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Sandra's Backpackers Hostel

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7.6
Very Good 249 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.8
  • Security 7.9
  • Location 8.6
  • Staff 7.8
  • Atmosphere 7.1
  • Cleanliness 7.0
  • Facilities 7.0
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7.6
Very Good 249 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.8
  • Security 7.9
  • Location 8.6
  • Staff 7.8
  • Atmosphere 7.1
  • Cleanliness 7.0
  • Facilities 7.0
Sandra's Backpackers Hostel Located at 24 Princes Street, Caithness, Thurso.
Sandra's Backpackers Hostel
Scotland
Thurso 24 Princes Street,, Caithness
76% 249
58.5908037 -3.5197448
Sandra's Backpackers Hostel
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  • Anonymous
  • USA, All Male Group, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
28th May 2016
8.0

Very quirky hostel. Right in the center of town and if you are looking for an interesting night out Thurso on the weekend is a hoot. Expect to have a lot of interqctions with the locals which is a great time. Had an issue with my credit card and the owner and his son were extremely helpful with getting it resolved. Definitely good honest folk and they gave us some great advice.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
28th May 2016
4.9

We had to phone the number on the door in order to get checked in and when we had questions. At all the other hostels we stayed in, there was always someone visible at the front desk. The interior appears to be uncared for, the hallways narrow and dim,the eating area is overcrowded with furniture. Though we were given a key for the outer door, others never locked it. The location appears to be near a bar as the loud music made it impossible to sleep. Neither of us felt comfortable staying there.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Male, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
27th May 2016
10.0

Well worth the money, in a fantastic location, few minutes walk from train station and bus stop to john O Groats

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
19th May 2016
8.3

Very helpful manager, couldn't have been more accommodating. Hostel was handy and there was a good kitchen to use. I would dfinitely stay here again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland, All Female Group, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
  • 20 reviews
25th Mar 2016
7.4

We enjoyed our stay at Sandra's, the room was clean as well as the bathroom. The location is good, although Thurso is pretty small anyway. The only thing that was a bit annoying was the kitchen. It takes ages to heat something up and also, it wasn't very clean.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland, Female, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
29th Dec 2015
8.3

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.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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