Orkney Hostels : Hostel on Stromness waterfront on mainland Orkney

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

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, DVD’s and a stock of books. The laundry room has a coin operated washing machine and tumble drier. The hostel has WiFi internet connection 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 tranquillity of island life.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Orkney and Shetland and here is its own website.
Hamnavoe Hostel | Orkney Hostels : Hostel on Stromness waterfront on mainland Orkney

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or call Mr George Argo on
01856 851202

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Rooms & Beds:

13: 1×4, 1×1, 4×2.

Open:

All year, all day, no curfew. Checkin after 2pm (reconfirm if not arriving before 7pm), checkout 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.

This accommodation is available to individuals.

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Hamnavoe Hostel

Hamnavoe Hostel

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.

Stromness waterfront, Orkney

Stromness waterfront, Orkney

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.

Views of Haven Bay, Orkney

Views of Haven Bay, Orkney

Stay at Hamnavoe Hostel, with views over the bay of Stromness, named by the Norse Hafnvagr, or Haven Bay

The rooms at Hamnavoe Hostel are tastefully decorated to offer you a pleasant stay in tranquil surroundings with stunning views out across Hamnavoe.

Contact Hamnavoe Hostel:

01856 851202MessageView website