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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly clean and welcoming hostel in a beautiful street in a lovely town on some fantastic islands filled with half Scottish half Norse people. Great sense of community & tradition on Shetland. I was on a group trip with around 40 other runners for a 2 day cross country running and drinking trip which coincided with Simmer Dim festival. Good... More

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

What a great place to stay, perfect location and an extremely accommodating team of staff. Clean, welcoming and to a very high hosteling standard. We were a large mixed group of children and adults, other guests were advised that the group was being accommodated at the hostel. Guests didn't have to stay if not happy and as noted in another... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
42 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The hostel was a very convenient base for my Shetland visit. It is very close to the Lerwick centre. The facilities here are very good - large kitchen, dining room, TV lounge etc were all very clean and perfectly usable. The other guests were also good nurtured and it felt completely safe to stay in. The kitchen has a microwave... More

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Kirkwall
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Stayed at the Hostel weekend 12th/13th July. Staff warned that there was a large group in including a lot of kids, so might be a bit noisy. Jim could not have been more helpful and even offered a refund if I wished to stay elsewhere!! A beautiful old building finished to a very high standard inside. Cleaning staff in everyday... More

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Kirkwall
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic place. Location perfect - 5 minute walk from centre but quiet location. Jim and his team will do anything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Cleaners come in every day so cleanliness is a of the highest standard. Great facilities on doorstep.

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The most amazing place to stay! So accommodating, took care of our every need, friendly, helpful and welcoming. We came to Shetland for a very special event and it was made even more special by this wonderful hostel.

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Stavanger, Norway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were really looking forward to our Shetland holiday and exploring the islands. This hostel had really good reviews, but to our disappointment we now have spent a whole week without any sleep at all. There were parties all night, slamming with doors and the hostel management seemed to approve. If you want any sleep during your stay, we recommend... More

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Gretton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

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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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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