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Kirkwall Youth Hostel

Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Kirkwall, Scotland


  • 78%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

Property Information:

Kirkwall Youth Hostel is a friendly and welcoming youth hostel close to the historic town and beautiful 12th-century St Magnus Cathedral.

The youth hostel is a popular choice 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.

Orkney is a neolithic treasure trove, and Kirkwall Youth Hostel is a superb base for exploring its historic sites. Many attractions, like Skara Brae, Maes Howe and The Ring of Brodgar, are within walking distance from the youth hostel, or only a short drive away. The youth hostel is only a mile away from historic Scapa Flow and a lovely beach. Ferries leave the harbour regularly for many Northern Isles.

Please note: Kirkwall Youth Hostel is closed between 10 am-5 pm daily. If arriving on a late ferry, please let the hostel team know at least 24 hours in advance so we can make sure we are there to greet you.

The youth hostel closes at midnight.

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  • Latest Review

    Slightly out of the centre of town, which makes it a little tricky to get to the first time, but you do get the hang of it. Comfy common room with couches that is very warm as well as lovely hot showers.
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      Anonymous, Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Adaptors
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine


  • Credit Cards Accepted

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 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 below (see 'Things to Note' information).

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

Kirkwall Youth Hostel Located at Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Kirkwall.
Kirkwall Youth Hostel
Kirkwall Orkney KW15 1BB Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney
83% 72
58.9763168 -2.9695487
Kirkwall Youth Hostel
    Rooms available     Standard 4 Bed Female Dorm     Basic 4 Bed Male Dorm     Basic Single Private Shared Bathroom     Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom     Standard 3 Bed Private Shared Bathroom     Standard 4 Bed Private Shared Bathroom
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