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Thurso, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2013

What a lovely place to stay. Although they were obviously busy they made time to make me feel welcome. The room, a share with four bunks, was clean as was the shower room. The kitchen had all you could want and as an added bonus there were 'free' baskets around the place with other users left overs (jams, honey, cereal...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 2 September 2013

The double room here was not at all worse than the rooms in various B&Bs - maybe some furniture was a bit older, but the room was cosy, the bed very comfy, the walls painted in bright colors, the bathroom clean and OK. The wifi works very well. We only slept here only one night and we arrived very late,...

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USA
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We had a double room for 2 nights-- really lovely with a skylight window that you could open, as well as an ensuite bathroom. With towels, even! The wifi was spotty, but the living room area was really cozy and the kitchen had everything we needed. The town of Kirkwall is a short walk away, and the TESCO is even...

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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2013

This is the best hostel I have ever stayed in, comfortable and very clean rooms plus en suite 'BONUS'. The facilities are also top notch, great kitchen and dining area. Public transport within walking distance and shops 5 mins away. I will defo be staying ago when I return to Orkney.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 July 2013

I stayed at this Hostel as part of a bus tour and was very pleasantly surprised, as it was the best one I stayed at. I had a private room, and it was much more like a motel room than a hostel. It had a double bed and the bedding and the colour schemes etc were very rich and welcoming....

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Lousa, Portugal
Reviewed 25 June 2013

I was motorcycling around Scotland with a friend and decided to visit Orkney for just one night. Orcades was actually recommended by another hostel as they were fully booked - how friendly is that! The owners of the hostel are so easy to deal with, the price is just fine and the level of comfort and facilities is perfect. There...

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Shetland
Reviewed 18 June 2013

We stopped at this place for three nights after being horrified at the B&B prices of £80 per person per night. This place was £50 a night for a double en-suite. The place looks OK from the outside, but it is brilliant inside. The room was very clean and comfortable with a lovely bed and a kettle. There was a...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Just a lovely beautiful house that happens to have hostel beds. That is the sign of a lovely place, when it feels like a home. I loved it here! Everything was clean and the lounge area was fantastic with lots of games, DVDs and books for a nice night in, which is good as nights out in Orkney are a...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2013

Having cycled up from St Margarets Hope and from two nights in the hovel that calls itself a hostel down there we were delighted to find Orcades so clean, comfortable and well kept. We had a double room which was on par or better than a lot of hotels we've stayed in. It was beautifully decorated, the bed comfy and...

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Coburg, Germany
Reviewed 12 February 2013

The hostel is a bit outside the town, but not far away from bus and TESCO. We were absolutely satisfied with our stay. After checking in, we got our own room containing two bunk beds, a spacious private bathroom and flat screen TV. Everything seems to be new and is flawlessly clean. The kitchen is new as well and well...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Orcades Hostel is an independent, family run hostel in Kirkwall - the capital of the Orkney Islands. Clean, modern, friendly, comfortable and situated in a peaceful location but only 10 minutes walk from St Magnus Cathedral or 5 minutes walk to the supermarkets. All rooms are en-suite and we have double/twin and 4 - 6 bed dorms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orcades Hostel

Address: Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall KW15 1RS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Orcades Hostel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
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“The 4 person room is a great number to share with.”
rosie978, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an ensuite”
kaznorv, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“First floor! Quite and near all facilities”
sylviamacdonald, 25 May 2015 | Read review
“I only saw my room, (3) but it was gorgeous.”
DerekC96, 27 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We had pre-booked a double room but we spoke to others in dorm like rooms and they spoke highly of them aswell.”
Enjoyscotland, 7 Apr 2013 | Read review
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