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Lerwick

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

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Overall Rating 95%

From 29 Reviews

Hostel rating (29)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 99%
Cleanliness 97%
Location 97%
Security 99%
Service 92%
Comfort 88%
Green rating 89%

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

  • Dorm
    From $28.05
  • Private
    From $89.24
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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
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 09:00 to 21:00
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

More recycling needed. Bins were full of stuff that can be recycled and food waste not separated out. Overall a great hostel. Very welcoming and accessible.

93%

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Vicki,

Tue 18 Jun 2019

Lovely large hostel. Could benefit from new mattresses & individual reading lights in dorms

93%

Avatar for Louise

Louise,

Sat 15 Jun 2019

Great location and facility.

100%

Avatar for Douglas

Douglas,

Fri 07 Jun 2019

The staff is absolutely brilliant. They were super friendly and always ready to help me out when needed.

100%

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Jasmin,

Tue 04 Jun 2019

I was extremely disappointed to have been billed for my first night which I unfortunately missed due to my flight from Papa Stour unexpectedly being cancelled the morning of the reservation. As much as I appreciate the necessity for you as a business to have a 24hr cancellation notice refund policy, I felt more digression could have been shown in circumstances completely beyond my control. Although the hostel was immaculately clean, comfortable, and friendly staffed, this adherence to strict corporate agenda in a more difficult environment would make me hesitate before booking again or recommending the hostel to friends and family.

87%

Avatar for Michael

Michael,

Sat 01 Jun 2019

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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