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Sandra's Backpackers Hostel Reviews

24 Princes Street, Caithness, Thurso, Scotland

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187 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 64%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 71%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 56%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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The room was warm, the bed long enough but the bathroom heater did not work, and there was a lot of dust around. The kitchen had plenty of equipment, but again a bit grubby. Some of the cupboards contain items that are irrelevant for guests such as paint brushes and old electrical equipment.

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


We had an absolutely fantastic time at Sandra's. The owners were so accommodating and friendly, really made the stay fab. Some comments mentioned that there was a problem with booking but we didn't experience it at all! If anyone is going up as far as Thurso I would definitely recommend this fab little place.


They had never heard of hostel world and claimed they didn't have our booking!

  • 20th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Over good hostel. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The ensuite shower and toilet was very appreciated. The TV in the kitchen as well. The mattresses are however a bit old and could be changed. The cafe downstairs and the discount we get is also great. I would stay there again.


As a repeat visitor to Sandra's, everything is just as great as it was in 2007! Still sports a huge kitchen with two sides to allow for more than one group to cook at once. This time, coming by car, I was happy to have free parking close by. Internet access was okay, but the router needed resetting periodically (unable to get online).


A new experience going into a fish and chip shop to check in and then having the staff close the shop while we were shown our room and the facilities


not clean very bad bedding

  • 2nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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