Rousay Hostel

Rousay Hostel


Rousay Hostel is situated close to the pier where the roll on roll off ferry serves the island group of Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre on a regular daily basis. An ideal base to explore this diverse isle also known as the 'Egypt of the North' on account of the wealth of archaeology.

Walk amidst the wildlife on the RSPB reserve home to Red throated Divers, Hen Harriers and Merlins. Clamber along the cliffs and watch the wheeling Guillemots, Fulmars and Kittiwakes. Cycle the circuit of the isle and train for the Rousay Lap half marathon held annually in August. Return and relax at the hostel which was the first independent hostel in Orkney built in 1993.

It has two small upstairs dorms, one has three sets of bunk beds and the other is the family room with two sets. There is also a slip of a single room which can open up to either dorm.

There is a campsite beside the hostel with use of the hostel facilities. There are two shower rooms on the ground floor and a kitchen with seating area. Seasonal organic farm produce may be available. Bikes are available to hire.

The perfect place to stay for:

Hillwalking / mountaineering
History & heritage

What's nearby:

Near the sea
Near a loch
Near a mountain
Rural / Remote location
Places to eat nearby

£8.00 to £20.00 per person per night
3 star VisitScotland Hostel Rating
VisitScotland Hostel Rating

Key Info

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Carol and Eric have been farming beef cattle and sheep organically here since 1988 and built the hostel as we developed and diversified the farm. We think it is a wonderful place to live and enjoy welcoming visitors to share the sea views and tranquillity.

Rousay Hostel Trumland Farm Rousay Orkney KW17 2PU

Tel 01856 821252

Mob 07545 374029

Number of beds Beds 11
Maximum number of people Sleeps 11
Nearest public transport

Travel to Orkney via a choice of four ferry routes from John O’Groats (Summer only), from Scrabster, from Aberdeen or from Gills Bay. Once on mainland Orkney travel from Kirkwall to Tingwall Pier using connecting bus service to cross by frequent ferry to Rousay.


All Year Round
Check-in Time
Check-out Time
Self-catering kitchen
Family friendly
Bike store
Laundry facilities
Dorm Rooms
Private Rooms
Exclusive Use Bookings
School Groups
Hen /Stag Parties
Communal lounge
Towel Hire
Accessible by public transport