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Hamnavoe Hostel and Apartments

10 A North End Road, Stromness KW16 3JR, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great spot to explore the mainland and Hoy from. Smaller than Kirkwall and a quite different atmosphere. CoOp next door. Fuel station 1 minute. fire station and police vis a vis and RSPB next door other side. George - the non resident warden - keeps it very clean and tidy. Thanks for a very pleasant stay. If we come back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I liked it all except the weather sometimes. Great welcome and nothing ever needed. It was all there. Clean, tidy and safe

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Victoria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We used the Hamnavoe as a bed and breakfast stop on our journey through the UK. The berth was comfortable, although small--which was to be expected. The cost was well worth it, it was cheaper than a hotel and we didn't have to wake up early for the ship to leave! When we boarded at night the Magnus Lounge was... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Stayed here October 2014 on our cycle tour of Scotland. The hostel is in a great location right on the sea front and with the most amazing views of Scapa Flow from the dining room and kitchen windows - we could have spent hours just looking as it was just a shear delight Hostel was warm, clean and comfortable and... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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