Papa Westray Hostel


Quality hostel accommodation with a friendly welcome in remote Orkney island steeped in history, nature and charm. Take the ferry or the world's shortest scheduled flight to Papa Westray and enjoy Europe's oldest dwelling house, beautiful beaches, exceptional nature, great walks and friendly atmosphere. The hostel is welcoming, and spacious with comfortable twin/double and family/dorm rooms all with shower en-suites, controllable central heating, beds made up ready with fresh linen and towels provided; drying cupboard, free Wi-fi, sunny lounge, kitchens, dining room and garden; local Saturday pub, often with traditional live music.

Contact: Jennifer Foley

Beltane House
Papa Westray,
Orkney, KW17 2BU
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Tel: 01857 644 224/321
Beds: 16
Nearest Public Transport: Island airport: half a mile; pier: 1.5 miles.
Nearest Shop/Pub: The community-run island shop is adjacent to the hostel.

Hostel Accommodation Papa Westray, Orkney

Accommodation: The Papa Westray Hostel offers four comfortable twin and double rooms which can be booked for single occupancy plus two family rooms sleeping 3 and 5/6 which can be booked as dorm rooms subject to availability. All rooms are en-suite with bedding and towels provided. The hostel is open all year round and rooms can be block-booked at discounted rates. Discounts are also available for stays of 4 nights or more. Camping is available, with access to the hostel kitchen and toilets.

Facilities:Facilities include a common/dining room, kitchen and sun lounge. The hostel has its own garden / lawn with outside benches to enjoy the beautiful views; other facilities include a drying cupboard, access to washing maching, free Wi-Fi, a TV, music system, board games and books. The community shop is adjacent to the hostel; it is licensed and well-stocked, including fresh fruit & veg, dairy and Orkney produce.

A community enterprise: The hostel is owned and run by the island community co-operative. The common room is used as a venue for various community events, including a Saturday evening pub, often with live local music, weekend cinema screenings and self service tea & coffee facilities.

Location: The hostel is situated at the centre of the isle ideally located to explore local wildlife, history and fantastic scenery all within walking distance.

History: The hostel is a traditional stone-built building, converted from former farm workers' quarters of the large Holland Farm, which has a small museum.


Dormitory Ensuite:

From £20.00 per person per night

From £15.00 per child per night

From £75.00 per room per night

Single Room Ensuite:

From £28.00 per person per night

Double/Twin Room Ensuite:

From £22.00 per person per night

From £15.00 per child per night

From £44.00 per room per night

Family Room Ensuite:

From £20.00 per person per night

From £15.00 per child per night

From £55.00 per room per night


From £275.00 whole hostel per night

Special Rate:

Student rate £17.00 per night. Long-stay individual discounts for 4th night and longer.

Reviews (1)


Reviewed on June 30, 2018

I was lucky enough to stay the day after official opening of renovated hostel. It is gorgeous, spacious, clean, lots of relaxing, eating, reading space that is hospitable and invites guests to share adventures. Next door to community shop for essential purchases. Hostel is close to centre of village life. A wonderful stay on an island of endless horizons. I savour it still. Definitely a return visit or three lined up.

Stayed June 2018