"By far the nicest hostel I’ve stayed in - seems silly but I felt right at home with the carpeted floors! Hot showers, small rooms, comfortable beds. Beautiful view off the front porch."

Welcome to Skye Basecamp

Here at Basecamp we pride ourselves on offering you a warm welcome, a safe stay & home from home comfort!

Our great facilities in Skye Basecamp will suit walkers, climbers, paddlers & all those who love the great outdoors.


Covid-19 Booking arrangements 

Please note: our availability calendar is currently closed-  we are accepting bookings by email enquiries only.

Please enquire to bookings@skyebasecamp.co.uk and include a contact phone no.

3rd July 2020 onwards

During the first phase of reopening we are only open for exclusive use with a minimum of 3 night stays. To book you must be a single family group or a “family bubble”. There is a maximum capacity of 28 spread across 5 rooms, 2 of which are en suite, smaller group enquiries are also welcomed. 

  • Exclusive use of the hostel for a single family group or a family bubble
  • Perfect for family get togethers after such a difficult time!
  • Amazing mountain & sea views
  • Large kitchen dining areas, drench showers
  • Walking distance to all amenities
  • Plenty space to spend time together but also to find a quiet space to relax
  • For more details and to book please enquire by email to bookings@skyebasecamp.co.uk & include your contact phone number 


15th July 2020 onwards

As restrictions are lifted in accordance with government guidelines we hope to be able to expand our availability to different groups in private rooms. The following procedures will be in place reflecting current guidelines but are subject to change as new announcements are made by the Scottish government.

  • Shared use of kitchen, dining, common areas with social distancing
  • Time slots for use of self catering facilities
  • Maximum numbers in lounge and dining areas

Hot showers, comfy beds and a good drying room are the key elements 

but you’ll find a whole load of other reasons to stay with us.

Comfy beds

The kitchen diner is a large open plan space with everything you need to create culinary masterpieces for sharing or making us all jealous! Great for large party catering.

The stunning view out over Broadford Bay dominates the living room with its Chesterfield couches & friendly atmosphere. There’s a pool table in the adjacent conservatory and, of course free Wi-Fi available to keep updated with your news!

Dining room looking lively with a group booking

Broadford is right on the main A87 trunk road and only 10 minutes drive from the Skye Bridge. We are right in the centre of town with shops, restaurants and pubs all just a 2 minute walk from our front door. This is very much a rural setting however and a 2-minute walk leads to the beach where otters and other wildlife are commonly seen.

Broadford Bay

Sunrise over Broadford Bay


Get to know the owners

Basecamp is  run by  Skye Guides, the island’s biggest mountain guiding company. We offer a range of services similar to mountain guiding bureaux in the Alps. The office is run from Basecamp and guides are always around for free advice on current conditions and route details. It is best to book your expedition in advance but outings can be arranged at short notice. This link provides some answers to frequently asked questions- FAQ

The Skye Cuillin is the only truly alpine environment in Britain and has been a mecca for climbers and walkers for over 150 years. There are also superb climbs right around the 1000 mile coast-line. 


Cuillin Ridge- the British Alps

Cuillin Ridge- the British Alps; click to see the full beauty and drama!