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Cowes, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at the hostel for three weeks while volunteering on the Ness of Brodgar excavation. Mrs Brown is friendly and lives just over the hostel so is around if you need things. The kitchen is well equipped and those complaining about things not matching should stay in some of the hostels I have been in with nothing in the... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting a friend in Stromness and it was a busy weekend so i managed to get a room here. I had a very nice single room and found the facilities very good. I had a good shower and slept well. I thought the value was excellent and overall the cosy place was well appointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for one night recently. It was a half way stop on a journey from Shetland to the Scottish Mainland.Sylvia was incredibly nice and accommodating. The bedroom was spotless, comfortable and peaceful...exactly what i needed. I got a great rest.The hostel is also in a fantastic location! I'll definetly be back! Thank you :)

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Thank Eilidh C
London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

I stayed 4 nights here recently and loved it. Sylvia is a very friendly and welcoming host. very helpful with local information. the hostel was clean, quiet and bed was comfortable. It's a short walk from the ferry and bus. I'd recommend staying here and will definitely book another stay here when I return to orkney. I fell in love... More 

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Thank Cyn2371
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This self catered house is on stromness main street with the rear of the house overlooking the harbour. Sylvia is welcoming and organised. We stayed in the house rather than the hostel as we wanted a double room with a bathroom. There are 4 rooms and a shared well equipped kitchen and livjng room. Its a real home from home... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Helpful, warm and welcoming greeting from the owner with flexibility over arrival time. Spotlessly clean, excellent facilities, every practical thing thought of, but a much higher standard than any other hostel we have stayed in. Perfect location in Stromness with just a few minutes walk to the ferry. Will definitely stay again. Thank you.

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

Stayed for one night before catching ferry to Scrabster. Nice and friendly owner, and place is warm, cosy and recently refurbished. Good value for money and in the centre of town near the ferry for those with onward travel plans

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Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I stayed here for five nights and have nothing but good things to say about it. Sylvia is friendly, professional and also just lets you get on with it. There are no ridiculous rules and one is given a key and allowed to come and go as is practicable. It is a small hostel with I think seven rooms and... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Situated in the heart of Stromness Browns is close to everything; shops, ferries and buses. Sylvia couldn't be more accommodating and will help with ideas for places to visit. The rooms, I stayed on two separate occasions, were clean (as were the other facilities) and the beds were comfy. I found the hostel to be quiet, even though it was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Positives...Stunning unrestricted views across the harbour. Centre of Stromness. Banks, ferry, bus station etc. all within 5 minutes walk. Large sitting room/kitchen with free wifi. 2 single beds within the 2 bedrooms. Beds were comfortable. Portable bed available as well. Large quantities of towels etc. and a large bathroom with shower, small bath. A washing machine and tumble drier also... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Browns Hostel

Address: 45/47 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3BS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Stromness
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Browns Hostel Stromness, Orkney Islands
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