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Orcades Hostel

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Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall KW15 1RS , Scotland
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best hostel we stayed at during our bus tour of Scotland and the Orkney Isles. Great room and helpful staff made the stay excellent. The WiFi worked well and everything was super clean. It's clear they care about everything, right down to the small decor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little family run hostel. Wifi in rooms though some of the rooms further away from reception were a bit finicky. There isn't always someone at reception but there are phone numbers you can ring if you need and the owners are next door. I never had any problems though. A fantastic kitchen equipped with everything you could need (including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Everything was excellent.All areas were clean, the staff were hepful and friendly.its situation was very central. The hostel had everything you need and more.The free wifi was a bonus. Easy access from ferry and good local restaurants.I'll be back.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Highly recommended to any visitors to Kirkwall sticking to a budget. We had a B&B / hotel quality en-suite double room for really good prices. Nice, fully stocked kitchen too. Near the supermarkets and walking distance from town.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Great hostel, very cozy. Well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, quick walk to the grocery store and Kirkwall centre, clean rooms and bathrooms with friendly staff. Had a "cabin" feel. There were lots of lovely details - like a towel warmer in the bathroom! Really enjoyed my stay!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Orcades provides the perfect base to explore both Kirkwall and Orkney. The hostel is super clean, friendly and welcoming staff, good WiFi, well equipped kitchen, nice lounge area. Keep up the good work.

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Phuket
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I have visited 40 countries around the world!! This has been the cleanest, well equipped, quietest, private hostel of them all. Highly recommend it and at a fantastic price too😊 well located in Kirkwall next to the sports centre and super markets. Thank you Erik and your team, we will be back!!!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The standard of Orcades hostel is high by hostel standards. I stayed in a double room, and found the rate to be very reasonable. Arrived late at night from the ferry via Aberdeen, and it wasn't too hard to get here by car. Pros Very well equipped kitchen available. Rooms and facilities are very clean and comfortable. Ease of Parking.... More 

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Sabanilla, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a wonderful hostel with lovely staff and rooms that are some of the best i have seen in a hostel anywhere in the world. The kitchen is outstanding and it is a short walk to the shops to buy supplies. The only fly in the ointment is the rather slammy door closing system but that is a minor... More 

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Sanday, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I arrived in Kirkwall after a slippery, snowy journey through the Highlands to await the next ferry-link to Sanday. All were backlogged due to extreme weather and it was unlikely I would be on the last crossing of the day. Orcades is the only hostel open in the winter in Kirkwall and was I ever grateful for that! After a... More 

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