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The only VisitScotland Four Star graded hostel on Mainland Orkney
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The Hamnavoe Apartments are two newly-built studio apartments on the seafront overlooking the north end of the bay, in Stromness.
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Exterior view of hostel and apartments

The Hamnavoe Hostel first opened its doors to island visitors in the summer of 2006.

The hostel has six rooms - single, twin and family, with one en-suite twin room.

All rooms are tastefully decorated to offer you a pleasant stay in tranquil surroundings with stunning views out across Hamnavoe.

All rooms have their own wash hand basin and easy access to shower, bathroom and toilet facilities on each floor.

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"...definitely the best hostel in Scotland..."
J. Flett, Leicester, England

The ideal base....

Situated on the Stromness waterfront, a short distance from the Stromness ferry terminal, Hamnavoe Hostel is the idea base for your visit to Orkney - whether in the county for the annual Orkney Folk Festival, to check out the World Heritage Site or just taking time out to relax.

From Stromness, you can travel by ferry to the nearby islands of Graemsay and Hoy, or, for those without transport, take advantage of the regular bus services to and from the town. Click here for details.


"Pearl of the North! I will tell all my friends...."
Liz and Claire Roman, Brighton, England

About Stromness

Around sixteen miles to the west of Kirkwall is the town of Stromness.

Stromness SeafrontOrkney's second main town, Stromness lies on the south western tip of the Orkney Mainland, clustered tightly along the shore of Hamnavoe, beneath a rocky ridge known as Brinkie's Brae.

Arriving in Orkney from Scrabster, on the Scottish mainland, Stromness is the first port of call. Gliding into the sheltered harbour, the visitor is greeted by a view that has met seafarers for centuries. The first impression of Stromness is that of an old traditional stone built port, nestling comfortably against the hillside of Brinkie's Brae.

Not as old as Kirkwall, Stromness flourished in the 17th and 18th centuries as a result of increased trade with the New World. For more information, click here.

The Hamnavoe Hostel and Apartments - 10a North End Road, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AG - info@hamnavoehostel.co.uk