Kirkwall Youth Hostel, Mainland

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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.

Don’t miss:
Skara Brae (15 miles)
Yesnaby Cliffs (20 miles)
Maes Howe (7 miles)
Ring of Brodgar (7 miles)
Tomb of the Eagles (15 miles)
Italian Chapel (10 miles)
St Magnus Cathedral (0.5 miles)

Location and Contact


We are a short walk from the centre of Kirkwall on the Orkney mainland



Address: Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

Distance to city center: 16.35 km

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Website Kirkwall Youth Hostel Mainland
Phone Number: +44 (0)1786 891400
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Youth Hostel



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons



Board Games

Clothes Dryer

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hot Showers



Lounge Area


Airport Pickup

Luggage Storage


Note: Closed for Winter. Will re-open on 27th of March 2015.

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Reception Hours: limited hours

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