☺We really enjoyed our stay in the hostel. The room and bathroom were really clean and comfortable. The host was super friendly and welcoming and gave us some tips on what to do in the area. The Kitchen was big and well equipped. Would stay there again. ☹The rooms were a bit cold.
☺Lovely place and fantastic manager- really friendly helpful and accommodating. Hot the wood burner going to warm us up after a long day in the fog! Excellent kitchen, living room amazing and rooms big clean comfortable and with en-suite! Definitely recommend.
☺This is such a great hostel. Clean facilities, great kitchen and common space, comfortable rooms, place to dry your tent and on top of that a lovely host. It was definitely worth to take a day off on the John O'Groats trail here.
☺The owner warm welcome!
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!!
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.