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Sandras Backpackers

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1 star

24 Princes Street, Caithness, Thurso, KW14 7BQ

+44 184 789 4575

based on 845 reviews

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About Sandras Backpackers, Thurso

Value for money
Sandra's Backpackers is set in the centre of Thurso, the UK’s most northerly town. This simple hostel offers rooms and dorms with free Wi-Fi, shared bathrooms, free bed linen and towels. Each of the dorms and rooms at Sandra’s Backpackers has a TV, and either a double bed or bunk beds. You will have access to a shared kitchen, a dining room and a common room with a wide-screen TV, a DVD player and Wi-Fi. The hostel also has a snack bar. Staff can provide information on the surrounding area. You can visit nearby Viking settlements and Caithness’ dramatic cliffs and coastline. You can go surfing, cycling and walking in the area. You can catch a ferry to the Orkney Islands from Thurso. Wick is a 30-minute drive away and Dornach can be reached in 90 minutes by car.

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Hostel Amenities & Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Laundry facilities
  • Golf
  • No smoking
  • Smoke alarms


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating


  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Cycling

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.


  • Restaurant
  • Shared kitchen


  • Seating area
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Laundry facilities


GoodBased on 845 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Excellent hostel and hospitality with breakfast included! (in 67 reviews)
  • "Handy, staff friendly and helpful." (in 52 reviews)
  • Communal kitchen was clean and well equipped (in 48 reviews)
Cons -
  • Once I the very small room. (in 37 reviews)
  • The place was clean and tidy. (in 16 reviews)
  • Poor hot water pressure. (in 11 reviews)

Sandras Backpackers room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 12:00, check out anytime before 10:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • How far is Sandras Backpackers from Wick?

    If there is no traffic, the 29.1 km drive between Wick and Sandras Backpackers should only take about 54min. If your hotel is in a more metropolitan area, you may see the driving time increase due to traffic.

  • What is the best way to get to Sandras Backpackers from Wick?

    A very popular option for travellers staying at Sandras Backpackers would be to take a taxi or ridesharing service from Wick directly to the hotel.

  • Is Sandras Backpackers pet-friendly?

    Yes, you’re free to bring your dog with you while staying at Sandras Backpackers.

  • Are there food options at Sandras Backpackers?

    Sandras Backpackers does have a restaurant on site that guests and non-guests can use. Ask the front desk for kitchen hours or call Sandras Backpackers at +44 184 789 4575.

  • Does Sandras Backpackers have a pool?

    At this time, our data shows that there is no on-site pool at Sandras Backpackers. However, hotels can make changes that can significantly change the venue. For the most accurate answer, it would be best to call the hotel directly at +44 184 789 4575.

  • What is the phone number for Sandras Backpackers?

    You can reach the main line at +44 184 789 4575.

  • Does Sandras Backpackers have Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, Sandras Backpackers has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • What time is check-out for Sandras Backpackers?

    Sandras Backpackers check-out time is 10:00. Late check-out may be available upon request at the reception desk.

  • How much is a room at Sandras Backpackers?

    Prices may fluctuate based on room type, dates, and availability. You can find great room deals for Sandras Backpackers at the moment between ₹ 2,678 and ₹ 5,794 a night. Enter preferred dates in the form above to see the best-matched deals for you.

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Places of interest near Sandras Backpackers

Attractions in Thurso, Scotland curated by momondo

Sandras Backpackers location: 24 Princes Street, Caithness, Thurso, KW14 7BQ

Top landmarks

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Dunnet Head Lighthouse12.0 km
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Strathnaver Museum37.9 km
Farr Beach40.4 km
Torrisdale Beach42.3 km

Restaurants and Cafés

Bydand0.1 km
Manor House0.2 km
Captain's Galley Seafood Restaurant2.6 km

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