Reviews

"Marie, the manager, was incredibly friendly, welcoming and accomodating. The rooms and communal space were exceptional. This is definitely the best-finished hostel we have visited and actually, the standard exceeded many hotels and B&Bs! Excellent bathrooms and showers. Right on the NC500 route with bike storage. Very highly recommend."

Alison T
Alison T
2021-06-07
Ideal location, spotless, and friendly welocome We had a lovely overnight stay here. The room had recently been refurbished to a high standard and was spotless, as was the rest of the hostel. The COVID protocols were reassuring. We had a very friendly welcome and got informative information about getting a very good fish and chips, and pointed in a the direction of a walk that gave superb views of the village. Thank you very much,we will return.
JadeFinnWill
JadeFinnWill
2019-10-11
Spotless comfortable and Marie is the best! We stayed in a family room at Helmsdale Hostel. It was modern spotless and very comfortable. A very generous and clean en-suite. The kitchen facilities were also excellent (no oven - but Marie helped us out there). Tidy and clean (please help to keep it that way!). And the lounge area was very comfortable with beautiful big windows and a log burning stove. On top of all of that - Marie was such an excellent host. We arrived to Helmsdale Hostel after a very low point in our trip and Marie was so friendly and kind. We really appreciated her Highland hospitality. It totally changed the outlook of our day. We only stayed 1 day, but should have stayed longer. Helmsdale is lovely and there are some excellent walks nearby. Thanks Marie!!
Daniel Fantoni
Daniel Fantoni
2019-08-18
Piccolo ma di qualità Ottimo ostello, quasi intimo non essendo un casermone ma una struttura con un numero limitato di stanze. Gli spazi comuni sono ampi e accoglienti, sufficienti anche per tavolate numerose. Camere da 4 con letti a castello e bagno in camera, tutto molto pulito. Materassi non comodissimi ma per 1/2 notti va più che bene. Nonostante l'estate sarebbe opportuno cmq accendere i riscaldamenti al minimo (erano spenti). La Cucina è molto ben organizzata di grande portata, ma dopo le 22 la proprietaria non fa più cucinare. Ci sono il WiFi e codici per accedere all'ostello. Consigliato.
GiuliazS
GiuliazS
2019-08-13
Bellissimo Molto pulito, piccolo ma accogliente, belli e puliti gli spazi comuni, con una cucina molto fornita e un grande giardino. La proprietaria è dolcissima e sempre molto disponibile. Assolutamente consigliato.
Trunkmonkey-1976
Trunkmonkey-1976
2019-07-17
NC500 - Helmsdale Excellent experience from start to finish. Inaccurate and spotlessly clean, male dorms consisted of 2 x bunk beds and en-suite shower room. Thick, plush carpets in all dorms. Comfortable beds and warm bedding. Large open plan living space with couches, dining table and kitchen. Marie was a delight to meet, friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. Handy location only 5 mins from shops, pubs, restaurants and chippy which was awesome. Highly recommended and a bargain at £25 per night
Jonathan A
Jonathan A
2019-05-30
Great little hostel Stayed doing a hiking and biking trip. Marie who runs the hostel was very friendly and helpful. It was clean, the bed was comfy, the room was en suite (with plenty of hot water in the shower), and the location is lovely. Easily fitted in a climb up a Munro in a day from Helmsdale. Should say that you ought to be OK with dogs to stay as there is an adorable collie there.
Malcolm C
Malcolm C
2019-05-11
Great value The hostel is clean, warm and comfortable. We were in a newly-refurbished family room with a large bathroom. We slept soundly despite the hostel being right by the A9. The kitchen is well-equipped and Marie the manager is very welcoming and helpful.
Dunders
Dunders
2019-05-07
Fantastic value accommodation and friendly manager From the moment I walked through the door I loved this place. Marie the Manager is very friendly accommodating and understanding of anyone from anywhere. She’s very knowledgeable and has plenty of good recommendations if you’re interested. Newly refurbished this old school gymnasium has modern dorms with ensuite bathroom and showers in addition to a new kitchen (no oven) and log burning stove to keep you nice and toasty warm. An extremely effective drying cupboard for drying out your clothes if the weather is poor. Outside is the secure bike store, washing line and a bench for chilling out and taking in the seaside air. I will definitely come again thank you again Marie for being so lovely. Craig
lizandmichael
lizandmichael
2019-05-02
Great stopover on our North Coast 500 drive A lovely warm welcome by Marie. The hostel had excellent facilities with everything very clean and well maintained. The hostel is a converted old school hall on a great location overlooking the sea. Parking very easy in road behind the hostel.
Matteo S
Matteo S
2016-09-15
Helmsdale vista da vicino! Non ho tantissima esperienza di ostelli ma questo posto, rispetto a quelli che ho visitato, si trova sicuramente nelle prime posizionii. La proprietaria è molto cordiale e gentile, gli spazi comuni sono decisamente molto ampi e ben curati e ti fanno venire voglia di viverli e di fare amicizia con gli altri ospiti. le stanze anche sono grandi (camerate divise) prevalentemente con letti a castello. Ricordo giusto che i bagni erano un po freddi rispetto al resto della casa ma tutto sommato niente di terribile. Consiglio di fermarsi se si è nei paraggi...è un soggiorno piacevole.