Rackwick youth hostel is in the scenic Rackwick Valley in the north of Hoy. Much of North Hoy is owned by the RSPB, where a large variety of birds live and breed. Off the west coast of the reserve towers The Old Man of Hoy, a 137m sea stack, is perhaps Orkney’s most famous landmark and a great place to see puffins. Local wild flowers and bird life make this a must for naturalists to visit. The remainder of the island is a fascinating variety of hills, dramatic coastal scenery and low-lying fertile land.

For information please contact the hostel directly, or book via the Hostelling International website

Phone: +44 1856 873535, Ext 2404
Email: leisure.culture@orkney.gov.uk


  • Access with limited mobility

Food and Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Hostel Services

  • Bike store
  • Distance to nearest shop 25 miles
  • Family friendly
  • Laundry
  • Lockers/luggage store
  • Private rooms available
  • Total beds 8


  • Distance to ferry 6 miles


Open April – September

Tel: 0845 293 73 73


Hoy, Stromness, Orkney KW16 3NJ Scotland

Tel: +44 1856 873535, Ext 2404

Email: leisure.culture@orkney.gov.uk


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