A great little spot. HLf a mile from the airport, it is an easy walk or somebody will drop you off.There are kitchens to prepare food. A communal dining room, which turns into the pub after 9pm at weekends and a lovely sun room to doze off after a long walk. If you are booked in and arrive to find nobody here, don't worry. Drop your bags and go out and do your thing. Somebody will be a long at some point.
You do have the option of buying food at the shop next door and cooking, or having pre prepared meals delivered. We were told the delivered meals were really good. We cooked and bought a bottle of wine from the shop.
The atmosphere in the "pub" was lovely, with live music from local people.
There is an option of private rooms with en suite. This definitely isn't a hotel or B&B but it isn't a typical hostel either. It has a nice laid back vibe and if you are happy to go with the flow, a great place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Independent island hostel with 6 quality en-suite rooms including single, twin, double, family/dorm rooms and well equipped kitchens, comfortable social areas and free wi-fi. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Papa Westray Hostel Orkney Islands