Accommodation in Birsay, Orkney


Birsay Outdoor Centre, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2LY

Birsay 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.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Orkney and Shetland and here is its own website.
Birsay Outdoor Centre | Accommodation in Birsay, Orkney

Contact Birsay Outdoor Centre

or call Stromness Customer Services on
01856 850907 or 01856 873535 ext 2901

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Rooms & Beds:

26: 2×4,1×2,1×6,1×10 + camping.


April – Sept. Open all year for group bookings.

Price per night:

Prices on enquiry. Private rooms or whole hostel bookings.


Bookings can be made online or by phone/email.


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)

This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals and is on the map of accommodation for school groups, the Wedding Venue page, the present or past youth hostel page and the Hostels with Camping map.

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