We spent two nights here and we did not enjoy our stay. The staff was not friendly at all, the hostel is closed between 10 and 17 every day, so you need to vacate the premises and cannot even have a lunch in or come back during the day. Our room had a nice view of the garden but the opposite one was facing a wall. There are not plugs in the rooms, only one main light, no little bedside lights if you want to read at night. The building is old and was last refurbished in World War II or something. No deco, no cosiness at all. Very plain. Ok if you merely want a bed, shower and kitchen, no atmosphere at all. It was indeed very clean, as you can hardly spend some time there. At the end of your stay they will also ask you to remove all the sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases. I found it a bit irritating as they close for 10 hours a day and it should allow them plenty time to do it themselves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kirkwall Youth Hostel is a friendly and welcoming hostel close to the historic town and beautiful 12th-century St Magnus Cathedral. A former World War Two base and school hostel, Kirkwall Youth Hostel is located in a quiet location on the edge of the Royal Burgh of Kirkwall. Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kirkwall Youth Hostel Orkney Islands