Hamnavoe Hostel, 10a North End Road, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AG

Call Mr George Argo on 01856 851202


On the Stromness waterfront, a short distance from the ferry terminal, Hamnavoe Hostel makes an ideal base for your visit to Orkney. It has single, twin, twin en suite and family rooms. The rooms have easy access to the shower, bathroom and toilet on each floor. All bedrooms are fitted with hand basins, pine bunk beds and have stunning views out across Hamnavoe. The light and airy kitchen is well appointed with two cookers, microwave, double fridge, fridge freezer and a large dining table allowing you to enjoy your meals whilst taking in the fantastic views of the Stromness harbour and marina. The lounge has comfortable seating, freeview TV, DVDs and a stock of books. The laundry room has a coin operated washing machine and tumble drier. The hostel has WiFi throughout. Entry to the hostel is by a coded door lock and individual rooms have keys. Free long stay car park is available in front of the hostel. Come and visit the nearby islands of Graemsay and Hoy, check out the World Heritage sites or just relax in the tranquility of island life.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Orkney and Shetland and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    13: 1x4, 1x1, 4x2.
  • Open:

    All year. All day. No curfew. Check in after 2pm (reconfirm if not arriving before 7pm), check out by 10am.
  • Price per night:

    From £21pp. Private rooms £23pp
  • Booking:

    Book with deposit of first night, re-confirm by 7pm on the arrival day.
  • Directions:

    On the waterfront a short walk from Stromness ferry terminal.
  • Public Transport:

    Orkney Ferries run to Stromness ferry terminal. There is a regular bus service to and from the town of Stronmness from the terminal.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is featured on the following pages
En-suite rooms Close to a pub By the Sea Private Rooms Available to Individuals


aMixed dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
0VisitScotland Quality Assured


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Stromness waterfront, Orkney

February 9th 2019

Narrow stone flags streets, an amazingly informative museum and close to ancient stoneage sites.

Hamnavoe Hostel is on 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.

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A friendly welcome on Orkney

December 29th 2017

Close to the ferry terminal in Stromness, Hamnavoe Hostel will provide a friendly welcome for your visit to Orkney

Visiting the Orkney Islands from mainland Scotland can mean a trip by ferry from Scrabster close to Thurso. This will bring you into Stromness where a warm welcome awaits and Hamnavoe Hostel.  With a selection of rooms from singles to 4 bed, this hostel is perfect for individuals or small groups visiting the islands.  With ferry connections onto Graemsay and Hoy this is a great location as a base for visiting beyond mainland Orkney.


Hamnavoe Hostel

October 3rd 2017

Gateway to UNESCO heritage site: The heart of Neolithic Orkney.

Gazing out over the Stromness marina and harbour, Hamnavoe hostel represents a comfortable and economical stay in Orkney. Stromness is Orkney’s second town and has all the facilities you would want for a base of exploration as well as a charming old fashioned seafront. The fishing boats bob under the harbour wall – promising (and delivering!) fresh produce. The ferry rolls in, dwarfing the fishing boats but offering access to the other Orcadian islands. 

Hamnavoe hostel itself is a relatively modern building rammed with facilities and comforts. Visitors have posted online reviews claiming it is “The cleanest hostel I’ve ever visited,” and praising its amazing location. 

Now, down to what I regard as the major attraction (brushing aside the wildlife, solitude, landscape and hospitality). Orkney is home to a UNESCO world heritage site: The Heart of Neolithic Orkney. Ranking alongside The Taj Mahal, Stonehenge and The Great Barrier Reef, only not thronged with people.

The UNESCO website describes it thus:

“The group of monuments that make up the Heart of Neolithic Orkney consists of a remarkably well-preserved settlement, a large chambered tomb, and two stone circles with surrounding henges, together with a number of associated burial and ceremonial sites. The group constitutes a major relict cultural landscape graphically depicting life five thousand years ago in this remote archipelago.”

Now I reckon this sounds great. A chance to immerse myself in ancient culture amid which has been preserved by its glorious isolation. I’m going to book a room at Hamnavoe right away.


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