Overview of Hostel
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 w
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).
Eating out: Various hotels Chinese restaurant Indian restaurant Pizzeria Creel Restaurant - Award Winning Seafood (12 miles) The Foveran Don't miss: 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) Folk Festival St. Magnus Festival Nightlife: Local pubs & clubs (0.5 mile)
Conditions & Policy
All bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night. (Full, existing members of Hostelling Scotland and HI using these channels are not entitled to a membership refund.) From the age of 12 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian of the same gender when booking a bed within shared accommodation. Parties with young children (under 12 years) can only be accommodated in private rooms where available. Hostelling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots. Hostelling Scotland 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. No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel. Hostelling Scotland does not accept American Express cards as payment or guarantee. 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