Orkney Islands Council Hostels and Campsite Online Booking

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As of 20th March 2020 all Orkney Islands Council campsite and hostels will be closed due to the ongoing risk of COVID-19 This could be subject to change and will continue to be monitored. Future bookings will be subject to any further developments.

Due to the high level of customer enquiries, we are asking all customers who have bookings within these dates not to phone Stromness Customer Services or the Education, Leisure and Housing Service as we will be in contact with you regarding cancellations and refunds.

Thank you for your co-operation and patience during this challenging and uncertain time.

Welcome to the online booking site for Birsay Hostel & Campsite, Point of Ness Campsite, Hoy and Rackwick Hostel.

Booking Arrangements

Orkney Islands Council offers a choice of Shared Rooms (Single Bed Occupancy), Exclusive Rooms or Exclusive Hostel use.

Shared Rooms/ Single Occupancy

These bookings can only be made via telephone or email.
Rates from £16.20 for Junior and £21.30 for Seniors.

Exclusive Rooms

These bookings can be made online or by telephone or email. If made by telephone or email this may occur an admin fee. Rates from £47.40 which includes 2 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children.

Exclusive Use of Hostel

These bookings can only be made via telephone or email.
Discounted rates from £88.50 per night and £466.00 per week.

Opening Dates

Birsay Campsite and Point of Ness Campsite

Open from April until the end of September.

During the busy times in the camping season the system may show no availability for your specific dates requested, we would advise you to contact us as we may be able to accommodate you on two or more different pitches to cover the length of stay.

Hoy Centre

Open all year round except throughout Christmas and New Year.

Rackwick Outdoor Centre

Open from April until the end of September.

Available October-March for large bookings subject to request.

Birsay Hostel

Open from April until the end of September. And from October - March (except Christmas and New Year) for large bookings.


Full payment is required at time of booking.

Further Information

If you require any further information or need assistance making a booking, please dont hesitate to contact us on (01856) 873535 ext. 2901 / (01856) 850907 or by emailing stromnesscs@orkney.gov.uk

Out of normal office hours should you require to contact a Warden please use the below telephone numbers:-

Birsay Warden: 01856 721470
Point of Ness: Campsite 01856 850532
Hoy Warden 07918367560

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Booking Type



Touring Type

Length (m)

Arrival Date

Sun 31 May 20


Adults (18+)

Children (3-17)

Infants (0-2)