Gardiesfauld Hostel, Uyeasound, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9DW

Call Warden on 01957 755279


Gardiesfauld Hostel is on Unst, the most northerly of the Shetland Isles. The island has spectacular cliffs sculpted by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and secluded, sandy beaches on the east with rocky outcrops where seals and otters appear. The Gulf Stream provides a moderate climate and offers an invigorating chance to relax in a community where crime is unknown. During the summer enjoy long hours of daylight and the twilight of the Simmer Dim while in winter the long nights provide the backdrop for a vibrant cultural life. Situated on the picturesque shore at Uyeasound, this refurbished hostel combines superb facilities with a relaxed atmosphere. There is a kitchen, dining room, lounge, conservatory, coin operated laundry, showers (coin operated) and rooms with en suite facilities. A 5 berth caravan site with hook up electricity is a busy addition as well as a large garden where you can pitch a tent.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Orkney and Shetland.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    35: 1x11, 2x6, 2x5, 1x2
  • Open:

    April to October. Open in winter for pre-bookings. Open all day.
  • Price per night:

    Adults £16, U16’s £9. Camping £8, U16s £4. Hook ups £18
  • Booking:

    Book by phone or email
  • Directions:

    Take the A970 north from Lerwick to Voe then the A968 north to Toft . Take the ferry from Toft to Ulsta in Yell. Take the A968 north to Gutcher. Take the ferry from Gutcher to Belmont. Follow the A968 north and head into Uyeasound (B9084). Follow the road to the pier and look out for the hostel sign board.
  • Public Transport:

    Ferry from Aberdeen to Shetland (Northlink Ferries). The bus meets the ferry and continues to Unst. Ask for Uyeasound. Flights to Lerwick (BA). From Fetlar catch 7:55am ferry from Oddsta (Bus meets ferry)
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is by the sea and is available to individuals. It is on the page of accommodation near Castles, the Hostels with Camping map and the page of hostels with en suite rooms.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
0VisitScotland Quality Assured


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The Shetland Islands

December 14th 2011

The Sheland Islands are at the crossroads of the North Atlantic, lying as close to Norway and Faroe as it is to mainland UK, giving it a unique heritage and culture. The Isles were part of Scandinavia until 1469 and much of this heritage is still evident today, in place names, archaeology, music and folklore. With over 100 islands, Shetland has plenty to explore and the natural landscape is remarkable.

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Viking longship on the Shetland Islands
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News & Offers from Gardiesfauld Hostel

The hostel will remain closed at this time, as will the public toilet block, so we can not accommodate tents.

August 18th 2020

We are open for pre-booked caravan hook ups only. ⛴ Booking is also essential for the ferry’s. 💛 Please get in touch if you want to book a caravan pitch!


As the UK’s most northerly hostel it is a must visit for anyone planning a trip to the Shetlands.

June 13th 2019

Right up in Shetland, Gardiesfauld Hostel commands an amazing position on the picturesque shore at Uyeasound.

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The Visit Scotland Quality Assured Gardiesfauld Hostel.

December 4th 2018

The most northern hostel in the Independent hostel guide, invites you integrate within their unique local community.

Gardiesfauld Hostel has excellent self catering facilities and a hostel shop, so you can cater your holiday on a delicious local budget. Our facilities also include a drying room and clothes washing facilities which is convenient as we’re within one miles of the NCN and right be the coast! And even though here in Shetland, we’re secluded by peace and serenity, you can still keep in touch by making use of our WiFi.

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