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Lerwick

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

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Overall Rating 95%

From 37 Reviews

Hostel rating (37)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 96%
Location 98%
Security 97%
Service 93%
Comfort 90%
Green rating 87%

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

  • Dorm
    From $26.96
  • Private
    From $85.77
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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
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • 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
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 09:00 to 21:00
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

Well the quiet area was completely ignored and not enforced and as a disabled girl I really needed that and the Moka pot didn't have a handle. Beware of the lockers in the dorms. They only fit a handbag in. Standards must have slipped since it got hostel of the world. I would use it again but take my own Moka pot for sure!

63%

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Jane,

Thu 22 Aug 2019

Spotless and peerless and great food next door at the community center including fish and chips with the freshest bit of haddock you will ever be offered.

100%

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Donald,

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Staff found in adjacent building for checking in, but didn’t see any in hostel. Kitchen facilities only ok as those staying didn’t clear up and put away, kitchen floor could have been cleaner, recycling almost non-existent and kitchen utensils insufficient.

83%

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Frances,

Mon 19 Aug 2019

Don’t know about the green rating , but this hostel was fabulous for personal service, accommodating the strange times people necessarily arrive in Shetland because of the ferries, it was clean, friendly, spacious, comfortable, well situated , brilliant.

100%

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Fiona,

Sat 17 Aug 2019

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
Sustainability

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