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

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Overall Rating 95%

From 41 Reviews

Hostel rating (41)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 98%
Cleanliness 96%
Location 98%
Security 95%
Service 93%
Comfort 91%
Green rating 87%

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

  • Dorm
    From €17.94
  • Private
    From €60.55
10 or more people?

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 are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • 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

From 09:00 to 21:00
From 16:00 to 17:00
From 11:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)1595 745100

Fax. +44 (0) 1595 745144

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Islesburgh Community Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shetland Museum & Archives (500m to 1km)
  • Clickimin Centre (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



We had a family room at the hostel which had en suite toilet and shower. Beds were very comfortable.whole place was very clean.great facilities. Very friendly staff. Hostel was ideal position for us as we were at the fiddle and accordion festival so the festival headquarters were next door. Would have no hesitation in recommending this hostel😃.


Avatar for heather


Wed 19 Oct 2016

Stayed there during Wool Week where the population was predominately female with a lot of baggage in a 12 bed dorm. Would suggest that somehow during this event the male/female dorm be switched to accommodate the larger female population. Otherwise cleanliness and proximity to bathroom facilities excellent.


Avatar for Madge Campbell

Madge Campbell,

Wed 12 Oct 2016

Excellent facilities, especially the kitchen! The beds could be more comfortable but was ok so not too much to complain about. The ventilation in the dorm and the showers could be improved.


Avatar for Anna-Carin


Wed 05 Oct 2016

Games room a hit with children.


Avatar for Lesley


Thu 29 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (2 to 3km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (500m - 1km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • Water park (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

1 mile from ferry port
Onsite parking

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