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 £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
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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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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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Gardiesfauld Hostel, Unst in the Shetlands

January 21st 2018

Our Northernmost Hostel!

We’ve been writing a lot about hostels on teh Scottish Islands recently. We’ve been excited about the remote peaceful locations. The spread of sea and windswept hill. The music and culture of small, independent-minded communities. The opportunities for marine activities. The chance to spot rare wildlife: dolphins, seals, otters and birds of all feathers. The long history of invasions and settlements and tough, generous, single-minded people. 

Gardiesfauld Hostel on Unst in the Shetland Isles, could give you access to the epitome of all these things. It sits on the waterfront of Uyeasound on the southern coast in green open country spotted with a few settlements. Looking out to sea, and distracted only by the occasional fishing boat, it has fabulous views. They can sleep 35 in a range of rooms from traditional dorms to family en-suites. Kitchen, dining and laundry facilities are as you’d expect from a modern recently refurbished hostel. One visitor described it as a “Lovely hostel with great facilities and a superb view, I had a fab week. excellent value !”

Unst is the Northernmost inhabited island in Britain. That alone is enough reason for me to want to explore it! The landscape varies from spectacular cliffs beloved of seabirds to secluded sandy beaches with basking seals. When you’re this far north, remember, you experience the long, 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. Did I mention Northern Lights?


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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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