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Islesburgh House Hostel

Islesburgh House, King Harald Street, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0EQ
Tel: +44 (0)1595 745100
Email: islesburgh@shetland.gov.uk
Website: http://www.shetland.gov.uk/islesburgh

Disabled Access - Yes Internet Access - Yes No Smoking No Pets Cot Available - Yes Tea/Coffee Facilities - Yes Hairdryer Available - Yes
Sleeps 9
Rated on TripAdvisor

Five-star, self-catering accommodation in centre of Lerwick. Open all year round except 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year. Games room, TV lounge, laundry/drying room, kitchen, dining room, left luggage room. Free internet computers and wifi. Adjacent to Islesburgh Community Centre and the Central Cafe. Shared rooms or exclusive-use rooms available (some en-suite). Call or email for peak and off-peak rates.

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Establishment Overview

You're assured of a warm welcome at this award-winning five-star hostel located in the centre of Lerwick, Shetland's capital.

Islesburgh House Hostel offers superb quality visitor accommodation at budget prices with a total of 64 beds available. Two floors are fully accessible for disabled users and the hostel offers comfortable two or four-person bedroom accommodation, or group dormitories. Exclusive en-suite rooms may be available.

The hostel is fully equipped with the following facilities for visitors: fully equipped kitchen including electric and microwave cookers, fridge/freezer; laundry facility available; drying facilities; towel hire; hairdryer and iron. Centrally heated throughout. Children are welcome.

Free parking on-site; disabled parking; bike storage available.

In 2011 and 2012 Islesburgh House Hostel was rated the Best Hostel in the World by customers of Hostelling International. In 2010, the hostel topped the Hostelling International poll in Europe for Customer Satisfaction, coming second worldwide by a mere one per cent out of almost 4,000 hostels.

Check-in times

0900-0930, 1600-1630, 2145-2215. Outwith these times, between 0900 and 2100 you may check in by contacting Reception in the Islesburgh Community Centre, just across the road.

Early booking is essential during major festivals – Up Helly Aa (last Tuesday in January), Shetland Folk Festival (end April/beg May); and Shetland Accordian & Fiddle Festival (second week of October).

How to Book

In person – call along Islesburgh Community Centre 0900-2100 (not recommended as you may well find the hostel full).

By telephone – telephone +44 (0)1595 745100 between 0900 and 2100. Bookings are confirmed once a deposit is paid.

By fax – book by fax on +44 (0)1595 745144 The above conditions apply.

By post (see contact details above) or email islesburgh@shetland.gov.uk


From airport:

Islesburgh House Hostel is located in the centre of Lerwick, on the main bus route from Sumburgh airport (app. 25 miles). From the airport follow the main road to Lerwick, go straight through two roundabouts and King Harald Street is the 5th junction on your left; the Hostel is on the left hand side opposite the public parks (adjacent to Islesburgh Community Centre). In the summer season look out for the Shetland flag outside the building.

From ferry:

If you are arriving by ferry the Hostel is no more than a 10/15 minute walk from the ferry terminal. Turn left when leaving the terminal and follow the road to King Harald Street, passing through two mini-roundabouts on the way. Turn right and up King Harald Street and you'll find us on the right hand side, opposite the public parks. In the summer season look out for the Shetland flag outside the building.


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