Islesburgh Youth Hostel is part of the Islesburgh Complex and adjacent to Isleburgh Community Centre. This beautiful hostel offers the perfect base from which to explore the Shetland Islands. The hostel is close to restaurants, local amenities, historical sites and wildlife centres.

The hostel has excellent facilities, many en-suite rooms and is popular with families, groups and individuals. The hostel has fantastic common rooms, lovely gardens, Internet access and a fully equipped self-catering kitchen.

Lerwick is a bustling, cosmopolitan seaport with services and amenities only usually found in much larger places on the British mainland. The extensive leisure and entertainment facilities provide warm hospitality to visitors. The old waterfront is thronged with pleasure boats, visiting yachts, historic craft and working fishing boats. There's a variety of lively bars and clubs, ranging from popular themed bars to more traditional pubs.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Culture

Green rating



Excellent hostel - more like a hotel really - with great facilities - tv lounge, games room, massive equiped kitchen.


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Sun 01 Mar 2015

Lerwick's one of the hostel can more specious room @ Islesburgh Community Centre. Became one of the SYHA would be installed on Northern to Southern Isles. More bus company directly to us. New builds on our isles ferry to tramlinks can be affiliated of the Islesburgh Complex.


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Sun 09 Nov 2014

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main street; coastal walk to Knab Point

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Thu 17 Apr 2014

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Tue 24 Sep 2013