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Reviewed July 30, 2016

There was 3 of us and we booked for a four night stay. We booked a four bedded room. This was very comfortable and had lots of room for a hostel. The bathroom was good size and the shower was great, just what you need after a busy day. The kitchen was very well equipped and was kept very clean... More 

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Bronx, New York
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

I stayed here for 2 nights while on a Haggis 7 day tour. I stayed in a 2 bunk - 4 person room with a beautiful en suite bathroom. The beds were comfortable and we even had a tv in the room. There was a relaxing common area one floor up and a well-appointed kitchen for self-catering travelers, though my... More 

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Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The beds were a lot more comfortable than the average hostel which made a huge difference. The rooms were spacious, draws under the beds for luggage and plenty of PowerPoints. The kitchen was huge, tidy and had a large range of utensils etc. The chill room was great, lots of tables and sitting areas. We were able to fit 15-20... More 

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 6, 2016

the Orcades accommodated our 10 person party for a weekend, with it's mix of rooms, large communal area and kitchen facilities as well as central location it was ideal for our purposes. The rooms were well sized and most have en-suite bathrooms, they are clean and well presented as is the hostel itself. It was a great place to base... More 

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 5, 2016

As we were a big party we decide that staying at a Hostel would be better. This is a good Hostel, in a good location in Kirkwall, they have a large social area and a large kitchen. some rooms are en-suite and some have shared bathrooms. This is the first time I have stayed in a Hostel and found the... More 

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Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

A sudden change in the weather led to this last minute booking (from camping) and we have been very happy to make the change. It is modern, clean, comfortable, well stocked, excellent facilities and the people we meet were very helpful and friendly. There is a computer, big tv, nice dining area, ample kitchen and plenty of space in generous... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 2, 2016

Kirkwall makes a nice central base to explore the Orkney islands and it's also (in my humble opinion) the nicest town with a good array of shops and restaurants. The hostel is a short walk from the town center. It's really clean and the shower was great and hot. The facilities are top notch; lot's of room in the kitchen... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Very well equipped hostel about 10 mins walk from centre of town but only couple of mins from supermarkets. We stayed in a comfortable double room with en suite toilet and shower . Room had tv & kettle and was quiet . Would stay again.

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Liege, Belgium
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Reviewed May 3, 2016

Staff friendliness, rooms cleanliness, wifi, free parking, well equipped kitchen... We enjoyed every second of our stay in this hostel! We booked a double room with shared bathroom and it felt more like an hotel than hostel. Would come back again and again!

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Reviewed January 17, 2016

We arrived from the ferry in a blizzard just before midnight on Thursday 14 January 2016. From our welcome through to our departure mid morning the following day things could not have been better. Warm tidy rooms (all with showers), well equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge area and wifi. Close to 3 supermarkets, transport and attractions in town. It was recommended... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Orcades Hostel is an independent, family run hostel in Kirkwall - the capital of the Orkney Islands. Clean, modern, friendly, comfortable and situated in a peaceful location but only 10 minutes walk from St Magnus Cathedral or 5 minutes walk to the supermarkets. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orcades Hostel

Address: Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall KW15 1RS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Orcades Hostel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
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“The 4 person room is a great number to share with.”
 of 5 bubbles rosie978, Jul 26, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an ensuite”
 of 5 bubbles kaznorv, Jul 6, 2016 | Read review
“First floor! Quite and near all facilities”
 of 5 bubbles sylviamacdonald, May 25, 2015 | Read review
“I only saw my room, (3) but it was gorgeous.”
 of 5 bubbles DerekC96, Mar 27, 2015 | Read review
“We had pre-booked a double room but we spoke to others in dorm like rooms and they spoke highly of them aswell.”
 of 5 bubbles Enjoyscotland, Apr 7, 2013 | Read review
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