This is a really nice hostel. With free breakfast including freshly baked bread, a comfortable lounge to hang out in, all day access (the hostel doesn't close for any part of the afternoon), and free wifi, this place has all the amenities you could hope for. Notmany bathrooms, but they're clean and well maintained. Our only complaint is that although the staff on duty was helpful, he was also a little stand-offish and not particularly friendly. Not a very friendly, communal atmosphere.
This is a wonderful hostel! The staff are unbelievably helpful and the friendly atmosphere made it a pleasant place to hang out in the evenings. Our receptionists were all extremely knowledgeable and full of ideas and advice about what to do in Orkney. It would be nice if it wasn't closed for so much of the day (10-5 is a huge chunk of the day to be kicked out when sometimes you need to come back and relax while traveling) and there really should be free internet. Even so, a great place to stay!
I was very wary of this place because I saw the reviews on it were quite mixed. But I have to say, although we were only here for a short duration, we thought it was an excellent place to stay. The staff are quite helpful and let us store our luggage and use the lounge and computer (Yes, free internet--you don't get that at a YHA!) after we'd already checked out. It is quite clean and the atmosphere is lively and pleasant. And free breakfast is always a plus. Great value, absolutely no complaint
Very cozy, friendly place. Nice to come home to a living room fire after a good day of walking. Beautiful location too.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (4 reviews)