Papa Westray, Isle of Orkney

About About this hostel

Come to vibrant Papay – one of Orkney’s smallest islands with a friendly and lively feel, rich in nature and history.

Well situated in the centre of the island with fine views in all directions (notably to the small offshore Holm of Papay), we are a community run hostel close to beautiful beaches and prime archaeological sites, with great birdwatching all around. Our hostel is warm, friendly and comfortable with 6 en suite bedrooms (including family rooms), 2 camping bothies, modern kitchens, spacious dining room and garden with outdoor seating areas.

We’re very close to the island’s community shop, and only a short walk from the Papay airfield. The hostel has a Saturday pub, often with local live music.

For further information please contact +44 (0) 1857 644 224, email or visit our website

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Papa Westray, Isle of Orkney Youth Hostel

Beltane House, Papa Westray, Orkney KW17 2BU Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year


Private Rooms

Family Rooms

Guest Kitchen


Bike Store

Laundry Room

Lounge/TV Room

En Suite Rooms

Suitable for Groups


Alcohol Licence

Drying Room

Free Wifi

Pet Dogs Welcome

Reasons to visit

One of Orkney's most remote islands, Papa Westray offers unspoilt beaches and the unique opportunity to experience rural island life at first hand. A warm welcome awaits anyone looking to explore and discover its natural beauty.

The island is rich in archaeology - including the Knap of Howar (older than the Pyramids), the restored ancient kirk of St Boniface, the remains of the medieval chapel at St Tredwell's Loch and chambered cairns on the Holm of Papay.

The island has fine accessible walks taking in beautiful beaches, low cliffs, heath and farmland. Many visitors brave the waters in summer at one of the unspoilt beaches. There's an RSPB reserve at the north end of the island, and many sites for birdwatching throughout the year.

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