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“A first rate hostel with very helpful staff”

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Islesburgh House Hostel
Reviewed August 31, 2011

We stayed at the Islesburgh House Hostel, Lerwick, from the 25th to the 27th July 2011. My party consisted of two adults and two children. The Islesburgh House Hostel is affiliated to the Scottish Youth Hostel Association (SYHA).

Islesburgh House reminded me of a large Scottish country house of a previous era, but updated to cater for 21st century travellers. We checked in at the Islesburgh Youth Hostel and were immediately impressed with the welcome and the quality of the place. For around £50 a night we got a four bedded room (en suite) with high tech security locks on the door. The public facilities are good, free WiFi (+ computer terminals with internet access), kitchen, TV room, games room, laundry, dining room etc. I believe this may be the best youth hostel of our Scottish trip. It is linked to the Islesburgh Community Centre across the street, which also has its own cafe, which is not hard to pay. Staff are really helpful and are able to advise on local amenities, historic sites etc.

If I ever return to Shetland I would have no hesitation in staying at the Islesburgh House Hostel.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 19, 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2016, traveled with friends
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Stayed: August 2016, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 15, 2015
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  • Stayed: June 2015, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 29, 2013
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Address: King Harald Street | Islesburgh Complex, Lerwick ZE1 0EQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Shetland Islands > Mainland > Lerwick
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Ranked #2 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Lerwick
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Islesburgh House Hostel Lerwick, Shetland Islands

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