Small hostel on Hoy Orkney


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

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.
Rackwick Hostel | Small hostel on Hoy Orkney

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

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Rooms & Beds:

8: 2×4


April – September

Price per night:

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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/

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

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