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The Cowshed
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The Cowshed

4.9 (2012 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.

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Individual Bed in 6 Bed Dorm

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Shared facilities

All of our dorm rooms are mixed gender, with shared bathrooms. more >

All of our dorm rooms are mixed gender, with shared bathrooms.Room Facilities:

  • Towel hire available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Wi-fi access in communal areas
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Bunk Beds
  • Shared Bathroom
  • WI-FI Internet Access

6 Bed Bunkhouse Room

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Room Facilities:
  • Towel hire available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Wi-fi access in communal areas
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Bunk Beds
  • Shared Bathroom
  • WI-FI Internet Access

4 Bed Bunkhouse Room

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Room Facilities:
  • Towel hire available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Wi-fi access in communal areas
  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • Bunk Beds
  • Shared Bathroom
  • WI-FI Internet Access
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Cowshed En-Suite Pod

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En suite

The perfect choice for a couple - double bed, en suite shower room and amazin... more >

The perfect choice for a couple - double bed, en suite shower room and amazing views. Also has pull out sofa bed suitable for up to two children or 1 adult (surcharge applies). We believe that they are the perfect size for a couple or a family with 1 or 2 small children, but may be a little too 'cosy' for more than 2 adults.
Dogs are welcome in all of our pods, but if you'd like to request a pod with mini dog-pod in the fenced off area please ask at the time of booking. Please note, there will a £5 surcharge per night for a booking with a pet to cover any additional cleaning time.Room Facilities:

  • Bed linen provided
  • Towel hire available
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
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Big Cowshed Pod

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En suite

This brand new pod for 2018 is similar to our existing group of 7 pods, with... more >

This brand new pod for 2018 is similar to our existing group of 7 pods, with stunning views across the bay.
The perfect choice for a couple - double bed, en suite bathroom and amazing views. Each pod has a pull out sofa bed suitable for up to two children or 1 adult (surcharge applies). We believe that they are the perfect size for a couple or a family with 1 or 2 small children, but may be a little too 'cosy' for more than 2 adults.
Dogs are welcome in all of our pods. Please note, there will a £5 surcharge per night for a booking with a pet to cover any additional cleaning time.Room Facilities:

  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Crockery & Utensils Supplied
  • Hairdryer
  • Private Bathroom
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Shower EnSuite

Cowshed En-suite Pod (& dog pod)

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En suite

The perfect choice for a couple - double bed, en suite shower room and amazin... more >

The perfect choice for a couple - double bed, en suite shower room and amazing views. Also has pull out sofa bed suitable for up to two children or 1 adult (surcharge applies).
We believe that they are the perfect size for a couple or a family with 1 or 2 small children, but may be a little too 'cosy' for more than 2 adults.
Dogs are welcome in all of our pods, but if you'd like to request a pod with mini dog-pod in the fenced off area please ask at the time of booking. Please note, there will a £5 surcharge per night for a booking with a pet to cover any additional cleaning time.Room Facilities:

  • Bed linen provided
  • Towel hire available
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Fridge

Bed in 6 Bed Dorm

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Shared facilities

All of our dorm rooms are mixed gender, with shared bathrooms. more >

All of our dorm rooms are mixed gender, with shared bathrooms.

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
2012 reviews

99% recommend

Breakdown

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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.

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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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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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5
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20th July 2019:

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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
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18th July 2019:

Friendly and helpful !

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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

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Plenty do lots information in pod also in main building

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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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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.

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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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5
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13th July 2019:

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5
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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
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13th July 2019:

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

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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
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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
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11th July 2019:

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5
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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!

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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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Would Recommend: Yes

5
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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!

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

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5
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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.

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

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5
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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.

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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

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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!

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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
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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!

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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 !

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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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Would Recommend: No

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.

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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
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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
out of 5

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
out of 5

18th June 2019:

The best

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4.8
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18th June 2019:

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5
out of 5

17th June 2019:

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5
out of 5

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.

Tips:

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

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3.3
out of 5

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
out of 5

10th June 2019:

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4.8
out of 5

10th June 2019:

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5
out of 5

9th June 2019:

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5
out of 5

8th June 2019:

All was perfect!

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3.5
out of 5

8th June 2019:

But not if you are over 30

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5
out of 5

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!

Tips:

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
out of 5

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
out of 5

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
out of 5

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
out of 5

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
out of 5

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
out of 5

2nd June 2019:

Very smart

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5
out of 5

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
out of 5

31st May 2019:

perfect friendly service, thank you very much

Tips:

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

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5
out of 5

31st May 2019:

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5
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31st May 2019:

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5
out of 5

31st May 2019:

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5
out of 5

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
out of 5

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.

Tips:

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

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5
out of 5

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!

Tips:

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.

Tips:

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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Would Recommend: Yes

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
out of 5

21st May 2019:

Your staff are wonderful. Welcoming and helpful fun.

Tips:

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
out of 5

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.

Tips:

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:

Tips:

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.

Tips:

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".

Tips:

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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5
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11th May 2019:

Views to die for,but ever changing. Excellent location and with 3 dogs its not always easy find somewhere to stay.

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Uig Hotel just down the road serves excellent food and very good value.

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5
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11th May 2019:

The staff that checked us in was fantastic. Great information on where to have dinner, what to expect. Where we could have breakfast and what time they are open also what to expect for the money. How to get my clothing washed and dried.

Tips:

This is much a luxury Hostel, warm floors in the bathrooms. Private- single person bathroom and showers.

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5
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11th May 2019:

We had the most wonderful time in our pods and in the common area. It was so beautifully equipped. The 8 of us had space to strategize our plan for the following day, along with mingling with the other guests. We made friends in one evening! Top marks!

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The Hungry Gull was fabulous!

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5
out of 5

9th May 2019:

Fabulous shower rooms . Great bed linen and sensible for customers to strip beds on departure; however would have been even better to have beds made up when arriving tired.

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5
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9th May 2019:

The most beautiful bunkhouse/hostel I've ever been to! Modern, high standard building and facilities, great dorms with lockers and bunk bed with curtains for privacy, spacious common areas, well equipped kitchen, truly friendly and helpful staff, and oh! The amazing view on Uig and its bay!!! Great, quiet location if you want a peaceful stay, just few miles away from the Quiraing. Highly recommended!

Tips:

Make sure you arrive to the hostel in time to see the sunset: whether you have your dinner in the kitchen or chill out in the common area, you will enjoy a breathtaking view! :)

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4.5
out of 5

8th May 2019:

Sehr schöne Lage mit Blick auf den Hafen von Uig, gemütlich eingerichtet, sehr sauber, liegt etwas versteckt und die Zufahrt ist sehr Schmal und steil.

Tips:

Wenn man im örtlichen Pup essen möchte unbedingt reservieren sonst wird das nichts, Fairy Glen ist 40 Minuten zu Fuß entfernt.

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5
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7th May 2019:

Very modern, clean and welcoming.

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5
out of 5

7th May 2019:

Great stay, amazing people! Had my best stay in Scotland and would be definitely be back. The staff is absolutely great. Thank you all!

Tips:

Walk around, it's a fantastic area.

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5
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7th May 2019:

Amazing experience, thank you very much!

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4.8
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6th May 2019:

Tips:

The restaurant at the Uig Hotel serves fantastic food.

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5
out of 5

6th May 2019:

A wonderful place to stay when you're visiting Skye.

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4.8
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6th May 2019:

Very nice place to stay.

Tips:

the Quiaring hike is not that far away and I would highly recommend it

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4.5
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5th May 2019:

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5
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5th May 2019:

Such a wonderful place to stay. Wonderful views, friendly helpful staff. The pods provide everything you need for a comfy stay. Only wish we had stayed more than one night.

Tips:

Can recommend the Uig Hotel for a lovely meal.

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5
out of 5

5th May 2019:

Great location, lovely informative staff & in the main reception/bunkhouse there’s games, guitars and a large cooking area and benches/table for eating if you like. Individual lovely pods with double bed, en-suite shower/toilet combo (not as bad as you might think, good shower). Kitchenette in your pod has a kettle, cutlery, plates and bowls etc. Seating area in your pod is spacious and small dining table that folds away nicely. Outside seating - there’s a wee bench on you decking overlooking the UIG harbour/ferry port. No TV or WiFi but that’s expected tbh, loved it. We also had a small dog with his own “dog pod” - AMAZING!

Tips:

Rankins shop just 5 minutes away for all grocery needs, post office too. Kilt Rock Falls (30 min drive) Rha Falls (5 mins drive + wee walk) Flora McDonalds grave (15 min drive) Skye museum of life (next to Flora McDonalds grave Duntulm sea viewing point (20 min drive) Enjoy your stay, it’s awesome.

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5
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4th May 2019:

Staff was superfriendly and always willing to help. I personally felt like being home.

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5
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3rd May 2019:

Wonderful views. Great friendly atmosphere.Spacious living areas.

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5
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3rd May 2019:

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4.8
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3rd May 2019:

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4.8
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3rd May 2019:

Tips:

quiraing

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5
out of 5

2nd May 2019:

Super friendly staff, good location with amazing views over Uig pier, great commmon room with kitchen facilities, coutches, tables, games, guitars, anything you could wish for, really. Amazing, very spacious bathrooms

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5
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1st May 2019:

Your staff was fabulous, they get a 10, because 5 is not high enough. As far as everything else, if all hostels were like yours, it would put hotels out of business . I work for an airline and am on social media with 100,000 other airline employees. So, I will make sure to let them know to visit you, but not all at once. You are the Taj Mahal of hostels!

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Stay longer

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4.8
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1st May 2019:

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5
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1st May 2019:

Very cosy, wonderful view

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5
out of 5

1st May 2019:

Absolutely fabulous!

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5
out of 5

1st May 2019:

Our trip was perfect thanks to this hostel !

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5
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30th April 2019:

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4.5
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30th April 2019:

Not your usual Hostel. more like a 5 star hotel. i couldn’t believe it was so luxurious! modern , ultra clean and tidy. a nice relaxed atmosphere. A chicken run in the back garden which was nice . I’m spoilt for further accommodation! thanks to the friendly welcoming staff

Tips:

ideal stop off if you’re catching the uig ferry across the the Hebrides. there’s not a lot going on in Uig.

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5
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30th April 2019:

Superbe endroit où passer quelques jours du l’ile De Skye. Staff très sympa, n’hesitez pas à leur demander des renseignements sur l’ile, ils donnent plein de bons conseils.

Tips:

Chouette magasin près du port qui vend de la bière locale, je recommande vivement !

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5
out of 5

30th April 2019:

The pod was amazing with everything you need and an incredible view. Jackie have great tips for our itinerary and the facilities were well stocked and clean. Phenomenal value for money; we would absolutely visit again!

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5
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30th April 2019:

Brilliant place, super-clean toilets and bedrooms. We instantly felt at home here. Great space for cooking in, and a nice atmosphere for socialising with other people.

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4.8
out of 5

29th April 2019:

The staff was very friendly and helped organize a birthday surprise for my boyfriend - there was a cake and beer & prosecco and decoration. Amazing! Very attentive, can't wait to come back.

Tips:

Visit the Isle of Skye brewery to buy beer there - highly recommendable.

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5
out of 5

29th April 2019:

Really nice hostel with splendid views! Great kitchen and sitting area with comfy sofas.

Tips:

Walk to the Fairy Glens and explore; walk in the Quiraing

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5
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28th April 2019:

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5
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28th April 2019:

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5
out of 5

27th April 2019:

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5
out of 5

27th April 2019:

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5
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27th April 2019:

Met the most friendly staff and they are always happy to help. It was one of the most beautiful hostels I‘ve ever seen and I really felt at home. Thank you again!

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4.5
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26th April 2019:

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5
out of 5

26th April 2019:

Beautiful location and awesome little pods! Loved it!

Tips:

Bring food...there isn't much open later at night but there is a little cafe by the pier that has delicious treats.

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5
out of 5

26th April 2019:

Semplicemente adorabile in posizione strategica. Cucina condivisa atrezzatissima e pulitissima. Nelle vicinanze c'e un solo ristorante quindi potersi cucinare cena e colazione è un ottima cosa. I bagni, estremamente puliti, sono condivisi ma in numero piu che adeguato. Ogni bagno è dotato di doccia wc e lavabo quindi garantita la privacy.

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4.8
out of 5

26th April 2019:

We managed to stay in a pod which was compact but very well designed and thought-out. It was also very well maintained and clean. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. would definitely stay there again!

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5
out of 5

26th April 2019:

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5
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25th April 2019:

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5
out of 5

25th April 2019:

I have stayed here on a few occasions now and had a great stay each time. It really is first class.

Tips:

This is the perfect location if you want to visit the Fairy Glen or the Quiraing and is easy to get across to Staffin too. You are also really near the ferry if you plan to head across to Harris.

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5
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24th April 2019:

We loved the location and the common spaces, and the children enjoyed the pods.

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5
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24th April 2019:

We stayed in a pod for three nights. Everything was perfect. We enjoyed the common spaces since we traveled as a group with 2 other families. It was very easy to gather for lunch. The staff is welcoming and always there to help. We didn't want to leave !

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4.5
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23rd April 2019:

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5
out of 5

23rd April 2019:

Nous avons adoré cette nuit dans un pod surplombant Uig et son loch. Le staff est adorable, les parties communes propres et grandes (mention speciale pour la cuisine et tous ses équipements). Bref, adresse géniale !!

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5
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22nd April 2019:

A total gem of a place, I'm so glad we booked here!

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5
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22nd April 2019:

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5
out of 5

22nd April 2019:

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5
out of 5

20th April 2019:

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5
out of 5

19th April 2019:

Had an amazing stay at the Cowshed. Will definitely be coming back and telling all of my friends about this place!

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5
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19th April 2019:

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5
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18th April 2019:

Absolutely amazing place. Beautiful location! Gorgeous views! Superb facilities, perfect accommodation. Everything was perfect, sparkly clean, warm and great cooking range. Very warm and cozy place! Love it! Will surely go back whenever we visit Isle of Skye!!!

Tips:

Quiraing is a place for great view, just nearby! And driving around the north to the kilt rocks, lovely drive!!

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5
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18th April 2019:

Just the best. Comfy bed, nice shower, good location, excellent view and surroundings, super friendly staff... Whenever we return to Skye, we’re staying at The Cowshed again. Thank you!

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5
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18th April 2019:

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5
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17th April 2019:

This bunkhouse is amazing. All the staff was helpful and Jackie, the manager, did everything possible to make my stay a very happy experience. I was able to hang around on checkout day while I waited half a day for a bus. This is the best bunkhouse/hostel I have ever stayed in. Everything was super clean and bed very comfy and cozy. I can't recommend highly enough. You really have to try it for yourself.

Tips:

I only stayed one night but Jackie has a list of walk locations in the immediate area.

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5
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16th April 2019:

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4.8
out of 5

16th April 2019:

It's a beautiful hostel and I would like to stay there again anytime. The only tow tiny things that could be improved would be the wifi which unfortunately doesn't stretch all the way to the dorms and maybe a shelf to put things on.

Tips:

The Rah waterfalls are just a quick walk from the Cowshed and there are other beautiful walks as well.

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5
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15th April 2019:

The pods are more spacious and comfortable then the pictures show. Plenty of room for 2 people with a lounge that can be pulled out as a bed for a more comfortable chilling space. Warm and toasty with all the basic creature comforts inside the pod itself. Loved our stay and would absolutely come back again, staff are friendly and welcoming and we felt recharged after a night in oasis!

Tips:

A full kitchen is available in the shared area for cooking (at set times). The pods have a microwave, kettle and mini fridge.

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5
out of 5

15th April 2019:

Very nice location with a very good atmosphere. It looks like "new" so congrats to the staff for their good job.

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No special recommendation

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4.8
out of 5

15th April 2019:

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4.8
out of 5

14th April 2019:

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4.5
out of 5

14th April 2019:

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5
out of 5

13th April 2019:

Fantastic welcome.

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4.5
out of 5

12th April 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

12th April 2019:

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5
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11th April 2019:

We were blown away. The Cowshed definitely exceeded our expectations! The only complaint was that for middle-aged backs, the beds in the cabins left us with sore backs each morning, but it's not a big deal. Everything was so clean and fantastic. Our kids loved the place and the staff. At first we were worried about the location - being so far up north on the island, as we were doing a lot of driving, but it turned out to be the perfect location for all of our desired treks! We were very happy with our choice.

Tips:

Go to the Uig Hotel for a meal! It was one of the best meals we had in Scotland. The cheese plate of local cheeses was excellent.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

11th April 2019:

This was such an amazing place to stay! The staff were so friendly and helpful, the kitchen was well equipped and a great size to be able to make our own meals. We loved the pod we stayed in, so comfy and clean! The views from here are stunning.

Tips:

The Fairy Glen was 5 mins from here and was a must see!

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4.3
out of 5

11th April 2019:

Modern and cosy Hostel with a stunning view

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5
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11th April 2019:

This is probably one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at! OMG the bathrooms are the best. Best hostel bathrooms in the entire world. The water pressure was amazing and there was so much space to put your stuff and kinda feel home away from home. The lounge and the kitchen are really well equipped an modern. The view from the lounge was amazing. Would definitely recommend the place!

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5
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11th April 2019:

Fantastic bunkhouse. Beautiful, tranquil location. We loved staying in our pod but also liked we could use the shared facilities to cook meals when we wanted. Dog friendly was a huge bonus and we would definitely return and will recommend to others.

Tips:

The Ferry Inn was sensational for dinner. It’s a definite must go place to eat! Lots of walks in the area, fairy glen, fairy pools, old man of storr, neist point and coral beach. All were accessible and easier walks I managed to do at 7 months pregnant!

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5
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11th April 2019:

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5
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10th April 2019:

hope kitchen can use from 07:00-22:00,it's will be better,or writes about the kitchen use time on your internet.

Tips:

1.there is a crazy beautiful ocean views in the kitchen and lobby. 2.the hotel is near the bus station, but you need to walk a little climbing to hotel. 3.the service is very good and patience . 4.I recommend here.

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4.8
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10th April 2019:

Very good place to spend a night at a different place! It was perfect space use and very cozy! Too bad it did not have a mini stove so we can cook there and a tv for entertainment. Nevertheless, it was great we loved it! Warmed floor was very nice!

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5
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10th April 2019:

Very nice hostel woth super kind staff.

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5
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9th April 2019:

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5
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9th April 2019:

Great place to stay. My family had an entire room, with 6 bunk beds. Community bathrooms were amazing. So clean! Great shower, heated floors. Amazing full kitchen available for cooking. We only stayed one night. Would have loved to stay a week.

Tips:

Hiked Old Man of Storer. Hiked Quirang. Went Canyoning. Our guide Gus was amazing. A must do!! So much more to see and do. Wish we had more time there.

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4.8
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8th April 2019:

My one small critique is that the internet was a bit slow overall and did not work in the room we had (#1) at all. Otherwise this experience was just delightful. We loved it. It was unique and just so fun.

Tips:

The Uig Hotel down the road had a great dinner and drinks. We had a great time there mingling with other travelers and locals.

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5
out of 5

7th April 2019:

Amazing

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4.8
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7th April 2019:

Tips:

Buses do not come often but hitchhiking in april worked amazingly well.

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5
out of 5

7th April 2019:

Everything about the Cowshed was great.

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Uig Hotel does yummy food. Would definitely recommend.

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4.8
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6th April 2019:

Lugar acogedor limpio y bien equipado con un equipo atento y amigable.

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4.8
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5th April 2019:

Entire stay was lovely, only comments are that on checking in there was no one at reception and we waited about 10 minutes. Another time we came to reception and there was no one there, we rang the bell twice but no one came. Both times were during opening hours. It didn’t matter to us too much but just so you have the feedback, maybe the bell wasn’t working? Every other time stafff were there and very friendly! LOVED the drying room, thank you so much!

Tips:

Thank you so much for having the Fairy Glen and Rha Falls on your information sheet in the pod. We would have missed these had we not read this.

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5
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4th April 2019:

Visiting Skye for the second time and it's the second time at the Cowshed! Amazing luxury-like hostel with incredible views and amazing facilities.

Tips:

Definitely take the road up north to Uig, especially if you're lucky and its sunny - the view over the sea with many islands is just incredible

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5
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4th April 2019:

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5
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2nd April 2019:

Fabulous as always. Will always stay here if in the area.

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4.8
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2nd April 2019:

Clean, Amazing view from living room, rooms are small and cozy and each bed has its individual light and plug and curtain which allows for privacy. Lockers available in each room which are big enough to fit in your rucksack. Kitchen will well equipped and although busy, you'll ways find space to cook and sit.

Tips:

The Fairy Glen is a 5 minute ride from the hostel and it is worth a visit. Rankin shop, just down the road from the hostel, has everything you need and a good selection of vegan products too (close on Sunday like many shops and restaurants on the island).

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5
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30th March 2019:

Extremely clean facility, and staff very friendly and welcoming and willing to help. Loved the shared space, fantastic cooking utensils with plenty of space for multiple people to be cooking.

Tips:

Brewery is ok, but isle of sky chocolate was fantastic! Small little shop out the back of their house, but the service and customer interaction set them apart. Asked them for recommendations and the husband came out with his maps to show me some hidden gems of the town. Plus the truffles were delicious including the vegan ones!

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4.8
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28th March 2019:

Joli "pod" avec belle vue sur la baie d'Uig. Pas très grand mais tout le confort nécessaire pour passer la nuit.

Tips:

Le restaurant de l'hôtel Uig a quelques minutes en voiture est très bien pour dîner.

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5
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24th March 2019:

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4.5
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23rd March 2019:

I'va been to lots of hostels but this is the best so far, the shower/wc are amazing for a hostel (even better than some 3 star hotels) and really appreciated the beds (with the cuetain). The kitchen is very good, really I don't know what to say except that it was great!

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5
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23rd March 2019:

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4.5
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19th March 2019:

Pod very Cozy. We liked it. A bit disapointed about the view because of another pod in front of ours

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5
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19th March 2019:

Super original, super clean, super comfortable. The staff are great, the views are fantastic. Second time here and I would chose it again no doubt.

Tips:

Restaurants in Uig arent many, but there's one 5 min away from the hostel. Fairy glen nearby, and everything around is beautiful.

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5
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19th March 2019:

Very friendly and helpful staff, warm cosy Pod was fabulous. Facilities are very clean, in great condition and all you could need.

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5
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18th March 2019:

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5
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13th March 2019:

Great hostel especially for the price. Super nice bathrooms with heated floor, kitchen with a lot of space and everything you need to cook, little curtains for each bunk bed to have some privacy.

Tips:

If you are by car, would definitely recommend the Old man of Storr walk which is not easy but really nice. Accessible by foot from the hostel would be the Fairy Glen. Uig hotel has a nice haggis.

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5
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13th March 2019:

Could not recommend this place enough. The best place I have stayed so far during my month long travels of the U.K.. The staff were very lovely and helpful, everything was super clean, great common areas (including a cosy wood fire), comfortable beds and the shower pressure was amazing (exactly what you need after a day of hiking).

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4.3
out of 5

12th March 2019:

Very nice boutique hostel. Big and nice bathroom. Clean beds. Great lounge area with fireplace.

Tips:

I had dinner two nights in a row at the Uig Hotel. Is was good! Need to go to the fairy glen. Very pretty

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5
out of 5

8th March 2019:

Excellent place to stay. Clean, warm and great staff.

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5
out of 5

7th March 2019:

If you're anywhere in the north of Skye, definitely do stay in this hotel...uhh... hostel. This place is the best! Big, clean kitchen, heated bathroom floor and even a socket and light near the bed!

Tips:

Definitely check out Fairy Glen, just down the next road.

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5
out of 5

6th March 2019:

Best hostel I ever stayed !

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5
out of 5

5th March 2019:

Really happy with our stay - the facilities are great and the staff really friendly. I loved the pod we stayed in - well put together and clean. My one negative comment (though I'm not sure how fixable it is), is that the bathroom extraction fan blades flapped about a lot and it was a bit noisy at times -I found it hard to sleep one night, so you may want to bring earplugs.

Tips:

Uig hotel is good for food. Definitely try and find the dinosaur prints at Staffin - very exciting!

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4.5
out of 5

2nd March 2019:

Excellent hostel in every way as long as you don't have heavy bags to get to the ferry terminal and cannot get a lift!

Tips:

Very well located for evening meals (Uig Hotel) and things to see locally (eg Baile nan Cnoc)

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5
out of 5

2nd March 2019:

Very helpful and friendly,

Tips:

Always book direct for the best deal.

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5
out of 5

1st March 2019:

Always very willing to accommodate us and our travel restrictions, very accommodating.

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5
out of 5

26th February 2019:

The service was the best!. This place is a credit to you. We loved your accommodation. I’ve never stayed in anything so inviting, clean and warm. Loved the heated flooring and the view was superb. The common area facilities were exceptionally layed out and comfortable. I will be telling family and friends back home all about our wonderful stay! Thank you

Tips:

Castle Ewen Fairy Glen Was an amazing walk and adventure for us. You also must go To Elli’s cafe st the wharf for her scones and cakes

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5
out of 5

26th February 2019:

Greatest place we've been in Scotland ! Nice and welcoming staff, great view from the common room, the rooms are cute and we particularly loved the warm floor in the bathrooms ;) It was a pleasure to stay, the kitchen is perfectly equipped, as for the common room it was relaxing with its games, fire and couchs. Thank you !

Tips:

The Fairy Glen is about 10mn by car (be careful there's no parking place around), 25mn by walk near the Cowshed, it's worth to see this peculiar landscape ! Otherwise there's the Quiraing mountains and Uig seemed really nice (eventhough we didn't visit it because of the poor weather)

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5
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26th February 2019:

Lovely Place.

Tips:

The drive way is steep. No lowered cars! :-))

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5
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26th February 2019:

I consider this one of the best hostels I have stayed at. Contributed to the very helpful and friendly staff, the stunning views, and the comfortable accommodations.

Tips:

Because it is on the isle of Skye, the cheapest option would be buying groceries before arriving, but the local grocer is within walking distance from the hostel.

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5
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25th February 2019:

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5
out of 5

25th February 2019:

My only feedback was that in the morning there was foreign radio on that made me want to leave early, not only could i not understand it but it was hectic and not very Scottish, this showed a lack of understanding about there being guests there who would be affected by this.

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5
out of 5

24th February 2019:

Great location, friendly staff and amazing pods! Only feedback is that the pillows were lumpy. We had a great stay!

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4.8
out of 5

24th February 2019:

A great stay with a great view. Very clean and welcoming.

Tips:

Go and walk at the Quiraing - amazing!

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5
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18th February 2019:

Lovely staff, very clean and tidy pod, amazing and stunning view! Would recommend to everyone! I will organize another trip to the cowshed for sure!

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5
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17th February 2019:

Very friendly and helpful staff. The bedrooms, kitchen and bathrooms were spotless.

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5
out of 5

17th February 2019:

Place is beautiful. Immaculate. Staff are lovely. We a had small problem with the hot water but it was rectified immediately and they also gave me a small refund due to this without me even asking for it. Would highly recommend a stay here. Views are amazing

Tips:

There wasn’t much open but the beauty of the place makes up for that. Also it’s out of season I suppose but it didn’t take anything away from trip. Also the locals in the few places that were open were very friendly & welcoming and full of suggestions of things to do & places to visit. 5 star place if it peace quiet and tranquility you’re looking for

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5
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17th February 2019:

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5
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12th February 2019:

An excellent bunkhouse, modern, clean and spectacular views. Ideally located for the ferry port at Uig which is two minutes away. The pods looked great as well. Highly recommend.

Tips:

Remember to bring food as there very limited options in Uig. The Cowshed sells basics such as pasta which can be cooked in the excellent kitchen facilities. However given the limited options, it would be best to bring your own food or pick something up in Portree en route.

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5
out of 5

12th February 2019:

A lovely place to place which was very modern and clean. Good facilities and lovely staff.

Tips:

Go climb the old man of storr!

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4.5
out of 5

11th February 2019:

Beautiful view, lovely clean pods. Would visit again

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5
out of 5

7th February 2019:

It was lovely, the staff was funny and friendly. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were awesome. I would definitely come back!

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5
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31st January 2019:

I'm not usually one to write reviews, but this place is worthy of a review. Upon arrival, I was greeted by a very cute and friendly girl called Tui. Tui was very welcoming and gave me many recommendations around Skye and greater Scotland. The rooms here are amazing: clean, quiet and comfortable. The facilities here are even better but neither can beat that view. This place is an absolute bargain, I wish I could have stayed longer. Do yourself a favour and stay here while you are on Skye. Looking forward to my next stay.

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5
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30th January 2019:

Absolutely stunning location, the staff are so friendly and welcoming. I can’t complement enough, everything about the Cowshed scores top marks. Thank you for making my stay such a treat.

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Perfect location for the ferry crossing to the Isle of Harris, fantastic scenery.

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5
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28th January 2019:

not our first visit and no doubt not our last either. Great place to stay over.. staff friendly, professional and welcoming. Facilities great and we especially like the pods. will recommend. thank you

Tips:

Well our stay was out of season so the local inn down the rd that we have eaten at on our previous stay was closed. we brought along some food and used the microwave in the pod to make our dinner and breakfast. WiFi only available in the main building so bring a book if staying in the pods.

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4
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22nd January 2019:

The cowshed is possibly one of the most beautiful locations I have ever stayed in. We stayed in one of the pods, that was well equipped and cosy. The service we received was second to none and all the staff were very welcoming to us, me and my girlfriend will be returning here, that's for sure!

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Make sure you stock up with supplies from the co-op in Portree if your wanting more than just the basics, shops are few and far between on the island.

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5
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21st January 2019:

Extremely freindly staff. i dont think i could have been made to feel more welcome.

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4.8
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21st January 2019:

Brilliant stay, staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the pod was well maintained and had everything we needed. Location (although a bit far north) was amazing, beautiful views of uig and plenty of local hikes to keep us busy. Would love to visit again one day

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Definitely visit the fairy glen, beautiful walk just up the road

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5
out of 5

14th January 2019:

Once again a faultless stay. Staff very helpful especially when I left some items and had to call back a few days later for them! Access road also repaired and much better than last stay.

Tips:

Super handy for Uist and Harris ferry, no need for early Inverness or Glasgow departures!

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5
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12th January 2019:

The staff are friendly! The pod is well kept and clean. Would be better if there’s wifi in the pods. Overall the stay was great!

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4.8
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10th January 2019:

The Cowshed is a fantastic place to stay! It is very well laid out with immaculate facilities. The staff are super helpful and welcoming giving it a relaxed and homely feel.

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4.3
out of 5

9th January 2019:

We stayed in a pod it was great everything you need very comfortable great views however no wifi apart from main building and no TV apart from that great

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5
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7th January 2019:

This is one of the best places we have ever stayed on Skye! Cosy, sparkly clean and very comfy; bathrooms are more from a 4 star hotel than a hostel. We enjoyed cooking our dinner in a perfectly stocked kitchen and then spent a lovely evening in a comfy sitting room, beside the fire. I loved it and I'm sure we will be back for a longer stay!

Tips:

We only stayed one night on our way to Outer Hebrides so we haven't had a chance to look around at other things to do.

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5
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7th January 2019:

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5
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6th January 2019:

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4.8
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5th January 2019:

Fun place to stay. The pod was a bit cool, which some may find challenging.

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Fairy glen was fun.

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4.8
out of 5

5th January 2019:

I wish the the wifi range was up till the rooms.

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Thif you're reaching after 6pm, better to carry your supplies to cook dinner and breakfast.

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3.8
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5th January 2019:

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4.8
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5th January 2019:

Everything was great. Beds are slightly too small

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Bring your own food but don't hesitate to cook. Kitchen is very well equiped.

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4.5
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3rd January 2019:

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Remember to bring some food, including for breakfast

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5
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2nd January 2019:

Fantastic welcoming family friendly accommodation. Clean and well furnished and easy access to UIg ferry terminal .

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4.8
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31st December 2018:

A home far from home It was a pretty decent stay. the rooms are very comfortable, clean and cozy. The kitchen was very well equipped and very clean. The pods are great, clean and comfortable. The showers are more akin to a 4-star hotel. The wifi is really horrible and the coverage is only in the lobby and there's zero coverage in the rooms and also no GPRS services (Vodafone) available in this location. They run a store where you can buy noodles, kinds of pasta you name it but it's very expensive. Please improve the WiFi coverage to rooms as well.

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4.8
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31st December 2018:

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5
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30th December 2018:

It is the third time I have stayed here and once again I have feel at home. Everything there is just perfect; bunk beds with curtains that allow you have privacy;modern shower rooms;a stylist open plan kitchen and a cosy living room with fire;and finally ,"the view" is a plus. But, if anyone want more privacy, the pod is an excellent option mainly for couples, nevertheless I suggest to share kitchen in the main, that could be one of the most interesting moments during your stay. Finally, the staff never, never disappoint you. They are helpful and efficient and if you have the chance, lets them chat, some came from overseas and they have amusing things to tell.

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From this area you can start your journey walking. The Fairy Glen is a half hour walk and the Rha waterfall is just around the corner.Pay a visit to the pottery, their work is fantastic and the shop host other locals crafts and an excellent selection of books. Near there is a small coffee shop where you can enjoy a perfect homemade soup, and cakes (the owner is fantastic). If your aim is take pictures follow the road to Staffin there are

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5
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30th December 2018:

Very attentive, available to give recommendations. Good mood and very empathic. We were there with our son, and the experience was amazing

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5
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28th December 2018:

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5
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27th December 2018:

Excellent really enjoyed my stay. I will be back and would 100% recommend!

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3
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27th December 2018:

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Would Recommend: No

5
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26th December 2018:

Well what can I say except that it was just great at the Cowshed! The staff was super friendly, always up for a chat and recommendations. The room and bathroom super clean and modern. Especially the shower was super great! The kitchen was also very clean and it has everything you need. Would definitely stay there again!

Tips:

The fairy glen is close to the cowshed and you can do some nice walks, hikes from the Cowshed too. Portree is just 20 mins from Uig with a lot of pubs, stores, cafés etc.

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5
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25th December 2018:

Loved the pods, everything that we needed was there. But especially good as traveling with children, and when we spent time in main bunk house kids were welcomed and could play with games in corner. A true godsend for any parent!

Tips:

Don’t let the time of year put you off. Winter, so some things closed, limited daylight, but had patches of rain and clear sky. Was beautiful.

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5
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24th December 2018:

Beautiful hostel with stunning views and facilities. Spotlessly clean, great little shop and lovely, very generous staff.

Tips:

Uig harbour walk, Fairy Glen, bus 57A/C to the Quiraing hike start, Duntulum, Old Man of Storr etc. The bus route itself is stunning!

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5
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21st December 2018:

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5
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20th December 2018:

Loved everything. A really beautiful place.

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5
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18th December 2018:

Wir waren 2 Nächte im Dezember in einem der Cowshed Pods. Die Lage ist absolut atemberaubend. Bei der Ankunft wurden wir sehr herzlich empfangen. Das Personal war sehr freundlich. Die Unterkunft war sehr sauber und kann von uns nur wärmstens weiterempfohlen werden. Vielen Dank an das The Cowshed Team!!!

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5
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17th December 2018:

What an amazing place and great staff. The bar has been set very high. Hoping to go back in the not too distant future.

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5
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17th December 2018:

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5
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17th December 2018:

This place is just fantastic, so clean and fresh. Love the individual curtains on the dorm beds! The facilities were really good, plenty of space and comfy lounge area with fire ,(much needed with isle of skye weather). The staff were really friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. Will definitely recommend!

Tips:

Don't be deceived in to thinking you need to stay in portree for your isle of skye adventure. I visited the storr, quiraing, isle of raasay and the fairy glen all from this hostel.

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5
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7th December 2018:

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

Tips:

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

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5
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2nd December 2018:

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

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5
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2nd December 2018:

Nothing to add

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4.8
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30th November 2018:

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5
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30th November 2018:

Great staff, great location and excellent facilities!

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5
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28th November 2018:

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

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5
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26th November 2018:

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

Tips:

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

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5
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25th November 2018:

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5
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22nd November 2018:

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

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4.8
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20th November 2018:

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

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

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5
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15th November 2018:

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

Tips:

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

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5
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15th November 2018:

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

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Owner Response:

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

5
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14th November 2018:

Lovely stay, friendly staff, and great facilities

Tips:

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

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5
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13th November 2018:

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5
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12th November 2018:

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5
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11th November 2018:

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5
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11th November 2018:

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

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5
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9th November 2018:

Best hostel that I've ever been in

Tips:

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

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5
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8th November 2018:

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

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5
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7th November 2018:

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

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5
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7th November 2018:

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5
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7th November 2018:

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5
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6th November 2018:

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

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4.8
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5th November 2018:

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5
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3rd November 2018:

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

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

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5
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3rd November 2018:

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

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5
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2nd November 2018:

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

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3.8
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2nd November 2018:

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

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

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4.8
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1st November 2018:

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5
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1st November 2018:

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

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

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5
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31st October 2018:

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5
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30th October 2018:

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

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5
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30th October 2018:

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5
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30th October 2018:

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5
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29th October 2018:

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

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Please visit Portree for some good food

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5
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29th October 2018:

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

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

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4
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29th October 2018:

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5
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28th October 2018:

Perfect

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5
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28th October 2018:

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5
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27th October 2018:

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

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5
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27th October 2018:

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3.8
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27th October 2018:

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4.8
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26th October 2018:

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

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5
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26th October 2018:

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5
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25th October 2018:

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

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5
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25th October 2018:

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5
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25th October 2018:

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

Tips:

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

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5
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24th October 2018:

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4.8
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23rd October 2018:

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

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

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5
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23rd October 2018:

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

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5
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23rd October 2018:

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

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Close to the Quiraing which is a great walk!

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5
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23rd October 2018:

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

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5
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23rd October 2018:

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

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5
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22nd October 2018:

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

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4.8
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22nd October 2018:

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5
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22nd October 2018:

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

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

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5
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21st October 2018:

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4.5
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21st October 2018:

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

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

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5
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21st October 2018:

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

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Go see the surrounding walks that the staff suggest!

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5
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21st October 2018:

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Ferry Inn

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5
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20th October 2018:

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

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5
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20th October 2018:

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

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

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4.8
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20th October 2018:

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

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

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4.3
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20th October 2018:

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5
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19th October 2018:

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5
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18th October 2018:

none.

Tips:

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

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4.8
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18th October 2018:

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

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4.3
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18th October 2018:

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

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Book ahead, its popular.

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5
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16th October 2018:

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

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5
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16th October 2018:

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