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

  • Sightseeing
  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Sports & Activities

Green rating



Excellent service and friendly staff. Room equipment overall very good but could be improved in places, e.g. reading light for beds and clear rules about quiet times.


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Tue 19 Jan 2016

Really nice place to stay and really noce and friendly people!


Avatar for Carole


Wed 25 Nov 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Fort fish and chips

Avatar for Ruth


Tue 11 Aug 2015

Attraction tip

Clickmin Broch Shetland Museum

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Tue 25 Aug 2015