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Port Charlotte Youth Hostel

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is tidy, the spirit of the people around is good, the kitchen spacious - and everyone is quite concerned about environmental issues. A lot of information material is available for travelers and is also being recycled for more than just one usage. The keepers are extremely friendly and dedicated, probably the most important part that makes this hostel...

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Fantastic location and lots to do, really enjoyed hiring bikes and cycling to Portnahaven, exploring the beaches and seeing eagles. Thanks to Karl and Lorna for helping with ferry problems and giving lots of local information. The best family friendly hostel we have stayed at.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for your kind words, we will pass this onto our team, thank you. Lorna Padden

Reviewed 11 August 2016

Would definitely recommend this to anyone. There was a great variety of guests of all ages from many different countries and everyone got on fabulously. That to me shows just how accommodating this place is. I had had a real problem finding accommodation on Islay for 8 people without paying the earth for it and from previous experiences I was...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, thank you. What a gteat review, Karl and Liorna will be so happy, thanks and appreciated very very much. Lorna Padden

Paisley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The location of the hostel is overlooking Loch Indaal. The hostel has various types of rooms with shared facilities, all kept in tip top condition. The kitchen has recently been updated and offers excellent cooking opportunities. The managers of the hostel, Karl and Lorna have been working there for 9 years, and really they are so helpful and friendly, it...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so very much, what a lovely review, we will be sure to let our team know. Lorna Padden

aberdeen
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Probably the best Hostel i have ever visited, spotless and run very professionally by a great couple, right next to the bus stop and both of the pubs in the village are very good also,the whole place is exceptionally friendly and even the little post office shop is less than a 5 minute walk.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting and letting us know about your stay, it really is appreciated and makes all the hard work worthwhile. Thanks Lorna Padden

Shropshire Welsh border
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Very well run, spotless establishment. Great for meeting very helpful, friendly people. Perfect location. International eclectic clientele who were perhaps more youth in mind than body. Just a great happy experience.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, thanks you very much for a lovely review, its very much appreciated. We will be sure to pass yur kind commnets onto all the team. Thanks Lorna Padden

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2016

If only.......this hostel was easier to get to, I'd stay all the time! A default option when on Islay, this hostel by the sea offers commensurate views but so much more. Brand new AND practical kitchen with things in the right places, and really nice communal lounge. Efficient drying room (the fan situation could be a little clearer as it's...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, thanks so much. Yes if only we could get to it easier but that's the attaaction, away from it all. We installed the new kitchen over the winter, so that's great news that you liked it, our Properrt team will be happy to know that. Karl and Lorna are the perfect hosts and we will pass your kind commnest...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a few days and met some great people who I ended up cooking and tasting whisky with. Very friendly hostel and managers couldn't be more helpful. Go to the hotel next door for great bar and local music.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post, we are pretty fond of Port Charlotte Youuth Hostel. we will ensure that Karl and Liorna know about your kind words. Lorna Padden

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

A big thank you to Karl and lorna for being so helpful during our 3 day stay. Nothing was too much trouble and both provided very useful guidance over where to go and what to see. Great location and facilities in a friendly atmosphere. There is limited accommodation on Islay which makes it expensive so the hostel offers a good...

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for posting, and thank you for your review. We really a appreciate it and we will be sure to pass your kind comments onto Karl and Lorna. Yan's Kitchen we agree, its very good. Thanks Lorna Padden

Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

What a great hostel. Fair prices, spotless rooms, big lounge and kitchen but most of all the welcome and friendly management make this hostel superb. Cannot fault this lovely youth hostel. The setting is beautiful and it is just s lovely place to chill out in.

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SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Port Charlotte Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for a lovely review and yes the view is pretty breath taking so many thanks and thank you again for taking the time to review. Lorna Padden

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Port Charlotte Youth Hostel is a converted whisky warehouse of the former Lochindaal Distillery, right at the shore of Loch Indaal on Islay. The youth hostel has all the amenities you would expect. For those looking for budget accommodation multi-share rooms are available, but the youth hostel is also family friendly and provides private rooms. Facilities include a spacious and well-equipped self-catering kitchen overlooking the bay and a common room for families and groups with a TV and comfy furniture. Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Port Charlotte Youth Hostel

Address: Port Charlotte PA48 7TX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Port Charlotte
Price Range: $72 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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“Rooms are all high quality but a private room you don't have to swap rooms if the male/female ratio changes -Worth paying that little extra!”
 of 5 bubbles , 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are shared with a washbasin and virtually the same as far as i am aware.”
 of 5 bubbles lovejumping, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a family room, not ensuite but the rest of the advantages of the hotel more than make up for that!”
 of 5 bubbles AnnaC406, 21 May 2013 | Read review
“We had room 6- 2single beds and 1bunkbed”
 of 5 bubbles Cayeyes9, 13 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Family rooms available.”
 of 5 bubbles CalumCrubag, 28 Jul 2011 | Read review
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