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Kirkwall Youth Hostel

Group of 15 or more?

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Friendly and welcoming, Kirkwall Youth Hostel is in a quiet location, a 15 minute walk from Kirkwall town centre and Scapa Beach, and only 10 minutes from the local shops. It's the perfect base to explore all that Orkney has to offer.

Orkney is a Neolithic and Viking treasure trove, with many attractions like Skara Brae, Maes Howe and The Ring of Brodgar within walking distance of the youth hostel, or only a short drive away.

Apart from stunning scenery, Orkney offers a wealth of festivals - from the big ones like the Orkney Folk Festival in May and the St Magnus Festival in June, to the internationally acclaimed Science Festival in September, and the more intimate Storytelling Festival in October.

Year round there’s an abundance of wildlife to watch, from seals to whales, from otters to thousands of seabirds. Excellent scuba diving and fishing are also close by. Come early or late in the season, and you may very well be able to see the Northern Lights!

Kirkwall Youth Hostel is popular with groups, individuals and families looking for budget accommodation. There are good facilities including family and private rooms, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, a large drying room and laundry facilities.
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Kirkwall Youth Hostel Located at Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Kirkwall.
Kirkwall Youth Hostel
Kirkwall Orkney KW15 1BB Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney
92% 103
58.9763168 -2.9695487
Kirkwall Youth Hostel
    Rooms available Standard 4 Bed Female Dorm Basic 4 Bed Male Dorm Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom Basic Single Private Shared Bathroom Standard 3 Bed Private Shared Bathroom Standard 4 Bed Private Shared Bathroom

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Fri 28 Oct 2016 - Mon 31 Oct 2016 Change

Room Summary

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Latest Review

" I loved SYHA Kirkwall but mostly just because of the staff! The owner is kind and interesting and his staff are engaging and genuine. I stayed with them for a week and enjoyed my stay more and more each day. In general, Kirkwall is a bit spread out so everything is a 10 minute walk away but this hostel is nicely situated between a Scapa Flow (for seal watching!) and St. Magnus Cathedral. Internet was not available in the rooms but they are fixing that soon. "

- Anonymous
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  • Free

    Linen Included Free Parking Free City Maps

  • General

    Common Room Breakfast Not Included Adaptors Book Exchange Hot Showers Self-Catering Facilities Hair Dryers For Hire Washing Machine Steam Room

  • Services

    Internet Access Laundry Facilities Towels for hire Luggage Storage Fax Service

  • Food & Drink

    Meals Available Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

  • Entertainment

    Board Games



Credit Cards Accepted

Things to Note

Check-in times 5pm-10pm daily.

If you plan to travel on the Aberdeen/Lerwick ferry, please contact the hostel at least 24 hours in advance, so that we can arrange for staff to welcome you.

The hostel closes at midnight.

***Please note our Group booking policy:

• When booking for more than 9 persons, different policies and additional supplements will apply
• Please note that no stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.
• Full payment will be required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled
• Full SYHA Hostelling Scotland Terms and Conditions will apply and be issued to all group bookings.

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated above (see 'Things to Note' information).

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