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Kirkwall Youth Hostel

Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Kirkwall, Scotland


  • 83%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 68%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 80%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

    I had a great stay. Felt very comfortable and the room had everything I needed. I got there quite late because the ferry arrived in Kirkwall at 23:00, but although reception closes at 22:00, there was someone there to hand me the key, tell me everything I needed to know, upgrade my room because it was a quiet weekend, and pre-heat the room so that I would be ready for bed.
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      Anonymous, Chile, Female, 25-30
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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
  • Parking
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Credit Cards Accepted

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 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. ***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.

Kirkwall Youth Hostel Located at Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Kirkwall.
Kirkwall Youth Hostel
Kirkwall Orkney KW15 1BB Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney
81% 83
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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