Birsay Outdoor Centre, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2LY
Call Customer Services on 01856 850907 or 01856 873535 ext 2901
OverviewBirsay Hostel in the northwest corner of the Orkney mainland offers comfortable accommodation for up to 26 in 5 bedrooms. It is an ideal venue for outdoor education trips, weddings, workshops, clubs or family gatherings. It has a well equipped kitchen, dining area, small lounge, drying room and disabled access. All bedlinen is provided. There is a campsite in the extensive grounds with a level firm grassy site for touring caravans, motor homes and tents. Dogs are welcome on the campsite but not in the hostel. The centre is close to spectacular coastline including the RSPB reserve of Marwick Head. Nearby at the Brough of Birsay you can see the remains of early Christian and Norse settlements on a tidal island, The centre is convenient for visiting Orkney's 5,500 year old Neolithic Heartland (UNESCO World Heritage site), with the Ring of Brodgar, the Standing Stones of Stenness, the Tomb of Maeshowe and Skara Brae.
Beds & Rooms:26: 2x4,1x2,1x6,1x10 + camping.
Open:April - Sept. Groups all year.
Price per night:Prices on enquiry. Private rooms or whole hostel bookings.
Booking:Bookings can be made online or by phone/email.
Directions:OS sheet 7 GR 253267.
Public Transport:For buses from Kirkwall and Stromness contact Orkney Coaches (01856 870555). Ferries from Scrabster, (Northlink Ferries 01856 872044), to Gills Bay, (Pentland Ferries 01856 831226). Foot passenger ferries from John O'Groats, summer only (John O'Groats Ferry 01955 611353)
Walks:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation is by the sea and is available to individuals. It is on the map of accommodation for school groups, the Wedding Venue page, the Hostels with Camping map and the present or past youth hostel page.
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Birsay Campsite on Orkney mainland is re-opening on Wednesday 12 August.
August 10th 2020
Close to spectacular coastline with Marwick Head bird reserve and the Brough of Birsay early Christian and Norse settlements on a tidal island.
Also convenient for visiting Orkney’s 5,500 year old Neolithic Heartland (UNESCO World Heritage site), with the Ring of Brodgar, the Standing Stones of Stenness, the Tomb of Maeshowe and Skara Brae.
Only the campsite is re-opening , the hostel will remain closed for now.
Birsay Hostel and Campsite will be closed until further notice.
July 27th 2020
3 star hostel accommodation on Orkney
March 17th 2020
Set in on the breathtaking northern isle Birsay Outdoor Centre is the perfect place to relax. Take in the unspoiled beauty of this wonderful location
In what manner you choose to relax is up to you. The Hostel accommodates for every type of traveler, a drying room for the adventurers and a cosy lounge for bookworms. A well equipped self catering kitchen means you can still cook your favourite meals. But of course the most important thing when on Orkney is exploring, the scenery alone being worth the trip. But for a bit more intrigue perhaps the ancient neolithic sites take your fancy, some dating back to over 5500 years ago. However as always what you get up to is up to you Birsay Outdoor Centre will just help you do it.