Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
Dornoch Castle Hotel
This 16th-century former bishop’s palace makes a wonderful place to stay, particularly if you upgrade to one of the superior rooms, which have views, space, malt whisky and chocolates on the welcome tray and, in some cases, four-poster bed; the delu...
Royal Marine Hotel And Leisure Club
Set in a country house built for a top Scottish architect in the early 1900s, the Royal Marine is the cream of Brora's accommodation options...
Lairg Highland Hotel
The heart of the town, this friendly hotel offers surprisingly modern, stylish rooms that vary in colour scheme and size. It welcomes solo travellers, walkers and cyclists, with a good lock-up cycle shed out the back...
A very friendly, small hotel with good-value rooms exhibiting warmth and flowery old-fashioned décor.
The renovated Mackays is Wick’s best hotel. Rooms vary in layout and size, so ask to see a few; prices drop if you’re staying more than one night and walk-up prices are usually quite a bit lower than the rack rates we list here...
The 19th-century Royal is the most appealing of Stornoway’s hotels – the rooms at the front retain period features such as wood panelling, and enjoy a view across the harbour to Lews Castle...
Owned by the same company as the Royal, the Cabarfeidh is big and luxurious and is handy for the golf course, but lacks the Royal’s old-fashioned character.
The Bosville brings a little bit of metropolitan style to Portree with its designer fabrics and furniture, flatscreen TVs, fluffy bathrobes and bright, spacious bathrooms...
Isle of Lewis
The Heb is a friendly, easy-going hostel close to the ferry, with comfy wooden bunks, a convivial living room with peat fire and a welcoming owner who can provide all kinds of advice on what to do and where to go.
Ratagan Youth Hostel
Ratagan Youth Hostel is a good hostel. It has excellent facilities and a to-die-for spot by Loch Duich. If you want a break from Munro bagging, this is the place...
Isle of Skye
From its racy red duvets that wish you goodnight in several languages, you can tell this bright hostel is cheeky and cheerful...
Ullapool Youth Hostel
You’ve got to hand it to the SYHA; it's chosen some very sweet locations for its hostels. This is as close to the water as it is to the town’s best pub: about four seconds’ walk...
Tongue Youth Hostel
Tongue Hotel is a welcoming spot that offers attractive, roomy chambers in a former hunting lodge...
Sandra's Backpackers Hostel
In the heart of town above a chip shop, this reliable backpacker option offers appealing en suite dorms, mostly four-berthers, a spacious kitchen and traveller-friendly facilities such as internet and help-yourself cereals and toast.
Uig Youth Hostel
Isle of Skye
Sociable hostel with fantastic sunset views over Uig Bay. You have to vacate the place between 10.30am and 5pm, even when it's raining!
Property Location Located in Lairg (Lochinver), Inver Lodge is close to Inverkirkaig Beach and Achmelvich Beach. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of Suilven and Clachtoll Beach...
Ben Wyvis Hotel
Property Location When you stay at Ben Wyvis Hotel in Strathpeffer, you'll be minutes from Upper Pump Room. This hotel is within the region of Ben Wyvis and Glen Ord Distillery...
Property Location With a stay at Aultbea Hotel in Achnasheen (Aultbea), you'll be close to Gruinard Bay Beach. This beach hotel is within the region of Gruinard Island and Rubha Reidh Lighthouse...
Skeabost Country House Hotel
Property Location A stay at Skeabost Country House - Hotel places you in the heart of Portree and within the vicinity of Skye Riding Centre and Edinbane Pottery...
Kings Arms Hotel
Isle of Skye
Property Location Located in Isle of Skye, Kings Arms Hotel is convenient to Caisteal Maol and Skye Bridge. This hotel is within the region of Plockton Harbour and Skye Serpentarium...
Northern Sands Hotel
Property Location When you stay at Northern Sands Hotel in Thurso, you'll be convenient to Dunnet Bay Beach. This hotel is within the region of Castle of Mey and Duncansby Head...
Tulloch Castle Hotel
Property Location When you stay at Tulloch Castle Hotel in Dingwall, you'll be within the vicinity of Upper Pump Room. This 4-star hotel is within the region of Glen Ord Distillery and Ben Wyvis...