"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."

Basecamp is a THE new Skye hostel. We’ve got beds in small shared dorms, private rooms and a self-catering apartment.

Facilities in Skye Basecamp will suit walkers, climbers, paddlers & naturalists but all visitors to the island are more than welcome. The whole building is available to hire for private groups and functions.

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Comfortable solid wooden beds-no squeaking!

Here at Basecamp 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.

Hot power showers

Hot power showers!

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.


Fantastic kitchen facilities

The stunning view out over Broadford Bay dominates the living room with its Chesterfield couches and grand oak dining table. There’s a pool table in the adjacent conservatory and, of course, there is wifi available to keep folk updated with your news!

living room

Spacious comfy lounge

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.

Sunrise over Broadford Bay from Basecamp

Sunrise over Broadford Bay

Run by climbers, for climbers.

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. Basecamp is owned and 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

Cuillin Ridge- the British Alps

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