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Ayre's Rock Hostel

Ayre Ayre Coo road Sanday Orkney, KW17 2AY Scotland
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#1 of 2 Speciality lodging in Sanday
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Paul and Julie welcome you to excellent four star Visit Scotland accredited Hostel facilities. Ayre's Rock a small quiet friendly hostel & campsite. The hostel which is a converted barn & byre with thick stone walls set in a grassed court yard. The hostel sleeps eight people with two twin rooms one family room with a conservatory to sit and relax in at the end of the day. Beds can be booked on a self-catering or Bed & Breakfast basis. The cottage is self contained with a double bed and sofa bed the cottage is very comfortable and cozy. Our campsite overlooks the Noust of Ayre with lovely sea views we have three Camping Pods for all year camping and a static caravan, our campsite has a modern heated shower block, kitchen We are ideally located for enjoying everything Sanday has to offer. Come and experience Sanday an Orkney Island at its best with beautiful sandy beaches a isle steeped in history and charm. We offer a sanctuary for those that seek it a perfect place to come and relax.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Golf course
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Traveler52773493251 wrote a review 11 Jun
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Stunning location for this site and very warm welcome by Paul and Julie. Our pod was small but very clean and comfortable as were the toilet and kitchen facilities. A lot of work has been done to make this hostel coving safe. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: June 2021
William B wrote a review 10 Jun
Wick, United Kingdom3 contributions
The recent four days based at Ayres Rock campsite gave us fantastic cycling on quiet, flat well-surfaced roads. The many sandy bays were a delight. The campsite was very friendly, guests chatted happily at approved distance, very itneresting archaelogy and the facilities were spot on. We saw interesting wildlife and had spectacular sunsets from the site. A linnet singing beside us at breakfast is a rare thing in mainland Britain, curlwe and lapwing swooping overhead, next day it was a whitethroat.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Hannah W wrote a review 7 Jun
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This was a good little hostel on Sanday. The owner was very helpful. The location was conveniently central, so I could cycle to different parts of the island. The room was bright, clean and comfortable. The kitchen was good and it was nice to have a tv. Strict covid precautions were in place. It would have been nice to have a bit more heat in the conservatory/lounge area, as this room was very cold (and this was in May). Tip - Sanday is quite big, so it is best to have a car or bike when staying here, or you won't be able to see much. You can hire a bike on the island.
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Date of stay: May 2021
kirstentait wrote a review 7 Jun
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We stayed in the camping pods and they were great. The facilities are what you would expect when camping. The toilets etc. were clean. The view and proximity to the sea was also lovely! The owners were also nice and accommodating
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Date of stay: May 2021
Vivienne R wrote a review May 2021
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We had a lovely 3 night stay in the Ayres Rock Hostel. This lovely little hostel sleeps 7 folk in 3 bedrooms. Two of the rooms have tvs. The family room also has its own en-suite. The kitchen has everything you need, and has a dining table seating 4 comfortably. The hostel is warm and the beds were comfortable, and with blackout blinds on the windows, we had no problem sleeping. Perfectly positioned right on the shore where you'll see lots of different seabirds. The owners Paul and Julie are very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for them. We can't wait to go back to stay at Ayre s Rock again.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$42 - US$46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandOrkney IslandsSanday
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ayre's Rock Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Ayre's Rock Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Sanday Heritage Centre (2.2 miles) and Quoyness Chambered Cairn (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ayre's Rock Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Ayre's Rock Hostel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ayre's Rock Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ayre's Rock Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kettletoft Hotel, Belsair Hotel, and Writers Retreat.
Does Ayre's Rock Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ayre's Rock Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ayre's Rock Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Sanday.
Are pets allowed at Ayre's Rock Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Ayre's Rock Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.