We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kirkwall Youth Hostel

Save
Share
Traveller (4)
Room & Suite (3)
Dining (1)
Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“army barracks”(3 reviews)
“dining room”(7 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
2 Star accommodation
All hotel details
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (58)
Filter reviews
48 results
Traveller rating
11
20
8
7
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
11
20
8
7
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsarmy barracksloved staying heredining roomwalking distanceother guestsyhawifigbploungelaundryjamsorkney
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 48 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hostel was very old and in need of repair - the window in room 13 was broken, the front door lock wouldn’t re-open when locked and the scalding water in the shower wasn’t great nor the slow drainage or the bugs in the light fitting....More

Thank Gareth D
Response from HostellingScot, Guest Relations Manager at Kirkwall Youth HostelResponded 1 week ago

Hi Gareth D Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us.I will look into and share with the team there your comments to see where we can improve our service. We do hope to welcome you back soon Regards Dan

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for three nights whilst visiting Kirkwall. The staff here were great. We arrived quite late on our first night and rang ahead whilst having dinner to check that we would be able to check in late, this was not a problem at...More

Thank RiganT
Response from HostellingScot, Guest Relations Manager at Kirkwall Youth HostelResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rigan T Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us,Its great to see overall you had a good time and we hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Dan

Reviewed 21 June 2018

I travelled to Orkney with a friend and we both really enjoyed our stay here. The staff were very welcoming and helpful upon arrival and throughout our stay. The atmosphere is really lovely and you tend to meet the other guests in the dining room...More

Thank christine938
Response from SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Kirkwall Youth HostelResponded 27 June 2018

HI Christine938 Thanks for your kind review and its great to see you had a great time at our Kirkwall hostel. We do hope to we3lcoem you back soon Regards Dan

Reviewed 16 June 2018

Great reception staff. Very friendly and helpful. Thanks for helping with takeaway delivery. The private room was very comfortable, shame not ensuite. The bathrooms are very basic, with showers only having a curtain between you and the main bathroom door. Would prefer a lockable door....More

Thank MDHarding
Response from SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Kirkwall Youth HostelResponded 27 June 2018

Hi MDHarding Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us,Caroline and the team work tirelessly to ensure everybody has a good time and its good to see your review. We hope to welcome you back soon Regards Dan

Reviewed 10 June 2018

Loved staying here. We came on the late ferry from Shetlands, I called the number & they informed the hostel we would be coming in after 22:00. The staff checked us in quickly & we slept like logs. The hostel is super clean, staff are...More

Thank Tina H
Response from SYHAHostelling, Guest Relations Manager at Kirkwall Youth HostelResponded 13 June 2018

HI Tina H Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel following your recent stay with us,Its great to see you had a good time and Caroline and the team work hard to ensure everybody does and I will pass on your kind words....More

View more reviews
About
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Internet
Free Parking
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Details
Price range
US$50 - US$73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Details
Price range
US$50 - US$73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Photos
Traveller (4)
Room & Suite (3)
Dining (1)
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kirkwall Youth Hostel staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"Only one floor. No particular view."
Read review
"go somewhere else not this hostel"
Read review
"I only saw my single room."
Read review
"All on same level,lower numbered rooms nearer the bathroom!"
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing