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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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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My room at Orcades Hostel was spacious and I liked that it was not right in the center of town but close enough to be convenient for those without cars. I had a pretty view from my window of a farm area and the room was clean and comfortable. The tourist information center is about a 15 minute walk away... More

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was my second stay at this hostel and I have to say that if anything it was better than the first. The owners are so friendly and go the extra mile to help, the bunks are comfortable ensuring a good nights sleep and the showers hot and powerful so important after a hard day rambling over the wonderful sites... More

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Millicent, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My son and I were on a Haggis tour of Scotland and stayed here. Wow what a great place. Everything that you could want in a backpackers. The rooms were like a motel with every comfort. The owners were very obliging and friendly. A great dining are and lounge room with Tv games and books.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I wasn't sure I could believe the rave reviews about this hostel but having stayed 6 nights, we found it to be all true. It is better than the last B&B I stayed in. If I had any reservation about it, it would be that it is a 20 minute walk into the centre of Kirkwall. For a pair of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Had a great stay here. The rooms were clean, comfortable and had nice ensuites. We stayed in a 6 dorm with 4 and had no problems. Heating was good although we didn't need it. The kitchen was more than sufficient and the dining/tv and chill area was great with heaps of board games. Very friendly staff and short walk to... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Spent a few nights here with work, 27/28 May, and have nothing but praise for the hostel. Rooms are well furnished and decorated to high standard. My own double room came complete with kettle, hair dryer and Flat Screen tv, though the weather was so nice I was out exploring most the time. Communal area is again well equipped with... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Much better than the term "hostel" would suggest Comfotable clean double ensuite double room, slightly more basic than a hotel but still very nice. We were in the attic which was slightly noisy when groups were coming up and down the stairs to adjoining rooms Great location, easy to get parked and very friendly staff especially Erik

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Quebec City, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This hostel is within walking distance from the center of Kirkwall, groceries store and it has a parking lot if you are driving. The rooms are spacious and the bathroom was clean. This is a small hostel so there was not to busy. I would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone.

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I stayed here for 4 days and it was wonderful. There wasn't anyone at the desk when I arrived but they were there within minutes of me ringing the bell as they lived next door. I shared a room with one person for my first night the rest of the time I was by myself.The room was large and had... More

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

What a lovely place to stay. Although they were obviously busy they made time to make me feel welcome. The room, a share with four bunks, was clean as was the shower room. The kitchen had all you could want and as an added bonus there were 'free' baskets around the place with other users left overs (jams, honey, cereal... More

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Address: Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall KW15 1RS , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Also Known As:
Orcades Hostel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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Orcades Hostel is an independent, family run hostel in Kirkwall - the capital of the Orkney Islands. Clean, modern, friendly, comfortable and situated in a peaceful location but only 10 minutes walk from St Magnus Cathedral or 5 minutes walk to the supermarkets. ... more   less 
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