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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I opted for the £42 room so I could have a little privacy and not have to share with other people. The bed was comfy, the pillows were comfier! The en-suite bathroom was very nice, clean and the shower was actually hot! There was communal huge kitchen area with a variety of cereal with milk etc in the fridge. Cooker... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here with 4 friends on the first night of our charity JOGLE cycle ride. We weren't expecting luxury and therefore were not disappointed. The rooms are basic and whilst not spotless, were not too bad and met our needs. The kitchen/dining room area was clean and tidy with a good selection of basic breakfast items available ( ie Cereals,... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second time in a hostel, and as I am no expert readers will use their discretion when reading this review. Sandra's is situated in the centre of Thurso, close to all the local emenities. The hostel is made up of several floors, my friends and I were in a 4 bed dorm on the top floor with... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I stayed here with my boyfriend for one night last week when I visited John O'Groats, We stayed in a private double which was very clean, had a great bathroom with a good shower and even a TV on the wall by the bed. Man who welcomed us was very friendly and we were able to borrow towels etc. Kitchen... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

As other people have said, this hostel is dirty. Someone has said that deep cleaning is needed, but tbh, even just a surface clean would help it a lot! My bed sheets had stains on them, the bathroom had hairs on the walls and mould on the tiles. The kitchen was filthy. Other people had commented on the manky cereal... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I have stayed in many hostels before and was expecting basic but clean. That was not my experience of Sandra's. On arrival I went to reception, no one there. Eventually someone showed me to my shared room. The room was basic, on the plus side, the bed linen was clean and the room was warm. However the room light did... More 

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Liege, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Our ferry was canceled so we had to spend one last minute night in Thurso. We were happy to find a cheap room, booked the double with ensuite. Staff is friendly, you get free cereal breakfast, it's cheap, it's an hostel.... We're used to hostels but.... This one needs a deep cleaning...NOW! Kitchen is just sticky, and most of kitchen... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

It is a hostel at the first place - you should keep that in mind. Then you probably will not be too disappointed. It was not very clean; both the bathroom and kitchen was ancient and the bed was a bit squeaky. But if you kept reminding yourself "come on, I only pay £18. It is much warmer than a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

booked here for 2 nights, we had the 2 private rooms downstairs both with en suite, place was spotless but really small, you could only get to the bed one way! as we arrived early there were no towels, asked twice for these only to be told that they were running short but would try, next morning still not towels,... More 

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Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

lovely, friendly. Clean room with en-suite. So nice we stayed two nights. Town is interesting and a good base to travel. Thanks George, James and Ae for our lovely stay. Must see 11/12 century church with pirates grave.

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Address: 24/26 Princes Street, Thurso KW14 7BQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
Price Range: $45 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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