Modern hostel is converted barn, adjacent to campsite and Observatory Guest House with lounge bar, meals and groceries available.

Dorms (3) Sleeps (10)

We are open again for visitors from 26th April 2021, so please contact us for availability. There may be some limit on capacity to allow for social distancing to keep our staff and visitors safe.

NRBO was established in 1987 to study and record the migrant birds that pass through Orkney 's most northerly island each year. The number and variety of birds that arrive here on migration in Spring and Autumn can be spectacular, and North Ronaldsay is well-known as one of the best birdwatching sites in the country.

In addition to its ornithological function, the observatory provides a variety of comfortable accommodation, including guest house, hostel and camping area, for all visitors to the island. Breakfasts, lunches and evening meals can be provided, and there is a fully licensed bar stocking a wide range of wines, beers and spirits. Other facilities include a TV lounge, wi-fi internet access and a gift / groceries shop and information display.

Please visit our website for more details.

  • "Ensuite bath and/or shower, some rooms"
  • Hairdryer available
  • WiFi
  • Meal service available
  • Resident’s lounge
  • Private parking
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Assistance dogs welcome
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