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Kirk Yetholm Hostel

Kelso | Roxburghshire, Yetholm TD5 8PG, Scotland
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 59 reviews
10 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Oxfordshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We stayed here for a night as a family of 4 on our way South back to England. Our room had 2 bunks, a lovely view and excellent bathroom facilities just across the corridor. The location is excellent in a peaceful, little explored part of Scotland. Kitchen is clean and well equipped. A bit chilly but with electric fires provided.... More 

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Toulouse, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Doing the St Cuthbert's again this year but this time walking west. Good to see that hostel is doing well and being well used by walkers and cyclists. We love the cosy atmosphere and the drinks on arrival along with a friendly smile. As before comfy beds and good facilities, what more does one need Thanks for another great stay... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Lovely spot and great accommodation at the end of the Pennine Way. Now run as an independent hostel it is making a good job of being friendly and welcoming. Glad it was saved as an affiliate of the SYHA scene We will be back

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I stayed at this picturesque, self catering hostel on the St Cuthbert's Way during the wintery April of 2013, and it was great to have the option of some low cost accommodation on the route. However there was still a fair bit of snow on the hills, which may be why I was a bit chilly at the hostel. As... More 

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