Rackwick Hostel


Rackwick Hostel is located in the spectacular Rackwick Valley on the Island of Hoy. The Hostel is close to the famous 'Old Man of Hoy' seastack, popular with walkers & climbers. Exclusive use of the 8-bed Hostel is available, perfect for small groups and families.

Contact: Rckwick Hostel

Rackwick Hostel
Orkney, KW16
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Tel: 01856 873535 ext 2430
Beds: 8
Notes: Rackwick Hostel is closed from October to March
Nearest Public Transport: 5km
Nearest Shop/Pub: Shop & Pub 15km

Hostel Accommodation Island of Hoy, Orkney Islands

Rackwick 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 and 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.

The Hostel has 2 bedrooms containing 4 beds each (2 bunkbeds per room). Family/private rooms can be arranged on request. Check-in is made by prior arrangement. The self-catering kitchen is fitted out to a high standard with all normal cooking facilities and washing machine and is available all day. There is a common room with table and chairs, with local information on the Island of Hoy and Orkney

Travel to the Island of Hoy

From Stromness it is possible to travel to the Island of Hoy via the Hoy passenger ferry which leaves from Stromness, 7 days a week (on which you can take your bike) or if you are travelling by car there is a ferry from Houton to Lyness in Hoy.