About The Cowshed Boutique Bunkhouse

The Cowshed Boutique Bunkhouse is a very special place for a lot of people. Our guests enjoy our excellent location, fantastic facilities, wonderful views of the sunset over the bay and, for a lucky few, views of the Northern Lights. The Cowshed is also a very special place for a lot of the locals; the original building here was the maternity hospital for the island, so where a lot of the islander were born and families were started. The building has seen a few changes over the years, but is now The Cowshed Boutique Bunkhouse, a new style of Hostel.

Situated on the North West coast, the Cowshed is perfectly situated to enjoy spectacular sunsets over the bay, something which should definitely not be missed! We are also lucky enough to get quite regular sightings of the Northern Lights and many guests have left here with fantastic aurora photos and memories which will last a life time.

The village of Uig has everything you could need during your stay. There is an excellent general store for your grocery needs, a petrol station, cafes, restaurants and a fantastic local pub. The Isle of Skye Brewing Company is based in the village, offering you a real taste of Skye in the sampling area of their shop. Local wildlife is in abundance with seals and otters often spotted in the bay and eagles and buzzards soaring overhead. During Spring and Summer there are daily boat trips from the Uig Pier to look for whales and puffins, and if you are looking for a once in a lifetime experience, you could join a day trip to St Kilda.

There are some great local walks, shorter options include a stroll through the woods to the sea shore, a walk to the thundering Rha Falls, or exploring the fantastic landforms of the Fairy Glen and feel the magic of this quite unique miniature landscape of grassy cone shaped hills. Longer hikes take you up to the scenic wonders of the Trotternish Ridge.

The Isle of Skye offers something for everyone; amazing hiking, glorious scenery, varied wildlife…. the list is endless. The Cowshed Boutique Bunkhouse makes the perfect base to make the most of everything the island has to offer. We are surrounded by beautiful scenery and just a short drive from some of the great ‘North End Highlights’, including the Quiraing, The Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and, just a short walk away from the Cowshed, the magical Fairy Glen. The wonders of the North West of the island should also not be missed, with the Fairy Pools, Neist Point Lighthouse, Dunvegan Castle, Coral Beaches and the Talisker Distillery, to name just a few highlights which are easy to reach from Uig. The staff would be happy to recommend great day trips from here, ensuring that you don’t miss any of the or hidden away secrets.”

Terms and Conditions

Bunkhouse Check-In Times
Check-in is between 17:00 and 22:00 (unless by prior arrangement). Please feel free to arrive early and enjoy our facilities until reception opens at 17:00. Late Check-in with prior arrangement: 22:00 to 23:30. Please contact the hostel if you need to arrange late check-in between 22:00 and 23:30. Failure to do so will result in your booking being cancelled and you will be denied access to the hostel. If you are arriving on a late ferry from the Outer Hebrides we also require prior arrangement.

Check-out: is at 10:00am. Guests are asked to remove all their belongings from their room and also from the locker they may have used within the room. We request that on check-out guests return to reception all room key cards.

Cancellation Policy for Online Bookings
The Cowshed operates a 1 day cancellation policy. Cancellations must be made by 10am the day before the scheduled arrival date. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged.

Bunkhouse Conduct
Our aim at The Cowshed is to offer everyone an enjoyable and relaxed stay with us. For that reason we ask guests to show due consideration to the needs of others in the hostel at all times. We expect guests to be quiet within the hall and rooms after 11pm and to respect communal spaces. Any guests displaying unacceptable behaviour will be asked to leave the hostel without refund.

Booking Amendments
Please contact the hostel if you wish to make any amendments to your booking. We will try our best to accommodate your amendments subject to availability.

Group Bookings
The Cowshed welcomes group bookings. Our definition of a ‘group booking’ is a party of more than 8 people. To make a Group Booking Enquiry please fill out the Group Booking enquiry form or contact the hostel and our helpful staff will be happy to assist you.

Group Booking Policies and Cancellation Charges
We require a non-refundable deposit to be paid on confirmation of a group booking with the balance payable 28days prior to your arrival date. Changes to booking numbers or cancellations will receive no refunds once full payment is received. Please contact the hostel for group booking rates.

Private Hire
The Cowshed is available for Private Hire. If you wish to book the entire hostel for your group please contact us directly for Rates and Terms & Conditions.

We welcome children to our hostel but ask that they be supervised at all times. Children under 5 years of age cannot be accommodated in shared rooms. We can therefore only accept bookings with children under 5 years of age if the booking is for a private room. Please advise the hostel if you require a portable cot. If you have any concerns or queries, please feel free to contact the hostel.

Pets allowed in our especially designed Dog Pods.

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