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Lerwick

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

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Overall Rating 96%

From 24 Reviews

Hostel rating (24)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 99%
Cleanliness 97%
Location 97%
Security 98%
Service 95%
Comfort 91%
Green rating 92%

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

  • Dorm
    From $20.88
  • Private
    From $69.59
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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

Hostel is faultless, but avoid the cafe in the community centre next door - I ordered a bacon roll which was served without butter/marge - I thought this had to be a joke, but apparently not. I was also charged 10p for a sachet of brown sauce - Condiments should always be provided for free.

100%

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ben,

Fri 12 Oct 2018

Thank you for your comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in the hostel. With regards to the cafe, we serve all our rolls without butter because many customers prefer it that way, but butter portions are always available free of charge to anyone who would like some. In order to keep our prices as affordable to everyone as we can, individual items of condiments are charged for so that you pay for what you use as do many other cafes & takeaways. If we didn't charge for the sauces, we would have to increase the prices of our meals/snacks to absorb the costs. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Lerwick .,

Sun 14 Oct 2018

Excellent stay at Lerwick with friendly helpful staff.

100%

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Rebecca,

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Die alten Matratzen mit den Metallsprungfedern waren extrem unbequem. Wir haben gelitten und konnten fast nicht schlafen. Schade, sonst war alles sehr angenehm im Hostel von Lerwick.

90%

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Rosa Maria Eberli,

Thu 13 Sep 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
Sustainability

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