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Orcades Hostel
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“one of the best !”
Reviewed 19 September 2011

We turned up absolutley soaked on bikes and were welcomed. We booked a room at £50 pn which is what we paid in Inverness YH and it was far better than there. Good location opp the Pickaquoy arts centre to catch recent released films. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stornoway, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2011

Very welcoming place, the girl at reception was incredibly friendly even though I arrived just as she was having her lunch! The rooms are spacious and clean. Everything worked well and the hostel is only a few minutes walk from the town centre and the town's major supermarkets. Highly recommended!

Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Québec
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2011

Close to the huge Tesco, very clean, wonderful rooms (big, clean and new) with dvd and confortable beds, new kitchen, swap books, nice lounge with tv, games, movies. Free computer and wifi.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2011

I stayed there once in april. The young man in the reception was exceptionally polite and casual. He basically made you feel at home. Rooms and bathrooms are very clean. Only 10 minutes walking from the city centre and 5 mins from Tescos and Lidl. Good value!!
I booked one night in july, but things came in the way and i had to cancel the day in Kirkwall. I came by to pay the deposit, which he (the same man) rejected to accept!
In future Kirkwall stays, this will be my first choice

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 June 2011

Well kept hostel. Clean, tidy and has pretty much everything you need - ditto all the other positive reviews. The kitchen is very well stocked but it can get a bit cramped if, say, there are groups booked in.

Only things I'd add, if possible, would be clothes washing facilities (there is a laundaret in town) and maybe a luggage store for those taking the late ferry out (although the owners are always very keen to help so it need not be a problem).

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Orcades Hostel

Property: Orcades Hostel
Address: Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall KW15 1RS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Kirkwall
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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Orcades Hostel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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