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Islesburgh House Hostel

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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Gretton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Right from making the telephone booking, the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. Very clean, with great shared facilities - large kitchen and dining room and comfortable communal areas - quiet reading area and tv room with sofas. Lovely hot showers. I had a bunk in a 12 person dormitory, the mattress could have been more comfortable... More

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second visit as this is the only hostel in Lerwick. I think a refurbish of rooms is required as the iron bunks with hospital type mattresses are a tad out-dated along with the well worn linen. However you cannot fault the cleanliness and very good kitchen facilities and of course the welcome. This is not 5 star as I have... More

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Haddington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a 4 bed room for private use as a last minute thing and couldn't have been happier. Jim on reception was a great welcoming committee and made sure i had evwrything i needed. Had a lovely view over the gardens from room 9 and an en suite. The shower smelt a wee bit foosty but I'm sure with a... More

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Conwy, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Stayed here with a few friends for a couple of nights on a cycling trip around Shetland. Superb, clean accommodation with lots of facilities for a hostel. The hosts were extremely friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. Wish YHA hostels were this good!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Lovely hostel - very friendly staff - very spacious and super clean. Had major problems learning how to work the electronic keys but this the was the least of our problems. Quite central aswell and a little bit pricey but still a fantastic hostel and well worth the visit - let us leave our bags in the storage room in... More

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Paris
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The hostel is located in a gorgeous building full of vast clean common areas. It is clean and very well equipped. However, solo females have to stay in the only female dormitory which is a twelve-bedded room with no headlights. Lights were supposed to be off by 11pm but many girls didn't seem to care about the quietness if the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Stayed here a couple weeks ago. Cleaner and better equipped than some 4 star hotels with comfortable beds and great lounges and dining room. Staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming. Great location near the town centre, would stay here again in a heartbeat.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

It was my first time in a hostel and I would definitely stay in one again, based on this experience. The staff are simply fantastic and take pains to ensure your stay is happy and comfortable. We paid for the exclusive use of a room. It was spacious and very comfortable. Noting like as noisy as I thought a hostel... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I usually stay at Hilton brand hotels and since there was none on the islands I decided to try this #1 in the world youth hostel and was pleasantly surprised that I actually like my experience there. The home is clean and well managed. The staff are very attentive to guests concerns. The price was next to nothing for a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

We booked in here after 2 weeks camping as all the B&Bs in Lerwick were full. Hostel was clean and well equipped and staff were very friendly. I would stay here again. If I had to nitpick - the sheets were a bit hot (synthetic/cotton mix) and the window didn't open fully! But overall a great place.

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Address: King Harald Street | Islesburgh Complex, Lerwick ZE1 0EQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Shetland Islands > Mainland > Lerwick
Also Known As:
Islesburgh House Hostel Lerwick, Shetland Islands

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