Orkney Islands Council
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Rackwick Outdoor Centre

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Rackwick Outdoor Centre in Hoy has 2 bedrooms containing 4 beds each (2 bunk beds per room). Singles, families and groups are welcome for exclusive room or whole hostel bookings. No camping is available at Rackwick Hostel. There is access to the Hostel during the day once check-in is complete.


Rackwick Hostel, Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3NJ.

Opening Times

The Centre is open from April until September.

Check-in time: by arrangement.

Departure time: 10:00.



The self-catering kitchen is fitted out to a high standard with all normal cooking facilities and a washing machine provided.

Common Room

There is a communal area with table and chairs, plus local information.


Each guest has his or her own key to access the hostel.


Charges for all Council services can be obtained from the ‘Council Charges’ page which can be accessed from the ‘Related Links’ section of this page.

Availability and Bookings

We would encourage members of the public to use the online booking system as telephone and email bookings will incur an additional admin charge.

To check availability or to make a booking online please follow the link provided in the ‘Related Sites ’ section of this page.

If you require any further information or need assistance making a booking, please do not hesitate to contact Stromness Customer Services using the details below.

Telephone: 01856873535 extension 2901 or 01856850907.

Email: Stromness Customer Services.

Stromness Customer Services opening hours are:


10:00 – 19:00.


10:00 – 17:00.


10:00 – 17:00.


10:00 – 19:00.


10:00 – 17:00.


11:00 – 17:00.


Terms and Conditions

Full terms and conditions are available in PDF format from the ‘Related Downloads’ section of this page.

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