This property is a 20-minute walk from the beach. Located just 13 minutes’ from St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Youth Hostel offers free onsite parking and a self-catering kitchen. This former World War II base and school is quietly located on the edge of Kirkwall.

Each private room has access to shared bathroom facilities. Guests have use of laundry facilities and a large drying room.

Kirkwall Youth Hostel offers a well equipped kitchen, for guests to prepare meals. The surrounding area offers a wide range of restaurants and pubs.

Orkney offers many historic sites and attractions, including Skara Brae, Maes Howe, and the Ring of Brodgar. The historic Scapa Flow is just 1 miles from the Kirkwall Youth Hostel. Guests can enjoy ferry trips to the Northern Isles from Kirkwall Harbor.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.0 for a two-person trip.

Kirkwall Youth Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 23, 2014

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Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Area Info *
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What's nearby
  • Highland Park Distillery
    0.7 miles
  • Maeshowe
    7.9 miles
  • Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, Burray
    8.4 miles
  • Standing Stones of Stenness
    8.6 miles
  • Ness of Brogdar
    8.8 miles
  • Ring of Brogdar
    9.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Kirkwall Town Centre
    0.5 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Kirkwall Town Centre
    0.5 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Kirkwall Harbour
    0.8 miles
Closest Airports
  • Kirkwall Airport
    2.6 miles
  • Westray Airport
    26 miles
  • Wick John O’Groats Airport
    36 miles
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Amenities of Kirkwall Youth Hostel
Outdoors
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Check-in

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Check-out

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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prepayment

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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Groups

When booking for more than 9 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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The fine print

Full payment for all bookings will be charged at the time of booking. All major credit & debit cards are accepted excluding American Express.

All bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night. (Full, existing members of Hosteling Scotland and HI using these channels are not entitled to a membership refund).

Individual reservations (Up to 9 people) - can cancel free of charge until 3 days before the arrival date. If canceled within the 3 days before the arrival 100 percent of the total price will be charged.

Groups reservations (more than 9 people) - different policies and additional supplements will apply. More than 8 weeks (57 days or more) 20% of total cost. 8 – 4 weeks (56- 29 days) 55% of total cost. 4 – 0 weeks (28 - 0 day) 100% of total cost.

No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.

Should guests be entitled to a refund or part refund please note that these are processed by Hosteling Scotland National Office, Stirling. It may take 7 to 10 working days from the date of cancelation request for the refund to be processed back onto the original card used.

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 accommodations (Please note that due to demand at this location shared accommodations can be unisex). Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in private rooms, where available

Hosteling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when traveling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodations is available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots.

Check-in from 17.00 until 22.00 and check-out from 08.00 until 10.00. The hostel is closed during the day between 10.00 and 17.00, though access may be arranged – please contact the hostel in advance.