Papa Westray, Isle of Orkney
About About this hostel
Come to vibrant Papay – one of Orkney’s smallest islands with a friendly and lively feel, rich in nature and history.
Well situated in the centre of the island with fine views in all directions (notably to the small offshore Holm of Papay), we are a community run hostel close to beautiful beaches and prime archaeological sites, with great birdwatching all around. Our hostel is warm, friendly and comfortable with 6 en suite bedrooms (including family rooms), 2 camping bothies, modern kitchens, spacious dining room and garden with outdoor seating areas.
We’re very close to the island’s community shop, and only a short walk from the Papay airfield. The hostel has a Saturday pub, often with local live music.
Facilities & Services
Open all year
En Suite Rooms
Suitable for Groups
Pet Dogs Welcome
Reasons to visit
One of Orkney's most remote islands, Papa Westray offers unspoilt beaches and the unique opportunity to experience rural island life at first hand. A warm welcome awaits anyone looking to explore and discover its natural beauty.
The island is rich in archaeology - including the Knap of Howar (older than the Pyramids), the restored ancient kirk of St Boniface, the remains of the medieval chapel at St Tredwell's Loch and chambered cairns on the Holm of Papay.
The island has fine accessible walks taking in beautiful beaches, low cliffs, heath and farmland. Many visitors brave the waters in summer at one of the unspoilt beaches. There's an RSPB reserve at the north end of the island, and many sites for birdwatching throughout the year.