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Kirkwall Youth Hostel

Hostel | Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Scotland KW15 1BB

81.8% Overall Rating

52 out of 71 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (05/08/2014)

"a) The staff was extremely nice and helpful. b) The hostel was very clean. c) Showers were amazingly hot and relaxing. d) Many rooms do not include more than 2 or 3 beds. e) You can meet amazing people in this…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Lounge area
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 5.67
  • Towel USD 3.02

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

If you are planning to arrive after 22:00 please inform the hostel in advance. ***Please note our Group booking policy: • When booking for more than 9 persons, different policies and additional supplements will apply • Please note that no stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel. • Full payment will be required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled • Full SYHA Hostelling Scotland Terms and Conditions will apply and be issued to all group bookings.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 17:00
Latest Check-out: 9:30

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Kirkwall?

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The youth hostel has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. There is so much to see and do in Orkney, including excellent bird watching and a vast number of ancient monuments. This is also a diving hotspot, as well as a perfect base for sea fishing. Our manager's a published writer -who's always good for a few stories! Read more

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About Kirkwall Youth Hostel

The youth hostel has a well-equipped kitchen, a large airy dining room and the three- and four-bedded rooms are cozy and comfortable. There is also a drying room with laundry facilities. It is situated only a 15-minute walk from the town centre and the beautiful twelfth-century St. Magnus Cathedral. Ferries leave the harbor regularly for many Northern Isles.

Don’t miss:
Skara Brae (15 miles)
Yesnaby Cliffs (20 miles)
Maes Howe (7 miles)
Ring of Brodgar (7 miles)
Tomb of the Eagles (15 miles)
Italian Chapel (10 miles)
St Magnus Cathedral (0.5 miles)