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
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating



You can't improve on perfection. I have stayed in a number of hostels and this is by far the best I have ever stayed in. Thank you for being there, it's in the best place for visiting other parts of the islands and just right for those of us who were there for Wool Week.


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Wed 07 Oct 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Fort fish and chips

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Tue 11 Aug 2015

Attraction tip

Clickmin Broch Shetland Museum

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Tue 25 Aug 2015