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Islesburgh House Hostel

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King Harald Street | Islesburgh Complex, Lerwick ZE1 0EQ, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy booking. Very welcoming, friendly and helpful staff. Lovely old building. Very clean. Great showers. Bunk bed very comfortable. Easy walking distance to Lerwick town centre, harbour, museum, shops and bus stops/station. Lovely walks nearby. Islesburgh Community Centre next door, has a good cafe with reasonably priced food and drinks. Beautifully kept park opposite, full of wonderful flowerbeds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of the best hostels i have ever stayed in... very friendly and welcoming staff very clean and with everything one could wish for. suitable for backpackers as well as families. great kitchen and dining room. piano available! great location. will be back soon.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an en-suite, private room for two which was great. The hostel was very well-equipped and the kitchen, in particular, was one of the best I've used. Lots of tourist information within. Very well-maintained. It was centrally placed in Lerwick and an excellent place to stay.

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Alsace
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Helpful staff. Walking distance to centre of Lerwick (it's not big). Next to Islesburgh Communitu Centre - where there is a great café and super concerts. 2 of us had a 2-bunk room with tiny bathroom. Fine for us - but would have been a squash for 4. It was a quiet hostel, until a group of school children arrived.

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scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We came as a family 2 adults 1 child so choose private room which is very cheap considering the prices of some of Shetland accomodation , great warm hostel , you can use the internet , tv room , pool table , and some books etc.. great location, lots of different cultures but all was freindly and the staff helped... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Lovely clean hostel! Had a brilliant stay with a tour group for Up Helly Aa and the rooms were quiet and warm. Showers were also great. Pleasant visit and recommend this hostel. Location was fantastic. Building was gorgeous too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The spaces in this hostel are great. Lots of room to hang out in whatever style you wish. The kitchen is fantastic. The staff is amazing- super friendly , super helpful , intelligent! The beds are terrible. The worst of the trip . Over worn with the body dip , nasty springs sticking out, narrow( that's forgivable ). After a... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I chose to go to Shetland at a really busy time (between two music festivals and during the wool week!) and found it hard to find accommodation without moving around every day or so, but found that I could stay at Isleburgh for the whole time and decided to give it a go - I paid extra to have a... More 

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Me and a friend stayed at Islesburgh recently, and we can't complain about anything the freedom that we had in the complex truly made it a cheerful place to bide. The staff were very friendly and the rooms were regularly cleaned, and cleaned well. I could go on and on, our stay was so brilliant. It's a 10/10 from me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We enjoyed our stay and would go back, but there were no rooms for two left so we paid for a four-bedded room. This works out as quite expensive, because no allowance is made for the fact that two people use fewer sheets etc than four would do. The kitchen was generally well-equipped although there were no separate boards for... More 

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