Browns Hostel and Houses, 45/47 Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3BS
Call Sylvia Brown on 01856 850661
OverviewBrown's Hostel and Houses make ideal bases for your stay in Orkney, situated close to all amenities and just 3-5 minutes' walk from the bus and ferry terminal.
Stromness is a small friendly town full of character. It has a museum, art centre, scuba diving, sea angling, golf, festivals etc. The hostel is within walking/cycling distance of the historical sites at Maeshowe, Standing Stones, Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae etc.
Self-catering accommodation is offered nightly or weekly. Facilities include fully equipped kitchens and sitting rooms and accommodation is in single, double, twin, triple and family rooms from smaller to the very comfortable en suite bedrooms, all with bed linen and towels inclusive. All properties have WiFi. There is a shed for cycle storage and free car parking up the lane
Beds & Rooms:28: 3x1,4x2,3x3,2x4
Open:All year. All day. No curfew.
Price per night:From £23 per person.
Booking:Booking advisable especially if wanting private rooms.
Directions:Brown's accommodation is just three minutes' walk along the street from the Stromness ferry terminal and bus stop.
Public Transport:Train or bus to Thurso, bus 2 miles to Scrabster then boat to Stromness. Alternatively from Gill's Bay to St Margarets Hope by boat or John O'Groats by boat to Burwick then bus to Stromness via Kirkwall.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
Hostels near to dive sites Accommodation for Cyclists Available to Individuals IHUK Signage
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Browns hostel, ideal overnight stay near ship wrecks
August 2nd 2021
Divers are spoiled for choice at Browns hostel, with some world class wreck dives within 10 miles of the hostel. Boats from both WW1 and WW2 are visible at the Churchill Barrier sites and the Scapa Flow dive site.
Huge battleships now engulfed with sponges and anemones, frozen in time under the water. What’s not to love? Experienced divers and their groups will find some truly fascinating history in the water. While Browns Hostel provides the perfect place to set up base for the duration of your stay. Contact Kraken Diving for more info about these amazing spots and of course Browns hostel for a place to stay while visiting them!
Stromness waterfront, Orkney
February 9th 2019
Narrow stone flags streets, an amazingly informative museum and close to ancient stoneage sites.
Browns Hostel is close to the Stromness waterfront, a short walk from the Stromness ferry on Orkney. Orkney can be thought of as the hub of the north sea, with links south to the Scottish mainland and north to the Northern Isles, Shetland, Iceland and Norway. Stromness is a charismatic town not to be missed on your Orkney adventures. Narrow stone flags streets, an amazingly informative museum and close to ancient stoneage sites. From the nearby ferry terminal you can travel to the nearby islands of Graemsay and Hoy as well as the Scottish mainland.
A celebration of Spring at the Ring of Brodgar.
February 6th 2019
Orkney is built up of 70 islands with an ancient heritage in the most northern part of the UK. Orkney can be spellbinding and welcoming, a visit is never forgotten, and each spring Equinox Spiritual Orkney hosts a celebration at the Ring of Brodgar.
Spring is very obvious in Orkney, with the dark days getting lighter, hares boxing and song birds courting. Spiritual Orkney welcomes anyone who wishes to come to a celebration of the Spring at the Ring of Brodgar on the Spring Equinox (20th March in 2017). The celebration is based on ancient words but it is inclusive to those of all religions and none. A great place to stay for your visit to Orkney Brown Hostel in Stromness, a short cycle ride from the Ring of Brodgar.
There is no charge and the orgnaisers only ask that you bring your open mind and warm heart, and a parent or gardien if you are under age. Please feel free to contact Helen or Mark Woodsford-Dean for further information on firstname.lastname@example.org
February 18th 2015
Earlier in the year, at the start of June, I spent a highly enjoyable week in the Orkney Isles based at Browns Hostel’s and houses in Stromness, Orkney. I was there as part of a group booking with four other island enthusiasts. We were given exclusive use of the ground floor of the hostel and with a good kitchen/communal area, two toilets, an excellent shower and twin rooms it perfectly suited our requirements.Read More