Closed until further notice.
Set in a rural location just outside Birsay in the northwest corner of Orkney Mainland.

This Hostel offers visitors comfortable 3 star accommodation which comprises 5 bedrooms sleeping 26 persons in total. The hostel welcomes singles, groups and families including exclusive room or hostel bookings.

On the first floor are:

Brough Head - for 4 (2 bunkbeds).
Oxtro - for 2 (1 bunkbed) with en-suite washbasin and shower. Views over Brough of Birsay.

On the ground floor are:

Barony - for 6 (3 bunkbeds).
Marwick - for 10 (5 bunkbeds).
Lower Palace - for 4 (2 bunkbeds) with en-suite washbasin and shower.

All bed linen is provided. There is access to the hostel all day once check-in is complete. The hostel has a well-equipped kitchen, dining area, small lounge and drying room for all visitors.

Bookings during the winter can be made for 4 or more people by arrangement by contacting us.


Juniors (Under £18) - £14.80 per night

Adults -£19.60 per night

Oxtro Room - £39.10 per night

Exclusive Room occupancy - £54.50 per night (2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children)

Additional Adult/Junior - £5.60 per night

Exclusive Hostel use: 28 beds - £352.00 per night discounted rate, £1933.00 per week discounted rate

We would encourage members of the public to use the online booking system as telephone and email bookings will incur an additional admin charge of £3.40

  • "Ensuite bath and/or shower, some rooms"
  • Bed linen provided on request - free or hire
  • Payphone
  • "Resident's lounge"
  • TV lounge
  • Private parking
  • Disabled parking on site
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Drying facilities
  • Family room(s) available
  • Twin/double room(s) available
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Assistance dogs welcome
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