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Orkney Islands Council Hostels and Campsites COVID-19 Information

April 2021 Update – Following the latest Scottish Government announcement on 13 April on the easing of level 3 restrictions to allow non-essential travel from 26 April, we have now opened up online bookings from 26 April.

Our Hoy and Rackwick Hostels are currently open (subject to current Scottish Government restrictions at the time) and the campsites are due to open from 1 April. Birsay Hostel will remain closed to public for the 2021 season. The capacity of each site has been greatly reduced. And all guests staying at our sites must understand our terms and conditions and follow the COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions put in place for the protection and safety of all staff and visitors. Please refer to the ‘Campsites - Frequently Asked Questions’ which is available from the ‘Related Downloads’ section on this page.

Thank you for your co-operation and patience at this time.


Welcome to the Orkney Islands Council Campsites and Hostels web pages.

There are two campsites and three hostels operated by Orkney Islands Council which offer great value for money and are well maintained.

The Hoy Centre and Rackwick Hostel are both located on the island of Hoy.

The Birsay Hostel and Campsite are located on the west mainland of Orkney, with Point of Ness Campsite located in Stromness.

Hostels welcome singles, groups and families with exclusive room or hostel hire. Campsites are suitable for tents, caravans and motorhomes, with toilets, showers and washing facilities.

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Availability, bookings and further information on each of the facilities can be accessed from the 'More pages in this section' menu.

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 CampStead Ltd 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.

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.

Email: Stromness Customer Services.

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

Terms and Conditions

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

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Telephone: 01856 873535

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