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
  • Sports & Activities

Green rating



The hostel is placed very well within the town and the staf is extremely friendly and curteous. The atmosphere within is very inviting. The only thing that is a bit requiring to get used to is the smell of the wood the hostel building is built of. But even the façade of the manor house in which the hostel is located is amazing. There isn't anything to change. My stay here was great.


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Tue 25 Aug 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