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Orkney Isles - Kirkwall Youth Hostel

Old Scapa Rd, Kirkwall, KW15 1BB, Scotland

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

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Kirkwall Hostel

Hostel Kirkwall

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Friendly and welcoming, in a quiet location 15 minutes’ walk from the town centre, Kirkwall Youth Hostel is the perfect base for exploring the historic sights and wonderful wildlife of Orkney.

Perfect for groups, families and individual travellers, this warm and welcoming youth hostel offers a wide range of room types, all available to be booked as private rooms. None of the rooms are en-suite but there are ample shower and washroom facilities available.

Guests can opt for a continental breakfast served in the dining room or take advantage of the well-equipped self-catering kitchen.

WiFi is available in the lounge area and is free for all guests. Other facilities include a large, comfortable lounge with TV and well-stocked library, a laundry, drying room, secure cycle store for up to 15 bikes and free onsite parking for up to 20 cars. The hostel is licensed and guests can enjoy a Scottish craft beer or glass of wine while relaxing in the evening.

Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.

Orkney is a Neolithic and Viking treasure trove, with many attractions, like Skara Brae, Maeshowe and The Ring of Brodgar, within walking distance of the youth hostel or only a short drive away.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.

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
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 12 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • 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 GBP 3.00 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • 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
  • Garden
  • TV room

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - 2 to 3km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open from 01 Apr to 29 Sept

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

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Skara Brae (More than 10km)
  • Highland Park Distillery (500m to 1km)
  • Old Man of Hoy (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Super hostel, kind people , good location

100%

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Hermina,

Fri 24 May 2019

Dirty and very old. No nice.

37%

Avatar for Josep

Josep,

Mon 20 May 2019

Nice place, good facilities. Little bit a pity that via hihostels it look liked fully booked. In reality there was extra place. If I had knows this I had stayed there longer.

100%

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Hermina,

Sat 18 May 2019

Kirkwall ist ein idealer Ausgangspunkt für alles, was man auf "Mainland" unternehmen möchte. Habe im Hostel nette Bekanntschaften geschlossen. Würde wieder dort eine Unterkunft nehmen, wenn ich das nächste Mal nach Orkney komme.

83%

Avatar for Tania

Tania,

Tue 18 Sep 2018

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)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (500m to 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m to 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 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

  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Windsurfing
Sustainability

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