About About this hostel

The Hoy Centre is set in the beautiful surroundings of Hoy, famous for its magnificent cliff scenery.

All bedrooms are four-bedded ensuite with shower, and one room is equipped for wheelchair access. There's a well-equipped kitchen, lounge area, dining hall and drying area. 

Hoy has a fascinating variety of hills, dramatic coastal scenery and low-lying fertile land. Spectacular cliffs bound the north and west of the island, while the southeast coast has many bays.

Much of North Hoy is owned by the RSPB, where a huge number and variety of birds live and breed. It's a great place to see puffins. Off the west coast The Old Man of Hoy, a 137m sea stack, is perhaps Orkney's most famous landmark.

For more information or to make a booking, please contact +44 (0) 1856 873535 or email leisure.culture@orkney.gov.uk

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Hoy Youth Hostel

Hoy, Stromness, Orkney KW16 3NJ Get Directions

Facilities & Services


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Private Rooms

Family Rooms

Drying Room

Secure Lockers

Free Wifi

En Suite Rooms

Guest Kitchen

Laundry Room

Luggage Store

Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance

Reasons to visit

Hoy is the second largest island in Orkney and takes its name from the Old Norse 'haey', meaning 'High Island'

It has one of the biggest RSPB reserves in the UK and is famous for its birdlife. Its 10,000 acres of moorland and sea cliffs attract large numbers of migrating and resident birds, including puffins.

High sea cliffs offer excellent walking and the west coast in particular is spectacularly beautiful. The Old Man of Hoy, the UK's tallest sea stack, was originally an arch but one of the 'legs' washed away, leaving a single pillar which has become a popular challenge with rock climbers from around the world.

Historic sites on Hoy range from prehistoric times, through the Viking period and into the 20th century.

The island is peaceful and tranquil and you can expect a warm welcome from the friendly island community.

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