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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, economy self-catering accommodation in the centre of Lerwick. Open seasonally. Games room, TV lounge, laundry/drying room, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, left luggage room, bike shed. Free internet computers and wifi. Adjacent to Islesburgh Community Centre and the Central Café. Various sized rooms available from two to twelve beds (some ensuite). Call or email for availability and prices.

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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 62 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

Check in opens at 12noon. If arriving early, luggage can be left until check in opens.

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

How to Book

In person – call along Islesburgh Community Centre 0900-2100.

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

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


Bed Rates start at: Call or email


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).

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 up King Harald Street and you'll find us on the right hand side, opposite the public parks.


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