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Kirk Yetholm Hostel

Kelso | Roxburghshire, Yetholm TD5 8PG, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Appin, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a charming little hostel which is an affiliate of the SYH association, but owned by the The Friends of Nature. It was formerly owned by the SYH but has been sold and improved and updated since then. It sits in a serene little hollow, below the village green, at the end of the Pennine Trail (or beginning I... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

After the 26 mile tramp from along PW from Byrness, arriving at Kirk Yetholm was a shear delight. The tea and coffee on arrival was most appreciated - Thank You!! Comfy hostel and friendly staff - good beds, lounge overlooking fields, showers and washrooms all improved since last visit some 25yrs ago. Good to see eco improvements with solar panels... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Booked into this hostel as intended on staying overnight there during a two day canoe trip. On the day of the trip things went a bit wrong and we ended up getting held up. As a result one of the members of our party attempted to phone the hostel to make them aware we were going to be behind schedule... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Whilst on a walking holiday 'St. Cuthbert's Way we stayed at Kirk Yetholm Hostel. The scenery is majestic. The Facilities are excellent - comfortable and spotlessly clean. We would definitely recommend Kirk Yetholm Hostel. A great place to relax and unwind, after walking in wet conditions, the views are spectacular.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Thanks to Simon for opening up early in the season for our St Cuthbert's Way walk. Our first friends of nature house in UK and did not disappoint. We arrived early and the tea making facilities were a gift from heaven as we relaxed in the lounge watching the new born lambs dancing in the field opposite. Facilities are good... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

After our very first visit, this has become one of our favourite hostels. We now make this an annual pilgrimage in our capacity of volunteer wardens and we are always guaranteed a warm welcome from Simon, Maureen and Barney the yodelling dog! This has always been a comfortable and relaxing stay in a beautiful sleepy border village, but now it... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Our last night of the 2 week Scottish cycle tour found the 4 of us returning to Kirk Yetholm before catching the train south from Berwick. As last time it was a great stay with two enthusiastic volunteer wardens (Simon and Maureen) on hand to greet us with a hot drink on arrival. The new wood burning stove was blasting... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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59 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This place had way too many rules and for what you got was too expensive. Old lumpy mattress, thin, threadbare sheets and blankets and very strange people staying there. The kitchen was well equipped but came with even more sets of rules. The whole place is dark and smells of moth balls. Give this place a miss and stay at... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I have stayed several times over the years but this is the first time with the new owner. It was friendly, clean and comfortable and all the fellow guests were amenable and interesting. I would always prefer to stay at this type of place rather than a hotel as people want to socialise and lend garlic, onions and parmesan!

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Papa Westray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Would recommend a visit to Kirk Yetholm Hostel. We stayed for two nights as a family group of seven adults and children and all really enjoyed it - especially the board games in the evening! Hostel was very welcoming, clean and well equipped, booking was easy too. We took three private rooms and were very happy with the shared wc... More 

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