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Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall KW15 1RS , Scotland
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is seriously the best hostel I have stayed at. The beds and the duvet were super comfortable, all linen white and impeccable. The best was the TV set in the dorm and in the ensuite bathroom. The towel heater was a bonus and very useful to dry out wet clothes. The kitchen was very well equipped and the living... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We six sisters from the US in our 50's and 60's stayed two nights here. It was past the main tourist season which probably contributed to our quiet stay. The bunkbeds were comfortable with a clean private bathroom. We enjoyed the kitchen and dining area. An all-around great hostel experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Stay here with haggis tour, the best hostel I have every been in so far. It is clean, the staff are really friendly, great facilities, and near town and shops. If I was to come back I would stay here again

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This hostel was better than any hotel. We stayed in a double bedroom , room was big and also was the bathroom. Everything was clean, cozy and new. I always thought that hostels are small,full of people and unatractive but this hostel was amazing. People were kind and helpful. I would love to go back :). Hostel was well situated... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We booked a double room with private bath. The room was as good as if not better than many 3 or 4 star hotels I have stayed in. Lovely decorated and spacious. Warm and welcoming helpful staff. A well equipped and clean kitchen. We did not use the lounge other than to eat breakfast but it looked well equipped. Location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Orcades Hostel is a wonderful welcoming place whilst visiting Orkney. The Hostel is very comfortable, clean, welcoming and has fantastic facilities. There is a large lounge with tv, games and computer. The kitchen is well equipted and great to make your meals anytime of the day. The staff are very efficient and helpful with enquiries. Would thoroughly recommend a stay... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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13 hotel reviews
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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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Address: Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall KW15 1RS , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Orcades Hostel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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