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“Good place to stay, do laundry and good shower pressure” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Browns Hostel
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good place to stay, do laundry and good shower pressure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2010

I stayed here for three nights and our room suited us fine with our big bags. We know we are staying in a HOSTEL so we expect smaller rooms and shared amenities. We were pleased to find free laundry and internet services and there is a grocer nearby to buy items from. The heat worked in our rooms and there is very good shower pressure in the showers.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank cgypeanut
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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livorno
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2010

very friendly but my room was so small i couldn' t open my luggage.......

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cippe
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Bratislava, Slovakia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2010

really great place to relax after a day of exploring orkney. situated in the middle of Stromness, comfortable, clean, quiet....was a pleasure to stay there

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ronnieb123
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2010

I have very much enjoyed the Brown's Hostel. It is tidy, spacious, nice rooms, and a very open and relaxing policy. The Hostel has a wonderful location in the centre of Stromness with internet access, a large kitchen and living-room with great sofa's. For anyone with a budget I would very much recommend this great place!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Calvin_Lovi
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Aberdeen
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2010

One of my favourite hostels. A converted house, it features well-equipped kitchens and spacious common areas that make you feel as if you're in your grandmother's living room. Services are basic, but everything is clean, tidy and welcoming. It's just steps from the ferry, centrally located in Stromness, and I would highly recommend it to backpackers, students, and anyone else looking for some affordable and well-kept accomodation in Orkney. I just spent a long weekend here with fellow international students attending a seminar, and we enjoyed our stay very much. Many of us are already planning trips back -- we know where we'll stay.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank polyarne_syavo
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Scotland
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2010

Just last weekend I was in Stromness with a group of fellow international PhD students. Brown's hostel is in a fabulous location. It is a historic building right on the main cobbled road of the town. The hostel is rustic/basic accommodation, but we all felt at home there. Let's face it, it ain't the Ritz, but it is affordable, clean and homey. Mrs. Brown is friendly. I'd go back for sure.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank arcticlemming
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2010

The best value for your money in Stromness, if not all over Orkney. No, it is not plushly appointed nor roomy. But when traveling to Orkney I am not looking for fancy or roomy since I am not in my hostel for anything other than sleeping and a value rate. If you lay around your room when you travel, I'd suggest another place. Sure, you can find a nicer place for more money, but that's not the goal when traveling in a recession. To top it all off, Mrs. Brown is one of the most thoughtful innkeepers I have ever met.

  • Stayed June 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FP4
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Additional Information about Browns Hostel

Property: Browns Hostel
Address: 45/47 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3BS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Stromness
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Stromness
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Browns Hostel Stromness, Orkney Islands

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