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Orcades Hostel

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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

Well kept hostel. Clean, tidy and has pretty much everything you need - ditto all the other positive reviews. The kitchen is very well stocked but it can get a bit cramped if, say, there are groups booked in. Only things I'd add, if possible, would be clothes washing facilities (there is a laundaret in town) and maybe a luggage... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

Enjoyed staying here. Very clean. Friendly, helpful welcome. Comfortable beds and plenty of hot water. Not far from ferries/town/buses (unless it's a howling gale). Beware the 3% credit card charge. If you're walking from bus station, make for the footpath/cycle track at the back of Tesco/Lidl car park as it brings you out opposite the hostel. We were sent the... More

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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2011

Great place to stay. Very friendly owners/operators, clearly look after the place well. Great rooms, clean, with TV and little LED lights for each bunk. Hand towels and soap provided in bathrooms with heated towel rails etc Great well equipped kitchen. Big lounge and dining area with big TV and also a computer for internet - also wireless available for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

Just had a brilliant 3 nights at the Orcades Hostel. Perfect location near to almost everything, yet very quiet at night. Very obliging staff and very clean and tidy. Almost too good to be a 'hostel'. Thoroughly recommneded.

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2010

I had to take a group of 10 students to Orkney in November and spent a lot of time researching the best place for us to stay, based on a number of issues like location, price, size, quality etc. The Orcades hostel is the one I chose and I'm very glad I did, as its far and away the best... More

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Stirling, Scotland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2010

Had an enjoyable weekend here. The owners were very welcoming. The en-suite room was very comfortable with good mattresses, pillows and linen. The kitchen had everything you could need, as did the lounge with books,games, free internet and X-Box and a big telly. Highly recommended.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

Super hostel, one of the best we have ever stayed in. Well equipped, very comfortable beds - double beds in a hostel - fab. Decor really well done. We ended up staying longer than planned as it was so good.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2010

Clean, well maintained, friendly staff, nice living room (as in if somebody would actually live there :-)). I really can't think of anything bad to say about this place, it was a very welcoming place for our stay in the Orkneys.

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Taoyuan, Taiwan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

Reasonable price with 7 star facilities including cookers with high quality, large screen TV in the living room and a wide screen computer with a good keyboard and mouse for guests. Also the toilet, shower room, bed, kitchen and living room ~ everything was clean. Most importanly, all staff were very friendly and helped me a lot.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

We stayed three nights and were upgraded to a lovely room which was very unexpected but gratefully received under the circumstances. The owners were polite and courteous and the hostel was remarkably clean and comfortable with great facilities. The location is also perfect.

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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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