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Orkney Isles - Kirkwall SYHA

Old Scapa Rd, Kirkwall, KW15 1BB, Scotland

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Overall Rating 88%

From 9 Reviews

Hostel rating (9)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 91%
Location 77%
Security 91%
Service 91%
Comfort 84%
Green rating 93%

A friendly hostel close to the historic town of Kirkwall and beautiful 12th century St Magnus Cathedral. A great base for exploring Orkney.

  • Dorm
    From €21.50
  • Private
    From €27.83
10 or more people?
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Welcome to our hostel

Kirkwall SYHA Hostel is the perfect base to explore all that Orkney has to offer, whether you stay on the mainland or decide to go island-hopping! The hostel is in a quiet location, a 15 minute walk away from Kirkwall town centre and Scapa Beach, and only ten minutes away from the local shops.

The hostel comes with a large, fully equipped self-catering kitchen as well as a good-sized dining room and a cosy lounge area which are ideal for relaxing and socialising. Internet access is also available.

Apart from stunning scenery and a treasure of Neolithic and Viking heritage, Orkney offers a wealth of festivals: from the big ones like the Orkney Folk Festival in May and the St. Magnus Festival in June, to the internationally acclaimed Science Festival in September, and the more intimate Storytelling Festival in October. Year round there is an abundance of wildlife to watch, from seals to whales, and from otters to thousands of sea birds. Come early or late in the season, and you may very well be able to see the Northern Lights!

Prices

Prices are members' 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 17:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 23:00
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of EUR 2.00 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Charges Apply
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - 2 to 3km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 02/04/2016 to 30/09/2016

Reception:
From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 22:00
Check-in:
From 17:00 to 23:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)1856 872243

kirkwall@syha.org.uk

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • St.Magnus Cathedral (500m to 1km)
  • Highland Park Distillery (500m to 1km)
  • Skara Brae (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

A pleasant & enjoyable stay at an excellent & we'll run hostel, staffed by very friendly & helpful personnel.

97%

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David,

Mon 02 May 2016

A very pleasurable stay at an extremely excellent facility, well run & well kept.

97%

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David,

Mon 02 May 2016

An excellent hostel with affable staff, spotlessly clean, extremely well run. An absolute pleasure to visit. Really not sure how you would or could improve the experience at those hostel.

100%

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David,

Sun 17 Apr 2016

Unwahrscheinlich freundliches Personal an der Rezeption.

97%

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Ronja,

Tue 08 Sep 2015

Unwahrscheinlich freundliches Personal an der Rezeption.

97%

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Ronja,

Tue 08 Sep 2015

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (1 to 2km)
  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (2 to 3km)
  • Golf course (1 to 2km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (3 to 5km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (1 to 2km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
5km to Kirkwall Airport. Inverness and Wick Airports both on the mainland
Bus
There is a direct coach to Inverness from the bus station
Ferry/Boat
1.6km from Kirkwall harbour. 7km Hatston, 24km Stromness, 24km St. Margaret's Hope, 40km Burwick
Car
Parking is free at the hostel
Rail
The nearest rail station is Thurso, on the mainland
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Athletics
  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rugby
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Skateboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Windsurfing

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