The Barn Hostel


Situated on edge of Pierowall village on the Orcadian Island of Westray overlooking the bay, The Barn offers high quality hostel accommodation with excellent self catering and lounge facilities. We are open all the year round with twin and family rooms and a spacious lounge to view the magnificent sunsets over the bay.

Contact: Michael & Teenie Harcus

Orkney, KW17 2BZ
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Tel: 01857 677 214
Grid Ref: HY440479
Beds: 12
Open: Open all year
Notes: Child reduction: £14.00 Disabled access
Nearest Public Transport: Bus stops at the hostel door
Nearest Shop/Pub: 500m/ 300m

Hostel Accommodation on Westray, Orkney Islands

The Barn, situated on the edge of Pierowall Village offers quality hostel accommodation and camping facilities. The Barn has twin or family rooms with linen provided. The fully equipped kitchen makes it a pleasure to cook or choose to eat out at a local hotel offering good food, reasonably priced. The greatest attraction at the Barn is the spacious lounge with views of the bay and the sunsets - a great place to yarn to fellow guests. Open all year round (reduced rates in winter), this family run business offers you a warm Westray welcome; booking is advisable in summer. Exclusive use of the whole hostel sleeping 13 is available

Excellent location and facilities

The Barn is within  5 to 10 minutes walking distance of shops, post office and other local amenities. The Barn has disabled facilities and the service includes duvet, sheets, towels, heating, showers, tea, coffee and all cooking facilities.Travel to Westray from Kirkwall by Orkney Ferries Tel: 01856 872044 ask them for information on the connecting bus which will stop at our door.




From £22.00 per person per night

From £14.00 per child per night

Double/Twin Room:

From £22.00 per person per night

From £14.00 per child per night

Family Room:

From £45.00 per room per night

Family Room Ensuite:

From £65.00 per room per night

Exclusive Use:

From £190.00 whole hostel per night

Special Rate:

Exclusive use special rate

Reviews (3)

Very nice hostel

Reviewed on October 7, 2019

As alone in the hostel, we have been upgraded to a double room, which is slightly small but nice bedroom. Kitchen is very clean and very nice and well equipped, lounge is super cosy, with a view over the bay. Only tiny flaw is the location, it's not far from Pierowall, 15mn walking distance to the shop, but there is no sidewalk, and for the first 200m you are walking on the road (but there isn't a lot of car though).

Stayed October 2019

Warm, wonderful stay

Reviewed on June 30, 2018

Thanks to Teenie, Mike and family for such helpfulness above and beyond. Fine accommodation, clean, comfy, well-run with a view of Pierowall Bay to inspire more exploration. 20 hours of daylight helped! See you again next year.

Stayed January 1970

The Barn Hostel Westray : Thoroughly recommended

Reviewed on June 16, 2018

My friend Alex and I thoroughly enjoyed two nights in The Barn Hostel in Westray. Marvellous facilities, the finest fish and chips in Orkney only a mile away, friendly guests and welcoming hosts. We enjoyed cycling, walking the Noup Cliffs and the Castle o' Burrian. Lots of seabirds - including dozens of charming puffins - and a seal just outside our window!

Stayed June 2018