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45/47 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3BS, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I've been coming to Brown's hostel in Winter for many years and have always had a lovely stay. It's beautifully clean, warm and cosy with lovely comfortable beds and hot water bottles - this makes all the difference in Orkney in December! Recently several of the rooms have been upgraded to include their own basins and the downstairs toilet and... More 

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Gent, België
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My first days in Stromness I stayed at the campsite. As it was cold and windy, I was so happy that the Browns could host me for 3 nights. It's a lovely and cosy hostel, I felt like staying at my grandma's. Small dorms are always a plus! Here the maximum was 4 people, so I had a great nights... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Sylvia the owner is lovely and very helpful. Yes the kitchen utensils might not match and there'll likely be a bit of a scrum for the hob if you're cooking but both the main hostel and Habourlee House are clean, warm and comfortable, and just a stones throw from the ferry terminal.

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have to say that first impressions mean nothing here. Staying here was like staying at my grans everything is a bit odd, nothing matches there are nick nacks everywhere the kitchen is large and clean but it is cosy. OK so the shower was held together with duck tape and the room tiny but the bed was so comfy... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Susan was a lovely host, waiting for us outside the hostel we expected to stay at to lead us down the road a ways to an upgrade. We had this entire building to ourselves, a room facing the bay with a window the twin bed resident could gaze out and watch the sun rise and set. The kitchen was very... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I stayed on the upper level in a single private room. Small but For the money you couldn't ask for more. The owner was lovely and I was very impressed with the size of kitchen come living room. The owner has made it look like a home with nick nacks on the window seals and ornaments on the mantel piece.... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Nice landlady, great location and cheap rate but the place is damp and not very clean. There was a very unpleasant smell in the bedroom and the tablecloth of the common area needs changing. A real bathroom would be nice (not very pleasant to brush one's teeth in the toilets...) and the shower is not very inviting...

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Stromness, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Brown's is inexpensive and for a cheap price it's not a bad place to stay. The landlady is simply lovely and will go out of her way to help you and make sure you have what you need, including advice and getting things fixed. When the internet stopped working she was there to fix it within 10 minutes! The decor... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed here for one night in a family room which was better than some hotels we've been to, with comfortable beds and everything clean and in good condition. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to cook if you want to, a big dining table to eat at and there's a comfy living room area with open... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Needs a very good clean. Some nice personal touches but would be good to have a keypad lock on the outside door as not very secure. right next to a loud pub so remember ear plugs. not the best drying facilities and kitchen dirty. served its purpose. the owner was lovely and if she was just able to give it... More 

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Address: 45/47 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3BS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Stromness
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Browns Hostel Stromness, Orkney Islands

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