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Kirkwall Youth Hostel

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186 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Friendly and welcoming, in a quiet location 15 minutes’ walk from the town centre, Kirkwall Youth Hostel is the perfect base for exploring the historic sights and wonderful wildlife of Orkney.

Perfect for groups, families and individual travellers, this warm and welcoming youth hostel offers a wide range of room types, all available to be booked as private rooms. None of the rooms are en-suite but there are ample shower and washroom facilities available.

Dogs are welcome, for a small fee, when you book a private room. Please let us know in advance to ensure that a dog friendly room is allocated.

Guests can opt for a wee breakfast served in the dining room or take advantage of the well-equipped self-catering kitchen.

WiFi is available in the lounge area and is free for all guests. Other facilities include a large, comfortable lounge with TV and well-stocked library, a laundry, drying room, secure cycle store for up to 10 bikes and free onsite parking for up to 20 cars.

Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.

Orkney is a Neolithic and Viking treasure trove, with many attractions, like Skara Brae, Maeshowe and The Ring of Brodgar, within walking distance of the youth hostel or only a short drive away.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

Reviews & Ratings

186 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Sep 02, 2023
It’s a wee bit down at heel and getting a bit tatty. Most fellow guests seemed in the 35 -65 age bracket, which I found pleasant. If someone would like to buy a packet of felt stickers (the ones you stick on chair leg feet) and stick them on the room door posts it would stop the really noisy door bangs that happen every time a door is opened and self shuts. Not great in the middle of the night. Come on guys, it’s not difficult.
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Male, 41+
Aug 12, 2023
Lovely friendly hostel, nice room, good facilities, friendly and helpful staff. However, we felt it was overpriced for a hostel at £80 per night for twin room without breakfast, and also £5 per night for our dog is excessive (£40 total) - we don’t normally get charged extra at b&b’s.
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Couple, 41+
Apr 27, 2023
Great place and great location. Service top notch, great hosts!
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Mixed Group, 41+


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Parking
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Meals Available
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games