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Lerwick

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

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Overall Rating 97%

From 40 Reviews

Hostel rating (40)

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

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

  • Dorm
    From $28.98
10 or more people?
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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

Excellent stay. Thank you so very much. Would highly recommend this hostel to anyone that asks. We stayed in a room for four with an en-suite bathroom - which made things very easy in terms of privacy. However, the general bathrooms could have been cleaner (although we do realize that it had been a very busy time with the folk music festival just passed. Even providing cleaning products would have helped. Other than that, excellent all round. Thanks so much

93%

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Linda,

Sun 13 May 2018

Stayed 6 days for the festival. Awesome location, nice old building with very nice rooms. Met lots of friendly people and staff were super friendly and helpful. I wouldn't even consider another place to stay in Shetland.

97%

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mads,

Wed 09 May 2018

Regular visitor and can’t wait to return. The community centre next door is a welcome bonus. Have accidentally referred to the hostel as home more than once!

100%

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Rebecca,

Tue 10 Apr 2018

It was welcoming comfortable and warm. Loved the friendly staff. It's a fabulous old building, perhaps some photos and information about its history would be of interest. Very clean in all areas. Well equipped kitchen although we couldn't find scissors and used a knife instead. Useful bus information and maps provided.

100%

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Gina,

Tue 13 Mar 2018

I enjoyed staying two nights in this​ comfortable and inexpensive hostel ...

97%

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Erwin,

Wed 28 Feb 2018

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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