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.

For further information please contact +44 (0) 1857 644 321, email or visit our website

Papa Westray, Isle of Orkney

Beltane House, Papa Westray, Orkney KW17 2BU Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year


Private Rooms

En Suite Rooms

Family Rooms

Suitable for Groups

Guest Kitchen



Alcohol Licence

Bike Store

Drying Room

Laundry Room

Free Wifi

Lounge/TV Room

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.

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