Orcades Hostel

Experience Orkney and all its story-book magic.

You’d be unsurprised to hear that The Orcades Hostel is in The Orkneys. The Orkneys. A cluster of islands. Tall sandstone cliffs and buttresses. Neolithic homes dug from the ground. Fishing boats creaking aganist the harbour. Huge skies. The thread of vikings woven through everything.  Welcome to Orcades Hostel in Kirkwall. 5 minutes from the largest settlement and 5 minutes from the middle of tranquillity. 

This family run hostel prides itself on warm and friendly hospitality.  Explore their gallery on their website to see the very high standard of their rooms. Even though you dweller of the mainland may feel like you’re miles from anywhere Orcades Hostel provides all the mod cons a modern traveller would need. 

As if you needed another prompt to visit: the annual Oracadian Storytelling Festival is coming up soon too! What is the collective noun for storytellers? A yarn? An eloquence? Whatever, between the 26th and 29th October, this magical landscape of Orkney plays host to them. Could you imagine a better location for it?