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8.6

Excellent

205 reviews

205 reviews

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6.6

Good

Location rating score

Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Sabhal Mór Ostaig 310 m
Somerfield Supermarket 770 m
Support Training 800 m
Tankerness House & Orkney Museum 860 m
The Bishop's Palace 870 m
The Earl's Palace 870 m
Orkney Library 880 m
The Orkney Museum 880 m
Longship 930 m
Tourist Office 940 m

Kirkwall Youth Hostel

Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Kirkwall, Kirkwall, United Kingdom, KW15 1BB - See map

Conveniently situated in the Kirkwall part of Kirkwall, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

Highlights

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Garden

Laundry service

Smoking area

Shared kitchen

Travel sustainable property

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Facilities

Pets allowed

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Game room

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Value for money7.4
Location rating6.6

Rooms available at Kirkwall Youth Hostel

Twin Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 bunk beds
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Single Bed in Male Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Kirkwall Youth Hostel?

Check-in is from 05:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Kirkwall Youth Hostel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Kirkwall Youth Hostel has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Kirkwall Youth Hostel?

Kirkwall Youth Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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Overall rating:

8.6

Excellent
205 reviews
Cleanliness
6.6
Facilities
5.4
Location
6.6
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More about Kirkwall Youth Hostel

More about Kirkwall Youth Hostel

Situated just 13 minutes’ from St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Youth Hostel offers free onsite parking and a self-catering kitchen. This former World War II base and school is quietly located on the edge of Kirkwall. Each private room has access to shared bathroom facilities. Guests have use of laundry facilities and a large drying room. Kirkwall Youth Hostel offers a well equipped kitchen, for guests to prepare meals. The surrounding area offers a wide range of restaurants and pubs. Orkney offers many historic sites and attractions, including Skara Brae, Maes Howe, and the Ring of Brodgar. The historic Scapa Flow is just 1 mile from the Kirkwall Youth Hostel. Guests can enjoy ferry trips to the Northern Isles from Kirkwall Harbour.

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Amenities and facilities

Review score
Facilities

5.4

Languages spoken
  • English
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Game room
  • Garden
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]

Location

Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Kirkwall, Kirkwall, United Kingdom, KW15 1BB
Good
Location

6.6

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from17:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out from08:00
  • Check-out until10:00

Property announcements

Full payment for all bookings will be charged at the time of booking. All major credit & debit cards are accepted excluding American Express. All bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night. (Full, existing members of Hostelling Scotland and HI using these channels are not entitled to a membership refund). Individual reservations (Up to 9 persons) - can cancel free of charge until 3 days before the arrival date. If cancelled within the 3 days before the arrival 100 percent of the total price will be charged. Groups reservations (more than 9 persons) - different policies and additional supplements will apply. More than 8 weeks (57 days or more) 20% of total cost. 8 – 4 weeks (56- 29 days) 55% of total cost. 4 – 0 weeks (28 - 0 day) 100% of total cost. No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel. Should guests be entitled to a refund or part refund please note that these are processed by Hostelling Scotland National Office, Stirling. It may take 7 to 10 working days from the date of cancellation request for the refund to be processed back onto the original card used. From the age of 12 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian of the same gender when booking a bed within shared accommodation (Please note that due to demand at this location shared accommodation can be unisex). Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in private rooms, where available Hostelling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots. Check-in from 17.00 until 22.00 and check-out from 08.00 until 10.00. The hostel is closed during the day between 10.00 and 17.00, though access may be arranged – please contact the hostel in advance.

Reviews of Kirkwall Youth Hostel from real guests

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7.1
/
10
Very good
Cleanliness6.6
Facilities5.4
Location6.6
Service9.4
Value for money7.4
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8-9 Excellent (1)
7-8 Very Good (1)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
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7.2
Very good
Julie from United States
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

Very good”

It is hard to leave a rating at this time because the Hostel has been shut for two years. I think things will get better as the season progresses.

Reviewed April 13, 2022

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5.2
Annette from Australia
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Basic but bad”

The staff are delightful , but the Hostels Association needs to invest some serious money on maintenance, upgrading plumbing, taking stained sheets out of circulation, and modernising room door locks. The doors cannot be prevented from slamming, which is a problem when people need to use the communal toilets during the night.

Reviewed July 07, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Tam from Portugal
Group
Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

Clean hostel”

The hostel is clean. Staff are very helpful. However, the place is a bit difficult to find. It just got a tiny sign show u the alley to the hostel. And, be aware of the chickens in the parking lot. They are not afraid of cars and always standing in the middle of the drive way.

Reviewed October 11, 2016

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