips:

We stayed 2 nights before getting the ferry over to North Uist where we stayed in Benbecula. Fairy Pools and Old Man of Storr were great walks with kids (14 & 11). Decent pint and meal in Uig Hotel just 2 mins walk away, but facilities also great for cooking.

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5
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17th October 2019:

Excellent place and excellent stay

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The recommendations at the Cow shed were spot on.

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5
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16th October 2019:

very nice berth system that provides privacy in the sleeping quarters. Newly renovated, open and friendly vibe.

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5
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16th October 2019:

It is one of the best hostel i have been to

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4.5
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15th October 2019:

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5
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15th October 2019:

We had such a fantastic stay at the cowshed. We were in pod 2 which I think had the best view but be prepared for a hike with your luggage from the car!

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5
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15th October 2019:

Everything went smoothly. Convenient place to stay near Uig ferry. Pod was new, clean and comfortable. Staff at check-in were really friendly and helpful. Lovely view over the harbour.

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5
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14th October 2019:

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4.5
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14th October 2019:

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4.8
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14th October 2019:

It‘s nice - and it‘s special!

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5
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13th October 2019:

Séjour magnifique nous avons adorée

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5
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13th October 2019:

Ideal location for ferry crossing. Facilities were great and staff were very helpful and friendly.

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5
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13th October 2019:

The cowshed is nuts. Was not expecting to be so blown away by their location, communal area, kitchen - everything was ideal.

Tips:

Definitely make the time to walk to the Fairy Glen. The Quiraing was also our favourite walk.

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4.8
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13th October 2019:

Best hostel we've been to!

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5
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12th October 2019:

A perfect place to stay one or several days while you are discovering the amazing Skye. The place is super clean and the shared rooms are quite big. The kitchen is fully equiped with all you need to prepar good food. The staff is very kind and helpful all the time. For sure, I will come back here in my next visit :)

Tips:

All the Skye island is a marvel. Close to The Cowshed you can find the Fairy Glen, a lovely place to enjoy the peace and a short trekking route. One of the best trekking is the Quiraing, not fare from the hostel. The Dunvengan castle is also a good visit in your way to Neist Point.

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5
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10th October 2019:

We loved our stay! Although the space was tight in our pod, it was clean and cozy and price was great.

Tips:

You need 3-4 days on skye to do it right!

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3.8
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10th October 2019:

Everything was really nice, but it would have been good if you could take dogs into the bunkhouse main house/reception area. It also would have benefited from a hob in the pods rather than a microwave! Had a fantastic stay though!

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We went to the Ferry Inn on our first evening which was excellent!

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5
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9th October 2019:

Thank you so much. I liked this place so much. If I have chance to come to Skye again, I'll stay!!

Tips:

There is the fairy glen near this hostel. If you walked down the road, you'll find a supermarket which close on Sundays, and cafes!

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5
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9th October 2019:

ONe of the nicer hostels! The bed cubicles/curtain make it a little more private, all of the facilities were well thought out clean, new'ish and quality. The staff were super nice and accommodating at all hours.

Tips:

Location PERFECT for fairy glen, hughs castle and getting to Quirang, northshore and Dunvegan. The Uig pier was worthy of a visit and the small groceries had what was needed for comfort and vittles. Fairy Glen at sunrise was just me solo and exquisite! Bring good ear plugs/eye shades, as in all hostels, snoring and 'excited' travelers at 12am!

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5
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9th October 2019:

very good organisation, best hoste kitchen ever seen

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visit stunning surrounding

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5
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8th October 2019:

Great stay, super friendly staff. Not a big deal not to have WiFi in the cowsheds, but might be good to call it out before? French presses in the cowsheds might be awesome too.

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5
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7th October 2019:

Unfortuntaley we only stayed for one night in a pod before we hit the road again. It was really clean and cozy. We woke up by the sunshine through our window and the quiet sound shepp make while eating :-) (how much more romantic could it possibly be?!)

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4.3
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6th October 2019:

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5
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6th October 2019:

Great stay! We loved our little pods and they had everything we needed.

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5
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6th October 2019:

The mattress was very worn and hard, so you got back pain. everything else was perfect

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5
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6th October 2019:

A lovely hostel! Nice stuff,comfortable beds (with curtains),lovely showers! Very clean and cozy hostel! I can warmly recommend it! :)

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5
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5th October 2019:

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5
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5th October 2019:

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5
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5th October 2019:

We stayed in one of the pods for 2 nights. It has definitely been one of the best places we've stayed at so far during our trip and we wish we could have stayed longer. Such a relaxing way to head in for the night or to wake up with a cup of tea while looking out at the incredible view. The pods have everything you need and if you run out of something or need something that wasn't thought of, they provide it for you if you ask them at the bunkhouse. We will miss it there and if ever we're back this way, we would stay again in a heartbeat!

Tips:

If you have a car, the list is endless for places to see and things to do on the Isle of Skye: Portree, Neist Point Lighthouse, Fairy Pools, Talisker Distillery, Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing, Kilt Rock & Mealt Falls, Bride's Veil waterfall, the Old Sligachan Bridge, the Fairy Glen, and more! If you don't have a car, there is still so much to do in Uig, and even just staying and enjoying the beautiful views and relaxing atmosphere at the Cowshed is an option. The Fairy Glen is walking distance away and you could spend a full day there, exploring every corner of the place and having a picnic when hungry.

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5
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5th October 2019:

Fab place something different will definitely be back

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Food at uig hotel excellent for evening meal but recommend booking a table

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4.8
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4th October 2019:

Ruth and Jamie were awesome. They both deserve raises! No seriously, extremely welcoming, accommodating and simply solid employees/people. A pleasure. Will be staying here again my next music tour through! seanobrian.com

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If you’re hitch hiking from the pier of Uig from the the main bus stop. Good luck. Not many people picking up in the area. You have a bit of trek around the water front. Solid place to rest your head. Enjoy!

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4.8
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4th October 2019:

we had an awesome stay at The Cowsheds. One thing: During windy and rainy conditions, our shed's frontdoor was leaky and some water got into it.

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5
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4th October 2019:

Stunning Location with great facilities. Incredibly helpful and friendly staff.

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5
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4th October 2019:

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4.8
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3rd October 2019:

Fantastic location and view. A fantastic warm welcome by staff (Ruth was amazing). Our pod was brilliant - wish we could have stayed longer.

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Everything is there for you. If you aren’t planning to eat at the hotel next door, make sure you’ve enough food - either microwave meals to eat in the pod or food to cook in the main building. There are limited options to buy anything nearby on Sundays.

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5
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1st October 2019:

Just perfect. Great atmosphere. Love the pods.

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5
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30th September 2019:

A really well run bunkhouse - very comfortable and well appointed. Great if catching the early morning ferry.

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If you want a really nice meal try the Ferry Inn just down the road.

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5
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30th September 2019:

Really comfortable bed areas, excellent cooking facilities with large frigdes. Clean! So very clean! Amazing staff, very helpful and were always available and accommodating.

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The location is perfect for hiking and relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Scottish countryside. Id love to return and stay in one of the pods with my boyfriend. Thank you for your constant kindness! You made it an unforgettable trip

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5
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30th September 2019:

Amazing View from the pods and the Kitchen. Very Clean and cosy. Nice staff gives valuable recommendations. Unique Place. Quiet.

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Fairy Glen!

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5
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30th September 2019:

The facility was amazing but only down side for us was with 6 people in the room it does get a bit hot but that was a small inconvenience.

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5
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29th September 2019:

We stayed in a 4 bed private bunk room and loved staying at the cowshed. Very clean, great bathroom facilities and a well equipped kitchen. The bunks were super comfortable and the staff really friendly. Loads of local tips. 100% recommend

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5
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29th September 2019:

Really lovely hostel, great location, fun staff Everything you could need.

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Get on your bike, reduce your carbon footprint and cycle around the top of Skye.

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4.5
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29th September 2019:

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5
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29th September 2019:

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4.5
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29th September 2019:

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5
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29th September 2019:

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5
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28th September 2019:

It is the best hostel I have ever seen! Perfect location. Just beside the Quiraing, the Old man of Storr and the Faery Glen. 20 min from Portree. Staff very helpful. They know the isle very well and they helped me to plan everyday. Very appreciated. No wifi in the rooms though, but quite good in the open area... for the HIghlands! Modern and clean. A very good atmosphere. You should definitely go!

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5
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27th September 2019:

Amazing! It was a good experience

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4.8
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27th September 2019:

Top notch hostel, the best I've stay in potentially. Execptional facilities, modern and clean, relaxed atmostphere, up a small windy road close to the ferry port at Uig. Steep enough walk up the road but worth it for the hostel's experience. Wish I'd stayed here longer than I did.

Tips:

Just spend time relaxing, chatting, cooking in the hostel or lounging on their many sofas. It's a really cool spot. Hipsters will enjoy it :)

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5
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27th September 2019:

Fantastic place

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5
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27th September 2019:

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5
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27th September 2019:

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5
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26th September 2019:

It's been 40 years since I stayed at a hostel. The Cow Shed hostel was a great experience for us.We stayed in the pods and thought they were just great. Cooking in the big kitchen in the main building was a little chaotic but but with that many folks in the kitchen, that would be expected. It's amazing how well the system serves all those people with no disputes, etc. A great place and I would stay there again.

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4.8
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26th September 2019:

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4
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25th September 2019:

This is a beautifully, recently renovated to a high standard hostel. I especially liked the pull curtains on each bed allowing privacy and the beds themselves had very good height room & space. Views over the bay were spectacular too. However, whilst I imagine everyone will rave about this place there are a few other comments I have: 1) The location is lovely but note: you will need to climb a rather steep & prolonged hill to get there if arriving by ferry from Tarbet (if you didn't have a bike/car I'd recommend a taxi if it's later at night as it would be a good 15 - 20 minute walk) 2) No communal milk for tea/coffee (although you could buy small cartons at reception), I know this is probably bit of a bug-bear of mine but I do just think it's a nice & appreciated touch just to have this 3) No bike shed! (I do have a bike & given this has only just been renovated, v surprised this was not an aspect that had been planned within the renovation) 4) Whilst the location looks on to the beautiful bay it is quite literally in the middle of nowhere with nothing else around so that lovely sounding local pub would be another hike down the steep hill (just to bear in mind & also to bring some food with you if needed) 5) Ok so this hostel was pristine and very nice/well kitted out but perhaps too perfectly so! For me, it lacked a bit of heart & soul/individuality. But that said, it was v. nice & I'd happily stay there again.

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5
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24th September 2019:

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5
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24th September 2019:

Best hostel I stayed in on the Isle of Skye!

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5
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23rd September 2019:

Well up to the usual high standard

Tips:

Have a wee walk from the hostel, up the fairy Glen. Leave your car at the bunkhouse.

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5
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23rd September 2019:

beautiful place with excellent staff, exceptional value for money.

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nearby hotel does excellent food.

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5
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23rd September 2019:

Lovely friendly clean place to stay.

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5
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23rd September 2019:

If I could rate you higher than excellent I would.

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5
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22nd September 2019:

Loved the cleaniness and spacious areas!!! Keep it up!!!

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5
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22nd September 2019:

Our pod was cosy, clean, well equipped and had the most wonderful view. Great value!

Tips:

The Galley Café near buy offers delicious sea food.

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5
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22nd September 2019:

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5
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21st September 2019:

Beautiful setting overlooking the ferry port! The pod is clean, comfortable and warm! Everything it needs to be

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4
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21st September 2019:

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5
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21st September 2019:

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5
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19th September 2019:

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5
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19th September 2019:

Very friendly staff (this goes to Jaime, Ruth and Cathlyn). Nice lounge area. Spotless. Can only speak for the dorm rooms (did not stay in the pod) Nice sunset views. For me the better choice staying in Uig, not in Portree

Tips:

Isle of Harris Qie Rang hike (busy) Old man of storr(superbusy) Fairy Pools (take a swim!

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5
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19th September 2019:

Beautiful stay at the Cowshed,warm welcome the moment you enter the property, staff very knowledgeable about the local area and really take an interest in what you're doing.lovely atmosphere, even during the day when the team are cleaning. Thank you for a great stay.

Tips:

Uig hotel does great lunch time and evening meals. Boat trip at portree was really good, and the local walks are breathtaking

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5
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19th September 2019:

Stayed in a Pod which was brilliant. Took my dogs in there with me. Allowed me to check in slightly early as the pod was ready ahead of schedule

Tips:

Search what amenities are available first

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5
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19th September 2019:

What a fabulous concept! Our pod was warm and cosy and well kitted out. Would highly recommend.

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4.8
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18th September 2019:

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5
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18th September 2019:

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4.8
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17th September 2019:

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5
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17th September 2019:

I've stayed in many, many hostels but The Cownshed is my new favourite, and it is by far the cleanest with the best facilities. The beds are comfy, and the bathrooms are clean and spacious. The kitchen and dining area is fantastic with plenty of space for a number of travellers to cook and eat. I'll definitely be back! Thank you for a great stay.

Tips:

The Ferry Inn pub (short walk from The Cowshed). Skye brewery. Neist Point lighthouse. Fairy Glen. Skye Candle Co. in Broadford. And you must buy Salar salmon (available in the big Co-op at Portree!).

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5
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17th September 2019:

The Cowshed was an ideal place to stay while exploring Skye. I, and three of my friends, stayed in two pods. The pods included two separate sleeping areas, and were perfectly adequate for our purpose. They would also serve as a very romantic space for traveling couples. The lounge/common area was always very clean and well maintained. It served a a great hangout area when our pods felt too cramped. I would highly recommend for anyone and would be happy to stay here again.

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4.3
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17th September 2019:

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4.8
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16th September 2019:

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5
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16th September 2019:

Big groups of 5,6,7 arrive and "take over". Using the kitchen when a group of 7 was there, taking over cook tops and ovens for a considerable time was not a good experience.

Tips:

It rained and the wind blew a gale. Get out there and do something other than looking at your phone.

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5
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15th September 2019:

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5
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15th September 2019:

Super friendly and casual, perfect!

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If you want to have dinner at the Uig Hotel, you’ll need a reservation!

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5
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13th September 2019:

This was my second time staying, loved it just as much as the first. Lovely atmosphere and a beautiful view. I'll be back again next year I'm sure! P

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Make sure to walk to the Fairy Glen, it's so close and very pretty.

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5
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12th September 2019:

Absolutely loved our stay! Beds were super comfortable, kitchen was large and well equipt and the view was amazing! Staff were also so friendly!

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4.8
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12th September 2019:

Thank you so much for the pleasant stay. I was welcomed very warmly and helped with my hiking plans. I love the layout of the rooms and that you have lockers with a lock already. Don’t know if it’s too much to ask but an alternative for people who don’t drink ordinary tea might bring a smile to some people’s faces :) Oh and I love the gas cookers in the kitchen! As well as the maps available to lend and descriptions that go with it!

Tips:

There is a circular walk starting behind the garage, going up to the viewpoint and around past the beach which is nice of someone has time to kill before the ferry goes ( don’t know if that’s in the walls in you little basket). Also the waterfall! Definitely worth a trip. The hike over to Flodigarry via Ben Eidra is nice but the description at the beginning is not the best- also very boggy.

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5
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12th September 2019:

Wonderfull Hostel and wonderfull Staff....

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5
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11th September 2019:

We loved the place. We stayed at the pod and it was lovely. We also appreciate the kitchen in the main house. It was very nice to be able to cook our own meal. We suggest adding a bath rug so when you leave the bathroom after taking a shower we don’t make a mess on the floor (pod) We are definitely coming back.

Tips:

Use your time to enjoy the outdoors. Portree is cute, but go shopping and eat at restaurants someplace else. Use your time in the island to soak all the nature you can get. It’s worth it. Nothing can compares to it.

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5
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11th September 2019:

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5
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11th September 2019:

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5
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11th September 2019:

The cowshed is a cozy and homely hostel with a very hospitable host. We stayed here on our way up to Quiraing the next day, and were pleasantly surprised by the amenities. The rooms were extremely comfortable and well furnished with a locked cupboard for each occupant. Common area was large and cozy, and provided cooking areas with cooking equipment as well. The host was a very friendly lady who even helped us after we had left. On the day after our stay, we had trouble finding an apartment and when we called, she offered us help and alternatives as well.

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Feel free to bring groceries to prepare your own meal, the pantry is well equipped with oven, stove, microwave dishes & utensils.

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5
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10th September 2019:

We had rented one of the pods and we really loved it! It was so cute, well laid out, comfy and amazing to stay in. We also really enjoyed the mini kitchenette inside and that we could use the main facilities of the hostel if we wanted. The staff were very friendly, and always available to answer a question. We would definitely stay again.

Tips:

You can use the facilities of the main hostel and the pods come with a mini fridge and kettle. Staying in Uig almost feels more central then Portree as many of the hikes (Quiraing, Fairy Glen, Old Man Storr) are closer.

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4.5
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10th September 2019:

The view from the hostel was fantastic but it was really far to walk from the ferry. A pick up service at the ferry would be a good idea. Also the breakfast I paid for was not environmentally friendly, small containers with milk and cereals. Some hostels have free breakfasts with the same content.

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5
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10th September 2019:

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5
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10th September 2019:

Best hostel ever

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5
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10th September 2019:

One of the cosiest and coolest hostels I’ve stayed in.

Tips:

The nearby Fairy Glen is great and also ftom Uig you can get buses/hitchhike to other areas of Skye fairly easily.

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4.8
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9th September 2019:

The place is absolutely charming and unique. The views are amazing, and you feel really good in the shared rooms. My family had a great time at The Cowshed.

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The cabins are beautiful, clean, charming and cozy. Enjoy!

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5
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9th September 2019:

Overpriced at 85 GBP for one night with no breakfast. We toured around Scotland and the IOS and stayed at other fantastic Locations for same price which incl full breakfast and toiletry items.

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Uig hotel great dinner.

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5
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9th September 2019:

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5
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9th September 2019:

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5
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9th September 2019:

I really enjoy staying at Cowshed. I would recomended this place for sure for anyone.

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5
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9th September 2019:

Stayed as family in a six bed bunkhouse room - perfect!

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4.5
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8th September 2019:

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5
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8th September 2019:

Excellent hostel, very clean and comfortable. Good views from communal space. Staff very friendly and helpful

Tips:

Good base for exploring Trotternish peninsula

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5
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8th September 2019:

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4.8
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7th September 2019:

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5
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4th September 2019:

The staff went beyond the call of duty to help me when I was stranded due to a very late ferry. They are wonderful and run a very clean, organized, positive and helpful hostel. I highly recommend The Cowshed! Anni

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5
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4th September 2019:

Excellent stay and wonderful staff

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4.8
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4th September 2019:

Very friendly staff, great kitchen, very nice place, living room and bed, with curtains. :) I really enjoyed my stay. Thank you to all the staff!

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4.5
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3rd September 2019:

Seemed to be very popular with families which is most unlike other hostels we stayed at where travellers and solo backpackers were the majority. Not usually a problem but the volume of families and children staying at the cowshed meant that facitilies were overrun.

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Ace sports was great based in portree and well worth a visit even if a rainy day.

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5
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3rd September 2019:

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5
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3rd September 2019:

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The grocery shop near by is very well stocked! :)

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5
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2nd September 2019:

We just loved this place. Really welcoming, with great facilities, smartly organized. We wish we come back soon, both for the bunkhouse and the isle! Staff very helpful. Could you please just add more hooks and drying racks in the bedrooms? also, a "boot room" to leave and dry wet clothes/shoes would be quite relevant :-)

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a really cool place - spacious, open, friendly, super-well equipped. Open all day, with nice music and very compfy sofas...not to mention the amazing kitchen !

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5
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2nd September 2019:

A perfect area to stay !

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Nous étions ravis de notre séjour ! Nous avons passé deux excellentes nuits sur Skye.

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4.8
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2nd September 2019:

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5
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2nd September 2019:

Nice place with very kind staff!

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5
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1st September 2019:

Very well maintaoned property.

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5
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31st August 2019:

A great team of staff that are so happy to help you enjoy your stay, this place has a friendly/happy place vibe about it and it’s due to the staff. We booked a family bunk room with 4 beds, was very satisfied with the cleanliness and comfort of the room. Bathrooms are clean and very modern too. The kitchen was well equipped and it was easy to use appliances. The selection of games available was first rate and thoughtful for all ages. Travelling with two teenagers we were pleased to find current games that they wanted to play. It really is the small touches that make a place special and The Cowshed team have put lots of effort into the type of space they want to offer to guests and it shows.

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It is definitely worth the walk to the Fairy Glen Kitchen gets busy in high season so I’d suggest breakfast before 8.30am and dinner before 6pm

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4.5
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31st August 2019:

Jackie was extremely nice and friendly.

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4.8
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28th August 2019:

Best hostel ive stayed ever! Staff are all friendly and super helpful. I like layout of the common area making all of us feel like a big family.

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Gas stove not working all hours so plan ahead your cooking time

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4.8
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28th August 2019:

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5
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28th August 2019:

The only regret is that we didn't stay longer than the 2 days we did! The place is really very beautiful, the pods are very welcoming with a wonderful view of the bay, the common area is well equipped and furnished with excellent taste. All perfect!!

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Very good the restaurant on the pier of Uig, although a little more expensive than the other places, we ate the best fish and chips !!!!

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5
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27th August 2019:

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5
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27th August 2019:

Staff was absolutely fantastic. This is also the cleanest place I've stayed in all my travels. The location is beautiful, and a close walk to the Fairy Glen, and a few other trails. I would love to stay here again!

Tips:

The walk into town was nice, but when you arrive at the Cowshed, if you take the bus, let the bus driver know before getting to Uig, and they will drop you off at the end of the drive. While the walk from town is nice, it may not be as nice with luggage. The people in town are very friendly, and there is a pottery place in town that has some nice gifts/reminders of Uig. I hope to return here again!

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5
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26th August 2019:

Fab little pod, perfect for a stop before getting the ferry from Uig.

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1.8
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26th August 2019:

This allocation is clearly a young hostel dedicated to groups of people. So it was not really convenient for a couple as us, which searchs some very clean facilities, quiet and welcome from staf. During our trip in Scotland, we have found some really better and cheaper accomodations than this one.

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This allocation is clearly a young hostel dedicated to groups of people. So it was not really convenient for a couple as us, which searchs some very clean facilities, quiet and welcome from staf. During our trip in Scotland, we have found some really better and cheaper accomodations than this one.

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5
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26th August 2019:

Beautyful Place and very organizer and clean! Good and organized common areas!

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4.8
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25th August 2019:

Great view. Nice pods un the middle of nature. Ideal location to visit Trotternish.

Tips:

The Hungry Gulls in Uig can deliver pizzas directly to the Cowshed. To have a great coffee: Single Track. To buy food for a pique-nic or for breakfast: Rankins in the center of Uig.

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5
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25th August 2019:

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4
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25th August 2019:

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5
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24th August 2019:

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4.5
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24th August 2019:

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5
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24th August 2019:

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5
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23rd August 2019:

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4.5
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23rd August 2019:

I think you need more tables, or tables of diferent sizes.

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5
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23rd August 2019:

What a gem of a place. Clean, modern, comfortable. Amazing showers which was a dream after a full day motorcycling in the rain and wind. Staff were so welcoming and couldn’t do enough to make you feel at home. First visit but won’t be our last

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5
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23rd August 2019:

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5
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23rd August 2019:

Friendly staff, comfortable stay

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4
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22nd August 2019:

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5
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21st August 2019:

a very confortable house with a marvellous view. A different accomodation for a new experience ! We appreciated the cleanliness of the shed, the welcoming of the staff and the location. The place is peaceful and charming.

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The indications and advice offered in the shed concerning visits to make around the location are very useful.

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4.8
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21st August 2019:

Friendly, easy to stay there. Relaxed with access to communal bunkhouse area and cooking facilities spot on. I would and have, recommended you to others. Great set up. Only one wee thought to add - vehicle access is a bit scary.

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5
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21st August 2019:

Incredible bunkhouse! Everyone was extremely kind and helpful and gave great recommendations. It was the perfect place to stay on the Isle of Skye and I would highly recommend this to everyone. My only regret is that we didn’t stay longer!

Tips:

Bring some food along to cook in the amazing self-catering kitchen. The facilites are brilliant. We then we go Fairy Glen, Neist Point and Fairy Pools. Prior to that, we visited Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and some of the castles on the island.

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4.8
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20th August 2019:

We stayed at a Cid and even though it was small for us as we are a family of four I have to say that the stay was charming and we were confortable.

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5
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20th August 2019:

Very nice place. All was perfect.

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To see : the coast road to Staffin + Quiraing + sunset on the bay.

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5
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20th August 2019:

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5
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19th August 2019:

It was amazing. The beds were beautifully clean and comfortable, I loved the little curtains on the bunks. The kitchen was very smart. We arrived very late, it was a little difficult making up the bedding on the bunk bed at midnight!

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I wish we had arrived earlier and made more use of the bunkhouse the day before, or maybe stayed a couple of days. We just travelled on the following day so did not have enough time in the local area.

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4.8
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19th August 2019:

A wonderfull spot and a modern place for the well-being shared!

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5
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19th August 2019:

My wish is coming back another time . Everything is perfect !

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5
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19th August 2019:

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5
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19th August 2019:

Best hostel ever! Amazing location and amenities, really friendly staff an cosy atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Tips:

On a clear night mid summer, go out to fairy glen to see the shooting stars

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5
out of 5

18th August 2019:

What a great place to stay and meet other travellers

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We didn't move.. The facilities excellent and the view of the sunset from our pod glorious!

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4.8
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18th August 2019:

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5
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18th August 2019:

It was super clean and very comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helped us out when we had questions or needed something. Thank u.

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5
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16th August 2019:

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5
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16th August 2019:

Staff were great, very helpful and made our stay great and comfortable

Tips:

Excellent fish and chips at The Galley 2 mins drive up the road

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5
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16th August 2019:

Hébergement original et super sympa. Le personnel est très facile d'accès et toujours prêts à nous aider. La vue depuis les pods est simplement magnifique. Les parties communes sont très pratiques et cosy. Nous avons adoré notre séjour.

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5
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16th August 2019:

The location is amazingly beautiful and very convenient for the northern part of the island. I just hope I could take the cowshed with me! It was very comfy.

Tips:

Wonderful walks nearby. We had a lovely take-out dinner from The Galley Cafe and Takeaway (5 min drive from The Cowshed). If you go to Kilt Rock, do eat something at the food-truck there, called The Black Sheep. Both the traditional and the vegetarian haggis were very good.

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4.8
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16th August 2019:

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5
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16th August 2019:

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4.8
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15th August 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
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13th August 2019:

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5
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13th August 2019:

fantastic view, good place, more than an hostel

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5
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13th August 2019:

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5
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13th August 2019:

I would highly recommend this accomodation to other travelers. The rooms were very luxury, also the bathroom. The shared living room was a really joyful place and easy to meet other people.

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You can really easy cook your own food so bring some own food.

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5
out of 5

12th August 2019:

The Cowshed was a perfect stop on a long trip. The views were astounding and the facilities were very clean and easy to use. Modern, clean bathrooms. Staff was helpful and accommodating, and FUN!

Tips:

About a 30 minute walk down a quiet pretty road to Fairy Glen. Gorgeous views from the lounge area, dining room and deck. Beautiful kitchen facilities and beer available at the front desk! Great stop for anyone traveling to Skye.

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5
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12th August 2019:

Very kind services, we left the hostel very happy

Tips:

There is only one food store, watch for its schedule

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5
out of 5

12th August 2019:

great location, splendid view, great atmosphere, nice staff spacious bathrooms.

Tips:

Best bring and cook your own food. Uig is not much of a village and the kitchen is well equipped. We spotted an eagle and a couple of raven.

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5
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11th August 2019:

By far the best bunkhouse we have ever stayed in for facilities and staff. Absolutely outstanding! The only niggle we had was the gas situation in the morning, we are quite early risers and like to get out walking but not having gas meant we either went without cooking or had to wait. If it was on an hour or two earlier it would be a great help and i’m sure other people would benefit as well.

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5
out of 5

10th August 2019:

Tips:

Très belle AJ dans un cadre magnifique, idéal pour découvrir l'île de Skye. Ambiance conviviale.

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5
out of 5

9th August 2019:

Loved our stay.. outstanding views staff really friendly and 2 minutes from the ferry.

Tips:

Fairy Glen 5 minutes away and quite a sight.

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5
out of 5

9th August 2019:

it was marvellous ! I had to be there for only one night and in fact only i thought to come there only to sleep but i found there hapiness, warm welcome, sharing, numerous bathrooms,good advices to see what is around, board game !

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5
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9th August 2019:

One of the best hostels I have ever had a pleasure to stay. It is clean, logically planned and located in the beautiful area, where you can admire sunsets in front of hostel. Kitchen has aboslutely everything you need to prepare even complicated meals and you won't feel being crowded even if other guests will be around. Cowshed is example how the best hostels look like:). Cheers and see you again!

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4.5
out of 5

9th August 2019:

Kitchen towles ....more available. Small update shower facilities. Stronger Wifi in all locations

Tips:

Enjoy the nature

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4.8
out of 5

8th August 2019:

Very nice and helpful staff. There is a beautiful view from The Cowshed. The Pods are wonderful living in, and you don't notice the neighbours.

Tips:

Be sure to take your time, just sitting on the bench enjoying the view. Take a walk to Fairy Glen. It is a beautiful place, and you can imagine, why people were believing in fairys and other supernatural creatures.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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8th August 2019:

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5
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8th August 2019:

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5
out of 5

8th August 2019:

Gorgeous place, extremely professional and kind staff, wonderful atmosphere, spotless clean, amazing views!

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Gorgeous place, extremely professional and kind staff, wonderful atmosphere, spotless clean, amazing views!

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5
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8th August 2019:

Loved my stay at Cowshed and look forward to coming back in the future. Everything was fantastic!

Tips:

Definitely go swimming in the pool with the waterfall, it was magical.

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4.8
out of 5

7th August 2019:

The Cowshed was one of the nicest hostels we stayed at in Scotland. The hostel was very modern and clean and had a great view. There were also many games available and plenty of room in the kitchen/fridge to store andcook. Also, the bathrooms were large and the showers were very nice.

Tips:

We would recommend going to Fairy glenn, the Old Man of Storr and the Quirang!

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5
out of 5

7th August 2019:

Exceptionally clean, aesthetically-pleasing, well-equipped and well-run establishment. Such a warm, friendly and relaxed vibe. Great location, environment and staff. The bathrooms in the main building deserve their own mention. So big, clean and spacious - and plenty of them. Lovely showers too.

Tips:

Local shop down the road was very well stocked and friendly. Staff at The Uig Hotel were all incredibly friendly and accommodating of my friend's dog. Good ale and food, too.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

7th August 2019:

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5
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7th August 2019:

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5
out of 5

6th August 2019:

We had a fantastic stay! I recommend it! Thanks for the staff and their nice answers and great tips!

Tips:

The Hungry Gull has fantastic foods. We had take aways and eat it at The Cowshed were the view is fantastic!

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5
out of 5

5th August 2019:

Very nice place to stay. Staff very friendly and helpful. Facility’s perfect.

Tips:

Nice to walk around the Isle of Skye. Enough to see and do for weeks.

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5
out of 5

5th August 2019:

Great staff, beautiful location and fantastic facilities

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4.8
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5th August 2019:

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5
out of 5

5th August 2019:

amazing

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5
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5th August 2019:

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4.5
out of 5

5th August 2019:

Perfect, just 2 problems: wifi was working not so good and the kitchen open too late in the morning

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4.5
out of 5

5th August 2019:

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5
out of 5

4th August 2019:

We had a really nice stay!

Tips:

The hungry Gull (restaurant)

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

4th August 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

3rd August 2019:

Stayed in a pod which was spotlessly clean. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Views from the pod were spectacular. I would definitely stay here again if coming back to Uig.

Tips:

Ideally located for the Ferry. The Fairy Glen is very close by and well worth a visit.

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5
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2nd August 2019:

Genuinely one of the loveliest spots to stay at in Skye. The location (and view!) is out of this world, the wee pods are awesome and the communal space is perfect. Huge kitchen, plenty of places to sit/eat and everything was super clean. Staff were wonderful and great with recs/sorting out our group.

Tips:

Ferry Inn down the road has a great bar and (pricey!) restaurant!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

2nd August 2019:

very nice stay! Booked a big pod and would recommend it to anyone. Mega outlook! Everything was there what you needed and very clean. The kitchen and sofas in the main house could be shared. Staff was also very nice.

Tips:

The hotel in Uig is very recommendable, if you want to eat in the vicinity. From our accomodation we explored the whole island: Quiraing, Kilt Rock, Old Man of Storr, Portree, Neist Point Lighthouse, Dunvegan Castle, Elgol, Talisker Distellery, Sligachan Old Bridge, Fairy Glen, Fairy Pools, ...

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

1st August 2019:

Great facilities - new modern well equipped kitchen, large solo showers / toilets. Beautiful views!

Tips:

Great facilities - new modern well equipped kitchen, large solo showers / toilets. Beautiful views!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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1st August 2019:

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5
out of 5

1st August 2019:

A wonderful unique place to stay and incredible value for money. This is the second time we have stayed here and will definitely be back!

Tips:

The Ferry Inn in Uig is a great place to eat and drink and has live bands. Gordon is the manager and is a great chap. Don’t miss The Isle of Skye brewery in Uig for some of the best real ale in Scotland. Uig pottery shop is also great for gifts and browsing.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

1st August 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

1st August 2019:

There was a great deal of noise and banging of doors well after midnight although the staff had reminded visitors to keep the noise down after 23.00. Also people leaving early to catch ferries should be made aware that there are other people in the barn besides themselves. The 6 of us had very limited sleep during the four nights but it could be that no 6 is very close to the exit and entry door.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

1st August 2019:

We really enjoyed our stay at The Cowshed. Although we were here for only one day, the cute little pod felt as our 'home".

Tips:

Gairloch boating tours, adjacent hotel-restaurant, Redpoint beach and stable

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

31st July 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

31st July 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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31st July 2019:

Excellent hostel, very stylish and comfortable. Magic views Lovely staff

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5
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30th July 2019:

Apart from the locks on the lockers being a bit fiddly the Cowshed was an excellent stay. Very clean, welcoming and comfortable. The staff were very helpful and there was a very friendly,relaxing atmosphere.

Tips:

We picked up some lovely fresh fish from Portree,which was superb cooked back at The Cowshed.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.3
out of 5

30th July 2019:

Great stay in the pod! Perfect for a family of 4 and we can use all facilities.

Tips:

The galley fish and chips

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

30th July 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

30th July 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
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30th July 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th July 2019:

unique and welcoming accommodation. A brilliant place to stay for the ferry. Very family friendly although a bit tricky in the shared kitchen trying to manage my coeliacs.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.3
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29th July 2019:

We stayed in one of the pods and really enjoyed it - cosy and great views! Staff was super friendly and helpful and it was great that we could use the facilities of the bunkhouse as well. The kitchenette of the pod only has rudimentary facilities so that cooking a meal is not really possible (no cooking plate, no cooking knives, ...) and we had to use the common facilities for dinner. For travellers without a car the location is a bit far away from bus stops and ferry terminal but still walkable (~30 minutes). However, overall very good experience!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

29th July 2019:

Beautiful Hostel with very good beds. Lots of space to cook your own diner and sit and relaxe.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
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29th July 2019:

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5
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28th July 2019:

It was a relaxed atmosphere even when it was busy with multiple corners to sit. Great place. The kids (and my husband) loved the gametable.

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Fairy glen is a nice evening walk.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4
out of 5

28th July 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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27th July 2019:

The best hostel we've visited so far for 4 nights!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

26th July 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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25th July 2019:

Awesome, all!

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Common kitchen area very big and absoluty clean. Lovely staff, awesome position e view from all Pod.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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25th July 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

3.8
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24th July 2019:

Unfortunately after travelling hundreds of miles I was very disappointed after paying almost £200 I had no hot water at all. My daughter had to run from our pod to another in a towel and wet to shower in another one. Luckily we were with others. No hot water at all the whole stay in pod 3. However the views and staff were incredible! We came as a massive group with the dance school and there was no rules. Kids can play, run, sing, shout. Staff there when needed.. the place is incredible!

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Absolutely beautiful views. Warm cosy place! Staff amazing. Short walk to a local shop and post office. Beautiful hotel within walking distance. Woodland walks very close. Ferry port 2 mins away.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

24th July 2019:

Great location. Clean and well equipped. Friendly and laid back atmosphere.

Tips:

Handy for the Fairie Glen and waterfalls. Uig Hotel restaurant is great for a meal. Also the ferry terminal there.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

23rd July 2019:

Tips:

I liked the Uig Hotel just down the road... Nice place for a drink

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

23rd July 2019:

The Cowshed is the complete opposite to its name... wow, stunning, beautiful, comfy!!! Although I've never stayed in a cowshed!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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23rd July 2019:

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5
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23rd July 2019:

Fantastic in all aspects!

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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22nd July 2019:

Such a fantastic facility. And the views! Definitely take the time to walk, or drive to the Faerie Glen. Such a jewel. We loved our two nights at the Cowshed.

Tips:

Take in the Faerie Glen, and visit the town. And just stop and take in that view.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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22nd July 2019:

Fantastic place. We loved it. Pod 6 was great and possibly one of the best showers we've had. Only downside is the hill - anyone who has a disability or mobility problems would struggle to get to the pods.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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22nd July 2019:

The bunkhouse is the best equipped I have encountered. The dorms are clean and well appointed and the communal areas are well furnished and comfortable.

Tips:

The Uig hotel is within walking distance for a meal although the kitchen facilities at the bunkhouse are very good.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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21st July 2019:

Stayed for two nights in a pod, perfect location to stop at before getting the ferry.

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Fairy pools are worth a visit.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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21st July 2019:

I would like to thank you for accommodating our huge group of 53 people! We had absolutely no concerns during our trip. Check in was efficient and the staff all very pleasant during our entire stay. The pods and rooms are immaculate and we were all very sad to leave. The views are stunning. When we have recovered from this large group H’island Hop, we will definitely return.

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To be honest the Cowshed is absolutely stunning, the facilities for cooking and dining are so lovely that we didn’t use any local restaurants. We enjoyed eating as as a group in the superb lounge area.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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20th July 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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20th July 2019:

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5
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19th July 2019:

The Cowshed was a real pleasant surprise. It had an amazing view and surrounded by fields. We stayed in one of the pods with two kids and was really cosy, clean and warm. The children thought it was amazing. We also hung out in the communal space which had such a cool vibe. It was clean and modern and the facilities fantastic. The shop was also a bonus when we ran out of beer! This place is suitable for all ages and a perfect stop for the island hopper. I will stay longer next time.

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4.8
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18th July 2019:

One fancy cowshed !

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5
out of 5

18th July 2019:

Friendly and helpful !

Tips:

Local eateries good but not cheap

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5
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17th July 2019:

Excellent location pod was truly beautiful very very comfortable very clean staff very friendly helpful also had my dog he loved it would highly recommend will be back thank you for truly wonderful stay we were there for 2 nights we will be back

Tips:

Plenty do lots information in pod also in main building

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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17th July 2019:

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3.3
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16th July 2019:

We liked staying at the cow shed. It met expectations. It was cute and cosy but would have been better with a couple of easy fixes. For a 3 night stay extra towels would be good, particularly as there was not a bath mat or hand towels. The pillows were lumpy which isn’t in keeping with the boutique feel. Extra pillows would have been lovely. With such a small bathroom the shower curtain needs replacing more often as it has grime on it and its hard to avoid touching it. There were also limitations with the cooking facilities. Not to mention wifi.

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Would Recommend: No

5
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15th July 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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15th July 2019:

The most amazing hostel I have ever stayed in. The bathrooms are massive and private. The kitchen has so much space to cook in and the view is incredible. The pods are beautiful if you want a private space.

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5
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14th July 2019:

Lovely lovely lovely! Surpassed our expectations. The pod we stayed in was small but beautifully formed and had everything we needed. The communal facilities were comfortable - and again - extremely well equipped and clean. There were helpful extras such as a good supply of games etc to play and, for us, a refreshing lack of TV. The sofas, ovens, fridges etc were all clean and the lovely shower rooms available to all were five star quality.

Tips:

I would say that as Skye is relatively unspoiled, the main activity is walking and sightseeing. Uig itself is about 30 mins walk around the bay but it’s a small village in comparison with towns in England. We found local shops which stocked everything we needed though. Just a 30 minute walk away is the Fairy Glen which is worth a visit. We went into the Uig Hotel (5 mins walk down the hill) for a mid-morning coffee and found it to be pleasant.

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5
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14th July 2019:

As usual,hostel is up to a very high standard, also,staff are always pleasant and pleased to see you,no complaints.

Tips:

An easy walk from the hostel up to the fairy glen can be recommended for a short stretch of the legs.

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4.8
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14th July 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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13th July 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

13th July 2019:

Extremely friendly and really helpful staff, excellent rooms with great facilities, a very good drying room, great lounge area and great kitchen facilities. In addition, a very pleasant atmosphere and probably the best showers in Scotland. I would recommend the Cowshed anytime. Still prefer to spend much more time there. Thank you for everything! Kai.

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There is so much to do and discover that I do not want to make a clear recommendation because there is something for nearly everyone and the helpful staff knows the better insider tips.

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5
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13th July 2019:

Great service- the member of staff assisted me with my laundry allowing me to go for a evening meal. Very much appreciated!

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Highly recommended

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5
out of 5

13th July 2019:

Beautiful location, very friendly and helpful staff and accommodation was clean and comfortable. Great value for money and would highly recommend.

Tips:

So much to do on the island and the cowshed is a great base to explore from. The village of Stein is a great spot to spend an afternoon too!

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4
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12th July 2019:

Extremely good value for money, good facilities and comfy beds.

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4.3
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12th July 2019:

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5
out of 5

12th July 2019:

Great place to stay! The pods were compact but really comfortable with nice beds. We enjoyed dining at the porch and observing a beautiful sunset. Service 5/5.

Tips:

If you arrive late on Sunday and want to eat out be aware that places close quite early. The staff kindly advised us to the Hungry Seagull nearby for some take away food as another restaurant close by was fully booked.

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5
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12th July 2019:

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5
out of 5

11th July 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

10th July 2019:

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4.8
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9th July 2019:

Fabulous accommodation! First time staying in dorms and it was explained really well how everything works, loved having my own locker, beds were comfortable and guests were respectful. Highly recommend to any solo traveller wanting to experience Skye!

Tips:

Great location in Uig but is most convenient if you are driving to get around to everything you want to see. The Fairy Glen was great, but driving around the island was probably my favourite part...beautiful scenery even on a rainy day.

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5
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9th July 2019:

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5
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9th July 2019:

This was an absolutely fabulous experience. The staff were really helpful and friendly. I cannot rate this place high enough it was so posh and clean and a really friendly vibe with excellent communal space, free tea and coffee and power showers. I stayed in the dorm curtained bunk rather than the external family pods and it was very comfy with internal light charging points and number combination lockers that didn't need a separate lock. I requested a lower bunk and the staff were really accommodating so I didn't have to change dorms for my 3 night stay. The view from The Cowshed is amazing with outside seating. Skye is fabulous and I would definitely return to the Cowshed.

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fairy glen is very near the cowshed and worth a visit.

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5
out of 5

8th July 2019:

3rd stay at the cowshed and decided to stay in one of the private pods. Unfortunately due to the heat (extremely unusual for Scotland) and a loud flapping external vent we had next to no sleep but can’t fault the cleanliness, location or facilities available.

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Bring food supplies as the kitchen is equipped with everything you need to prepare a meal. The fairy glen walk is a must.

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4.8
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8th July 2019:

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5
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7th July 2019:

The best hostel I've ever been even in shared accomodations! Amazing place, great staff, beautifull rooms and kitchen!!!! Loved it! Would have loved to spend more time....but I'm already planing to return! Skye is beyond beautiful!

Tips:

Rent a car and take your time to know this amazing place!

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5
out of 5

6th July 2019:

Received a warm welcome on arrival & useful advice on boat trips.

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Food at Ferry Inn high quality. Think more gastro pub than pub food. Let down by Tom who cancelled our boat trip last minute & failed to telephone us at the agreed time.to tell us. Went to Portree instead, got a boat trip that day & saw Sea Eagles.

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5
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6th July 2019:

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4.8
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6th July 2019:

Very friendly staff and great, clean accommodations. At full occupancy, the seats in the common room are a bit short. Additional stools for the dining tables would be nice.

Tips:

Quiraing hike is only 15 min away by car. Medium heavy hiking trail with great views.

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5
out of 5

5th July 2019:

Superbe pods dans un cadre magnifique! Il y a fait très chaud quand on y était mais je doute que ça soit très souvent! Par contre l'accès de the cowshed est vraiment difficile avec une montée vraiment en pente, et compliqué lors de rencontre avec d'autre voiture

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Parfait!

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5
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5th July 2019:

Very good facilities Only suggestion would be offering a cooked/ prepared breakfast that would be prefect.

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5
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4th July 2019:

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5
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4th July 2019:

Lovely and nice place with an fantastic view. Compact pod but complete. I would reccommand this place to every-one. Unfortunately we stayed only 1 night and it was too short to explore the entire area. So we have to come back.

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5
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3rd July 2019:

Great facilities Superb location with amazing views Highly recommend

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5
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3rd July 2019:

We stayed in a pod for one night on our way to South Uist. The hostel is ideal for ferry travel. We booked fairly last minute but were so glad we did. The pod was so much more than we were expecting. We found it to be really spacious, warm and very well equipped for us and our adult son. Didn't use the shower but it was fab to have an ensuite loo. We would definitely book again.

Tips:

The menus for the nearby hotel and inn looked great but sadly we had already eaten. We visited the Fairy Glen just a short drive away which was a fascinating short walk.

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5
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2nd July 2019:

Excellent location and fantastic facilities. We stayed in one of the pods - Perfect for a family overnight before getting the ferry to North Uist.

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5
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2nd July 2019:

Fantastic place! Stayed here last year when getting the early ferry to Lochmaddy and decided to do the same this year. Amazing facilities and friendly staff! Thank you

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5
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2nd July 2019:

Very welcoming, clean, great atmosphere, comfy bunks and, very important, accessible ladders to top bunks

Tips:

Handy base for exploring Skye and the Outer Hebrides

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5
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1st July 2019:

Comfy rooms; very clean. Well equipped kitchen. Lovely communal area and amazing location- thank you!

Tips:

Uig Hotel does lovely food Puffin boat trip from Uig Harbour with SkyeXplorer

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5
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1st July 2019:

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4.8
out of 5

1st July 2019:

The atmosphere is great and the best thing is the staff who are kind and amazing.

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You can enjoy a delicius meal in the Uig Hotel. If you like to have a good coffee and pastries, the Ella’s café would be you choice.

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5
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1st July 2019:

This was my second stay at the Cowshed. Very clean, great informative staff, fully stocked kitchen facilities and fantastic showers and bathrooms.

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Go to the Fairy Glen close to the hostel!

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5
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30th June 2019:

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5
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29th June 2019:

Excellent!! 5 stars. We stayed with our two daughters in the big building and everything was even better than what we specked. Beautiful, clean, suuuper friendly staf and marvellous placement.

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5
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29th June 2019:

We really enjoyed our stay with you. Our pod was excellent - so well equipped and the views were amazing! The staff were really friendly and we were so impressed with how forward-thinking and environmentally friendly The Cowshed is!

Tips:

We really wanted to try the Ferry Inn in Uig but unfortunately it is closed on a Sunday and Monday. We went to Uig Hotel, whilst the staff were very friendly the food wasn't great at all (over £15 for a reheated roast dinner - it reminded me of school dinners!)

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5
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28th June 2019:

Accueil très sympathique et auberge de jeunesse au top de ce qu'on peut espérer !

Tips:

A réserver absolument pour votre séjour dans l'île de Skye

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5
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28th June 2019:

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5
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28th June 2019:

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5
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27th June 2019:

I would highly recommend a bath mat in the pods! Also, it would be a HUGE help to have mirrors on the road up to the cowshed.

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Day trip to Lewis and Harris, we did a great driver/tour with “Isle of Harris 365 Tours”

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3
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26th June 2019:

high scores for the welcome, and the setting very low value for money score; we had a too short duvet, aches from nutting ourselves on the doorframe entering/leaving the pod, a request to strip the bed, and nescafe. some of which is ok in an syha dorm. but for £85?!

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5
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26th June 2019:

Simply out of this world hostel experience . Highly recommended , a step up on the old SYHA which I had stayed in several years ago .

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5
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26th June 2019:

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5
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25th June 2019:

Staff were first rate, friendly and helpful. Everything clean and the showers...well a pleasure , large and modern. Above all.........we had FUN.

Tips:

Uig Hotel just a few minutes walk away. First class "pub food" and pleasant surroundings. The Ferry Inn close by was the ideal place for our "celebration, pull out all the stops" meal.

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4.8
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25th June 2019:

Beautiful location- but if traveling without a car there’s not much within a walkable distance so if you are up for catching a ride or a bus you will be set! A lot of travelers pass through for just one night before taking the ferry from the Uig pier the next day!

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5
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24th June 2019:

We were so impressed with the whole place. The staff were fab and just let us enjoy our time but we knew were they were of we need anything. The view from the pods is amazing and the facilities in the shared area were great.

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Uig hotel does a great evening meal and at a reasonable price

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5
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23rd June 2019:

We enjoyed the two days very much.

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It is a very good starting point for many walks.

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5
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22nd June 2019:

Very friendly reception - helpful and informative tour of facilities. Only one teenie point to make but probably me not reading the small print...was not aware we were in a mixed dorm. Not a problem just that we didn't know beforehand. Prefer female only if I had a choice.

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Plenty of board games and magazines to read. Local recommended walks and maps provided.

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4.8
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21st June 2019:

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5
out of 5

21st June 2019:

They did not give us enough sheets pillows/towels at check in. Also WiFi didn’t reach to the pods. I know it’s a stretch but Would be nice if they served food too.

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Check out the fairy pools. Eat early and reserve something because there is literally nothing in the area.

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4.5
out of 5

20th June 2019:

Tips:

The shower in the pod is tiny but do make use of the showers in the hostel. They are great. Close by the Cowshed is the fairy glen. A nice spot to visit on a sunny afternoon.

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5
out of 5

19th June 2019:

Best kitted out hostel ever Friendly helpfull staff.

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5
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18th June 2019:

A really great place and handy. Friendly staff, good facilities-well organised. Would definitely recommend it Music(chronic) at times at times from Reception area somewhat irritating

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3.3
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18th June 2019:

I can only give a 3 for most of the criteria despite the location being great. We arrived very late and we stayed at number 7. On entry to the pod we were greeted by an overwhelming smell of toilet and too much air freshener. The light was on in the toilet which triggers the extractor fan. I suspect that there was a problem with the drain and the fan was on to try and extract the stench. It was that bad we considered getting on the road however, it was about 11pm and we were tired. I would recommend these pods to others because I think the smell was possibly a one off, I hope it was.

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5
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18th June 2019:

The best

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4.8
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18th June 2019:

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5
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17th June 2019:

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5
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17th June 2019:

Our stay was amazing. We had a group of International journalists, who were blown away by the scenery and the venue. Many thanks to Jackie and her team for the great service. A few of the party are returning with their families in the future.

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4.8
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17th June 2019:

Loved the concept. Very friendly host. Shower in the shared area was the best shower we had. Didnt sleep that great because of the wind.

Tips:

Restaurant nearby ( 2 min walk )

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4.8
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16th June 2019:

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4.8
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14th June 2019:

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5
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14th June 2019:

We booked late and were accommodation without a problem. The bunkhouse is beautiful and the staff were friendly. Nice bit of luxury to break our wild camping cycle tour

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5
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13th June 2019:

My daughter and I stayed 3 nights in the pod and had a wonderful time. The pod was perfect. So clean and cozy with an incredible view. We loved the area and was so happy having never been to Scotland, picked Uig. It was away from all the tourist and tour buses. The road along the coast was beautiful and very little traffic. The staff in the bunk house were so nice and helpful. We can’t wait to return!

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4.8
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13th June 2019:

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4.8
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13th June 2019:

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4.3
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13th June 2019:

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5
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13th June 2019:

Nice and very clean, views are simply amazing. Great staff! You may also use the facilities of the hostel (private bathrooms, kitchen).

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5
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13th June 2019:

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5
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12th June 2019:

The cow shed is a Lilliputian marvel. A tiny kitchen, a tiny bathroom and a tiny sleeping area are efficiently set out to achieve comfort. The view of Uig harbour is superb. The common room is warm, clean and welcoming with plenty of room to lounge about or cook a big meal.

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Walking distance to a lovely pub and only a few miles from the Harris ferry at Uig.

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3.3
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11th June 2019:

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5
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11th June 2019:

This is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. The common room is beautiful and everything was kept so clean!

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5
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11th June 2019:

The Pod was really clean, big enough for 2 persons. The view and the sunset were amazing. The main building (with the wifi) was really cosy and well decorated. We enjoyed our stay in the Cowshed and recommend it.

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5
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11th June 2019:

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5
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10th June 2019:

Very clean and very nice bathrooms and kitchen. We were very pleased with our visit and would highly recommend this place.

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5
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10th June 2019:

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5
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10th June 2019:

From far the best hostel in Scotland. The warm welcoming, the modern environment, the cleaning was more than perfect. The luxury of a REAL shower, very spacious. Nothing to say but PERFECT stay! Thanks Jacky for that!

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4.8
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10th June 2019:

Nice rooms. Toilets and showers were extremely clean and easily accessed. Common areas were very comfortable and well laid out.

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4.3
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10th June 2019:

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4.8
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10th June 2019:

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5
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9th June 2019:

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5
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8th June 2019:

All was perfect!

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3.5
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8th June 2019:

But not if you are over 30

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5
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8th June 2019:

We arrived in rainy season and our clothes had been soaked. The staff was so helpful in helping us get our clothes into the dryers and our boots dry! The facilities overlook the bay and it’s breathtaking!

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Come prepared to fall in love! The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable about the area!

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5
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8th June 2019:

A wonderful modern building with excellent facilities and the most helpful staff. Really enjoyed our stay.

Tips:

Fairy Glen well worth a visit. Lovely harbour and coastline.Excellently sited for ferry service to Uist. We ate in so cannot comment on restaurants. One of our party booked a pod and thought it was wonderful.

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5
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8th June 2019:

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5
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5th June 2019:

Everyone was very friendly and there was a great vibe. I was surprised at how quiet it was at night. I was worried it might be hard to sleep. The facilities were great for one night. At an advanced age I fear I am spoiled and need my en suite toilet and shower as well as a private bed, but I'm glad I gave it a try. I work at a college and would certainly recommend it to students there. My adult colleagues however are probably as spoiled as I am. Wasn't crazy about Uig. Town needs a place to get a coffee at 8 a.m. that is not Uig Hotel. A real need to fill for a venture capitalist and entrepreneur.

Tips:

Check out the Fairy Glen (close to Cowshed) and the Museum of Island Life as well as the Quiraing. Good meals at the Uig Hotel within walking distance of Cowshed. Hotel is also apparently the only place to get a morning coffee in Uig.

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4.8
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5th June 2019:

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5
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5th June 2019:

great hostel as its purpose built! Lockers are a bit fiddly, not a good design. that was only problem.

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5
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5th June 2019:

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4.5
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5th June 2019:

Such a welcoming friendly place in a beautiful location. I would stay here again :)

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5
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4th June 2019:

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4
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3rd June 2019:

We loved our stay and would recommend it to other people. Our only comment would be the weak internet connection but I guess that has to do with Skye’s remoteness as signal wasn’t good throughout. But being cut off from social media isn’t a bad thing. I love the fresh eggs from the chickens and the place is lovely!!

Tips:

Food: Red Roof Skye Holmisdale, Glendale, Isle of Skye IV55 8WS 01470 511304 https://goo.gl/maps/ei7vHdnWeGA3m5Si8 Restaurant Rosedale Beaumont Cres, Portree IV51 9DF https://goo.gl/maps/yNYfMZxqWmwFcMFQA The Chippy Portree Armadale House, Bank St, Portree IV51 9DA 01478 612111 https://goo.gl/maps/goz5PCkyDEwxEpTc6

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5
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2nd June 2019:

Everything about our stay was brilliant. Our pod had plenty of space and a wonderful view over the bay. All facilities were lovely. Staff were super friendly and made us feel welcome right from the beginning.

Tips:

Dinner at the Ferry Inn was fab. The location of cowsheds was great for doing things around the mid top and west of Skye such as the fairy glen, coral beach and the drive around the coast rd to portree.

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4.3
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2nd June 2019:

Amazing and beautiful hostel. Beautiful view and very nice staff. Best hostel i have ever sleept in.

Tips:

An absolutly must-see is the Old man of Storr. If you want an extra amazing view, you should walk up the mountain beyond the stone constellation.

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5
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2nd June 2019:

Very smart

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5
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1st June 2019:

lovely view, comfortable beds, large clean shower rooms, good info for walks and trips, useful little shop on site, great experience all round

Tips:

two places to eat within walking distance but must book first as get busy. Good shop within walking distance too.

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5
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31st May 2019:

perfect friendly service, thank you very much

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great to hike the Quiraning, Old Man of Storr and to see Neist Point Lighthouse

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5
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31st May 2019:

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5
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31st May 2019:

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5
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31st May 2019:

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5
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30th May 2019:

Friendly and helpful staff. Gorgeous location and outstanding facilities.

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4.8
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29th May 2019:

We absolutely loved our stay at The Cowshed! The shed was the perfect size for my husband and I, and we loved the location. The staff was really friendly and helpful! Our bathroom did smell like mildew (we think the guests before us didn't ventilate properly), but it didn't bother us enough to affect how much we loved our stay.

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5
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28th May 2019:

We had an awfull car issue when arriving at Cowshed. The car broke badly and we were in really deep difficulties. At the end of Skye island with no means of travel and an obligation to join our next hotel and the airport in the end... The staff helped us so much I don't even know how to thank them. The stay at the hotel was definitely the best we had in Scotland.

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5
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28th May 2019:

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5
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28th May 2019:

Fantastic place great staff & facilities.

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My first stay at a hostel and it was amazing. Great facilities and one of the only hostel's that has a washer & dryer great for packing light. I loved the location in UIG easy to catch a ferry to the local islands or visit many popular locations on the island most travelers want to see. Be the first to Fairy Glen in the morning it's about a mile away. After staying at other hostel's during my two week trip to Scotland this was the best! I actually came back after bad weather hit Ullapool so I could hike the Quiraing.

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5
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28th May 2019:

The Cowshed is the mos luxury hostel I've ever stayed in! Location rather away from the centre but peacful and amazing wiev. Bed comfortable, giving a bit of private. Room clean, bathroom (enough of them) big enough for dancing :) Staff helpful and kind (it was so good to see them cooking together). If i Ever come back to Skye, this will be my first choice to stay <3

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5
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27th May 2019:

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5
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27th May 2019:

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4.8
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27th May 2019:

Toilets/showers were excellent well above what expected in a bunkhouse more like a hotel.

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Went to Uig hotel and had very nice meal.Usual Skye attractions.

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5
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27th May 2019:

Perfect for an overnight stay for the ferry

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5
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27th May 2019:

Only stayed 1 night but was very impressed with our pods and their facilities, staff so friendly and helpful Great that we could bring the dog along too Will definitely recommend you others

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Great place to stay if catching the ferry as only round the corner

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5
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26th May 2019:

Really well equipped. Loved the ability to screen off my bunk with a curtain which allowed me to sleep while other people switched the light on.

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Convenient for ferry to Harris.

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5
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26th May 2019:

Loveley stay and friendly staff. Would definetly stay again on the next trip.

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5
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25th May 2019:

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4.8
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24th May 2019:

Lovely setting

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5
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24th May 2019:

This was not only the easiest hostel I have ever booked/checked in to but also the best. Friendly welcoming staff show you around at check in. Cooking and lounge facilities second to none. Washrooms are something out a 5 star hotel. And the dorms are comfy, and well equipped with luxuries like a reading lamp, power socket in each bed etc. Will definitely return soon!

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Fairy Glen is not too far away at all. Uig is a great place to travel to all the main attractions, providing you have a car to travel in.

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5
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24th May 2019:

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4
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23rd May 2019:

The Cowshed was the perfect location for exploring the Quiraing, Old Man of Storr, and numerous hikes along the Isle of Skye. The bunks themselves were fitted nicely with outlets and lights, with a great privacy curtain. Some improvements could definitely be made to keep noise to a minimum, the doors and hallway were extremely loud every day with boots/talking. The lockers were fairly large, but lacked usable shelves and it would be nice not to have to store everything smaller on the bottom. There was also one night with a birthday party celebration that went on past quiet hours and it was fairly loud since the first dorm shared a wall with the lounge.

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Hike the Quiraing, the Old Man of Storr, look for dinosaur tracks at Staffin Beach, go to the Fairy Glen and Fairy Pools. Brothers Point was a great isolated trail with few visitors but great views.

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5
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23rd May 2019:

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5
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22nd May 2019:

Friendly staff and great accommodation. Will definitely be back to stay. Thanks!

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5
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21st May 2019:

The pod was so well thought out and everything worked well. Its surprising what fits into a small space without it feeling cramped. The views are the icing on the cake!

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5
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21st May 2019:

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5
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21st May 2019:

Outstanding thanks for lovely stay

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4.8
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21st May 2019:

Your staff are wonderful. Welcoming and helpful fun.

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Get supplies before arriving. It's a big hill from ferry to hostel so be prepared to take your time with a big rucksack.

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5
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20th May 2019:

Comfortable well equipped hostel. Excellent showers within very clean individual bathrooms. Very comfortable mattresses in good sized bunkbeds.

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4
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20th May 2019:

I stayed in the Pod and it was superb

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5
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20th May 2019:

Loved staying in a pod.

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5
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19th May 2019:

Warm welcome. Very comfortable and clean. Excellent facilities. Mixed dorms.but the heavy duty curtains round each bunk gave privacy.

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We stayed in 10 different hostels/bunk houses during a cycling tour of the western Isles. The Cow Shed was the best. Great views from huge windows. Freshly washed and ironed! bedding. Huge warm showers. Lovely walk up the Fairy Glen at the back of the bunk house. Very close to ferry terminal

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5
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19th May 2019:

Cowshed is one of the best place we stayed in Scotland. All is perfect, clean, friendly and quiet. The best view on the sea and sunset point. The kitchen, the dorm, the bathroom and the restroom are so confortable and clean also. We enjoyed a lot and hope to come back soon. We'll tell to our french friends go to Cowshed for their next trip in Skye. Thanks a lot to the staff and owner. Pol from Brittany, France

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5
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19th May 2019:

Great location, friendly staff. I enjoyed my stay.

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5
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17th May 2019:

The place was the nicest out of all we stayed in Skye. Just have 2 things to mention- would be great if you had information about your awesomely equipped kitchen more visible on your website & omg were we annoyed when the gas stopped flowing in the middle of frying eggs... ;)

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All local restaurants closed at an undecent hour, be sure to check that before you go :)

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5
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16th May 2019:

The Cowshed is a fabulous place to stay. It is super clean, has really great facilities, and amazing staff. Everyone I met went out of their way to be helpful, kind and friendly. One of them even let me borrow her map of Skye for my hikes. I would definitely stay there again.

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The Quairaing hike was spectacular- go early to avoid the crowds.

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5
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16th May 2019:

The best hostel I've stayed in. Impeccably clean, spacious, amazing bathrooms, wonderful communal areas. Comfortable beds with really nice cotton sheets. The staff were more than helpful. Very well organised and loved the way you keep supplies left by others for general use. And as for the view - wow!

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4.8
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16th May 2019:

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4.8
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16th May 2019:

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Walking trips: The Quiraing and the Fairy Glen!

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5
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16th May 2019:

Best Hostel I’ve been to.

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5
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15th May 2019:

Everything was perfect. Until we realized that you allow younger children at the hostel. I really apologize for saying so, because no one is going to admit they don’t want to see small kids, but our entire bunk room would have said the same thing. Kids running around the halls screaming at the top of their lungs, jumping up and down your furniture. Skye is such a quiet peaceful respectful place and we were a little disappointed that you allow for it. We even overheard the family talk about how the kids wet the bunker. Not something a guest wants to think about. I really believe it tarnishes your beautiful boutique and would highly recommend you increase your age restrictions.

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4.5
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13th May 2019:

Compact but with cosy comfortable bed. Lovely views across the bay at Uig. Bathroom was very small and smelt of sewage, think it was coming from the drain. Great shared kitchen and sitting area but only there one night so didn’t use it.

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Good place to stay if catching an early ferry. The ferry Inn which is 0.8miles downhill from the Cowshed does very good food

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5
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13th May 2019:

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4.8
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12th May 2019:

Stunning hostel, modern, clean, great facilities, fantastic bedrooms and shower rooms. Jackie was very welcoming and helpful. I have already recommended this place to two of my friends as a "must stay".

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2 very good pubs within walking distance. A good base for the Fairy Glen and the Quiraing.

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5
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12th May 2019:

Third time we've stayed. Excellent again!

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A pint at the Ferry Inn is a must! Lovely pub. Easy walking distance.

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5
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12th May 2019:

Best hostel I have ever stayed in.

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4.8
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12th May 2019:

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