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Lerwick

Islesburgh House, King Harald St, Shetland (Lerwick), ZE1 0EQ, Scotland

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Overall Rating 96%

From 27 Reviews

Hostel rating (27)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 98%
Cleanliness 96%
Location 96%
Security 96%
Service 95%
Comfort 92%
Green rating 92%

Islesburgh House Hostel is in the centre of Lerwick, an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Shetland Islands.

  • Dorm
    From $27.43
  • Private
    From $82.93
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Shetland (Lerwick) Hostel

Hostel Shetland (Lerwick)

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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.

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 11:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 22:00
  • 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 3 stay free.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • 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
  • Playground
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 09:00 to 21:00
From 16:00 to 17:00
Check-in:
From 11:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)1595 745100

islesburgh@shetland.gov.uk

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Shetland Museum & Archives (500m to 1km)
  • Croft House Museum (More than 10km)
  • Clickimin Broch (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

I think this hostel could have some rules that maybe are obvious to some people, but not to others. My roommates were spraying smelly hairsprays, brushing teeth with electric toothbrush, brushing hair in the room early in the morning (between 6-8 am) when some people were still sleeping, or at least trying to. Might be a good idea to encourage people to do their toilet stuff in the bathroom and not in a sleeping room they share with ten others! The staff is really nice and helpful though!

80%

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Milla,

Tue 07 Aug 2018

A well positioned hostel with good facilities efficiently managed by friendly staff at a fair price. Hard to think of improvements without changing the nature of the hostel, perhaps more power points in the dorms but this is a trivial issue.

100%

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Clive,

Thu 12 Jul 2018

This was a superb hostel. Lots of sitting areas. Large well equipped kitchen and dining room. Books, magazines all available. Comfy beds. Lockers in dorms

100%

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caroline,

Wed 04 Jul 2018

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500 m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Bus
Nearby
Ferry/Boat
1 mile from ferry port
Car
Onsite parking
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Surfing
  • Walking / Hiking

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