Rackwick Hostel, Rackwick Hostel, Rackwick, Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3NJ

Call Stromness Customer Services on 01856 850907 or 01856 873535 ext 2901


Rackwick Outdoor Centre Hostel is in the scenic Rackwick Valley in the north of Hoy. Much of north Hoy is owned by the RSPB, where a large variety of birds live and breed. Off the west coast of the reserve towers The Old Man of Hoy, a 137m sea stack, Orkney's most famous landmark and a great place to see puffins. Local wild flowers and bird life make this a must for naturalists to visit. The centre overlooks Rackwick Bay considered one of the most beautiful places in Orkney. The hostel sleeps 8 in two rooms, two pairs of bunks per room. All bedding is provided. There's a small kitchen with a good range of utensils, and a separate eating area. Free car parking and storage to the rear of the hostel for bikes. Walkers and Cyclist Welcome scheme awarded. This accommodation is featured on our map of Orkney and Shetland and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    8: 2x4
  • Open:

    April - September
  • Price per night:

    For prices please check accommodation's website or phone.
  • Booking:

    Please book online or by phone.
  • Directions:

    In Rackwick village on the NW coast, OS sheet7 GR199998.
  • Public Transport:

    Passenger ferry from Stromness to Moaness Pier (about 10 km away). Private hire and taxis are normally available at the pier, or alternatively the walk to the hostel is via the scenic Rackwick valley which takes approximately 2 hours. Car ferry from Kirkwall to Lyness, about 21 km away. (Orkney ferries 01856 872 044/www.orkneyferries.co.uk).
  • Walks:

    Local Walks Long Distance Walks

This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals and is on the Small Hostels Map.


bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
pClothes washing facilities
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
yYHA Affiliated


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News & Offers from Rackwick Hostel

Wildlife in the spectacular Rackwick Valley.

January 22nd 2019

Some famous and rare bird breeds shelter in our wonderful valley, including puffins, great skuas, hen harriers, red-throated divers, and stonechats.

Rackwick hostel - Hoy island Orkney - self catered accommodation - RSPCB

New Hostel in the spectacular Rackwick Valley

November 13th 2017

Rackwick Hostel is located in the spectacular Rackwick Valley on the Island of Hoy.  A large variety of birds live and breed on Hoy and much of the island is owned by the RSPB.  The Hostel is close to the famous Old Man of Hoy seastack, popular with climbers. Sole use of the 8-bed Hostel is perfect for families and small groups.

Rackwick Hostel on Hoy

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Contact Rackwick Hostel - Call Stromness Customer Services on 01856 850907 or 01856 873535 ext 2901

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