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Lerwick

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

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Overall Rating 97%

From 41 Reviews

Hostel rating (41)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 99%
Location 98%
Security 98%
Service 96%
Comfort 95%
Green rating 92%

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

  • Dorm
    From $22.45
  • Private
    From $75.77
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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

  • 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

  • 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

Reviews

Reviews

Superb all round. Best hostel I have ever stayed in, If only they could sort out noisy door closers it would be perfect, impossible to close a door quietly. (minor whinge I know)

100%

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Fiona,

Tue 06 Feb 2018

It was a pleasure staying at the hostel; friendly, welcoming, nice attitude and professional people. Warm atmosphere. Comfortable, clean place. Plenty of space and all the facilities for your usage! Perfect!

100%

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Małgorzata,

Sat 23 Dec 2017

Highly recommended! Beautiful, full equipped, friendly place!

100%

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Małgorzata,

Sat 23 Dec 2017

The staff was incredibly kind and helpful, and we had a wonderful stay. The location in Lerwick is within easy walking distance to pretty much any place you might want to go, and the old house is absolutely wonderful. Since we were there during winter, it was very quiet and peaceful. We couldn't be more pleased with our stay.

100%

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Amanda,

Sat 23 Dec 2017

We were warmly welcomed and had no problems at all feeling home. The big kitchen is definitely an asset, the location is perfect and all the facilities were very clean and more than we needed.

100%

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Laura,

Thu 07 Dec 2017

Location

Location
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

Bus
Nearby
Ferry/Boat
1 mile from ferry port
Car
Onsite parking

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