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Hamnavoe Hostel and Apartments

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10 A North End Road, Stromness KW16 3JR, Scotland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The place is clean and more than adequate with a warm and well prepared kitchen. George the owner knows the right places for spotting seals and some good roads for Bikers. There is also free parking at the back, and its very quiet.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Stayed a few nights here last September and was lucky enough to have a room to myself. Location is ideal, hostel immaculately clean and well-equipped. Listen to George and follow his advice - he knows his stuff. Can't wait to go back.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

My reviews are always affected by things to see and do in the area, and how friendly the locals are, so it definitely gets a 'five' from me, but even without external influences, this hostel would be a five anyway. What more can you want? Clean sheets, plenty of hot water, great kitchen and lounge, decent fridges and washing machine/drier.... More 

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Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

It´s an amazingly clean and well equipped hostel, cozy and warm, situated very near the ferry terminal and the city centre, with a supermarket very close to it. The owner is great, really friendly and helpful (Thanks again, George!!). The views over the port are priceless, especially at sunset, while having dinner in one of the most clean kitchens I´ve... More 

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Coburg, Germany
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

You'll find a well equipped hostel with absolutely friendly owner family here. We stayed three days at the beginning of our Orkney visit and one day at the end. The location is superb, the hostel is located near the harbour and bus station. The center of stromness is only 300-400m away, supermarket, car rental station as well as fuel station... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed here for one night early Autumn 2011 on our trip through Scotland. The hostel itself is in a convenient location to catch the ferry at Stromness, this is one reason we chose this one on our last night in the Shetlands. The owner was friendly and helpful showing us our room and telling us about places to see... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I thought it was great - really welcoming and allowed me to make myself at home. Granted, it helped that it's pretty quiet at the moment in terms of tourists but I really liked the place, great views out over the water from the kitchen and lounge, very handily located for everything there is in Stromness, and George was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

Didn't have any problems here, stayed for a long weekend, all rooms spotlessly clean, kitchen with all the facilities, and a rest room with tv, great. It isn't a 5 star hotel, but neither is the price, this is cheap by Orkney standards. Stayed in many hostels around Scotland, and this is easily the cosiest, well done George.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The place was not very clean, had to clean out drain and not as advertised. Manager unhelpful and did not fulfill conditions relating to rental, but was however happy to take the money. For example drier was broken and accomodation so limited in layout and proportions that drier was essential in the property. Definately not four star as it is... More 

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HamnavoeOrkney, Owner at Hamnavoe Hostel and Apartments, responded to this review

This review does not belong on trip advisor. This "guest" was housed in our apartment as a tenant not as a traveller. Unfortunately we are given guidelines by trip advisor that, should we choose to ignore, would allow me to attach a scripted account of the difficulties we endured at the hands of this tenant. More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Promoted as 'The only Visit Scotland 4 star graded hostel on mainland Orkney'. When my partner called visit scotland to enquire he was informed that this hostel is not even registered with them! I'll leave it for your readers to decide what sort of establishment would need to lie about their standards!!! Do like the subtle placement of a refuse... More 

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HamnavoeOrkney, Owner at Hamnavoe Hostel and Apartments, responded to this review

Firstly I would like to thank the reviewer for pointing out that we have no registration with Visit Scotland. We cancelled our quality assurance grading for our Apartments and it would appear, inadvertantly cancelled for the hostel. As of today (30.07.12) this has been reactivated and we will be re-graded. I would like to point out that the hostel still... More 

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Additional Information about Hamnavoe Hostel and Apartments

Address: 10 A North End Road, Stromness KW16 3JR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Stromness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Hamnavoe Hostel And Apartments Stromness, Orkney Islands

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