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Kirkwall Youth Hostel Hostel

Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Kirkwall, Scotland

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

83% Overall Rating 24 out of 34 customers would recommend this property based on 34 reviews

Atmosphere 80%

Cleanliness 88%

Facilities 78%

Location 73%

Safety 90%

Staff 94%

Value 79%

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What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Adaptors
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Towels for hire

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 4.80USD
  • Towel 2.56USD

Important Information

SYHA is a charity aiming to inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons, gain knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery. In support of this aim, all bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night which is displayed as an inclusive rate. (Full, existing members of SYHA and HI using this booking engine are not entitled to a membership refund).

Kirkwall Youth Hostel reception is open 08.00-10.00 and 17.00-22.00, with check-in from 17.00 and checkout by 10.00. The hostel closes at midnight but late check-in is available if you notify us in advance.

If you plan to travel on the Aberdeen/Lerwick ferry, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance so that we can arrange for staff to welcome you.

From the age of 5 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and may be accommodated in a single-gendered shared room with the parent or guardian and other guests, at the discretion and responsibility of the parent or guardian. The young person/people, the parent/guardian and the other occupants of the room must be of the same gender.

SYHA advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation.

Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in designated family rooms, where available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots in a shared dormitory or private accommodation.

When booking for more than 9 people:
• Full prepayment is required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled
• The following cancellation charges will apply to the entire booking:
57 days or more - 20% of total cost
56 to 29 days - 55% of total cost
28 to day of arrival - 100% of total cost

No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.

SYHA does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 17:00

Latest Check-out: 09:30

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking

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

Shared Rooms

Standard 4 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Basic 4 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Private Rooms

Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic Single Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Standard 3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 4 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About Kirkwall Youth Hostel

Friendly and welcoming, Kirkwall Youth Hostel is in a quiet location, a 15 minute walk from Kirkwall town centre and Scapa Beach, and only 10 minutes from the local shops. It's the perfect base to explore all that Orkney has to offer.

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.

Apart from stunning scenery, Orkney offers a wealth of festivals: from the big ones like the Orkney Folk Festival in May and the St Magnus Festival in June, to the internationally acclaimed Science Festival in September, and the more intimate Storytelling Festival in October.

Year round there’s an abundance of wildlife to watch, from seals to whales, from otters to thousands of seabirds. Excellent scuba diving and fishing are also close by. Come early or late in the season, and you may very well be able to see the Northern Lights!

Kirkwall Youth Hostel is popular with groups, individuals and families looking for budget accommodation. There are good facilities including family and private rooms, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, a large drying room and laundry facilities

Location Information

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)

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.