Skye Basecamp


Skye Basecamp is a "home from home" hostel with private rooms and individual beds in shared rooms(no shared dorms just now till restrictions are lifted) . Open to everyone, our facilities are aimed at lovers of the great outdoors with hot showers, comfy beds and a good drying room. Local staff give their own views on exploring the beautiful Isle of Skye. The lounge and garden look out across a turquoise Broadford Bay with the tireless views of the light and dawns across the sea and mountains. The kitchen/dining room is a large sociable space to cook & chat about your day with free tea and coffee. There's even a pool room to while away your evenings.

Contact: Catriona & Mike Lates

Skye Basecamp
Lime Park,
Isle of Skye,
Skye & Lochalsh, Highlands, IV499AE
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Tel: 01471 820 044
Mob: 07517196989
Beds: 32
Open: All year
Notes: Check in to Skye Basecamp is available between 4pm and 10pm. If you wish to arrive outside of these times, please arrange this with us when you make a booking.
Nearest Public Transport: The bus stop is 2 minutes walk away; ask for the Creeler's bus stop.
Nearest Shop/Pub: Broadford is a small Highland town with shops, cafes, restauants all within walking distance. There is a 24 hour garage and a large supermarket open 7am-10pm 5 minutes walk away.

Accommodation in Broadford Isle of Skye

Our private  rooms and facilities will suit walkers, climbers, paddlers & naturalists but all visitors to the island are more than welcome to stay and add to the lively and enthusiastic atmosphere. The large new kitchen/diner is fully equipped for anyone self-catering. A brand new hot water system gives excellent hot power showers.

A great central location on the Isle of Skye

Broadford is right on the main A87 trunk road only 10 minutes driving from the Skye Bridge. We are right in the centre of town with shops, 24-hour fuel, restaurants and pubs all just a short stroll away. Basecamp has an uninterrupted view out across Broadford Bay to the mainland mountains. A 2-minute walk leads to the beach where otters and other wildlife are commonly seen.

Beinn na Caillich, the hill of the old woman, dominates the skyline behind Basecamp and is a very popular challenge with local people. Skye Basecamp is run by Skye Guides, the island’s biggest provider of professional instruction and guiding for walking & climbing.

Skye Guides, offering a mountain guiding service

Skye Guides is a small company providing a range of services similar to that on offer through many mountain guiding bureaux in the Alps. The guiding office is now run from Basecamp and our guides will be in and out each day. Current conditions, route details and logistical advice will be “on tap” for any guests or visitors. You may meet like-minded guests and decide to book a guide.


Single Room Ensuite:

From £75.00 per person per night

Double/Twin Room Ensuite:

Family Room:

From £75.00 per room per night

Family Room Ensuite:

From £120.00 per room per night


Exclusive Use:

From £600.00 whole hostel per night

Special Rate:

Please send us an email or phone if your booking needs to be a bit more personalised.

Reviews (3)

Skye Base Camp

Reviewed on November 22, 2016

Having just spent over 5 weeks on Skye, much of it at Skye Base Camp, I feel qualified to comment on this superb new accommodation. Great location with stunning sea views and within walking distance of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, SBC is only a short drive from all the main portals to access Skye's Cuillin Ridge. SBC has really great accommodation with clean, comfortable rooms and fantastic beds, a huge kitchen, efficient drying room and super friendly staff who are always helpful and able to provide much local knowledge be it of the latest climbing conditions, local places to eat or Skye's multitude of attractions. SBC is also a working base for Skye Guides and it's really good to see happy clients returning after a successful day in the hills; their natural high from climbing the Inaccessible Pinnacle, traversing the Cuillin Ridge or perhaps rock climbing in Elgol adds a huge buzz to the atmosphere. The whole place has a very chilled atmosphere and is a great place to hang out whether you are a hardcore climber, Munroist, photographer or world traveller. Everybody seems welcome and the mix of diverse people creates a vibrant synergy. Skye Guides are well known for their expertise and professionalism and, having met a lot of "guides" in the Cuillin, I can say they are right up there setting the benchmark. Now it looks like Skye Base Camp is setting a similarly high benchmark for accommodation. Top Ten Things I liked about SBC; - small rooms rather than large dormitories - very secure with key code access to building and individual rooms - well equipped kitchen - free WiFi - superb hot showers - lounge with stunning views of the sea - plenty of parking just outside - efficient drying room - the very competitive prices, especially out of season deals (big thanks, Mike) - friendly, welcoming staff - meeting someone so special I can only describe them as my soul/sole mate. NB I can't guarantee you'll find love at SBC but if you're looking for reasonably priced accommodation and perhaps a chance to meet like minded people then who knows. PS Bridgette and I are already making plans to go back for two weeks.

Stayed October 2016

Brilliant location from which to explore the magnificent Cuillns

Reviewed on September 15, 2016

Fresh and clean environment with excellent drying room to dry your kit each night. Large and well provisioned kitchen facilities. Staff are friendly and welcoming and provide an environment conducive to social interaction.

Stayed August 2016

Hostel response:

It was a pleasure to meet Janelle and have her as our guest at Skye Basecamp. We are delighted she had a fantastic time with us here and in the Cuillins with Skye Guides and are already looking forward to her return trip ( and chocolate cake!) next year . It’s our turn to bake next time!

Amazing value and hospitality

Reviewed on September 15, 2016

I was really blown away with the accommodation at Skye Basecamp. The rooms were great, showers amazing and the living room and kitchen were totally plush. Above all the friendly staff made me feel at home and their knowledge of the area is second to none.

Stayed September 2016