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Sandra's Backpackers Hostel Reviews

24 Princes Street, Caithness, Thurso, Scotland

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232 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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did not get towels had to buy some, eventually got some at tea time the next day. Location beside the taxi rank was awful had to call the police on our first night's stay. Place was clean and kitchen well stocked for breakfast, just a pity the poor man on duty was run ragged.

  • 29th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


We were staying in a group with children aged 4-10. Overnight the level of noise from the communal kitchen lasted until 5am. One of the Mums asked the people responsible to please keep the noise down as there were 12 children trying to sleep but the noise continued. When we got up, the kitchen was sticking of cigarette snake with cigarette ask all over the table. The crockery and glasses all had to be washed before use. Towels offered to us were stinking of cigarettes. Wil request a refu d.

  • 28th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Enjoyed my stay, everything I needed was available and although kitchen available to cook your own food, take-away places were nearby.

  • 19th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


there isnot much things to say :) hostel was really great


Few hostels provide breakfast in cost. At amount charged this is very reasonable.


All good people, all good......


The biggest hostel disadvantage is lack of car park in the neighbourhood. Everything else was fine and our stay was nice.

  • 28th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Sandra's backpackers was a middle of the road hostel. Could do with some extra vibrancy and the layout is odd. However it was welcoming priced a great gateway to the northern isles


it is what it is 16 quids worth

  • 15th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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