Friendly and welcoming, in a quiet location 15 minutes’ walk from the town centre, Kirkwall Youth Hostel is the perfect base for exploring the historic sights and wonderful wildlife of Orkney.

Perfect for groups, families and individual travellers, this warm and welcoming youth hostel offers a wide range of room types, all available to be booked as private rooms. None of the rooms are en-suite but there are ample shower and washroom facilities available.

Guests can opt for a continental breakfast served in the dining room or take advantage of the well-equipped self-catering kitchen.

WiFi is available in the lounge area and is free for all guests. Other facilities include a large, comfortable lounge with TV and well-stocked library, a laundry, drying room, secure cycle store for up to 15 bikes and free onsite parking for up to 20 cars. The hostel is licensed and guests can enjoy a Scottish craft beer or glass of wine while relaxing in the evening.

Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception.

Orkney is a Neolithic and Viking treasure trove, with many attractions, like Skara Brae, Maeshowe and The Ring of Brodgar, within walking distance of the youth hostel or only a short drive away.

The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental. For more information, visit our website https://www.hostellingscotland.org.uk/exclusive-private-rentals

Facilities
  • Towels provided on request - free or hire
  • Television available
  • WiFi
  • Resident's lounge
  • TV Lounge
  • Private parking
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Drying facilities
  • Family room(s) available
  • Twin/double room(s) available
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Assistance dogs welcome
Awards
Hostels - 2 Star LogoGreen Tourism Award - Silver Logo
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