Five star, economy self-catering accommodation in the centre of Lerwick.

Open January to November. Games room, TV lounge, laundry/drying room, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, left luggage room, bike shed. Free 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.

Key information

Hostel / Outdoor Centre
Rates start at: Call or email for availability and prices.
Islesburgh House, King Harald Street, Lerwick, Shetland
Lerwick & Gulberwick
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Disabled access
Internet access
No smoking
No pets
Cot(s) available
Tea/Coffee making facilities

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 in various sized rooms some en-suite. There is a lift to the first floor. All rooms are equipped with fridge, kettle and TV.

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.

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


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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