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Rackwick Hostel

February 2021 Update – Following the latest Scottish Government announcement on 23 February of level 3 restrictions extending until end of April we have disabled bookings for the months of March and April, and any booking requests during this time must be requested direct via telephone or email. This is to ensure we are carrying out an authorisation process in line with the current restrictions in place prior any booking being confirmed.

Rackwick Hostel

Orkney Islands Council Hostels and Campsites COVID-19 Information

Our Hoy and Rackwick Hostels are currently open subject to and adhering to current Scottish Government restrictions at the time. The capacity 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.

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

Rackwick Hostel 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.

Aerial photo of Rackwick Hostel.


Rackwick Hostel, Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3NJ.

Opening Times

The Centre is open all year round except Christmas and New Year.

Check-in time: 17:00 - please contact the warden by emailing prior to your arrival on Hoy, to advise them of your expected arrival time, and to receive important instructions regarding the access arrangements for the hostel.

Departure time: 10:00.



The self-catering kitchen is fitted out with all standard cooking facilities and there is a washing machine available.

Common Room

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

There is no Wi-Fi or tv within this hostel.


Due to COVID-19 we are only offering Exclusive Centre use (8 beds) - £93.90 per night discounted rate, £494.40 per week discounted rate. 

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.

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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

Related Sites

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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