Brown's Hostel


Cosy, affordable and convenient self-catering house and hostel in Stromness, Orkney.

Contact: Sylvia Brown

45/47 Victoria Street
Orkney, KW16 3BS
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Tel: 01856 850661
Grid Ref: HY254091
Beds: 18
Open: Open all year
Nearest Public Transport: 100m
Nearest Shop/Pub: 10m

Hostel Accommodation Stromness, Orkney Islands

We now offer accommodation in 2 units, the ground floor is graded with "3 stars" and has 1 single bedroom and 2 twin bedrooms and a popular cosy fully equipped kitchen/living room. The 2nd unit is graded with "4 stars" and has larger private bedrooms with sinks :- 2 single, 1 twin, and 2 triple/family rooms. There is a spacious fully equipped kitchen with dining and sitting room area. Our hostel is centrally situated near all amenities and is the ideal base for exploring the surrounding countryside as there are many sites of archaeological and historic interest within walking and cycling distance.

The front of the hostel and main street in StromnessJust walk 3 minutes from the bus stop or the ferry terminal and you’ll be at Brown’s Hostel.

On the picturesque main street of Stromness, our local family-run hostel is convenient to many shops, pubs and restaurants.


  • Open all year
  • Guests are given keys and the hostel is accessible at all times
  • No curfew
  • Shed available for cycle storage
  • Laundry
  • Free internet on our computer
  • WiFi


Directions: Take the bus or train from Inverness to Thurso, bus to Scrabster pier, boat to Stromness.
From ferry terminal, turn left along piers which takes you onto the street and we are just a short distance along, being the building before and next to the Royal Hotel.



From £20.00 per person per night

Single Room:

From £22.50 per person per night

Double/Twin Room:

From £25.00 per person per night

Special Rate:

Shed available for cycles

Reviews (1)

Good hostel

Reviewed on September 3, 2015

Stayed here (in accommodation in owner's house) for 2 nights at end of Orkney bird watching and archaeology trip with grandson. Really comfortable, friendly and well equipped. Would stay at hostel again on another trip to Orkney.

Stayed August 2015

Hostel response:

I am delighted to know Margaret and her Grandson were comfortable and enjoyed their stay. Regards Sylvia