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Rackwick Hostel

The Rackwick Hostel is the perfect location for a remote and peaceful stay in the beautifully scenic Rackwick Valley in the north west of Hoy, much of which is owned by the RSPB. A large variety of birds live and breed here, and it is a great place to see puffins. Rackwick Hostel is close to Rackwick Bay, a sand and boulder strewn beach surrounded by 200m cliffs and heathery hills, and is the ideal starting point for the walking route to the Old Man of Hoy.

Popular with walkers and cyclists, the hostel offers accommodation for up to 8 people within two rooms. All bedding is provided and there is a small kitchen and eating area. With no TV or wifi, you can truly surrender to the beauty of the surrounding view and wildlife.

Rackwick Hostel.


Rackwick Hostel, Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3NJ.

Opening Times

Rackwick Hostel is open all year round except Christmas and New Year.

Check-in time: 17:00. Please contact the Warden 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 washing machine.

Common Room

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

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


  • Juniors (under 18) - £20.60 per night.
  • Adults (18 and over) - £23.60 per night.
  • Exclusive room occupancy - £66.00 per night (2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children).
  • Additional Adult / Junior - £7.80 per night.
  • Exclusive Centre use (8 beds) - £123.00 per night or £652.00 per week.
  • Key deposit - £10.70 (one off).
  • Administration fee - £4.20 per booking.

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.

Aerial photo of Rackwick Hostel.

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.


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.