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Birsay Hostel and Campsite

The Birsay Hostel and Campsite is set in the rural northwest corner of the Orkney Mainland, close to the village of Birsay. Nearby are spectacular coastline with quiet beaches and several of Orkney’s famous neolithic sites, the dramatic cliffs of Marwick Head, RSPB reserves, Earl’s Palace, Barony Mill, Kirbuster Farm Museum and the tidal Island of the Brough of Birsay.

The 3 star campsite offers 28 pitches and 13 electric hook-up pitches. Tents caravans and motor homes can all be accommodated on the firm, grassy, level site. There are toilet and shower blocks on site for campers, along with washing facilities and a drying green available.

The Hostel offers visitors comfortable 3 star accommodation which comprises 5 bedrooms sleeping 26 persons. The hostel welcomes singles, families and groups, with exclusive room or whole hostel bookings available. All bed linen is provided. There is a well equipped kitchen, dining area and washing facilities with drying green available for guest use.

Winter bookings can be made by arrangement for groups.

Birsay Hostel.


"Perfect for a local staycation, the campsite is clean with toilets and shower facilities, there is also access to a kettle, sink and microwave in the hostel porch which is very useful.

My children like staying here as there is a big playpark and football pitch next door. Birsay village is a 10-15 minute walk and has the Palace ruins to explore, a small shop and the beach, at low tide you can also head over to the Broch of Birsay (keep an eye on the tide!) or you can go on a coastal walk to the whalebone. Would return and would recommend." - 20 April 2021.


Birsay Hostel, Orkney, KW17 2LY.

Opening Times

The Hostel is normally open April to September. Out of season booking may be available by arrangement for large bookings.

Check-in time: from 14:00.

Departure time: 10:00.


The site has toilet and shower facilities, including accessible facilities. A coin-operated washing machine, dryer and clothes line is available for customer use. Chemical waste disposal facilities available.



  • Caravan / Motorhome / Large Tents with electric - £28.20 per night.
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Large Tents - £22.70 per night.
  • Medium Tents - £18.30 per night.
  • Small Tents - £12.00 per night.
  • Adults - £10.10 per person.
  • Children (Under 18) - £5.90 per child.
  • Administration fee - £4.20 per booking.


  • Juniors (under 18) - £20.60 per night.
  • Adults (18 and over) - £27.50 per night.
  • Oxtro Room - £54.50 per night.
  • Exclusive room occupancy - £76.00 per night (2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children).
  • Additional Adult / Junior - £7.80 per night.
  • Exclusive Centre use (26 beds) - £462.00 per night or £3,534.70 per week.
  • Administration fee - £4.20 per booking.

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.

By using the CampManager website 'Book Now' button you confirm that you have read and accepted the terms and conditions available in PDF format from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.

Birsay Hostel.

Further Information

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

Telephone: 01856873535.


Stromness Customer Services opening hours are available from the 'Related Links' section of this page.

Please review the 'Campsites - Frequently Asked Questions' which is available in the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.

Terms and Conditions

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