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

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing
  • Relaxing
  • Culture

Green rating



liked the bike storage, spacious hostel. Disliked the piano which was played outrside my dorm for 2 hours (and not very well). I dont think musical instruments should be in hostels, people need to rest at different hours due to overnight ferry to the island and night excusions to Mousa Broch.


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Mon 29 Jun 2015

Very good breakfast, not so keen on available choice in the evening.


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Sun 21 Jun 2015