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Hamnavoe Hostel and Apartments
Reviewed July 10, 2011

This is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at...and I've stayed at a lot. The living area and kitchen are bright and spacious, the rooms are private, every single room in the hostel was super clean, plus the wifi actually worked in the rooms which is rare for a hostel. Plus the owner is very accomodating and knows a lot about the area/Orkney Islands, and there is an extensive DVD and book collection as well as a TV to watch in the living room. Highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 10, 2011

This is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at...and I've stayed at a lot. The living area and kitchen are bright and spacious, the rooms are private, every single room in the hostel was super clean, plus the wifi actually worked in the rooms which is rare for a hostel. Plus the owner is very accomodating and knows a lot about the area/Orkney Islands, and there is an extensive DVD and book collection as well as a TV to watch in the living room. Highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
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1  Thank LeonEdgson
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Reviewed July 1, 2011

Orkney is a wonderful place for a holiday, so much to see and do if you like the great outdoors. We were fortunate with the weather and had a very smoothe sail past the Old Man of Hoy, arriving in Stromness with that beautiful Summer twilight.
The people are wonderful and George operates a very clean and efficient Hostel and Apartments. We stayed in both, as well as a night in the Rackwick Bay Hostel which is a nice,wee modernised hostel on Hoy which we would recommend. Stromness is a great location to be based in too. Try a visit to the Barony Mills at Birsay and be entertained by the miller with the gift of the gab!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank limegreen07
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Reviewed August 23, 2010

Had a fabulous holiday in Orkney; walking, wild camping and enjoying all the archaology, amazing scenery and wildlife. This fantastic experience was enhanced by the discovery of the haven in Stromness, that is the Hamnavoe Hostel. Spotlessly clean, comfy beds, hot showers and even a hot bath, a great luxury after a days walking. The well equipped, spacious kitchen and comfortable lounge have fantastic views of the harbour and the Sound of hoy. The door entry system also means you can access the hostel during the day if necessary. Add into this the "George Factor" ; a friendly welcome, a fount of local knowledge and a desire to make your visit the best it can be and you need look no further for the perfect place to stay. We are coming back!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank vwdougal
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Reviewed July 16, 2010

George runs a very friendly, clean and comfortable hostel with all facilities. The rooms are new and nicely furnished. The location is great overlooking the foreshore and really close to the ferry. The kitchen and lounge area are separate and very comfortable. All the appliances and facilities in the kitchen are clean and like new. I stayed 6 nights and this is the best hostel I have ever stayed at. Thanks very much.

Stayed: July 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 9, 2010

I spent a month in the Hamnavoe - 1 week in the appartment and 3 in the hostel. Both experiences were excellent. The places are very clean and comfortable and a great location in Stromness. George is very friendly and flexible in terms of arrival/departure times and looks after the guests well. The kitchen in the hostel is great and the room I stayed in had its own sink which was a bonus. I had a fantastic month there, cant wait to go back and would definitely recommend it to friends and colleagues.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled on business
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1  Thank ladybird934
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Reviewed July 3, 2010

Clean, spacious, comfortable. Great location--minutes from the ferry terminal. George, the owner, is very friendly and helpful. Stay here.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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1  Thank tommywilson2333
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Additional Information about Hamnavoe Hostel and Apartments

Address: 10A North End Road, Stromness KW16 3AG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Stromness
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Ranked #4 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Stromness
Price Range: $20 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Hamnavoe Hostel And Apartments Stromness, Orkney Islands

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