Kirkwall Youth Hostel
The hostel has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. There is so much to see and do in Orkney, including excellent birdwatching and a vast number of an
A965 from Stromness. A961 from St Margaret's Hope. The hostel is 6 miles away from the Aberdeen/Lerwick ferry terminal. If arriving on the late ferry, a taxi is recommended to ensure you arrive prior to 11.45pm
Notes: Please note the hostel is closed from 10.00am - 5.00pm daily. If arriving late
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Breakfast Not Included
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free City Maps
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Non Smoking
- Reception (limited hours)
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
SYHA is a charity aiming to inspire all, especially young people, to broaden their horizons, gain knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery. In support of this aim, all bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night which is displayed as an inclusive rate. (Full, existing members of SYHA and HI using this booking engine are not entitled to a membership refund).
Kirkwall Youth Hostel reception is open 08.00-10.00 and 17.00-22.00, with check-in from 17.00 and checkout by 10.00. The hostel closes at midnight but late check-in is available if you notify us in advance.
If you plan to travel on the Aberdeen/Lerwick ferry, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance so that we can arrange for staff to welcome you.
From the age of 5 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and may be accommodated in a single-gendered shared room with the parent or guardian and other guests, at the discretion and responsibility of the parent or guardian. The young person/people, the parent/guardian and the other occupants of the room must be of the same gender.
SYHA advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation.
Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in designated family rooms, where available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots in a shared dormitory or private accommodation.
When booking for more than 9 people:
• Full prepayment is required within 8 weeks of arrival as otherwise the booking will automatically be cancelled
• The following cancellation charges will apply to the entire booking:
57 days or more - 20% of total cost
56 to 29 days - 55% of total cost
28 to day of arrival - 100% of total cost
No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.
SYHA does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee.
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By bus: 15 miles from Stromness. 3 miles from Hatston Pier (Kirkwall). 15 miles from Burwick Pier (John O'Groats Ferry)
From airport: 5 miles from Kirkwall Airport.
A965 from Stromness
A961 from Burwick or St Margaret's Hope.
On foot: 15 minute walk from Kirkwall town centre.
15 miles from Stromness. 3 miles from Hatston Pier (Kirkwall) (Aberdeen - Kirkwall - Lerwick Ferry).
Half a mile from Kirkwall to the Local Islands, 15 miles from Burwick (John O'Groat Ferry)
12 miles from St Margaret's Hope (Pentland Ferries)
Creel Restaurant - Award Winning Seafood (12 miles)
Skara Brae (15 miles)
Maes Howe (7 miles)
Ring of Brodgar/Ness of Brodgar/Stones of Stenness (7 miles)
Brough of Birsay (19 miles)
Tomb of the Eagles (15 miles)
Italian Chapel (10 miles)
St Magnus Cathedral (0.5 miles)
St. Magnus Festival
Local pubs & clubs (0.5 mile)