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Helmsdale

Stafford St, Helmsdale, KW8 6JR, Scotland

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Overall Rating 98%

From 25 Reviews

Hostel rating (25)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 96%
Security 98%
Service 99%
Comfort 97%
Green rating 94%

The hostel was renovated in 2018, providing 6 ensuite rooms sleeping up to 4 people. Large sort lounge with multifuel stove and open plan kitchen. Drying and laundry facilities, large garden and cycle shed available for guest use. The building is a former school gymnasium and many features have been retained. Scenic coastal village with regular sightings of seals and otters from harbour. Friendly village with plenty shops and restaurants.

  • Dorm
    From $31.06
  • Private
    From $86.98
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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. All rooms are ensuite and sleep up to 4 people including double room options. The hostel is an ideal base to explore this area and is prominent on The NC 500 route and Lands End to John O'Groats cycle and walking routes. The hostel has laundry and drying facilities and is ideal for cycling, coastal walks, hill walks and birdwatching. Helmsdale is a friendly and welcoming village just a 5 minute stroll and a variety of restaurants and shops, also a local Timespan Arts Centre.

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
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • 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.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • 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
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open from 04 Mar to 31 Dec
Open from 10 Jan to 18 Jan

Reception:
From 07:00 to 11:00
From 10:00 to 21:00
Check-in:
From 16:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 07971 516287 /07971922356

stay@helmsdalehostel.co.uk

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Timespan Heritage Centre (Less than 500 m)
  • Harbour (Less than 500 m)
  • Dunrobin Castle (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Superb hostel ideal location for LeJoG, NC 500, Inverness to JoG coastal path, nearby fishing and generally exploring the area. Recent refurbishment has brought the hostel to a very high standard. Marie the the manager very helpful and supportive. Thanks for lighting the log burner on a chilly evening. Made the stay perfect. I hope the word gets round that Helmsdale is back in business.

100%

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Roger,

Wed 11 Sep 2019

Stayed in Helmsdale Hostel on the last night of our North Coast 500 cycling trip. It was just great, can't recommend it enough. The only thing I would want to change is the two massive hills on the way into the village. The hostel is clean, well equipped and comfortable. Marie was a superb host.

100%

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Morris,

Mon 09 Sep 2019

Pity about the other guest in the room who snored. Take earplugs

93%

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Jonny,

Mon 09 Sep 2019

Fabulous Hostel.Friendly welcome.

100%

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Hazel,

Fri 06 Sep 2019

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • 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

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