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Rackwick Hostel

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.

Rackwick Hostel.

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.


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 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) - £107.00 per night -  £565.00 per week. (Whole unit only able to book for minimum of 2 nights).

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.

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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