The Observatory Hostel


North Ronaldsay, famous for spectacular bird migration, also has abundant seals and unique seaweed-eating sheep. The hostel, a converted barn and byre, sleeps 4,4 & 2 in 3 rooms with double bunks, and has a self-catering kitchen. The adjacent guest house has a lounge bar and meals available to hostellers.

Contact: Alison Duncan

North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory
North Ronaldsay,
Orkney , KW17 2BE
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Tel: 01857 633200
Beds: 10
Nearest Shop/Pub: A variety of groceries can be purchased at the observatory. There is also a small shop at the airfield.

The Observatory Hostel, North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory, Orkney

The 4 star hostel is self-contained with 10 bunk spaces, a well-equipped self catering kitchen and two washrooms. Available rooms include a single 2 bed dormitory and two 4 bed dormitories, one of which is en-suite. Rooms may be single sex or mixed and meals in the guest house can be included.



From £15.50 per person per night

From £9.70 per child per night

Special Rate:

2 consecutive nights or more 5% off. 7 consecutive nights or more 10% off. Children under 14 30% off. Children sharing parents room: Under 14 - 50% off. Under 5 - Free

Reviews (1)

A bird-watcher's heaven

Reviewed on September 3, 2015

Stayed here for a week on a bird watching holiday with 15 yr old grandson. The hostel accommodation was basic but definitely adequate and we also had use of the observatory's lounge, bar and other facilities. Staff gave grandson a wonderful ornithological experience that he will never forget.

Stayed August 2015