I stayed in one of the pods for 2 nights in August 2013 had a really good nights sleep, even though I was on my own I felt very safe. The couple who run the hostel were absolutely brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble. I had no problems with the facilities, Kitchen was fine and very clean and would definately go back there again. Plenty of parking spaces. The Island has many brilliant little secret places to visit like a croft renovaited to excatly how it would of been 100 years ago which you can walk around and a museum in a huge conservatory of the ex head mistress. I found out these by asking a local at the pub which is far better than any website for information. There are more than enough things to do here and its kind of untouched by tourism. Which I think was a plus for a real taste of orkney. If you go to one of the beaches you'll probably be the only one apart from the very curious seals who follow you along the coast line. Just make sure you have either brought your own food or visited the local community shop or like me you will have to eat at the pub! (which was also a good way to meet the locals) If you ask them nicely they will even do you a packed lunch for the next day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 and a fully fitted kitchen 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. 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, lounge and kitchen area overlooking the Holms of Ire. We are ideally located for enjoying everything Sanday has to offer. Our shop stocks local crafts and the Chip Shop offers hot meal takeaways on Saturday nights. 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ayre's Rock Hostel Sanday, Orkney Islands