Papa Westray, Isle of Orkney
About About this hostel
Papa Westray is one of the smallest islands in Orkney, off the far north coast of Scotland.
Rich in history and archaeology it still has a healthy and thriving local community.
Papa Westray Hostel is well situated in the centre of the island affording fine views in all directions, notably to the small offshore Holm of Papay.
The hostel has a camping area, lawn and outdoor seating, and is next to a well-stocked community shop. A range of shared, private and family rooms are available. The dining room doubles up as a community function room and a bar on Saturday nights, when meals are also usually available.
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.