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Kirkwall Youth Hostel

Simple, friendly and welcoming, in a quiet location 15 minutes’ walk from Kirkwall town centre, this youth hostel is a great dog friendly base for exploring the many historic sights and wonderful wildlife that can be found on Orkney.

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Orkney is a Neolithic and Viking treasure trove, with many attractions, like St Magnus Cathedral, Earls palace, Bishops Palace and the Orkney Museum all within walking distance. Highland Park and Scapa Distilleries are also within walking distance of the hostel and other attractions worth a visit include Skara Brae, Maeshowe and The Ring of Brodgar - all reached by local buses departing from Kirkwall. The hostel offers a wide range of room types, all available to be booked as private rooms. 2 of the rooms are en-suite and there are ample shower and washroom facilities available. Guests can opt for a continental breakfast served in the dining room (please remember to pre-book), 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 and free onsite parking for up to 20 cars. The hostel has a sheltered external bike storage area but guests are advised to use their own bicycle locks for security. Basic provisions, confectionery and soft drinks are available to purchase at reception. The hostel is only available on an exclusive private rental basis between October and April.

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Listing Updated: 10/11/2021

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Listing Address

Kirkwall Youth Hostel
Old Scapa Road
Orkney, Scotland
KW15 1BB
01856 872 243

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Wheel Chair Access


Owner Has A Dog


Limit On Dog Size

No Limit

No. Of Dogs Allowed

Please enquire

Charge For Dogs


Miscellaneous Notes

Dog treats on arrival. Towels and Poo Bags available from reception.

Dog Welcome Pack


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