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Hoy Outdoor Centre

Orkney Islands Council Hostels and Campsites COVID-19 Information

March 2022 Update

Our Hoy and Rackwick Hostels are currently open (subject to current Scottish Government restrictions) and are operating at reduced capacity with exclusive room bookings only. Birsay Hostel is open to large groups only and booking enquiries can be made via email or telephone.

The Birsay Campsite will reopen for the season on 1 April 2022 and the Point of Ness Campsite will reopen on 23 May 2022 following an upgrade to facilities.

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 safety of staff and guests.

Further information is available in ‘Campsites – Frequently Asked Questions’ from the ‘Related Downloads’ section of this page.

Thank you for your co-operation and support.

Hoy Hostel.

The Hoy Outdoor Centre is based in the north end of Hoy and is available to singles, families or for group use.

Due to Scottish Government guidelines on physical distancing the Hoy Centre is offering reduced availability and is still able to offer single occupancy, exclusive room, or exclusive whole hostel bookings up to a maximum of 8 people. We are unable to offer shared single occupancy.


"Exclusive Room Booking: Absolutely fantastic place to stay! Very clean, warm and secure. Has everything you will need for your stay! Beautiful location, and very accessible for the Moaness foot passenger boat. Can’t wait to return! Would recommend." - 21 April 2021.


Hoy Outdoor Centre, Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3NJ.

Opening Times

The Hoy Outdoor Centre is open all year round, except for the Christmas and New Year holiday period.


The Centre offers excellent facilities and is well-equipped with free parking for vehicles at the rear of the facility. The centre has 8 bedrooms, all en-suite. Each room has 4 beds (2 singles and a bunk bed), desks and seating. All bed linen will be provided, however, guests must bring their own towels.

The centre is fully accessible for disabled guests.

The spacious hall has seating and tables for up to 60 people, and has a well-equipped kitchen.

The smaller common room has comfortable seating with a TV and Wi-Fi.


Availability and Bookings

We would encourage members of the public to use the online booking system.

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.

Hoy Hostel from the Road.

Further Information

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.

Email: Stromness Customer Services.

Stromness 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.

Related Links

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Telephone: 01856 873535

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