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Islesburgh House Hostel

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here for five days. It was easy, clean, friendly and safe. If you're on a budget this is the place to stay. The staff are dead friendly and the facilities are excellent. Everything you'll need is here. Will definitely stay again when I return to Shetland.

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Thank Ellen M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we stayed here several times over the years. spacious rooms. daily cleaning. duty manager is shared with neighbouring community center. several lounges or sitting rooms with tv and internet and games. located in town center. shops and supermarkets within walking distance. in previous years there were physical keys.. now there are magnetic tip keys which also work... sometimes... don't know... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed in Islesbugh hostel twice for two weeks June of this year, 2016 and for 4 days April in 2006, the first time I visited Shetland. It was great the first time and they have managed to maintain the quality for the last 9 years which to me is telling. There is ample common space, and common space of... More 

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Cardross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Great value, great quality, space, comfort, wide range of facilities, helpful staff, superb location. We could not fault this hostel and will return asap. It was more like a 4 star hotel but with hostel style informality.

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I stayed here for 3 nights to go the Shetland Folk Festival. It was a great location for the festival and is also central for most other activities. My room was clean and well appointed and there was a lovely calm TV ,lounge and a games room. The kitchen was clean and also well appointed as was the dining room.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Stayed one night in the hostel. It's a very well run and well maintained hostel, with friendly staff who go out of their way to help. The kitchen is well equipped and the sitting room very cosy. Couldn't have asked for more

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Thank James P
Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I loved this place. I was in a dorm of 12 beds with no more than 6 of us at a time. there isn't much space for stuff with very small lockers and only one chair next to each set of bunks. It's clean. the showers are good. the kitchen is a great fascility.

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Thank SheffieldTracey
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

I was here for Shetland Wool Week. It was very conveniently situated, as most of the Wool Week activities were in the Community Centre next door. The hostel is comfortable and has a pleasant atmosphere,it even runs to a disabled shower,which was very helpful for me. The staff were very friendly and helpful,and I enjoyed my stay very much.

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Thank 658JaneE
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Easy booking. Very welcoming, friendly and helpful staff. Lovely old building. Very clean. Great showers. Bunk bed very comfortable. Easy walking distance to Lerwick town centre, harbour, museum, shops and bus stops/station. Lovely walks nearby. Islesburgh Community Centre next door, has a good cafe with reasonably priced food and drinks. Beautifully kept park opposite, full of wonderful flowerbeds.

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33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

one of the best hostels i have ever stayed in... very friendly and welcoming staff very clean and with everything one could wish for. suitable for backpackers as well as families. great kitchen and dining room. piano available! great location. will be back soon.

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Additional Information about Islesburgh House Hostel

Address: King Harald Street | Islesburgh Complex, Lerwick ZE1 0EQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Shetland Islands > Mainland > Lerwick
Also Known As:
Islesburgh House Hostel Lerwick, Shetland Islands
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