Shetland's Islesburgh House voted top hostel in world


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The Independent Travel

A windswept Scottish youth hostel, closer to the Arctic Circle than to Manchester, is set for its most successful year after being rated the best in the world.

Islesburgh House in Lerwick, the main town in Shetland, triumphed over 3,700 other hostels in the Hostelling survey, scoring top marks for comfort, efficiency and friendliness, beating properties in Thailand and Massachusetts into second and third.