Orcades Hostel, Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1RS
Call Erik or Sandra on 01856 873745
OverviewWelcome to Orcades Hostel in Kirkwall. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at this modern, comfortable 4 star hostel which makes an excellent base for exploring the beautiful Orkney isles.
This hostel is run by a family who have carefully considered the guest's comfort and created a homely feel.
Accommodation is in doubles, twins, 4 and 6 bedded rooms (mixed or single sex). All of the bedrooms have en suite toilet/shower rooms, TVs and all bedding is provided. There is a stylish fully equipped kitchen, including oils and spices for cooking. The lounge has a DVD player, XBOX 360, lots of board games, books and free internet access.
There is WiFi throughout the building.
Beds & Rooms:34: doubles, twin, 4 and 6 bed
Open:All year. Check in after 2pm. Check out by 10am on day of departure.
Price per night:£22 pp in a shared room, £60 for a double or twin room. Winter rates available.
Booking:Book by email, phone or online. Credit or debit card details must be given to secure bookings.
Directions:Take Pickaquoy Rd from roundabout at the west side of the waterfront. Proceed for 300m, turn left onto Muddisdale Rd and hostel is after 500m.
Public Transport:Kirkwall is the centre for buses on mainland Orkney and the harbour is the hub for ferries to the Northern Isles.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Visit Britain COVID-19 Risk Assessment Good to Go scheme, the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map and the page of hostels with en suite rooms.
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Orcades Hostel in the Orkney capital of Kirkwall is open and welcoming new bookings.
July 15th 2020
Orcades Hostel says “We’re Good to Go” after achieving VisitScotland Covid-19 quality assurance badge
Orcades Hostel in Kirkwall, the capital of Orkney, is an excellent base for exploring the Isles. Accommodation is in doubles, twins, 4 & 6 bedded rooms. Each bedroom has en suite toilet/shower rooms. TVs and all bedding is provided. There is a stylish kitchen, a lounge with DVD & games and WiFi throughout the building. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at this comfortable 4 star hostel.
Ness of Brodgar soon opens to the public
February 10th 2019
Take a trip back in time at the 5,000 year old site close to Orcades Hostel
If you have been inspired by the archaeological excavations at the Ness of Brodgar (featured in the BBC 2 programe, Ancient Capital, Secrets of Orkney) then why not make a visit to Orkney and stay at Orcades Hostel in Kirkwall. The Ness of Brodgar will be open to the public from Wednesday 5th July until Wednesday 23rd August. Take a trip back in time at the 5,000 year old site with a free tour every weekday at 11am and 1pm. Orcade Hostel in the current Orkney capital, is surrounded by shops, cafes and bars and just 15 mins from the Ness of Brodgar site.
Visit the capital of Orkney, Kirkwall
January 3rd 2018
Orcades Hostel provides a great base in Krikwall
Orcades Hostel provides a great base in Krikwall, the capital of Orkney. From this comfortable self catering accommodation you can take a ferry to the Northern Isles or ride a bike to the Ring of Brodgar. Kirkwall is a great base for a tour of Orkney. It has the ferry port for boats ferries to Shetland, Aberdeen and the Northern Isles, and the hub of the bus network thought the mainland island of Orkney. Orcades Hostel is close to the centre of Kirkwall so you can explore the shops, discover the medieval architecture of St. Magnus Cathedral,and Bishop’s Palaces and take a walk out in the evening to enjoy live music in the pubs. Kirkwall is also a great base for exploring Orkney by bike and the hostel has secure cycle storage. The island has had plenty of historic Norse visitors and there are some great historical and archaeological sites within cycling distance, including the massive stone of the Ring of Brodgar, the burial tom of Maeshowe and the prehistoric village of Skara Brae.