backpacker hostel in Thurso, Caithness.


Sandras Hostel, 24-26 Princes Street, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 7BQ

Thurso is the northern-most town on the UK mainland. Caithness has a rich history which can be traced back to its Viking roots. The cliffs are spectacular and every narrow rock ledge is alive with guillemots, kittiwakes, fulmars and posing puffins. The wildlife off shore is equally fascinating where seals and porpoises haunt the surf. A great way to experience both the coast and the wildlife is to take one of the boat trips around the coast. The hostel has been upgraded and is a Visit Scotland 4 Star hostel with all rooms en suite and some with TVs. Using their own backpacking experience the owners have developed a level of comfort and service which ranks it amongst the top places to stay for families, individuals and couples wanting privacy in the twin / double rooms. A breakfast of cereal etc. is included. Surfing, pony trekking, fishing, quad biking and coastal walks are all available in the area. On the NC500 Route.

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Sandras Hostel | backpacker hostel in Thurso, Caithness.

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Rooms & Beds:

26: 2×4 1×6 1×3 4×2


All year

Price per night:

Dorm £20pp. Double/twin £46. Family room £75 (4 people), £90 (5 people). Breakfast is included in the price.


Advisable, deposit please for groups.


From train station follow Princes Street downhill to Sandras. Buses stop on St George Street. Walk uphill (2 mins) 1st right, 1st left and 1st right again to Princes Street. By car or bike follow A9 to Olrig St, take junction opposite bank onto bottom end of Princes Street.

Public Transport:

Train station 10 minutes' walk. Bus stop 2 minutes' walk.

This accommodation is by the sea, is near mountains, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance, has availability this Christmas and this New Year and is on the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map and the North Coast 500.

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