About About this hostel

This comfortable 3 star hostel is located in the scenic Rackwick Valley in the north of Hoy, overlooking Rackwick Bay.

Rackwick Hostel has two bedrooms, each with four beds. Singles, families and groups are welcome for exclusive room or whole hostel bookings. The self-catering kitchen is fitted out to a high standard and there's a communal area for relaxing and dining.

Just off the west coast towers The Old Man of Hoy, a 137m sea stack and perhaps Orkney’s most famous landmark.

The island is a fascinating variety of hills, dramatic coastal scenery and low-lying fertile land. Local wild flowers and bird life make this a must for naturalists to visit. Much of North Hoy is owned by the RSPB, where a large variety of birds live and breed. This is a great place to see puffins.

For more information or to make a booking, please contact +44 (0) 1856 873535 (Ext 2404), or email leisure.culture@orkney.gov.uk

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Rackwick Youth Hostel

Hoy, Stromness, Orkney KW16 3NJ Get Directions

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Access Hours

All day once check-in is complete


Private Rooms

Guest Kitchen

Secure Lockers

Bike Store

Family Rooms

Laundry Room

Luggage Store

Access with limited mobility

Reasons to visit

Set in the peace and tranquillity of the scenic Rackwick valley surrounded by spectacular coastal scenery.

With amazing wildlife and one of the biggest RSPB reserves in the UK on its doorstep Rackwick is a must for nature lovers.

An excellent sandy beach is just a short walk away and the local area boast the famous sea stack 'the Old Man of Hoy'.

Stunning coastal scenery and a welcoming, friendly island community make this destination a worthwhile addition to any bucket list.

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