on Sanday


Ayres Rock Hostel, Ayre, Coo Road, Sanday, Orkney KW17 2AY

Sanday is the perfect place to take time out, with long stretches of unspoilt sandy beaches, an abundance of birds, seals and other wildlife, glittering seas, clear air and spectacular skies. Those lucky enough to live here enjoy a rare quality of life in a small, friendly and safe community. Ayre’s Rock Hostel has accreditation by VisitScotland and is rated at 4 stars. There are two twin rooms and one family en suite room. A brand new conservatory and lounge area with expansive views over the Holms of Ire & Westray offers a comfortable place to relax after a day’s exploration. A kitchen is available for self-catering, continental breakfast is included. One and two berth camping pods are available. Evening meals can be provided by arrangement. Takeaways are also available from the Ayre’s Rock Chip Shop every Saturday.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Orkney and Shetland and here is its own website.
Ayres Rock Hostel | on Sanday


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01857 600410

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Rooms & Beds:

8 : 2×2 (twin), 1×4 (en suite).


All year, 8am to 10pm.

Price per night:

From £19.50pp. Twin room single occupancy £23.50 Group bookings from £60 Camping pods from £18.50pp twin Pod £35. Cooked breakfast £7.50 evening meals from £12.50


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6 miles from Loth ferry terminal and 2 miles from Sanday air field.

Public Transport:

Direct ferry from Kirkwall Pier to the Loth terminal in Sanday takes 1 hr 20 minutes. Passenger fares approx £16 rtn. Flying direct from Kirkwall airport to Sanday takes 11 minutes and a return flight approx £65. For local buses and taxi phone 01857 600410.

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is by the sea, is available to individuals and is on the Small Hostels Map.