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Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Sandra's Backpackers Hostel

2 out of 5

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCaithness Horizons3 min walk
    Popular LocationScrabster Ferry Terminal3 min drive
    Popular LocationDunnet Bay Beach12 min drive
    AirportWick (WIC)32 min drive

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About this area


Sandra's Backpackers Hostel is located in Thurso. Local points of interest include Castle of Mey, Caithness Horizons, and Scrabster Ferry Terminal.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Caithness Horizons - 3 min walk
  • Scrabster Ferry Terminal - 3 min drive
  • Dunnet Bay Beach - 12 min drive
  • Dunnet Bay Distillery - 13 min drive
  • Dunnet Head Lighthouse - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Thurso Station - 7 min walk
  • Wick (WIC) - 32 min drive


  • Grove Lounge - 3 min walk
  • Y' Not - 3 min walk
  • Reid's - 4 min walk
  • Pavilion Restaurant - 5 min walk
  • The Blue Door diner - 9 min walk

About this property

Sandra's Backpackers Hostel

Hostel in Thurso
This smoke-free hostel features coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities and free WiFi in public areas. Rooms offer free WiFi and showers.
Sandra's Backpackers Hostel offers 6 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access



Check-in from 11 AM - 10:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets stay for free
Dogs welcome
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Sandra's Backpackers Hostel Thurso
Sandra's Backpackers Thurso
Sandra's Backpackers
Sandra's Backpackers Hostel Thurso
Sandra's Backpackers Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 20 reviews
5 - Excellent 35%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 20 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 20 reviews
3 - Okay 25%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 20 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 20 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Lovely owners!
This is a basic budget friendly but safety conscious hostel. Kitchen access at the moment is limited but the owners were really good at helping us out!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great little hostel on the main Street
The stay was exactly what I needed, a good night's sleep in a solid hostel. It was offseason when I went, so not too rowdy, but I can imagine it's a great place for a party during the season. The kitchen is massive and has tons of stuff to cook your own meal - the lounge is connected so a good place to drink with some mates. The owner is super nice as well! I would definitely stay here again if I ever got the opportunity. Thanks team!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
the hostel is quite dated the room was cold and wet but the boss was very kind and helping
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019