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

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Self- catering accommodation on Unst , Shetland Isles

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 £20, U16’s £10. Camping £10, U16s £3. Hook ups £20
  • 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 featured on the following pages
By the Sea Individuals welcome Camping Featured on David Attenborough Wild Isles BBC program En suite rooms Near a Castle


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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Find out why Uyeasound in the Shetland Isles is famous for Orca sightings.

February 13th 2023

Image: Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) in – Credit to Mike Pennington,
In 1993 a pod of Orca were repeatedly beaching in Uyeasound close to Gardiesfold Hostel. They were accompanying an ill animal which later died; as soon as the sick animal was removed, the rest of the pod returned to sea.

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Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) in - Mike Pennington -
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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 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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