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Helmsdale

Stafford St, Helmsdale, KW8 6JR, Scotland

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Hostel will be closed for renovation in 2016. Re-opening date will be advised once confirmed Scenic coastal village with regular sightings of seals and dolphins from harbour. Friendly village with plenty shops and restuarants.

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helmsdale

Helmsdale Hostel

Hostel Helmsdale

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Set in the small scenic village of Helmsdale, halfway between Inverness and John o'Groats. The hostel has excellent facilities and is ideal for cycling, coastal walks, hill walks and birdwatching. Backpackers, birdwatchers and families are welcome.

Prices

Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 16:00 and 22:00
  • Children under the age of 1 are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of _0 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Limited payment options apply at hostel check-in
  • Payment methods accepted at hostel are cash only in local currency.
  • Only parties of mixed sex may be accommodated in mixed (co-ed) dorms.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room - Available outside hostel reception times
  • Sports Equipment Storage
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 05/03/2016 to 30/09/2016

Reception:
From 07:00 to 11:00
From 14:00 to 22:00
Check-in:
From 16:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 07971 516287 / 01431 821 636

irene.drummond@btinternet.com

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Timespan Heritage Centre (500m to 1km)
  • Harbour (500m to 1km)
  • Dunrobin Castle (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Only thing wrong was the burglar alarm or fire alarm could not be switched off and it went on all night. However I could not hear it in my dormitory

100%

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Christopher,

Fri 14 Aug 2015

Hostel is well run and the staff ate incredibly friendly.....well done and thank you.

100%

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ernest,

Tue 21 Jul 2015

Really enjoyed the stay. Simple enough to feel that you were escaping modern life, but with enough amenities to keep it comfortable.

100%

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Steve,

Tue 14 Jul 2015

Very comfortable hostel being exceptionally clean and well organised. Friendly staff who provided knowledge of local area, including as a spectacular beach walk. Would highly recommend. Thank you Irene

100%

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Marie,

Mon 13 Jul 2015

It was very cold when we stayed. We had our two small children with us. One fire in the main lounge/cooking area- cold was unacceptable and made for a miserable stay. This view was shared by other people staying at the hostel. People were wearing coats and hats inside ! Not good when you have been out in the rain during the day. We would not use it again for this reason.

70%

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Katharine,

Thu 14 May 2015

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (5 to 10km)
  • Golf course (500m - 1km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (5 to 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (5 to 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
90km: Inverness 60km: Wick
Bus
200m: From Inverness and Thurso
Ferry/Boat
80km: Scrabster
Alternate Transport
15km: North East of Brora Free parking next to the hostel
Car
Free parking next to the hostel
Rail
500m: From Inverness and John O'Groats
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Abseiling
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching
  • Windsurfing
  • Abseiling
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Whale Watching
  • Windsurfing

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