Sandra's Backpackers Hostel

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Sandra's Backpackers Hostel

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in Thurso

7.8/10 Good

22 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
The price is AU$106
Price available on 29/6/2022
Princess Street, Thurso, Scotland, KW14 7BQ
Main amenities
  • 6 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Scrabster Ferry Terminal - 6 min drive
  • Dunnet Head Lighthouse - 29 min drive
  • Castle of Mey - 30 min drive
  • Gills Bay Ferry Port - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Wick (WIC) - 32 min drive
  • Thurso Station - 7 min walk
  • Georgemas Junction Station - 9 min drive
  • Scotscalder Station - 14 min drive

About this property

Sandra's Backpackers Hostel

Enjoy your visit to Thurso with a stay at Sandra's Backpackers Hostel. Fellow travelers say good things about the location.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 11 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets stay free (dogs only)
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area


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

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).


This property accepts credit cards.

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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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Lord1of Ukraine
The stay was good keep up the good work. Was a nice stay near railway station and shops.
Lord Ivor, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Says it on the tin!
Almost cheap and almost cheerful, not the worst place I’ve stayed, but does what it says on the tin, and does it well! Nicely situated in the area, and just what you need for a backpacking stopover wash and brush-up.
George, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

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!
Rachel, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

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!
Ryan, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Ester, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

the hostel is quite dated the room was cold and wet but the boss was very kind and helping
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Does for a night or 2 but needs a good clean
They had overbooked the rooms somthere was a bit of panic at first. Room was adequate for what we paid but wouldn’t do any harm to have a proper clean, especially a bit of vacuuming. Free breakfast was a surprise and a nice bonus but could do with someone checking the items as bread was mouldy and butter looked horrible. But there was plenty extra so I just opened a new one. I know some would say you get what you pay for but I’ve stayed in plenty of hostels and paid less and it’s been cleaner. Does for a couple of nights if you’re not that fussy and just looking for somewhere dry.
Fiona, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

It has a good relation cost-comfort. All areas seemed pretty clean, nice kitchen with utensils to use. To improve, maybe bigger beds as they are a little small for two persons. The room is turned to the main street, and you may wake up in the middle of the night with road traffic noise, specially in the summer, when you leave your window open.
Hugo, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

avoid this hostel
I travelled up and it was so dirty and noisy I did not stay absolutely awful and should be avoided
1-night business trip
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