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Helmsdale Hostel

Stafford Street, Helmsdale KW8 6JR, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed an excellent week at the comfortable well run hostel in Helmsdale. Irene the warden couldn't have been more helpful and Molly the collie was a real star. Hope Irene has a good cycle run from San Francisco to Mexico in November !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Everything a backpackers should be. Can't be faulted. Please be aware that there is no ordinary oven to cook a pizza etc.Just a microwave, However the owner, Irene cooked it for me in her kitchen. A very nice touch and a very friendly person. 10 ourt of 10 any day

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the hostel last week in May. Place was great, clean and the log fire was braw! Irene and Molly make you feel right at home...the tea, coffee and milk is a sweet touch on your arrival. Will def stay here again.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Excellent! Clean, tidy, friendly staff. Perfect! There is a nice large social room with kitchen and sofas. Also a log fire although not required during my stay. It is was you would probably expect from a traditional hostel and was perfect for my two night stay. It is on the A9 but it is very quiet this far north. Helmsdale... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We stayed here on the 2nd to last day of our Land's End to John O'Groats cycle. We arrived tired and a bit later than planned in the evening and were welcomed by the staff and Irene kindly offered to phone ahead to the local pub to ask for them to stay open to serve us food. It was very... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Irene at Helmsdale hostel was friendly and helpful from my first contact with her. The hostel is in a beautiful old gymnasium building which lends itself to large airy rooms. Everything is new, fresh and spotless. We were in a private dorm ensuite with towels - lovely bathroom. The communal areas were welcoming and well maintained. Kitchen was fully equipped... More

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I won't repeat all the glowing accolades other travellers have posted. They're all true. Support this fantastic independent venture if ever you're in the area. Owned and run by the resident manager, a truly welcoming, friendly & helpful host. Do your bit to keep this great little hostel running. Stay there. Go now!

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We had a really lovely 3 days staying in this hostel. We stayed in one of the two en-suite rooms and it was much nicer than it looked in the pictures.The hostel was clean, welcoming and comfortable and I cannot praise it highly enough!

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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

A lovely hostel with a fantastic manageress. We were cycling north to John o Groats and this place was en route. A place was found for the bikes in the shed and we took one of the en suite rooms in the front of the building. The building itself is a magnificent place with a large open room where there... More

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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Arriving on a wet and windy afternoon we were shown a nice light room at the front of the hostel. It was en-suite and great value for hostel rates. A well stocked kitchen, log fire and super lounge area. We were made to feel welcome by the staff and other guests. A great staging post on the trek upto Orkney.

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Address: Stafford Street, Helmsdale KW8 6JR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Helmsdale
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