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Sandra's Backpackers

24/26 Princes Street, Thurso, Scotland
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed two nights in October en-suite double room clean and with a tv. well equipped kitchen facilities and wifi/tv common room.well situated in centre of town its not luxurious but is a backpackers hostel at the end of the day and is half the price of other Thurso accommodation.staff friendly basic diy breakfast (toast /cereal)provided and unlimited tea/coffee all day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hostels are always a gamble, but if you're in a bind and desperate to put your head down - normal decision making paradigms in terms of room & board go out the window. Yes, checking in at a chip shop is incongruous but we turned up out of the blue (11 of us) and were accommodated well enough. The place... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The dodgy looking takeaway doubling up as a 'hostel reception' would have been enough to put me off, but arriving unbooked we had little choice. I was hoping from the '4' star rating that it would be ok. The mattresses in our room were clearly very old and very lumpy. The en-suite bathroom door lock was faulty and almost impossible... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and myself were booked in for a few days.we got put in a very small room with no window but a skylight.tryed to sit on bed but to high for me,so had to get help up and I ended up banging my head cos the bed toppled to the side.its un safe.i have a shunt in side of... More

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Brasov, Romania
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131 reviews 131 reviews
98 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The owners (our hosts) were really helpful and kind to wait for us despite arriving very late in the night from Aberdeen. This location is great for value for travellers exploring the NE Highlands. The self-service breakfast (included in the price) is a plus.

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Oslo, Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

One of the worst places I have ever stayed. We booked a small double room and the size was tiny as expected, what we did not expect was a bunked arrangement with a double below and single above. This meant my husband had to crawl over me to get out of bed to use the toilet, almost impossible to do... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is the worst hostel I have ever encountered. Its sits above a chip shop.The chip shop is as dirty unkept unheigeinic and disgusting as the hostel itself and the same owners appear to own both which probably explains why . The look of the shop brings on the conculsion it is nothing but a fire hazzard and the hostel... More

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Larbert, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Spent two nights at this disgusting place at the conclusion of a cycle trip of the north west coast of Scotland. We used independent and SYHA hostels the entire route to keep costs down, and found all other hostels to be clean, well located and excellent value for money. The conclusion of the cycle meant spending the penultimate night in... More

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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Booked for 7 nights but when I got there they had only entered me in for 6 nights. The staff are very friendly though,but the place could use a little bit of a face lift. The price though was great as it was half the price of everything else in Thurso. Very close to all the shops and train station,taxi's... More

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Ramsgate, Kent
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

From the name, and the picture (of the chip shop) we weren't expecting luxury. That said, it was pretty good; and excellent value for money,, especially considering the free (rather basic, and DIY) breakfast. And free unlimited tea/coffee etc, free wifi. Our room was small, but clean and otherwise OK.

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Address: 24/26 Princes Street, Thurso, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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