Bayfield, Portree, United Kingdom
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Bayfield Backpackers Portree Reviews
Affordable Waterfront Accommodations Dec 28, 2007
Bayfield Backpackers is a great hostel with a prime waterfront location by Loch Portree.
The hostel has very plain decor. The furnishings are similar to what you would find at a college or university dormitory. The flooring in the main common areas as well as the dorm rooms was drab linoleum. There is no TV so the only entertainment would be the great outdoors or playing board/card games with other hostel guests.
The kitchen was sufficient with gas burners, sink, toaster, and refrigerator. The dining room had huge windows for a fabulous view of Loch Portree in the morning!
The dorm rooms were sparsely furnished but still quite spacious for a 4-bed dorm Each bed had its own reading light. The floor was unfortunately linoleum which in winter time made the room cold even with the room heater. The room had 2 chairs and no lockers. But I didn't mind leaving my stuff out while we were on the bus tour. Thank goodness my stuff wasn't stolen.
The bathrooms were shared but the shower stalls and toilet stalls were separated and lockable. I think there were only 2 bathroom facilities on our floor but I could be mistaken. Fortunately there was plenty of hot water. The prevalent smell of bleach indicated their cleanliness.
I would recommend staying at Bayfield Backpackers if you are on a budget and are in town to see the great outdoors.
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