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Helmsdale Hostel

Stafford Street, Helmsdale KW8 6JR, Scotland
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Helmsdale Hostel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014
Dagmar B Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This hostel in one of the few in the far north of Scotland and therefore in a very convenient location. The rooms are well-presented and very clean and quite a good value for money as you get a smaller room (sleeping four) with its own bathroom for the price you would normally pay for a dormitory bed. This was perfect... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Touring the Scottish Highlands on my motorcycle I needed to find a hostel that located within easy reach of my daily destinations. Finding Irene's fantastic Helmsdale Hostel enroute to the far North-East tip of Scotland was a real bonus. On my arrival Irene made every effort to welcome me - opening the garden gates to allow easy access for my... More 

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Lanarkshire Scotland
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4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Where to begin, this was my first time staying in a hostel,we had a lovely welcome from babs, she showed us around and let us know we could help our selfs to tea,coffee and there was milk in the fridge. Off to a great start , I shared a room with my husband and our two friends, we had our... More 

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Small hostel with friendly (stand in) staff on our visit. Would have preferred double family room opposite, but too late booking and this had already been reserved. We had double bunk room en suite room to ourselves for £50. Communal area v pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

What a find. Arrived in Helmsdale unsure where to stay and was directed here by a local. Wonderfully spacious lounge / kitchen area. No TV but frankly who cares...? Radio playing made forva relaxing ambience. Very warm welcome.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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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8 helpful votes 8 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
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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
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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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